Friday, January 27 2012
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN Friday January 27, 2011
STUDENT OF THE GAME BEJARANO IMPRESSES TRAINER MACHOWSKY
It takes more than skill and luck to be a top jockey. It helps if you do your homework and study the Three R’s, in this case, readin’, ridin’ and research, which have helped Rafael Bejarano attain world-class status.
The 29-year-old Peruvian who rode Caracortado to a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it victory in the Grade III Daytona Stakes on Jan. 8, had hoped to duplicate that feat in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-breds at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf--unfortunately Caracortado was scratched early Friday afternoon due to a minor foot problem.
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