11/05/2014 3:22PM

Castellano to start seven-day suspension

Tom Keyser
Javier Castellano was handed a suspension for his ride in the 2013 Nashua Stakes.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Javier Castellano, the leading rider in the nation in terms of purse money won, on Saturday will begin serving a seven-day suspension for careless riding stemming from an incident last year.

Castellano dropped his appeal of a suspension handed him by the New York stewards for his ride aboard Intense Holiday in last year’s Grade 2 Nashua Stakes. Castellano maneuvered Intense Holiday over to the inside and forced the rider on Tiznowforamerica to check and nearly go into the rail.

Intense Holiday finished fourth, and Tiznowforamerica was last. The stewards did not make a change to the order of finish in the race.

Michelle More than 1 year ago
Javier castellano is the best jockey in racing ..what about last week in the breeders cup race martin Garcia how come he didn't get suspended for pushing into mike smith making him go in javier horse..what about that careless riding.I don't care what anyone says javier is the best and will always be ..so stop trying to put him down..and new York racing needs to start paying attention to what is going on..because there is a lot of bad riders...
tommy More than 1 year ago
Aren't jockeys millionaires?? I doubt this has any effect on the guy
riddick More than 1 year ago
see sneaky race track stuff. He probably already moved down to Florida.
Neil More than 1 year ago
This is gonna kill his business...what an awful time of year to get days... ;)
Michael Jacob More than 1 year ago
He can use the vacation
Speedjama More than 1 year ago
Is anyone at NYRA embarrassed over this?
james hallal More than 1 year ago
no surprise. the rules in new york are a farce. keep riding until all the big races have been completed. when do you think junior alvarado will serve his 15 days for nearly getting maragh killed?
Trish More than 1 year ago
He's probably looking forward to a week off. Enjoy!
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
Why not have them start serving the suspension one week before they retire...one year later what a joke..then again if the stewards had a bet on a certain horse with a German name.at santa anita they will pretend nothing happened and his jockey will get nothing.
riddick More than 1 year ago
if I had a dollar for every Horse I bet on that got taken out at the gate I'd be rich. For once my Horse won.
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
JJ here and Talamo at Del Mar from 8th to 10th ! BC Classic - nothing.