Last June, a fresh faced apprentice showed up at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds in search of a place to call home. Almost exactly one year later I think its safe to say that coming to the bay area was the right choice for the youngster from Sinloa, Mexico.
You were first introduced to Ricardo Gonzalez last July in my blog of three riders looking to make a name for themselves in the bay area.
Here's who the Horse Racing Nation team's siding with in Saturday's featured race.
Todd Pletcher could send Spinoff, while he updates other well-known Saratoga runners.
A Del Mar Oaks selection leads Reinier Macatangay's five horses to bet this weekend.
Global Campaign's out, but Sagamore Farm may have a new Travers contender.
Ownership hopes Cutting Humor, unraced since the Derby, can race again by this winter.