Maryland jockey Trevor McCarthy makes Santa Anita new home

May 28, 2021

Trevor McCarthy makes his debut today at Santa Anita as a full-time member of the jockey colony.

Formerly based on the East Coast, the native of Wilmington, Delaware who turned 27 on May 16, is on three horses, Winzer for John Sadler in the second race, Majestic Gigi for Hector Palma in the third and Mangotango for Val Brinkerhoff in the sixth. 

“His reception has been very positive and they’re happy to be here,” said his agent, Derek Lawson, of Trevor and his wife, jockey Katie Davis, daughter of former top rider Robbie Davis.

“They’re pumped. He’s been working horses in the mornings, rides three today so it’s all positive.”

On Memorial Day, Lawson has McCarthy booked to ride Santa Ana Stakes winner Going to Vegas for Richard Baltas in the Grade I Gamely Stakes.

FINISH LINES: Undefeated Santa Anita Oaks winner Soothsay had a three-furlong blowout Friday in 38.20 as Richard Mandella prepared the daughter of Distorted Humorfor Sunday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks . . . There were 85 recorded workouts this morning, 15 on the training track . . . Phil D’Amato holds a 42-38 lead over Peter Miller in the race for leading trainer, but Peter Eurton shows the way as “Mr. Consistency” with a steady stat line of 14 firsts, 15 seconds, 14 thirds and a winning percentage of 15. “No complaints there,” Eurton said.

Santa Anita Park Stable Notes By Ed Golden

Photo: Trevor McCarthy courtesy of Maryland Jockey Club

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