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Castellano, 33, is a native of Venezuela who began his career in his native country in 1996. He relocated to the U.S. in 1997 and began riding in Southern Florida until moving his tack to New York in 2001.
was also the regular rider of Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and Bernardini, the sire of Stay Thirsty.
In addition to riding Stay Thirsty to win the Travers, Castellano also won the Ballerina (gr. I) aboard Hilda’s Passion on Aug. 27.