Derby Contenders

Mario Gutierrez

Mario Gutierrez has been the leading rider at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver Canada prior to moving his tack to Southern California. Trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam recognized Mario's talents and put him aboard a relatively unknown colt at the time, I'll Have Another for the R.B. Lewis Stakes resulting in a win and the rest is now history. The team captured the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby as well as the hearts of racing fans everywhere.  He is known as "Marvelous Mario" on the Canadian racing circuit.