Castellano to ride Normandy Invasion in Kentucky Derby

Jockey Javier Castellano will ride Wood Memorial runner-up Normandy Invasion in the Kentucky Derby, it was announced Thursday.

Castellano is also the regular rider of Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary.

In a Fox Hill Farm statement, Rick Porter said: “I am very excited to announce that Javier Castellano has committed to riding Normandy Invasion in the Kentucky Derby. This is a real plus for Fox Hill Farm. We know Javier has confidence in Normandy and has experience riding him in The Wood Memorial as well as breezing him twice at Palm Meadows. I thank you, Javier, and your agent and look forward to seeing you at the barn in Louisville. We are hoping to get Normandy a flight to Louisville on April 14th.”

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