Friday, May 08 2009


Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Friday, May 8, 2009


TALKIN ABOUT LOVE MAKES 2009 DEBUT VS. 5 IN RED CROSS STAKES

Is this the year the real Talkin About Love shows up in Monmouth stakes races? Owner-trainer-breeder Kevin Sleeter sure hopes so.

Sleeter has the 5-year-old mare entered in Sunday’s $70,000 Red Cross Stakes at six furlongs, and has already made plans to run her back in the Open Mind Handicap for state-breds on May 31.





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Fournier duo hope for hot pace in New Providence


TORONTO, May 8 - Legal Move and Yummy With Butter look to utilize their late-running tactics to good effect in Saturday’s $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine.

Owned by Bruno Schickedanz and trained by Mark Fournier, Legal Move and Yummy With Butter bring a combined 14 career wins and over $1-million in purse earnings to the New Providence, a six-furlong race over the Toronto oval’s Polytrack.





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Saskawea returns in Hendrie


TORONTO, May 8 - Saskawea will make her five-year-old debut in Sunday's Grade 3, $150,000 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine.

The 6 1/2-furlong event for fillies and mares, four-years-old and older, has attracted nine entrants, four of which have recorded $500,000 or more in career earnings.





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes (5.7.09)


RACHEL ALEXANDRA MOVES TO NEW BARN – Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s new purchase Rachel Alexandra began her new life in the care of trainer Steve Asmussen on Thursday morning by galloping once around a sloppy Churchill Downs main track under exercise rider Dominic Terry.

The dominating, 20 ¼-length winner of last Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), Rachel Alexandra was sold by the L and M Partners of Dolphus Morrison and Michael Lauffer on Wednesday. Rachel Alexandra was transferred from trainer Hal Wiggins’ barn to Asmussen’s at 5:15 (EDT) Thursday morning.





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OCULUNA NOSES NORTHERN BELLE TO WIN CHURCHILL DOWNS FEATURE


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 7, 2009) – Silverton Hill’s Oculuna outgamed Northern Belle through a stretch-long duel to win Thursday’s $51,785 featured allowance at Churchill Downs by a nose.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Oculuna ranged alongside Northern Belle at the top of the stretch after Northern Belle had put away the pace-setting Gibsonsfasttrick. The two raced as team to wire with Oculuna winning the head-bob and completing the five furlongs on a “sloppy” track in :57.88.





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THE PREAKNESS FIELD CONTINUES TO TAKE SHAPE NINE DAYS BEFORE THE MIDDLE JEWEL


BALTIMORE, 05-07-09---The story continues to develop as the field for the 134th Preakness® Stakes continues to take shape. The $1 million classic is the headline event of a 13-race card at historic Pimlico Race Course next Saturday, May 16.

Trainer Larry Jones said he will ship Friesan Fire, the Kentucky Derby favorite, to Pimlico Monday, May 11 with plans to work the Louisiana Derby (Grade II) winner five-furlongs at Old Hilltop on Tuesday morning then decide if the son of A.P. Indy will run in the Preakness. The colt suffered cuts in his left front foot while getting bumped shortly after the start of the “Run for the Roses”.





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PREAKNESS INFIELDFEST FEATURES THREE ROCK N ROLL PERFORMANCES


BALTIMORE, 05-07-09—The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the final roll call of events for Preakness InfieldFEST, presented by Bud Light, at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

Plans for the Bud Light InfieldFEST were unveiled February 5. The day will feature a main stage concert with three rock performances, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top, Grammy-nominated Buckcherry and Maryland’s #1 Rock Band, Charm City Devils, along with The Toyota Pro Beach East Women’s Volleyball Tournament and an interactive competition including virtual NASCAR racing, where fans can win over $10,000 in prize money .





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COCO BELLE PREVAILS UNDER SMITH IN FEATURE


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 7, 2009) — Coco Belle seized the lead from the start and led all the way under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to snap a six-race losing streak in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Hollywood Park.

The chestnut mare covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.33 while hanging on in the stretch for a one-length victory over She’s Cheeky. Ashley’s Kitty finished third in the field of six fillies and mares, followed by even-money favorite Foxy Danseur.





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SCHVANEVELDT, MARTIN TEAM UP FOR PAIR OF VICTORIES AT GGF


ALBANY -- Jockey Chad Schvaneveldt and trainer John F. Martin teamed up to win a pair of races at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.

Schvaneveldt and Martin captured the third race with heavy favorite Avondelay ($2.80) and the seventh with Gloria Jeanne ($8.80). Schvaneveldt ranks fifth in the jockey standings with 45 victories while Martin is tied for eighth in the trainer standings with Lloyd Mason with 22 wins.





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Thursday, May 07 2009


UNBEATEN RAIL TRIP AIMS FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN IN MERVYN LEROY


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 7, 2009) — Unbeaten Rail Trip will try to stretch his unbeaten streak to six when he carries high weight of 119 pounds in Saturday’s 30th running of the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Rail Trip, owned by Jay Em Ess Stable and trained by Ron Ellis, had a chip taken out of an ankle as a 2-year-old and did not start until late in his 3-year-old year, but he is quickly making up for lost time.





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Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Thursday, May 7, 2009


HE’S SO CHIC PRIMED FOR BIG EFFORT IN OPENING DAY’S DECATHLON

Monmouth’s 2009 season kicks off with a bang Saturday, with a field of eight entered in the $70,000 Decathlon Stakes at six furlongs. The stakes will be run as the 10th event on an 11-race card, with first post set at 12:50 p.m.

The field includes one of Monmouth’s all-time favorites in Gerry Sleeter’s 7-year-old Who’s the Cowboy, and a former claimer turned speedster in the Scott Volk-trained Unwritten.





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Arlington Park Barn Notes: May 7, 2009


ARLINGTON OFFERS ROSES, REDUCED PRICES ONLINE FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Arlington Park’s always festive Mother’s Day program this Sunday will be enhanced when local jockeys dressed in racing silks will on hand at all entrances to present a free rose to the first 7,500 ladies through the gates.

This season, however, Chicago’s northwestern suburban Thoroughbred oval is also offering admission prices reduced by 30 percent to those who make their holiday reservations online for Arlington’s Mother’s Day racing program.







 

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