Thursday, January 22 2009
Big Man in the City
Thursday’s second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival, kindly sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, featured the Group 3 1200m Al Shindagha Sprint on the dirt.
It was won in style by the Jerry Barton-trained Big City Man who showed acceleration that the sponsors would have been proud of in one of their Ferraris!
Never far off the pace, he went to the front at halfway and quickened clear 200m later.
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Wednesday, January 21 2009
Break Water Edison Busts Loose in Gulfstream Workout
Trainer John Kimmel just got back from a skiing vacation in Utah.
After the way Eli Gindi’s 3-year-old colt Break Water Edison worked at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning, he knows that’s probably the last time off he will get for a while as the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail offers no vacation time.
LIVE RACING CONTINUES TOMORROW
OLDSMAR, Fla. (January 20, 2009) Tomorrow, January 21 will be a bonus race day at Tampa Bay Downs. Wednesday’s live card will showcase ten races, including an allowance dash for fillies three years old travelling seven furlongs fresh off of their first wins. The featured race of the day is the ninth race, an allowance optional claiming test for four year olds an up. Titus, making his 2009 debut for trainer Jamie Ness, will take on nine other contenders in the five furlong turf test.
Saturday, January 24 will be Cap Giveaway Day at Tampa Bay Downs. A free Tampa Bay Downs commemorative baseball cap will be given away with each paid admission while supplies last.
Sprinters to motor at Nad Al Sheba
Al Tayer Motors sponsor tonight’s second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival and an all Thoroughbred, nine race card starts at 6.55pm.
The feature race of the evening is the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint, a 1200m dash on dirt, for which 12 have been declared.
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Tuesday, January 20 2009
ARTISTE ROYAL GETS HOME IN LAST JUMP FOR DRYSDALE IN SAN MARCOS
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2009) – Artiste Royal, whose fortunes veered off course when eleventh in last month’s $2.5-million Hong Kong Cup, got back on track in a hurry on Monday when storming from last to nail Medici Code on the money in Santa Anita’s 57th running of the Grade II, $150,000 San Marcos Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf.
With jockey Garrett Gomez timing his move to perfection, 5-2 favored Artiste Royal got up in the final jump to win by a nose and provide Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale with his fourth San Marcos win since 1989.
SPRINT CLASH FOCUS OF SUNSHINE MILLIONS ACTION AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2009) – The clash between Grade I winners In Summation and Georgie Boy in Saturday’s $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint may be Santa Anita’s most compelling attraction of the four Sunshine Millions events that comprise its share of $3.6 million bi-coastal competition between California-bred and Florida-breds that reaches to Gulfstream Park in Florida.
In addition to the six-furlong Sprint, Santa Anita offers the $500,000 San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino Turf at 1 1/8 miles, $500,000 Distaff at 1 1/16 miles, and the $250,000 Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs. The $1 million Classic, which annually alternates between the two tracks, heads the Florida lineup of four Sunshine Millions stakes races.
IN SUMMATION’S THE REAL DEAL FOR SUNSHINE MILLIONS SPRINT
There’s nothing synthetic about In Summation except the racing surface he fancies.
In 27 career starts, the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse has had 10 on synthetic surfaces, winning five, with two seconds and one third. In five starts on Santa Anita’s synthetic track, In Summation has three victories, including back-to-back scores in the Grade III El Conejo Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs.
AT 6, GRAND CHAMPION MAKES SEASONAL BOW IN PAUMONOK
Grand Champion is the kind of horse a New York racing fan loves.
He runs hard always, loves Aqueduct’s winter track and has performed well enough to have a record of 6-1-6 from 16 career starts.
Saturday afternoon, he will launch his six-year-old season when he goes to post in the 101st running of the $65,000-added Paumonok for three-year-olds and up at six furlongs on the inner dirt track.
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MJC HONORS BEST OF THE BEST FROM 2008
LAUREL, MD. 01-19-09---The Maryland Jockey Club honored local stars that shined during 2008 with ceremonies in-between races at Laurel Park Monday afternoon.
Owner Robert Cole, whose trainers include Scott Lake, Howard Wolfendale and John Rigattieri, was the state’s top owner for the third straight year. Cole runners won 39 times from 118 starts at the major Maryland tracks last year, an impressive 33% rate, including four winners with four different trainers at Pimlico Race Course on May 9.
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MIM’S MAN RECORDS FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
ALBANY -- The 6-year-old gelding Mim's Man extended his winning streak to five races Monday when he captured the $24,940 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
Mim's Man, ridden by Eulices Gomez, held off Tango Mango and jockey Roberto Gonzalez down the stretch to win the six-furlong dash for 4-year-olds and up by three-quarters of a length. You're My Boy Blue, the even-money favorite ridden by Russell Baze, finished third.
Al Tayer Motors partners at Dubai International Racing Carnival
The second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International racing Carnival gets underway this Thursday, kindly sponsored by Al Tayer Motors.
Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, is a long-standing sponsor of the Dubai International Racing Challenge.
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Monday, January 19 2009
Classic Presence of Delightful Kiss a Highlight of Gulfstream’s Sunshine Millions
Hobeau Farm’s 5-year-old homebred gelding Delightful Kiss ranks among the most accomplished and celebrated one-horse stables ever seen in the sport, and his appearance as the probable favorite in the $1 million OBS Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park will be among the highlights of the annual clash between Florida-breds and California-breds in eight races at Gulfstream and Santa Anita.
Jockey Calvin Borel will be back aboard the charismatic Delightful Kiss when a full field of 12 older horses goes to the post for the OBS Classic at 1 1/8 miles, the richest of the four races run Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream, preceded by the $500,000 Filly & Mare Turf, $300,000 Hill ‘n’ Dale Filly & Mare Sprint and $250,000 Dash.