Monday, November 03 2008


SUFFOLK DOWNS CANCELS MONDAY’S CARD


EAST BOSTON, MA - Suffolk Downs was forced to cancel its live racing program on Monday due to a tote system failure.

Monday's card has been rescheduled for Friday, November 7, pending approval of the State Racing Commission. First post is 12:45.





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Sunday, November 02 2008


A good time for Porte Bonheur in Ontario Fashion


TORONTO, November 2 - New York invader Porte Bonheur rallied on the inside to capture Sunday's $163,500 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine.

The six-furlong event was the daughter of Hennessy's first try over a synthetic surface. She adjusted to the Toronto oval's Polytrack with style, defeating onrushing Ontario-bred Lucas Street by 1 1/2 lengths.

The Chicago-based mare Miss Macy Sue, who set the pace, was third.





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DARK DAY SIMULCASTS BEGIN AT AQUEDUCT


Aqueduct Racetrack will offer the first of its dark day simulcast-only days on Monday and Tuesday, November 3 and 4. Fans will be able to bet at Aqueduct’s second-floor simulcast center, and mutuel clerks, self-service terminals and concession stand service will be available.

There is no charge for admission or general parking at Aqueduct for either live racing days – Wednesdays through Sundays -- or simulcast-only days. Parking and admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m., with the final simulcast race going off approximately 6:30 p.m.





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BREAK WATER EDISON, LIVIN LOVIN TAKE JUVENILE STAKES


Eli Gindi’s Break Water Edison closed out his 2-year-old campaign with a flourish as he took the lead in midstretch and went on to a 1¾-length victory over favored Hello Broadway in the 33rd running of the Grade 3, $118,500 Nashua Stakes Sunday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Reunited with jockey Alan Garcia, who had been aboard for his first two starts, the son of Lemon Drop Kid stayed in the clear as the early fractions went in 22.96, 46.14 and 1:11.25, easily moving up when asked and hitting the wire in 1:35.86 for the mile over a fast track.





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Hollywood Park Stable Notes - Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008


CHARLIE’S MOMENT READY FOR REAL QUIET

Trainer and co-owner Walther Solis, who scored his biggest victory here with Time to Get Even in the 2007 Lazaro S. Barrera Stakes, thinks it’s time for another stakes victory with Charlie’s Moment in the $100,000-added Real Quiet Stakes for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track Saturday.

Charlie’s Moment, a gelded son of Indian Charlie, is the most accomplished candidate for the race with a stakes win in the Gateway to Glory at Fairplex Park and earnings of $108,450.





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PASS THE HEAT EARNS NINTH CAREER VICTORY


ALBANY -- Pass the Heat upped his winning percentage to .500 Saturday when he recorded a smart victory in the $47,724 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.

Pass the Heat, ridden by Russell Baze, surged away from his five opponents in the final furlong to win the one-mile contest for 3-year-olds and up by three lengths in 1:38.15. Saratoga's Magic took second by a neck over Cover Magic.

The victory was the ninth in 18 career starts for Pass the Heat, a 5-year-old gelding by Unusual Heat. Trained by William J. Morey, Jr., Pass the Heat paid $2.80 to win as an overwhelming 2-to-5 favorite.





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Saturday, November 01 2008


Retraceable hears no footsteps in taking Princess Elizabeth


TORONTO, November 1 * Retraceable, a bay daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, easily took Saturday's $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

Confidently ridden by Patrick Husbands, Retraceable watched from mid-pack as first-time starter Sanguine and favourite High Mist, who came into the 1 1/16 mile feature undefeated in three starts, took the seven-horse field through opening splits of :23.35 and :47.14.

Longshot Milwaukee Appeal surged to the front on the far turn, but Retraceable, eight-wide, was waiting to pounce. Down the lane, Retraceable widened her advantage and went on to a 3 ¼ length victory, timed in 1:44.76 on the Polytrack. Milwaukee Appeal held for second, while Flashy Got Even was third.





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CRITICISM SETTLES DOWN AND DELIVERS IN LONG ISLAND ‘CAP


By Francis LaBelle Jr.

Throughout Saturday’s 52nd running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap, Darley Stable’s Criticism looked like a horse in a hurry.

Inside early, she appeared almost too keen and she had to back out of trouble. She even found herself pinned down on the rail.

But when she finally got the room she needed in the lane, the 4-year-old, Great Britain-bred daughter of Machiavellian kicked clear to win the 1 ½-mile Aqueduct turf event by a length over J’Ray in 2:29.76.





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HOTSTUFANTHENSOME FIRES TO VICTORY IN JOHN HENRY STAKES


East Rutherford, NJ [Nov. 1, 2008] - Hotstufanthensome cleared the lead with three-eighths to go and drew off to win the $60,000 John Henry Stakes on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.

Ridden by Joe Bravo, Hotstufanthensome stalked the pacesetter Fagedaboutit Sal before inching ahead at the mile-marker. He shrugged off the slight favorite Picou at the top of the lane and powered away to a six-length victory. Hotstufanthensome covered the 11-furlong distance in 2:16.42 over a turf course rated good and paid $5.60, $3.00 and $2.40. Picou returned $2.40 and $2.10 to show, while Fagedaboutit Sal held on for third and paid $2.60.





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SALES TAX WINS ALL BRANDY STAKES BY WAY OF DISQUALIFICATION


LAUREL, MD. 11-01-08---William M. Backer’s Sales Tax was declared the winner after first place finisher Ten Bolts was disqualified to second in today’s feature at Laurel Park, the $50,000 All Brandy Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares.

Ten Bolts and Sales Tax emerged from a gang of horses to battle down the homestretch in the 1-1/8th mile test over the firm turf. Ten Bolts bore out under jockey Travis Dunkelberger’s left handed whipping, carrying out and bumping Sales Tax at least once in deep stretch. She finished first by a half-length, but after an objection by jockey Malcolm Franklin and a stewards inquiry, the result was reversed. Post time favorite Miss Lombardi finished third.





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PAMONA BALL ROLLS TO SHARP CAT WIN IN STAKES RECORD TIME


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2008) — Favorite Pamona Ball, given a ground-saving trip by Rafael Bejarano, rallied along the rail in the stretch to score her second straight win in Saturday’s $107,700 Sharp Cat Stakes at Hollywood Park.

Pamona Ball covered the 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track in a stakes record 1:42.21 while finishing one length clear of Toro Bonito. Pacesetter Ten Churros — stablemate of the runner-up — tired in the stretch and finished another three-quarters of a length back in third.

Pamona Ball, owned by Darley Stable, paid $5.80, $3 and $2.40. Toro Bonito returned $3.40and $2.20, while the show payoff on Ten Churros was $2.40.





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Illinois Festival of Racing Wrap-Up


High Expectations and Stop a Train highlight Big Illinois Stakes Day for Janks

Stickney, IL---Longtime Chicagoland-trainer Christine Janks has made a nice living off many of these Illinois-bred stakes days, but today she might have gone beyond even her lofty ambitions.

Janks conditioned three winners and two runners-up on Saturday, as Hawthorne hosted the Illinois Festival of Racing. Veteran local champions High Expectations and Stop a Train turned back the clock a little as they registered popular scores in the Lightening Jet and Illini Princess Handicaps, respectively, and Nicks won her first stakes race in the Powerless Handicap.





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