Saturday, June 03 2017


Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Rises to $640,989


Miguel Vasquez Celebrates Big Day with Three Wins

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Sunday’s program at Gulfstream Park swelled to $640,989.57 when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 26th consecutive card Saturday.

First-race post time for Sunday’s 11-race card is set for 1:15 p.m.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Saturday were each worth $8,452.32.





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Friday, June 02 2017


Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $593,898


First-Race Post Time 12:55 P.M. for 12-Race Program
Gaffalione Continues Hot Hand with Three More Winners
Concealedwithakiss Back on Track in Ana T. Handicap

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot rose to $593,898.06 for Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park after the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 25th consecutive card Friday.

First-race post time for Saturday’s 12-race program is set for 12:55 p.m., with the Rainbow 6 sequence spanning Races 7-12.





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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017


• · TO THE VICTOR GOES THE STRATEGY IN THE BEHOLDER
• · BAL A BALI AND SMITH READY FOR GRADE I SHOEMAKER
• · JOCKEY DAVID FLORES RETURNS HOME TO SANTA ANITA

STELLAR WIND PRIMED, TACTICS UP TO ESPINOZA

The countdown is on in earnest for Saturday’s Battle of the Beholder, featuring champions Stellar Wind and FinestCity, and streaking graded stakes winner Vale Dori in the Grade I race at one mile, offering $400,000 in prize money.

The entries are in, the post positions are drawn, and the racing world awaits one of the most eagerly anticipated showdowns of the year. No exception is John Sadler, trainer of 2015 three-year-old filly champion Stellar Wind, the 3-5 morning line favorite.





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Thursday, June 01 2017


Friday Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Swells to $556,054


First-Race Post Set for 2:15 P.M. for First Twilight Card
Red-Hot Tyler Gaffalione Notches Four-Win Day

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 24rd consecutive program at Gulfstream Park Thursday, leaving a carryover jackpot of $556,054 for Friday’s nine-race twilight program.

First-race post time is set for 2:15 p.m. Happy Hour food and drink specials will be available, along with drawings and contests. Live entertainment is scheduled at the Fountain Club overlooking the walking ring 7-10 p.m.





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Saturday, May 27 2017


GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA


COMEBACK CUPID MUCH BEST IN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; BAFFERT & BEJARANO TEAM FOR 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN AS TAPIT COLT GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN RAPID 2:00.89

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2017)—
Idle since Sept. 24, Bob Baffert’s Cupid was plenty fit Saturday as he rolled to a convincing 3 ¼ length win in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, negotiating a mile and a quarter in a rapid 2:00.89 under Rafael Bejarano.

Run at Hollywood Park from 1938 through 2013, the Gold Cup was contested for the 78th time time and the amazing Baffert chalked up his sixth win in the iconic fixture for three year olds and up—two behind the legendary Charlie Whittingham.





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GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES


CLASSY LADY ELI HOLDS OFF GOODYEARFORROSES TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER ORTIZ, JR.; TRAINED BY BROWN, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:45.29

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2017)—
A tracking second throughout, classy Lady Eli overhauled pacesetter Avenge turning for home and repelled a resolute challenge from Goodyearforroses late to take Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under regular rider Irad Ortiz, Jr.Trained by Chad Brown, Lady Eli, who overcame a life threatening bout with laminitis last year, negotiated 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:45.29.





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Wednesday, May 24 2017


Keeneland Race track Schedule 2017


Keeneland is both a racecourse with a thoroughbred horse-racing facility, sales complex and reference library. It is operated by the Keeneland Association Inc., a company built and opened in 1936 in Lexington, Kentucky. One might know it as a National Historic Landmark, dubbed by the Horseplayer association of North America in 2009, where it ranked first place in the top ten tracks list.





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Thursday, May 18 2017


Preakness News and Notes: 05.18.2017


Always Dreaming ‘Sitting on Go’ for Saturday’s Preakness
Classic Empire ‘Focused and Happy’ for Morning Gallop
Conquest Mo Money Changing Trainer’s Life

BALTIMORE – After training Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming early Thursday morning, trainer Todd Pletcher told the crowd at the annual Alibi Breakfast that his colt is ready for Saturday’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

“The horse is doing unbelievably well in the two-week turnaround,” Pletcher said. “The way he’s moving, the way he’s acting, the way he’s getting over the track, we feel really blessed that he’s coming into the race this way. I’m someone who has been in a lot of races and lost a lot of races, so I know you don’t want to be overconfident, but I do feel very, very good about the way he’s coming into it.”





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Wednesday, May 17 2017


Preakness: Post Position Draw Quotes


Trainer Todd Pletcher (Always Dreaming, PP No. 4; 4-5) – “Like I said before, I wasn’t overly concerned about where we drew. He was 4 in the Florida Derby, 5 in the Kentucky Derby. He’s generally a very alert horse away from the gate. He’s a good horse standing in the gate. I guess if you were hand selecting wherever you drew maybe you’d like to be outside of Conquest Mo Money. As we know, in a lot of races things change as soon as the gates open. We’ll just let him run his race.”
“I don’t think [Classic Empire being in Post 5] matters, as long as everybody breaks cleanly. I would imagine that Classic Empire is going to keep an eye on where we are. The first and second choices are side by side.”





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Monday, May 15 2017


Preakness News and Notes: 5.15.2017


Always Dreaming Shows His Pre-Derby Edge
Classic Empire Arrives, Settles In at Pimlico
Looking At Lee, Hence Breeze, Due to Arrive Tuesday


BALTIMORE – With a brief display of rambunctious behavior early Monday morning Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming showed trainer Todd Pletcher that he hasn’t lost the edge that helped propel him to victory on May 6 at Churchill Downs.

Pletcher shipped Always Dreaming to the quiet stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course three days after his 2 ¾-length Derby victory to give the colt time to settle in and relax in preparation for a scheduled start in the Saturday’s 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1). That worked well for six days, but on the seventh Always Dreaming released some energy moments after he stepped onto the track at 6 a.m. with exercise rider Nick Bush up.





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Monday, May 08 2017


KENTUCKY DERBY FOLLOW UP


ALWAYS DREAMING (1st)/TAPWRIT (6th)/PATCH (14th)– They were up and at ‘em early at the Todd Pletcher barn Sunday morning following the outfit’s smashing tally in Kentucky Derby 143 Saturday accomplished by the stable’s talented colt Always Dreaming.

“Dreaming” himself set the tone, full of life and all but bouncing out of his stall in Barn 40. He was acting like he wanting to go out and do it again. His groom, Eliasin Beltran, had his hands full, but was happy for it. The native of Mexico has worked for Pletcher for the past five years and knows how to handle a good horse. Among the stakes aces he has dealt with previously are Verrazano, Constitution and Stanford.





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Saturday, May 06 2017


Kentucky Oaks Trainer Quotes


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017):

Bob Baffert, trainer of Abel Tasman (1st) -- “It’s just exciting to win the Kentucky Oaks. We’d like to have a horse in the Derby but I’m so happy for the China Horse Club. They trusted me with the filly. And ‘Big Money’ Mike (Smith), what can you say? Incredible ride. We knew she was doing really well coming into this race. We got a nice, hot pace and it worked out. They were going pretty fast but I have a lot of respect for Paradise Woods and she was getting a lot of pressure. About the three-eighths pole he started moving and I thought we might have a shot. She’s a beautiful filly to train. She shipped beautifully and we knew we had a chance.”





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