Saturday, September 12 2015

Sentiero Italia victor in Sands Point; gives Rosario 5th winner

ELMONT, N.Y. - Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia was not to be deterred as rain began to fall at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon as she put away the competition with the greatest of ease, romping to a 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point.

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East Hall, Gaffalione Celebrate with Victory in $75,000 Sensitive Prince

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Jockey Tyler Gaffalione celebrated his 21st birthday in style Saturday at Gulfstream Park, guiding graded-stakes winner East Hall to a dominating 1 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Sensitive Prince Stakes.

Aboard the 2014 Indiana Derby (G2) and Ohio Derby winner for the first time, the summer meet's leading jockey was more than a little impressed with the manner in which East Hall defeated five rivals in the 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds and up over a sloppy main track.

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Tuesday, September 08 2015


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015) – Racing returns to Churchill Downs on Friday, Sept. 11 with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its third September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 27.

Inaugurated by Churchill Downs in 2013, the three-week September Meet provides Kentucky horsemen with an opportunity to compete for ample prize money mainly on dirt in advance of the popular Keeneland and Churchill Downs fall meets. Some events on this year’s eight-race, $1.025 million stakes schedule could serve as steppingstones to the Oct. 30-31 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in Lexington, including the $175,000 Lukas Classic on Sept. 26 which was recently renamed to honor 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

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NYRA concludes record-setting 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) yesterday concluded its 147th season at Saratoga Race Course highlighted by record handle of $648,272,805 that reflects a 13.5 percent increase in corresponding all-source wagering activity over last year.

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Monday, September 07 2015

Mandatory Payout of Rainbow 6 Generates Multiple $261,743 Payoffs

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A mandatory payout of Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover pool generated a $261,743.65 payoff for multiple ticketholders Monday.

Heading into the last race, there were 62 tickets that included the first five winners in the six-race sequence. One ticket on the No. 7 (Hengist) would have taken down a jackpot worth nearly $2.3 million.

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Hopeful (G1) Quotes

Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Ralis (No.6): "He broke well out of the gate today. I thought he was going to be a little too far back. He broke sharp from the gate. He had a great post outside to take a bit of a nice hold and to see how the race developed in the first quarter. He had a great position outside. It was perfect. It was a perfect trip. I'm very blessed to ride that horse."

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Pletcher, Ortiz take Spa meet titles; Dubb top owner

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Todd Pletcher won his sixth straight training title at Saratoga Race Course and 12th overall, while jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. won his first ever title at the Spa and Michael Dubb repeated as leading owner.

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Bernard Baruch (G2) Quotes

Shug McGaughey, winning trainer of Ironicus (No. 1): "I thought we were laying a little bit closer; he was a little bit off the pace. Javier said he felt like he was sitting on the best horse and he said he wasn't going to go wide today and took a chance and hung out. I thought he rode another great race and a great horse. It was a little bit of a throw away because after the Fourstardave I didn't plan on running him here again, but he came out of his race good and he hasn't really been running that much, so I thought we might as well give him a chance. I'm very proud of the track record, any time you can do something like that it goes on the horse's record and you can get somebody to maybe take a look at it."

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Sunday, September 06 2015

Rainbow 6 Carryover $662,400.60 in Advance of Monday’s Mandatory Payout

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –After going unsolved for the 31st consecutive racing program at Gulfstream Park, the Rainbow 6 carryover grew to $662,400.00 and is set for a mandatory payout for Monday's 11-race Labor Day program.

Monday will also feature mandatory payouts in the Pick 5 and Super Hi-5. The Super Hi-5 enters the Monday program with a carryover of $11,671.80.

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Prioress (G2) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Cavorting (No. 10): "Great trip. She broke so sharp and Irad rode her great. She loves it up here at Saratoga, as we all do, but she's 3-for-3 up here so this was great. She was sitting close from the start and there was enough speed up front so it worked out well. We'll train her up to the Breeders' Cup from here because she likes a little more space between races."

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Mandatory Pick 6 payout Monday at Saratoga with $448,912

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - There will be a mandatory payout of a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $448,912 when live racing resumes on Monday, the final day of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

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Saturday, September 05 2015

$300,000 Florida Sire Stakes Susan’s Girl Quotes

Trainer Stanley Gold (Ballet Diva): “I don’t think she was handling the track (last time out). She was sliding. She handled it today, but the stretch got longer. By the eighth-pole it looked like there was another mile to go. The other one (stablemate Silent Prayer) almost caught her. She put away the ones that were pushing her and had enough to hold off our other horse."

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