Thursday, April 16 2015

Stellar Path heads field set for Plenty of Grace

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Originally scheduled for April 12, the $100,000 Plenty of Grace for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at One mile is now set to be run Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The first turf stakes race of the Spring meet at the Big A, the Plenty of Grace drew a field of eight runners.

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Saturday, April 04 2015

Carter (G1) Quotes

Rudy Rodriguez, winning trainer of Dads Caps (No. 1): "Very nice day. I said to Jose, don't go crazy. It worked out perfect. To win this race back-to-back is amazing. This is a good horse to be around, and we've had him since he was a baby, so it's special. A day like this means a lot to all of us; you work hard, and it pays off. Hopefully, it can just keep coming."

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Wood Memorial (G1) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Frosted (No. 4): "This has been a top, special project for my team, my brother, the grooms, etc. We know he has a ton of ability and the last race really made us scratch our heads, asking 'why?' He would go to the lead and throw his head up and stop. We did everything we could to change everything we possibly could that we thought went wrong, including the jockey just because we were changing everything. It all worked out and it's just a special win for our team and Godolphin because he's a homebred [by Tapit] and it enhances his resume by winning a race like the Wood."

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Bay Shore (G3) Quotes

Cherie DeVaux, assistant to winning trainer Chad Brown, of March (No. 5): "It was a little nerve-wracking [waiting on the inquiry], but I feel the stewards made the right decision. I think he ran really well. After being in the Withers, Chad [Brown] said maybe try him as a come-from-behind sprinter. It was definitely the right call. He sat nicely in the back and came with a really good kick. We'll see how he comes out of it and go from there."

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Gazelle (G2) Quotes

Rudy Rodriguez, winning Trainer of Condo Commando (No. 5): "She broke well today. I was very happy. I told Joel [Rosario] if she broke good, just take it from there. She's a very nice filly. I don't know if [we will have the favorite for the Kentucky Oaks], but hopefully we can make it. It's still a long way to go. Hopefully, she stays sound and we take it from there. That's our goal."

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Thursday, April 02 2015

Condo Commando tops G2 Gazelle

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Grade 1 winner Condo Commando will look for her third consecutive stakes win, and third straight at Aqueduct Racetrack, on Saturday when she takes on six other talented 3-year-old fillies in the 120th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle Stakes.

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Wednesday, April 01 2015

El Kabeir, Daredevil headline $1 million Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Local hope El Kabeir and sensational juvenile Daredevil will square off in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, where they will be met by a promising bunch of 3-year-old colts looking to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

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Tuesday, March 31 2015

El Kabeir breezes for Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - El Kabeir, winner of the Grade 3 Gotham and Grade 3 Jerome at Aqueduct Racetrack, had his final tune-up for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial this morning, breezing five furlongs over Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.

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Thursday, March 19 2015

Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens dead at 85

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, who trained hundreds of stakes winners on the New York Racing Association circuit and engineered some of the biggest upsets in racing history, died late Wednesday afternoon in a South Florida hospital after a brief illness. He was 85.

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Wednesday, February 04 2015

El Kabeir has experience edge in Withers

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Fresh off an authoritative 4 ¾-length score in the Grade 3 Jerome, El Kabeir is back for more in the 135th edition of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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Friday, January 23 2015

Regal Minister leads field for Rego Park

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The inaugural running of the $125,000 Rego Park Stakes for 3-year-old New York-breds at six furlongs on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack - features a field of six sprinters each looking to each establish themselves on the scene this year.

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Friday, December 26 2014

Gravesend Quotes

David Jacobson, winning trainer of Salutos Amigos (No. 4): "He was spectacular, as usual. The race laid out just the way we thought it would, with Dads Caps and Green Gratto setting the early pace. [Jockey] Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] did an amazing job again; there's not that much to say. We were hoping he would get through [along the inside], and then [Irad] lost his stick. It gets to be a concern, but this horse went into the race as good as he's ever gone into a race. It was a great performance and a great ride by Irad."

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