Sunday, December 27 2015


Green Gratto grabs Gravesend; Extinct Charm upsets Damon Runyon


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Green Gratto picked up his second straight stakes victory at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday afternoon, taking the lead out of the gate and going on to post a 5 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Gravesend.

Earlier on the card, Extinct Charm split horses in deep stretch to beat E J's Legacy by a neck to upset the $100,000 Damon Runyon for 2-year-old New York-breds.





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Wednesday, December 23 2015


Juveniles take center stage on Sunday at the Big A


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Two stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday offer 21 colts and fillies the opportunity to close out their juvenile campaigns on a winning note in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred fillies and the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series.





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Monday, December 21 2015


Fall Highweight trio meet again in Saturday’s Gravesend


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Saturday's $100,000 Gravesend for 3-year-olds and up will feature a rematch between the top three finishers of the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap run on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Highlighting the field for the six-furlong dash on the inner track at the Big A is multiple Grade 1 winner and Fall Highweight runner-up Palace.





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Saturday, December 12 2015


Bay Ridge Quotes


John Morrison, winning trainer of Saythreehailmary's (No. 4): "She was coming into this race well and I knew she was going to run well and everything worked out. Jose gave her a perfect trip and I'm just happy about the results. We'll see how she comes out of this before we decide where to go next but we were looking at the Winter Showcase Day in February as a possibility. She's honest, she gives you everything she's got every time."





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Friday, December 11 2015


Double Pick 6 carryover of $134,344 Saturday at the Big A


OZONE PARK, N. Y. - The Pick 6 eluded bettors for the second consecutive day at Aqueduct Racetrack, resulting in a $134,344.44 two-day carryover into Saturday's live racing program.





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Thursday, December 10 2015


Flipcup returns to New York for Bay Ridge


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Looking to earn her third consecutive victory following a pair of stakes wins at Woodbine Racetrack, Flipcup is set to face some familiar foes in the $100,000 Bay Ridge Stakes at 1 1/16 Miles for New York-bred Fillies & Mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Saturday, December 05 2015


Garland of Roses Quotes


David Jacobson, winning trainer of Room for Me (No. 4): "You always hope they'll turn out to be this good when you claim them, but this has been a pleasant surprise. She had good form, was running decent looking races, so it was a nice horse to claim at the time. The intention was to bring her back for the Claiming Championship here in March.





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Thursday, December 03 2015


Room for Me looks to rebound in Garland of Roses


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Following a spirited summer and early fall campaign which included a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course and a fourth-place finish in the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park, David Jacobson's Room for Me will look to return to the winner's circle on Saturday facing a field of six in the $100,000 Garland of Roses for fillies & mares 3-years-old or older at six furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Monday, November 30 2015


Thunder Rumble (NYSS) Quotes


Mike Hushion, winning trainer of Loki's Vengeance (No. 2): "He's consistent in the mornings. He keeps himself looking like a million dollars. Everybody always says, 'boy, you've got him looking good today,' but he always looks good. A lot of good horses stay like that, tough horses."





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Cigar Mile (G1) Quotes


Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Tonalist (No. 5) and runner-up Red Vine (No. 3): "I'm always a little bit worried when I run him. The race was run in a funny way; they went so slow early on, which I didn't think was great for us. But that's what good horses do - they win and they overcome things. Great ride by Johnny [Velazquez]. I'm a very lucky man. They both ran very well. Joel [Rosario] came back and said he was very unlucky [on Red Vine]. The fun thing for me, as a trainer, was having the two best horses in the race. I'll have to talk with Mr. [Robert Evans about next year], but no matter what, they're both going to have a break."





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Comely (G3) Quotes


Dallas Stewart, winning trainer of Forever Unbridled (No. 9) (By telephone): "She has been a solid horse all year; ran second and third to I'm a Chatterbox a few times. We gave her a break after the [Kentucky] Oaks and she'd been training great. She came up there ready to run. There are a lot of Grade 1's next year and at Saratoga and I think she's capable if we handle it right."





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Remsen (G2) Quotes


Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Mohaymen (No. 3): "He's a very nice horse. Junior rode him great, he did everything right and it's a big win for the team. He did trickle [blood] a tiny bit last time, so we actually wait right up until they require Lasix to use it and today it worked out great. We also schooled him a lot at the gate after the way he acted last time. It was so unlike him, he had never shown anything like that at the gate when he reared up in there, so we did school him a bit coming up to this race and it worked out well. I was a little anxious when they were turning for home but it's great to win for Shadwell and I trained [Mohaymen's dam] Justwhistledixie, so it's special to have this horse be this good."





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