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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Friday, December 04 2015


CORRECTED NEW WAGERS GULFSTREAM


Championship Meet to Introduce Rolling $1 Super Hi-5
Early 50-cent Pick 5 Added to Innovative Wagering Menu

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will usher in the 2015-2016 Championship Meet Saturday with a pair of new options on its ever-evolving wagering menu.

The Rolling $1 Super Hi-5 will be offered for every race, challenging the bettors to select the first five finishers in exact order in order to cash. If there are multiple-winning tickets the pool will be paid out. If no one holds a ticket with the first five finishers, the entire pool will be carried over to the next race.





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Championship Meet to Introduce ‘New-Twist’ Rolling $1 Super Hi-5


Early 50-cent Pick 5 Added to Innovative Wagering Menu

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will usher the 2015-2016 Championship Meet Saturday with a pair of new options on its ever-evolving wagering menu.

The Rolling $1 Super Hi-5 will have a new twist that has the potential to generate jackpot-size payoffs. The innovative wager with a $1 base will be offered in every race, challenging the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order. The new twist requires the bettor to hold the only winning ticket in order to cash. If no one holds a unique ticket or if there are multiple tickets with the first five finishers, the entire pool will be carried over to the next race.





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TREVOR DENMAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT


TREVOR DENMAN, THE VOICE OF SANTA ANITA SINCE 1983,
ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM ‘THE GREAT RACE PLACE’

Arcadia, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2015)
-- Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita since 1983, has announced his retirement from The Great Race Place and will not return for the 2015-16 race meet which begins on December 26.





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Thursday, December 03 2015


Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Notes


Twocubanbrothersu a Blast from the Past for Rigattieri
Rich Daddy Proves to be Wise Investment; Miss Darla Hoping Glass Slipper Fits
Indycott Seeks Repeat, Classic Salsa Eyes Redemption in Claiming Crown
Walder Hopes Claiming Crown is Beginning of Busy Meet at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
- When Twocubanbrothersu won back-to-back allowances at Suffolk Downs in 2014, the pair of impressive performances didn’t go unnoticed by trainer John Rigattieri.





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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


Total & Average Handle Up At Gulfstream Park West


Increases Despite Four Fewer Days
144 percent Increase from 2012 Calder-at-Tropical Meet
Rolling Super Hi 5's Add $2.6 Million in Handle


MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Boosted by competitive fields and an increase in horsemen shipping to South Florida early, Gulfstream Park West registered a 19-percent increase in average handle during its 40-day Gulfstream Park West Fall Turf Festival meet and an eight-percent increase in total handle.





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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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Demoiselle (G2) Quotes


Chad Brown, winning trainer of Lewis Bay (No. 2): "Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] rode her really well. I was concerned on the backside, when they were stacked up outside her, that she would never get out. Irad explained to me afterward he just eased his way back and around everyone. He was forced to go wider than he wanted to, but she really finished good. The last sixteenth of a mile, she lost her competition [by] being in front and out in the center of the track. He said she really lost focus, but was just being green. He said she's better with a target, but she passed the two-turn test, at least."





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