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Thursday, April 11 2013


STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN April 11, 2013


• O’NEILL HAS ‘TEAM PITINO’ ON COURSE FOR KENTUCKY DERBY
• PUYPE HOPES TO DOUBLE HIS PLEASURE IN LAS CIENEGAS
• ROBBINS, TRAINER OF HORSE OF THE YEAR TIZNOW, CALLS IT A CAREER





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SPRINT CHAMP MIZDIRECTION HEADS GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS ON SATURDAY


‘QUEEN OF THE HILL’ IS PERFECT FOUR FOR FOUR OVER COURSE AND SHORTENS UP FROM MILE WIN IN GRADE II BUENA VISTA

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2013)—Mizdirection, winner of the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Nov. 3, towers over five rivals in Saturday’s Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes down the hill as she shortens up from a solid one mile turf win in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 18 and seeks her fourth consecutive win dating back to her Breeders’ Cup triumph versus males.





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Cluster of Stars vs. Spectacular Sky in Distaff Handicap


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Cluster of Stars will put her unbeaten record on the line when she makes her graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares that serves as the final graded stakes of the 2012-13 Aqueduct Racetrack meet.





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JOHN VELAZQUEZ RECOVERING AFTER SPILL AT AQUEDUCT


LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2013) – Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez was released from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., on Sunday evening. On Monday, he saw his personal doctor, Dr. Stephen O’Brien.





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Full Field Signs on for Saturday’s 89th Running of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1)


LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2013) – A full field of 14 horses plus one also-eligible passed the entry box Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 89th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.





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SUMMER OF FUN LEADS FIELD OF NINE IN $100,000 CALDER OAKS


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 10, 2013) – Bona Venture Stables’ Summer of Fun, third when beaten less than two lengths in last year’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, tops a field of nine that will gather on the Calder Casino & Race Course turf Saturday for the 22nd running of the $100,000 Calder Oaks, a 1 1/16-mile turf test for 3-year-old fillies.





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Saturday, April 06 2013


Wood Memorial (G1) Quotes


Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Verrazano (No. 8): “He made kind of a quick move on the turn, and then idled a little bit, and made another quick move and idled a bit, which he has a tendency to do, but a very good effort. This race was not only a building block but a very significant race in its own right. I thought he handled everything really well. He’s been very professional. He shipped into Tampa the day of the race, shipped in here only a few days ago and came over from Belmont just a few hours ago. Nothing seems to faze him.”





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SANTA ANITA DERBY QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES


GARRETT GOMEZ, FLASHBACK, 11-10 FAVORITE, SECOND: “Everything was good. I was very happy with my position and I was able to get him to settle a little bit. He took everything well. Up the backside I found myself behind Goldencents and (Bob) Baffert’s other horse (Super Ninety Nine) and I thought I was in a good spot, I really did. I thought even if I get stuck in here for a while that I was in a good spot saving ground right in behind them.





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Friday, April 05 2013


Aqueduct Racetrack Notes


• Brown hoping for some racing luck for Normandy Invasion
• Close Hatches looking for third straight in Gazelle
• Jinxes don’t faze Pletcher
• Streaking Cluster of Stars pointing toward April 13 Distaff





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GULFSTREAM TODAY 4.5.13


Lead: Janis Whitham’s 3-year-old Kentucky homebred colt Ruble rated comfortably in third down the backstretch of Friday’s third race allowance feature run at one mile on a ‘sloppy’ Gulfstream Park track, swung out around horses to take command in the upper stretch and went on to score by 1 ¾ lengths over Shadwell Stable’s Irsaal.





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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN Friday April 5, 2013


• HEADLEY, STEVENS JOIN FORCES IN SANTA ANITA DERBY
• O’NEILL’S THE REAL DEAL THANKS TO MOM’S VALUES
• OWNER B. WAYNE HUGHES ON HAND FOR CHAMP BEHOLDER
• CAMP VICTORY RETURNS IN GRADE II POTRERO GRANDE





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Calder Barn Notes


SKY CAPTAIN LOOKING TO UPSET CALDER DERBY

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 5, 2013) – While the Eddie Plesa-trained colt Speak Logistics is likely to go favored in Saturday’s $250,000 Calder Derby, trainer Mark Casse is hoping that his promising yet puzzling colt Sky Captain will put forth the type of effort that could return the son of Sky Mesa to the top of the barn’s sophomore depth chart.





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