Saturday, June 27 2015
Belmont Park Notes 6/27
• Brown readies five runners for G1 Belmont Derby, G1 Belmont Oaks
• Tonalist preps for G2 Suburban
• Pletcher contenders work towards Stars & Stripes Day assignments
ELMONT, N.Y. - The second renewal of Stars & Stripes Day on July 4 at Belmont Park will be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational and the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational.
Rainbow 6 Carryover Totals $383,473.91
Rainbow 6 Carryover Totals $383,473.91 Heading into Sunday’s Mandatory Payout
Pool Expected To Climb Over $1 Million
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – After going unsolved for the 24th consecutive racing program Saturday, the Rainbow 6 carryover will total $383,473.91 heading into Sunday’s mandatory payout at Gulfstream Park.
There will also be mandatory payouts Sunday in the Pick 5 (Races 6-10) and the Super Hi-5 (Race 10).
Friday, June 26 2015
Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $500,000
Mandatory Payouts of Rainbow 6, Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 Slated for Sunday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Gulfstream Park, where the carryover jackpot pool for the popular multi-race wager will be guaranteed at $500,000 Saturday.
Following Friday’s six-race sequence, no one held a unique ticket with all six winners for the 23rd consecutive racing day since May 22, when a $1.09 million pool was disbursed through a mandatory payout.
Wonder Gal takes aim at G1 Mother Goose
ELMONT, N.Y. - An evenly matched group of 3-year-old fillies is set to contest Belmont Park's Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday, led by Treadway Racing Stable's Wonder Gal.
Trained by Leah Gyarmati, Wonder Gal was cut out to be a good one. The daughter of Tiz Wonderful was purchased for $210,000 at auction and made her debut last July in the Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old New York-bred fillies, which she won by 14 ½ lengths.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - If there is no single ticket with all six winners on Friday's 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park, Saturday's guaranteed pool will be $500,000.
Friday's carryover is $325,694.12.
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Guaranteed Pick 4 Wagers to be featured at The Spa
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that it will offer at least a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 on Saturdays at Saratoga Race Course, with increased guarantees on Travers Day (August 29, $1 million), Whitney Day (August 8, $750,000) and Woodward Day (September 5, $750,000).
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Enhanced Travers Day, Whitney Festival top Saratoga race schedule
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course, with the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney anchoring five stakes on Whitney Festival Day, Saturday, August 8.
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Friday, June 19 2015
Possessed and Freudie Anne top pair of NYSS stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. - Highlighting Sunday's Father's Day card at Belmont Park are a pair of New York Stallion Series stakes at seven furlongs on the turf, the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Cupecoy's Joy for 3-year-old fillies.
Headlining the Spectacular Bid division is Possessed, a son of Posse owned by Daniel Hayden in partnership with trainer Charlton Baker. Making his ninth lifetime start and first on the turf, Possessed last out finished sixth in the $125,000 Mike Lee for New York-breds on May 25. Previous to that race he won the Times Square New York Stallion Series by a length going 6 ½ furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 26, picking up a field-high Beyer Speed Figure of 82.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $350,000
Six-race Sequence Includes $60,000 King Cugat Handicap
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $350,000 at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the 18th consecutive program since May 22, when a mandatory payout was held.
Saturday, June 13 2015
STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP QUOTES
NORMAN CASSE, assistant trainer of NOBLE BIRD (winner): “I’ve been around a lot of good horses and he’s been working about as good as I have seen a horse train – just week after week. He just ran in the Alysheba and ran a really big race in that, and he’s just gotten better from there and he rewarded our confidence. Last summer we had him here before we went out to Del Mar and I told Dad (trainer Mark Casse) back then that I thought that he was a very talented dirt horse. Things just didn’t happen that way and then he went to Oaklawn and he had to run on the dirt obviously. I just think that’s a testament to how gutsy this horse is. He’s trained extremely well and he wanted to win just as bad as we did. We’d probably have to look at the older horse races at Saratoga. I think he deserves to be in that discussion.
King Kreesa reigns again in G3 Poker
ELMONT, N.Y. - Rounding back into the form that earned him New York-bred Champion Older Male honors in 2013, King Kreesa led an exceptional group of older turf runners gate-to-wire to win the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Poker (G3) Quotes
Gerald Kresa, winning owner of King Kreesa (No. 3): "He did great. They gave him the lead. Once he can relax, he has all kinds of energy at the end and he can open up on them. He held everyone off with no problem. We're very pleased with him. We could look at the Forbidden Apple maybe and if he comes out of that one good, we might consider the Fourstardave after that."