Tuesday, March 12 2013
HERNANDEZ: ‘ONLY MY PRIDE BRUISED’
• Believe You Can Being Prepared for Championship Run
• Delaunay in Fine Fettle Following Saturday’s Duncan Kenner
Sunday, March 10 2013
BELIEVE YOU CAN UNBELIEVABLE IN N.O. LADIES
• Delaunay Does It Again in Saturday’s $150,000 Duncan F. Kenner
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 9, 2013) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, away alertly and quickly in command, made the pace and increased the margin while galloping out in the late stages to a 5 3/4-length win in Saturday’s fourth running of the listed $150,000 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
SAN FELIPE STAKES QUOTES
COREY NAKATANI, HEAR THE GHOST, WINNER: (Jerry Hollendorfer said he wasn’t surprised by the fast pace, how about you?)
“Not at all. I felt that they were going to go fast. So I thought, ‘let’s get away good and make someone commit to going to the pace we need for him’. He’s a tremendous horse. Jerry said, ‘I’m going to find you a good one’ and I’ve been working some horses for him in the morning, asking for some help. I want to stay home, with my family, and stay on the West Coast. I’d like to get on the Derby trail with a horse, and this is it. He’s given me a chance to win (another) Santa Anita Derby with this colt, and the horse has done everything Jerry has asked him to do so far, so hopefully, he’ll be on that road.”
CHINA DOLL STAKES QUOTES
EDWIN MALDONADO, BIRDLOVER, WINNER: "Doug (O’Neill) told me to go to the lead and if somebody wants to go out there like a rabbit let them have the lead. Nobody fought me. It was a perfect race."
Fred “Cappy” Capossela Quotes
Art Magnuson, assistant to Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Maleeh (No. 1): “I was a little worried about the rail [post], watching the races all day today. He stepped it up. It was a tough race, and you don’t know until you try. We were in a very good spot. I was only worried about how much horse [Eddie Castro] had under him, but I liked where we were.”
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GULFSTREAM TODAY 3.9.13
Lead: Lucky Shamrock Stable’s Declan’s Warrior and Stipa Racing Stable’s Narvaez hooked up in mid-stretch of Saturday’s 7 ½ furlongs allowance test for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park and went nose-to-nose to the wire.
$300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) Quotes
Trainer Todd Pletcher (Discreet Dancer, by phone from Tampa Bay Downs): “We were pleased with his first back. We thought it was a good performance and we thought he’d move forward for this race. Obviously, we benefited from the bad luck for the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, but we’re happy to win and we felt he was going to give us a good effort today.
(Next start) “I honestly don’t know. It’s doubtful we’ll be able to run him back at Gulfstream so we’ll just take our time and figure it out.”
Monday, March 04 2013
Gulfstream Park News & Notes
Wilkes Fine with Gulfstream Park Handicap Weights
Golden Mystery Back in Wolfson Barn
Discreet Dancer & Shanghai Bobby Breeze for Pletcher
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN Sunday March 3, 2013
• FLASHBACK DRILLS FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN FELIPE
• ABSENTEE OWNER TORRE EXCITED WITH DUDE’S ROMP
• GAME ON DUDE POSTS 116 SPEED FIGURE FOR BIG ’CAP WIN
• GOMEZ HONORED TO BE NOMINATED FOR HALL OF FAME
• FORMER TRAINER GREG MACDONALD PASSES AT AGE 63
WALKWITHAPURPOSE MAKES IT FIVE STRAIGHT
LAUREL, MD. 03-02-13---Trainer Ignacio Correas saddled Walkwithapurpose and Listen Boy in today’s $150,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes and saw them run first and second in the one mile test for 3-year old fillies today at Laurel Park.
Both fillies are Sagamore Farm home-breds, the winner by Candy Ride (ARG), the runner-up by After Market.
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SUMMIT OF SPEED, FESTIVAL OF THE SUN HEADLINE STAKES SCHEDULE AT CALDER
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (March 1, 2013) – The 14th annual Summit of Speed, featuring the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap and Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap on Saturday, July 6, and the 22nd Festival of the Sun, which includes the rich finals of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 12, highlight the 2013 stakes program at Calder Casino & Race Course.
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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes
• Rodriguez pleased with Vyjack’s development; G1 Wood Memorial likely next stop
• Comma to the Top possible for G1 Carter Handicap following gutsy G3 Tom Fool win
• Other Gotham Day runners doing well Sunday morning
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