Sunday, December 08 2013
$100,000 Sunshine State Quotes
Trainer Robert Dibona (Star Harbour): “It’s very exciting to claim a horse and to be able to run at this kind of level. You can pay a million dollars and not get a horse like this. He’s happy; he likes it here; he’s fast; they’re going to have to deal with him.
Hollywood Turf Express Quotes
JOE TALAMO, BOAT TRIP, Winner: "It set up real well for him. My horse is real classy and did everything right. We kind of saved ground around the turn and when I took them on, he knew what to do. He got over the course great and has a real nice turn of foot."
FIELD TAKING SHAPE FOR GRADE I CASHCALL FUTURITY
A stellar field of as many as 12 2-year-olds have their sights set on the Grade I, $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, which will be run for the 33rd time Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track.
Gulfstream Today 12.7
Miss Besilu Breaks Maiden
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - After watching Miss Besilu, a $2.9 million weanling purchase, break her maiden in Saturday's first race for owner Besilu Stables, owner Ken Ramsey shouted from the top of the scale house to winning assistant trainer Kenny McCarthy, "Kenny, I got outbid for that one."
Nevada Kid Gives Zito Another Crowning Achievement in $200,000 Jewel
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Nick Zito notched another crowning achievement at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Zito, who built his Hall of Fame career on success in the Triple Crown, ruled the day in yesterday’s $1 million Claiming Crown by saddling Nevada Kid for a victory in the $200,000 Jewel, the last and richest of eight races run in honor of Thoroughbred racing’s most enduring competitors, the claiming horse.
Major Marvel Glimmers in $125,000 Emerald
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Major Marvel missed by a head in the 2012 Emerald at Gulfstream, but made amends this time with a perfect trip as the 8-5 chalk. The Ramseys won the Tiara with Deanallenskitten earlier on the Claiming Crown card.
Garland of Roses Quotes
Leonard Dunne, assistant to Eddie Kenneally, winning trainer of Ullapool (No. 4): "She doesn't want company - she likes do it by herself and likes to be up there. When she hears horses behind her, her heart gets big. Like Irad [Ortiz] said, when he turned for home and the other [riders] were hitting them and slapping it woke her up and she went on about her business."
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Bayakoa Stakes GII Quotes
JOEL ROSARIO, BROKEN SWORD, Winner: "I thought I was going to be in front--I knew she had speed. I tried to take the lead because I know she likes to run like that. I knew it was a tough race, but hopefully we had something left turning for home. She really did it easy. She was pinning her ears back and forth. I was very comfortable turning for home and I thought we had a pretty good chance to win."
Hollywood Starlet GI Quotes
MARTIN GARCIA, STREAMING, Winner: "My filly was really sharp and I just let her break and was able to get a good position. I held my position outside and when I asked her to go she gave me more. She was very impressive."
Saturday, December 07 2013
Jackson Bend Seeks to Make Amends in Sunday’s Sunshine State
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two starts after nearly winning a Grade1 stakes at Saratoga, Jackson Bend ran in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park on Nov. 9, carrying the high expectations of the bettors and trainer Stanley Gold.
Gulfstream: Prospect Prospectus
Promising 2-year-olds Kick off Saturday's Gulfstream Card
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream's Championship Meet has historically been a proving ground for youngsters from the nation's leading stables. Last winter, the speedy Verrazano was a stylish debut winner for trainer Todd Pletcher on New Year's Day, while eventual Kentucky Derby winner Orb started his rise to prominence for trainer Shug McGaughey in a first-level allowance on January 26. That day's card also featured another future star in Close Hatches, who aired in her unveiling for trainer Bill Mott and is a likely Eclipse Award finalist as champion 3-year-old filly.
Gulfstream News & Notes December 6
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Stan Gold regarded Grande Shores as one of his top 2-year-olds when the Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred launched his career in 2010.
After completing his juvenile season, in which he was stakes-placed, the son of Black Mambo was stricken with a major case of colitis that kept him away from the races for a year. Having recovered sufficiently to resume his racing career, Grande Shores’ performance on the track was clearly compromised by the effects of his illness.