Friday, March 15 2013
SUM OF THE PARTS TOP PICK IN COLONEL POWER
• Undefeated Same Cross Risks Victory Skein in Happy Ticket Stakes
Klaravich Stable and William Lawrence’s Sum of the Parts, away from competition since a fourth-place finish in Santa Anita’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint last Nov. 3, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite when he makes his first start of the year in Saturday’s $75,000 Colonel Power Stakes at about 5 1/2-furlongs over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
‘ROAD TO KENTUCKY DERBY’ CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, March 14, 2013) – The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues Saturday at Oaklawn Park with the $600,000 Rebel (Grade II), which features four horses ranked in the Top 21 in the Point Standings.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
GREAT HOT TRIES TO STAY THAT WAY
TEXAS SHIPPER JOYFUL VICTORY SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA ON SATURDAY; SIX DISTAFFERS TO GO 1 1/8 MILES
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2013)—Great Hot, fresh off the biggest race of her life, a gate to wire score at 9-1 in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 16, and Joyful Victory, a well traveled and highly accomplished 5-year-old mare by hot sire Tapit, head a field of six as they each try for consecutive victories in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.
Turfway Park to Honor Horse “Wrangler” Steve Peterman
FLORENCE, Ky. -- Turfway Park will honor Steve Peterman after the first race on Friday, March 15, in recognition of his successful capture of the runaway Thoroughbred Joseph the Catfish on March 2.
Read more articles in the Turfway
Gulfstream Park News & Notes
Rosario Has Return Mount on Animal Kingdom in Dubai
Namaskara on ‘Course’ for Honey Fox Start
Fort Larned May Go Back to Track by Weekend
Tuesday, March 12 2013
NINE INDUCTEES NAMED TO CALDER HALL OF FAME
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (March 12, 2013) – Eclipse Award-winning sprinter and three-time Florida Stallion Stakes winner Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members to the Calder Hall of Fame announced at the FTBOA Awards Gala in Ocala on March 11.
Read more articles in the Calder
LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES
MIKE SMITH, RUMOR, WINNER: (In response to how he felt she came to this race, if he thought she was going to step forward here.)
“Well, it didn’t look that way. Last time I rode her she was just quiet, really, really quiet. Quiet in the gate, didn’t get into the race, just stayed quiet. Today, I said I really want to warm her up, at least, at some point, get her into the race and see what would happen. When I did, she just locked on, and once she did that I knew she was going to run, it was just a matter of being good enough. You know, I’m not too sure Teddy Promise ran her race today, but when I saw that she wasn’t really ‘kickin’ on I thought I had a shot to win it. Once I got her clear she went on about her business. She went to the front a little sooner than you would want, but like I said, you never know with ‘Teddy;’ she might fire a big one on us. You got to get her when you can, and that’s what we did. She kind of loafed a little at the end and she won well within herself.”
Dominguez Makes First Visit to Aqueduct Following Accident
Could Start Exercising Horses Following March 25 Doctor’s Appointment
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Ramon Dominguez visited Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday for the first time since being injured in a spill at the track on January 18.
Read more articles in the Aqueduct
Saez, Lezcano Recovering After Spill
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Jockeys Luis Saez and Jose Lezcano were both recovering Sunday from a spill that occurred during the running of the fifth race Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
Saez, the third leading rider at Gulfstream with 68 victories, was recovering at Memorial Regional Hospital with a "very small hairline fracture of the hip, pelvis area," according to agent Richard DePass. Saez was expected to be released from the hospital Sunday or Monday.
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.”