Tuesday, March 17 2015


Post Positions to be Drawn Tomorrow at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

March 17, 2015 (Florence, KY) – A dozen three-year-old thoroughbreds will compete in the $550,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park this Saturday, and one will go on to qualify for the famed Kentucky Derby.

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Sunday, March 15 2015

Gulfstream Today 3.15

Castellano Notches Fourth Straight 100-win Championship Meet
Returns from Saudi Arabia Sunday to Win Three Races in a Row
Luis Saez Caps Four-Win Day with 45-1 Winner in 12th
Tuesday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Stands at $76,500

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Javier Castellano’s dominance at Gulfstream Park in recent years was punctuated by yet another milestone at Gulfstream Park Sunday.

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Saturday, March 14 2015

Gulfstream Today 3.14

Itsaknockout Works Easy Half-Mile for Besilu Stables Florida Derby
Pine Needles Impresses Again in Turf Test for Fillies
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Guaranteed at $100,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Starlight Racing’s Itsaknockout breezed an easy half-mile in 49.58 seconds Saturday at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for a scheduled start in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) March 28 at Gulfstream Park.

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Azeri Quotes

Trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel, winner Gold Medal Dancer – “It's very exciting and the mare just ran a huge race. Thanks to Pin Oak (Stud) and my entire staff. It was a team effort and I am thrilled to death. We had a chance to go out and control the pace and Luis did a great job. She went out and controlled the pace. She fought off the champion and she showed a lot of heart. The big mare came through and got her nose down on the wire. It's sure a possibility that we'll be back for the Apple Blossom.”

“We thought we had a chance to get out there and control the race. Luis did a great job. The big mare (Untapable) came to her and we got the better of her today. Of course it was her first race of the year, but our mare got her nose down. It was an exciting race.”

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Friday, March 13 2015

Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/13

Perchance Looking to Stay Unbeaten in Any Limit
Dogwood Trail Takes Win Streak into Any Limit
Yes I'm Lucky Returns in Silks Run
Souper Colossal Gets Freshening

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Favored in her only two career starts, each of them wins, Perchance will be among the top choices once again in Saturday’s $75,000 Any Limit for 3-year-old filly sprinters.

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Oaklawn Barn Notes - March 12

Champion American Pharoah Continues Preparation for Rebel Stakes

Zayat Stables’ homebred American Pharoah, who arrived Wednesday afternoon to contest Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), went out Thursday morning right after the break for a gallop once around on a sealed track that was rated as “good” due to morning rain. The especially handsome and particularly well-conformed reigning 2-year-old champion colt earned admiring looks and accolades.

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Thursday, March 12 2015

Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Hit for a $1,079,444 Payoff

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot was hit for a $1,079,444.22 payoff Thursday.

The popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 18 consecutive live programs since it was last hit for $133,874.46 with a $4 ticket on Feb. 12.

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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, March 11

Champion American Pharoah Arrives at Oaklawn for Rebel Stakes

Reigning 2-year-old champion and dual Grade 1 winner American Pharoah arrived at Oaklawn early Wednesday afternoon after an uneventful flight from trainer Bob Baffert’s Southern California base and the short van ride from the airport. He settled into his new surroundings under the watchful eye of assistant trainer Jim Barnes in preparation for the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) Saturday.

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HOT SPRINGS, (Ark.) -- American Pharoah, the reigning Eclipse Award-winning 2-year old male, and Untapable, last year’s unanimous choice as the 3-year-old champion filly, will kick off their much anticipated 2015 campaigns at Oaklawn Park Saturday when the historic track presents three graded stakes races on an expanded 11-race program being billed as “Racing Festival of the South Preview Day.”

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Tuesday, March 10 2015

Take Charge Brandi out of Rebel

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi will miss her planned showdown with Champion 2-Year-Old Male American Pharaoh in Saturday’s G2 $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, her Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas announced Tuesday morning, because of a non-displaced chip in her right knee.

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Sunday, March 08 2015



DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, RING WEEKEND, WINNER: “It feels amazing to win my first Grade I for a trainer like Graham Motion. I’m very blessed.

“I was following Mike Smith on Za Approval and I thought he would be a good guy to follow, I expected him to show more speed then he did today. I tried to be as patient as I could, I swung out and when I saw the eight horse, Summer Front I was far out so I tried to cut back in to let my horse see him and my horse just kicked on from there.

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MIKE SMITH, SHARED BELIEF, WINNER: “He surprises me every time. I have to pinch myself that I get to be his pilot. It’s Zenyatta, Holy Bull and then Shared Belief for me. I’m so blessed to have been able to ride all those great horses and to be the age I am and still be able to do this is a blessing.

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