Thursday, May 23 2013
052313-Barn Notes: Thursday, May 23, 2013
• Nates Mineshaft off the Shelf for the Hanshin
• Peitz Prepares Live Longshots for Weekend Graded Stakes
NATES MINESHAFT OFF THE SHELF FOR HANSHIN
Windy Hill Farm’s Nates Mineshaft, one of the premier American handicap horses last year, returns to the track this weekend in the Grade III Hanshin Cup over one mile on the Arlington International Racecourse Polytrack.
Orb Returns to Track; McGaughey Pleased
ELMONT, N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner Orb returned to the Belmont Park main track Thursday morning for the first time since his fourth-place finish in the Preakness, galloping a mile and leaving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey happy with what he saw.
Calder Barn Notes
RULE NUMBER SIX LOOKS TO GROW IN MEMORIAL HANDICAP
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (May 23, 2013) – Emmy Gaffney and Jessica Savin’s Rule Number Six may be the smallest horse in size in trainer Ronald Gaffney’s barn, but his career success has grown exponentially and has become the stable star among Gaffney’s horses at Calder Casino & Race Course.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013
“Homegrown” Hessonite Facing International Field in Sheepshead Bay
ELMONT, N.Y. – New York-bred Hessonite, who became a graded stakes winner last time out, takes on an internationally flavored field of seven other turf fillies and mares for Saturday’s 55th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay at Belmont Park.
“New Owners Luncheon” Set for June 2 at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Bruce Levine and Jena Antonucci will be among the industry speakers participating in The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) next “New Owners Luncheon” at Belmont Park on Sunday, June 2.
OBVIOUSLY STRETCHES OUT IN AMERICAN HANDICAP
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 22, 2013)—A double Grade II winner in 2012, Obviously will seek his first victory of 2013 in the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A Grade II for older horses at one mile on turf, the American Handicap is the third of nine races. Post time Saturday is 1 p.m. Gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
Churchill Downs Stakes Advance
DARK COVE TOPS FIELD OF NINE ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S LOUISVILLE HANDICAP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 22, 2013) – Dark Cove, 4 ¼-length winner of the Elkhorn (Grade II) in his most recent start, tops a field of nine 3-year-olds and up entered for Saturday’s 76th running of the $100,000-added Louisville Handicap (GIII) at 1 ½ miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course at Churchill Downs.
GRADED TRIPLEHEADER KICKS OFF LUCRATIVE 2013 ARLINGTON STAKES SLATE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 22, 2013) – A trio of Grade III stakes races on Saturday will not only kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Arlington International Racecourse, but will also serve as the curtain raisers on the track’s 25-event $5.5 million stakes slate. Two of Saturday’s main events will be run over the Polytrack while the third will be contested over Arlington’s grass course.
CSABA, DUCDUC SET FOR CALDER REMATCH IN MEMORIAL HANDICAP
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (May 22, 2013) – Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff’s Csaba and Shivananda Racing’s Ducduc have a score to settle with each other in Saturday’s $75,000 Memorial Handicap at Calder Casino and Race Course.
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NYRA Announces Modified Security Policies for 2013 Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has revised its security policies and procedures for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8.
The changes, a result of heightened public security concerns in recent weeks, were developed in concert with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, as well as racing and security officials in Kentucky and Maryland.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
SUFFOLK DOWNS’ 2013 LIVE RACING SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY, JUNE 1
All patrons making a $10 donation to The One Fund Boston on Opening Day to receive a specially designed “Boston Strong” t-shirt or hat and track program
EAST BOSTON, MA - The 2013 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will begin Saturday, June 1 and continue through November 2, the track announced today as it introduced its initial racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season.
Former NYRA Chairman, CEO Kenny Noe, Jr. Dies at 84
ELMONT, N.Y. – Kenneth “Kenny” Noe, Jr., former president, chief executive officer and chairman of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) board died Sunday at the age of 84.