Tuesday, December 25 2012
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN
• ‘DEAD MEN WALKING’ MALDONADO, LIPTON ALIVE AND WELL
• DRYSDALE HAS BC SPRINT RUNNER-UP SET FOR GRADE I MALIBU
• RENEESGOTZIP TACKLES CHAMP MY MISS AURELIA IN LA BREA
• TROUBLE-PRONE SMART ELLIS IN SIR BEAUFORT, RAIN OR SHINE
10-Cent Rainbow 6 Hit For $327,110.71
The Lead: It truly was a Happy Holiday for the Thoroughbred racing fan Sunday who hit Gulfstream's 10-Cent Rainbow 6.
The fan who had the only unique winning ticket with the last six winners on the 10-race program received $327,110.71. The winning numbers were 5-5-11-5-7-8. The ticket was purchased in California.
Gulfstream's unique 10-cent wager has climbed to as high as $5.1 million.
Monday, December 24 2012
Gulfstream News & Notes
Madame Giry Finds Right Spot in Thursday Feature
Little Distorted Stakes-Bound for Second Start
Rosario & Velazquez in Action Wednesday at Santa Anita
Sunday, December 23 2012
MIND SPELL MUCH THE BEST FOR DaCOSTA, CENTENO
OLDSMAR, FL. – Trainer Jason DaCosta and jockey Daniel Centeno both considered Lucky Tiz the horse to beat in Saturday’s $22,200 allowance optional claiming feature for 2-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs – especially since Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux came in to ride the Kentucky-bred colt.
Onepointhreekarats Draws Off To Win Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes
LAUREL, MD. 12-22-12---Live Oak Plantation’s Onepointhreekarats carried Jeremy Rose to a convincing victory in today’s feature race at Laurel Park, the $104,250 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes.
Graham Motion trains the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro at the Fair Hill Training Center in Northeast, Maryland. The filly came into the Thirty Eight Go Go off a 4-1/2 length victory in her first try over this strip in early November at today’s one mile distance. This was her first stakes attempt and her first stakes victory.
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Gulfstream Today - 12-22-12
The Lead: Rodgerson looked like a turf horse with a future while breaking his maiden Saturday in the third race at Gulfstream Park.
“We’ll find out,” trainer Tom Proctor said. “You’d be guessing and I’d be guessing to say that.”
$75,000 El Prado Quotes
Trainer David Kassen (Nikki's Sandcastle)
(Were you concerned drawing the No. 14 post): "I really was. We were really serious about scratching because of that. We had another race down the road in Texas we're kind of planning for so I said, 'This will be just a good prep for it even if we don't win.' Rather than having to do a lot of training I'd just as soon run him. So it worked out good.
Gulfstream News & Notes - December 22, 2012
Indiano to Get Second Chance in Mr. Prosepctor
Action Andy Expected for Mr. Prospector
‘Duke’ is ‘Fine’ Following Harlan’s Holiday Dud
Six Stakes Set for New Year’s Holiday Weekend
Monday, December 17 2012
$200,000 King Glorious Stakes 1st Running 7 Furlongs
JOSE VALDIVIA, JR. WEEWINNIN, Winner: “He’s been working like a good thing. I told (trainer) Brian (Koriner) he’s been working like a good horse and if you run him in a starter allowance, I think you’ll be giving away a good effort. He said ‘Come on, let’s take a shot.’ This colt is going to come back and show that he’s the real deal. I don’t think this race was a fluke.”
$100,000 HARLAN’S HOLIDAY QUOTES
Trainer Phil Gleaves (Csaba): “He ran a great race and sat off a decent pace. One thing I noticed is that he didn’t change leads in the stretch, so I’m going to have to work at that. But he ran a good race.”
“I was a little bit (nervous about shipping from Calder). He got a little nervous in the receiving barn, and that’s always a concern. He was a bit nervous in the paddock, as well, and he got a little sweaty out in the post parade, But it didn’t seem to bother him much.”
Gulfstream Today - 12-16-12
Lead: Expectations were high for Joyce B. Young’s 2-year-old homebred filly Caroline Thomas as the 9-to-10 favorite in Sunday’s sixth race allowance test, and she more than lived up to the challenge, splitting horses nearing the stretch and going on to score by a length over Eclipse Thoroughbreds’ pacesetter Miss Lucky Sevens in the 1 1/16 miles turf test.
Sunday, December 16 2012
$750,000 CashCall Futurity QUOTES
JAVIER CASTELLANO, VIOLENCE, Winner: "I positioned myself in a very good spot around the first turn and I believe that was the key to winning this race. You don´t want to be too far back particularly in a race for 2-year-olds. I had a lot of confidence in this colt. He is so calm and handles himself very professionally. I think he is a special horse and I am really looking forward to big times."