Saturday, September 20 2014
Dramatic run propels Artemis Agrotera to victory in Gallant Bloom
ELMONT, N.Y. - In her four previous wins, Artemis Agrotera had never raced more than 1 ½ lengths off the pace. On Saturday at Belmont Park, the 3-year-old made up a 9 ½-length deficit to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares by a head over La Verdad.
Belmont Park Notes: September 20
• Zivo, Last Gunfighter, Real Solution, Stephanie's Kitten, and Alterite turn in final TVG Super Saturday breezes for Brown
• Wicked Strong solid in six-furlong work for G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup
• Moreno breezes five furlongs in 1:03.31 in final work before Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup
• Itsmyluckyday tunes up for G2 Kelso with four-furlong work
• Palace breezes in preparation for G1 Vosburgh
• Clement breezes pair of turf mares, Irish Mission and Aigue Marine, in advance of G1 Flower Bowl
THANK YOU MARYLOU ROLLS TO 6 ½-LENGTH DOGWOOD WIN
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014) - Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou commenced a winning move on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and widened her advantage down the stretch to easily win Saturday's 39th running of the $112,000 Dogwood (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 6 ½ lengths over Henny Jenny. Fiftyshadesofgold, the Eight Belles (GIII) winner who was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies, struggled while racing down on the inside and faded to fifth.
Friday, September 19 2014
GULFSTREAM TODAY - 9.19
Doors Slated to Open at Silks Simulcast Facility at 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Gulfstream Stars, Pennsylvania Derby, Featured in Parx Simulcast Card
Prado Set for Sunday Return to Gulfstream with Four Mounts
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $50,000
Pair of New York-bred juvenile stakes highlight Sunday card
ELMONT, N.Y. - Sunday's card at Belmont Park will be highlighted by a pair of New York-bred juvenile stakes races - the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard and $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma - which will both be contested at seven furlongs on the main track, and serve as a prelude for the Sleepy Hollow and Maid of the Mist, to be run on October 18, Empire Showcase Day.
Artemis Agrotera hunting for more in G2 Gallant Bloom
ELMONT, N.Y. - Artemis Agrotera, a dominant winner against Grade 1 competition in her most recent start, heads a group of six filly and mare sprinters in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park.
GRADE III DOGWOOD
FIFTYSHADESOFGOLD MADE 2-1 FAVORITE FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE III DOGWOOD
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014) – Fiftyshadesofgold, the winner of the $200,725 Eight Belles Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) on Kentucky Oaks Day, has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $100,000-added Dogwood (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - 9/17
Undefeated Atreides Breezes Easy Half for Likely Run in Indiana Derby
Ohio Derby Winner East Hall Also Probable for Indiana Derby
Wildcat Red Departs to Remington for Run in Oklahoma Derby
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Stonestreet Stables’ Atreides breezed a half-mile in 50.63 seconds Wednesday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a likely start in the $400,000 Indiana Derby (G2) at Indiana Grand on Oct. 4.
Monday, September 15 2014
GULFSTREAM TODAY 9.14
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Survives A Close Call on Sunday’s Card
Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Pool Guaranteed at $50,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 survived a close call Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where any one of eight horses in the 11th race could have taken down the jackpot.
Sunday, September 14 2014
Ashley T. Cole (NYB) Quotes
Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Lubash (No. 3): "He's a sound horse and he tries very hard. Junior [Alvarado] has a good relationship with the horse; he knows him inside out. This is fun. This is a very good group of New York-bred turf horses. King Kreesa and Kharafa are always tough."
Saturday, September 13 2014
Sands Point (G2) Quotes
Cherie DeVaux, assistant to Chad Brown, trainer of winner Ball Dancing (No. 10) and Xcellence (No. 1): "I thought [Ball Dancing] ran great. She settled nicely and made one run. When Joe [Bravo] asked her to run, she quickened. She handled everything perfectly in the race and in the gate."
CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:13.80;
SHIPS TUESDAY FOR RETURN IN PENNSYLVANIA DERBY
CYPRESS, Calif. ---In his final work before he resumes his racing career in the Grade II, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby Sept. 20, 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome drilled six furlongs in 1:13.80 Saturday morning at Los Alamitos.