Saturday, January 19 2013
$400,000 Florida Sunshine Million Classic Quote
Trainer Kathy Ritvo (Mucho Macho Man): “I can’t find anything wrong with him. I think he didn’t like the track.”
$400,000 Florida Sunshine Million Classic Quotes
Trainer Bill Mott (Ron the Greek): “He’s run good on an off track before, however, he didn’t run good on a sticky track in the Jockey Club (sixth). It was strange. He ran well today. He liked this. He didn’t mind it.
$150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Turf Quotes
Trainer Michelle Nevin (Teaks North):“I’m overwhelmed. It’s been a tough week, but I’m very happy for this horse. It’s been a long road back (layoff). When they get older they usually need a race to shake the cobwebs off and he did (10th in El Prado on Dec. 22).”
$150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint Quotes
Trainer Shivananda Parbhoo (Off the Jak): "He's getting better and better. He's a nice horse. He's more relaxed every time he comes out. Coming to the race today the groom actually had to pull him to come over. But when he goes to the gate he's a totally different horse. He likes fast tracks. We train out of Calder. Some horses fit the track. He just loves a fast track. He has no issues and hopefully we'll find another spot for him. He had a very good trip. I told (jockey Jose) Alvarez, 'Just don't go on the rail.' Those were the only instructions I gave to him."
$150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Quotes
Trainer Michelle Nihei (Regalo Mia): “There was never any question that we had a good filly since she came to us as a 2-year-old. Her only bad race in the Mrs. Revere at Churchill...it just wasn’t her day. It was at night in the freezing cold, raining and the ground was slippery on top. Other than that she has run her race every time. We do have to allow for her size (small) in her training, but she more than makes up for it. I’ve always thought she would like a distance and a three-turn race is the obvious next step.”
$150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly And Mares Sprint Quotes
Trainer Marty Wolfson (Golden Mystery): “She’s retiring and will be sold (Feb. 11 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale). Speak Easy Gal (Distaff entrant), too.
“I thought coming off that mile (Dec. 30), I knew she’d have the stamina. When they were going head and head, I knew she’d finish strong. I didn’t know she’d win off by six, but I knew she’d finish strong. And that race (second) to Dust and Diamonds (Dec. 8) was a good race.”
Friday, January 18 2013
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN
• BETTORS NOT AT ODDS WITH PRIVATE ZONE IN GRADE II PALOS VERDES
• SWITCH TO THE LEAD TACKLES BEHOLDER IN MONDAY’S SANTA YNEZ
• MORE CHOCOLATE FINDS HER NICHE IN GRADE II LA CAŇADA
• DENMAN INDUCTED IN CALIFORNIA HALL OF FAME BY CTBA
DOMINGUEZ STABLE AFTER FRIDAY SPILL; HOSPITALIZED FOR OBSERVATION
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Ramon Dominguez will spend the night under observation at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after sustaining a bruised right eye in a Friday spill at Aqueduct Racetrack.
“He has a bruised eye, and they are going to observe him overnight,” said Sharon Dominguez, wife of the two-time Eclipse-winning jockey. “He’s stable and resting.”
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MONDAY’S CARD HIGHLIGHTED BY A PAIR OF STAKES RACES
LAUREL, MD. 01-18-13---Holiday race fans will be treated to two competitive stakes on Monday afternoon, the $125,000 Fire Plug and the $125,000 Native Dancer, scheduled to go as the sixth and eighth races on the nine race program.
Nine older runners are entered in the 1-1/16th mile Native Dancer. The race is sponsored by Sagamore Racing, which was the home of Native Dancer. During his Hall of Fame career, the Grey Ghost went 21 for 22, winning both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1953. Upon his retirement from racing, Native Dancer entered stud at Sagamore Farm, where he sired 45 stakes winners. He passed away in 1967 and is buried at Sagamore.
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Gulfstream News & Notes
Ramseys Lead Gulfstream Owners Title Chase
Tulira Castle Kept on Edge for Holy Bull
Picou Going ‘Good’ Into Sunshine Millions Turf
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN January 17, 2013
• IMPENDING CHAMPION BEHOLDER A FINE WORK IN PROGRESS
• ‘RAILBIRD’ BAFFERT HAS TWO FOR SATURDAY’S PALOS VERDES
• OPEN WATER SEEKS UPSET IN GRADE II LA CAŇADA ON SUNDAY
• SANTA ANITA TO HONOR VETERAN SCRIBE JACK DISNEY ON SUNDAY, JAN. 27
NYRA ESTABLISHES NEW EQUINE VETERINARY MEDICAL DIRECTOR POSITION
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Chair David Skorton and Anthony Bonomo, Chair of NYRA’s Equine Health and Safety Committee, announced today the immediate establishment of the position of Equine Veterinary Medical Director. The new director will establish the Mortality Review Board, as recommended in the New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety report issued September 28, 2012, as well as make ongoing assessments to improve the health and safety of horses competing at NYRA racetracks.
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