Friday, January 18 2013
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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TEN 3 YEAR-OLDS EXPECTED IN SATURDAY’S FRANK WHITELEY STAKES
LAUREL, MD. 01-17-12---Hope spring eternal for 10 budding three-year olds in Saturday’s seven furlong, $125,000 Frank Whiteley, Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park.
Graham Motion trains Heat Press (3-1), who broke his maiden by 14 widening lengths in his most recent start at Laurel on December 8 to earn an 83 Beyer speed figure. The Malibu Moon colt has worked three times at the Fair Hill Training Center since that score and regains the services of Jeremy Rose, who was aboard for his maiden debut.
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HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS TO MEET FANS SATURDAY AT GULFSTREAM
Pincay, Cordero, Velasquez & Vasquez to Appear for Charity
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr., Jorge Velasquez, Angel Cordero and Jacinto Vasquez will spend Saturday, Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park signing autographs, memorabilia and getting their pictures taken for the benefit of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
GULFSTREAM TODAY 1.17.13
Lead: Swagger Jack, owned by Silverton Hill LLC and trained by Marty Wolfson, pulled away from Tell Tale Friend down the stretch to win his second consecutive start in Thursday’s fourth race, an allowance optional claiming.
Swagger Jack, ridden by John Velazquez, won by a length over Easter Gift while covering one mile in 1:32.22.
Thursday, January 17 2013
Keeneland 2013 Spring Stakes Schedule Worth $3.625 Million
LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 17, 2013) – Keeneland will offer 16 stakes worth $3.625 million for its 2013 spring race meeting, headlined by the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), for colts and fillies, respectively, with classic aspirations.
The 16-day spring meeting will be held April 5-26, and features racing Wednesdays through Sundays. Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. ET. Fifteen of the spring’s 16 stakes are graded, highlighted by five Grade 1 events. Half of the stakes will be run on Polytrack and half contested on turf.
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Gulfstream News & Notes
Grass is Becoming Greener for Zito
Improvement Expected for ‘Kitten’ In Kitten’s Joy
Last Chance to Bid for Aftercare
Wednesday, January 16 2013
GULFSTREAM TODAY 1.16.13
Lead: Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) winner Trinniberg arrived at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday after a two-month layoff spent at Crupi's New Castle Farm in Ocala. The 4-year-old is expected to resume training Monday, Jan. 21.
Trainer Shivananda Parbhoo has yet to set a date for Trinniberg’s next race. “Right now we’re focused on getting him back into training and making sure he’s healthy,” he said.
Florida Sunshine Millions
Slews Answer & Bad Debt in Turf Rematch
Successful Song Favorite in Distaff
Romacaca & Hooh Why in Filly & Mare Turf Rematch
Emma’s Encore Makes Season Debut in Filly & Mare Sprint
Bahamian Squall Solid Choice in Sprint
‘Macho Man’ & Ron the Greek in ‘Classic’ Rematch
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The Gulfstream Park racing season hits another gear Saturday with the highly-anticipated third clash between Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s 5-year-old Mucho Macho Man and Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable and Jack Hammer’s 6-year-old Ron the Greek in the $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic.
Gulfstream News & Notes
Ron The Greek Ready for ‘Classic’ Rematch
Zito Hopes Fort Loudon Goes Long in Classic
‘Mood’ is Set for Filly & Mare Sprint
Regalo Mia a Small Filly Ready for Big Race
Tuesday, January 15 2013
$100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) Quotes
Trainer Phil Gleaves (Csaba): "My first impression was that I thought he was kind of struggling down the backside. I thought he’d be laying close and going easier, but the fractions were solid, obviously.
"I’ve got to give all the credit to Luis Saez. He’s a brilliant rider. He’s going to do great in New York. He’s one of the best riders in the country.”
Saturday, January 12 2013
Gulfstream Today: 1.11.13
Lead: The Gulfstream Park meet has been a good one so far for veteran horseman Eddie Plesa, Jr. as he made his seventh trip to the winners’ circle from 33 starters after Friday’s seventh race allowance feature, sending out Trilogy Stable and his wife Laurie’s 3-year-old filly Rosie Red for a wire-to-wire victory in the five-furlong turf dash.