Sunday, December 09 2012
MARTINEZ BACK HOME AFTER BREEDERS’ CUP SUCCESS
OLDSMAR, FL. – Willie Martinez knew his supporters back in Tampa Bay – from horsemen to racing fans to his family – were cheering wildly when he won the $1.5-million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint aboard Trinniberg last month at Santa Anita.
QUEENS COUNTY QUOTES
Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of San Pablo (No. 5): “We’ve seen him make the lead, and then he kind of waits a little bit. Anytime you’re the big favorite like that, you’re happy that you get the job done, especially running over a wet track, which he had never won on before. That was my biggest concern, but it seemed like he handled it well.”
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BRIGAND WINS CITY OF LAUREL STAKES FOR BAFFERT
LAUREL, MD. 12-08-12---This afternoon Bob Baffert sent a runner to Laurel Park for the first time in his career and his colt Brigand returned the favor with a front-running victory in the $104,000 City of Laurel Stakes.
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OUR KIDS HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE KICKS OFF AT GULFSTREAM
Donations Welcome Through Christmas Eve for Children and Families
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - A toy drive to benefit Our Kids, which creates safe havens for children and families abused, abandoned and neglected in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, will be receiving donations each day through Dec. 24 at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream News & Notes
Fawkes Holds Strong Hand for Harlan’s Holiday
Sr. Quisqueyano Working Toward Gulfstream Park Derby
Friday, December 07 2012
Original Script adds some bite to Ontario Lassie Stakes
TORONTO, December 6 – She might have bitten the hand that feeds her, literally, but when it comes to unbeaten Original Script, who headlines Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, trainer Paul Attard is only too happy to forgive and forget.
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ACTION ANDY SEEKS A SLICE OF HISTORY
OLDSMAR, FL. – Action Andy, a 5-year-old gelding owned by Robert Gerczak and trained by Carlos Garcia, will try to become the fourth horse to win back-to-back editions of the $60,000 Pelican Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.
The 87th season of Thoroughbred racing at the west-central Florida oval enters its third day of competition Friday with a 10-race card that begins at 12:38 p.m.
BIG-NAME TRAINERS SHIP IN FOR CITY OF LAUREL STAKES
LAUREL, MD. 12-06-12---Two New York shippers are among the favorites to win the $100,000 City Of Laurel Stakes for three-year-olds on Saturday at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong test drew eight runners.
Trainer Chad Brown is sending stakes winner Hardened Wildcat from his Belmont Park base. Bob Baffert counters with Brigand, a tested member of his New York string.
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STABLE NOTES - Thursday, December 6, 2012
A MOREY FAMILY TRADITION; NOTHING BUT BILLS
Trainers are used to getting bills, but the Morey family produces them almost as fast.
Bill Morey, Jr., 72, has been a fixture in Northern California for decades and also has had ample success in this section of the state. When his son, William E. Morey, 38, followed in his footsteps, many couldn’t figure out who was the father and who was the son.
GULFSTREAM TODAY - 12.6.12
George Handy, Graydar and Rainbow 6 Carryover
The Lead: George Handy, who began his training career in 1946, found himself on familiar ground Thursday afternoon - the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park.
Handy, 89, saddled Barbara-Ann McDonnell's Secret Memory for a victory in Friday's second race, a $10,000 claiming event for fillies and mares. Despite encountering traffic problems in the stretch, Secret Memory got up under jockey Hugo Sanchez to win by a neck.
Romacaca Favored for South Beach Sunday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Frank Calabrese’s 6-year-old mare Romacaca is a veteran Graded turf stakes performer with earnings of more than $850,000 and appears to be a solid favorite in a full field of 13 fillies and mares drawn for Sunday’s $100,000 South Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park to be run at 7 ½ furlongs on turf.
Thursday, December 06 2012
REDBUD ROAD FINDS TRACK TO HER LIKING
OLDSMAR, FL. – Over the past two months, almost all of Redbud Road’s workouts at Calder in Miami had been the fastest of the morning.
So her trainer, Stanley Gold, liked her chances in Wednesday’s $30,000 Minaret Prep at Tampa Bay Downs as long as the 3-year-old filly enjoyed the track surface.