Thursday, August 01 2013

Gulfstream News & Notes

$100,000 Housebuster Stakes Has ‘Swagger’
Jackson Bend Continues on Comeback Trail
Mucho Mas Macho Set for Undercard Feature

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Wednesday, July 31 2013

Saratoga Race Course Notes July 31

• Romans points Silver Max to G2 Bernard Baruch
• Successful Dan has strong gallop for G1 Whitney
• Contessa confirms Rydilluc for G2 Hall of Fame
• Dance to Bristol to return to Spa for G1 Ballerina
• Sportech Caress draws well-matched field

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Whitney Invitational Handicap (G1) Draw Quotes

Ian Wilkes, trainer of defending Whitney champion Fort Larned (No. 3, 7-5 morning-line odds): “That’s why I’ve got [jockey] Brian [Hernandez, Jr.]. He’s tactical; he can sit behind. Don’t forget Mucho Macho Man is a fast horse, as well. All three speed horses drew on the inside here. It’ll be up to Brian. He can sit; that’s not a problem.

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Road to the Million

• Arlington Million XXXI: Side Glance and Indy Point Increase Global Intrigue
• Beverly D.: Royal Ascot Winner Duntle Could Be Daunting
• Secretariat: Jack Milton and Java’s War Poised and Proven
• American St. Leger: Twilight Eclipse Could Blot Out Euros

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Calder Stakes Advance


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (July 30, 2013) – When Elena Arocha’s Backseat Memories and Groupo 7C Racing Stable’s Grand Tito face off in this Saturday’s $75,000 Naked Greed Stakes at Calder Casino & Race Course, there will be more on the line for the 3-year-old colts than just the stakes score.

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Monday, July 29 2013

Saratoga Race Course Notes July 29

• Pletcher has Palace Malice, Verrazano for G1 Travers; Forty Tales, Winning Cause emerge from stakes wins in good shape; Shanghai Bobby returns to worktab
• Orb progressing well toward Travers; McGaughey impressed with weekend stakes results
• Oxbow recuperating after suffering soft-tissue injury in Haskell; Travers still possible but unlikely
• Fort Larned turns in final breeze for G1 Whitney
• Csaba re-routed to Whitney
• Zito taking a shot with Fast Falcon in G1 Whitney, pointing Declan's Warrior to G1 Foxwoods King's Bishop
• McGaughey, Sciacca, to be guests of Parcells at NFL Hall of Fame induction Saturday
• Demonstrative, Divine Fortune meet in G1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase
• August 6 "Lunch with Funny Cide" at Old Friends at Cabin Creek

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Saratoga Race Course Notes

• Pletcher confirms G1 Travers plans for Jim Dandy winner Palace Malice, breezes Cross Traffic & Dreaming of Julia, says Kauai Katie lost shoe in Prioress, departs for Haskell
• G1 Test 'the logical thing' for Prioress heroine Lighthouse Bay
• Laughing doing well following G1 Diana win
• Veterans Jerkens, Solis partner with G2 Honorable Miss long shot Classic Point
• Chilean G1 winner Quick Casablanca seeks first U.S. win in Wednesday's John's Call
• Stall looking at stakes with juvenile winners Twang and Best Case Scenario
• Albertrani puzzled by Freedom Child's dull Jim Dandy performance
• DiPrima to give optional claimer victor Plainview another stakes try

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Thursday, July 25 2013

A Triad for Chad in G1 Diana

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Chad Brown, who won his first Grade 1 race two years ago when he captured the 2011 Diana with Zagora, could have as many as three starters when he attempts to add another victory in the 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares.

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Gulfstream News & Notes

Starship Truffles Back With Trainer Marty Wolfson at Gulfstream
Fawkes Sets Schedule for Bahamian Squall, Apriority
Nicks Hopes to Make ‘Memories’ in Turf Allowance
Quincy Hamilton to Ride at Gulfstream

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Saturday, July 20 2013

Schuylerville (G3) Quotes

Steve Asmussen, winning trainer (DH) of Brazen Persuasion (No. 4): “She broke sharp, was away real cleanly. The entry tackled her immediately. Coming into the stretch, I thought she got a little separation, and then you saw the other filly coming, but they fought really well to the wire.”

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Wednesday, July 17 2013

Pletcher Sends Stonestreet duo in G3 Schuylerville as Spa Opens

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course opens for its 150th anniversary season Friday with a pair of stakes races highlighting two of the historic track’s long-standing traditions – 2-year-olds and classy sprinters.

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Tuesday, July 16 2013

Delaware Handicap News & Notes

Focused on the Delaware Handicap

Wilmington, Del., July 15, 2013 — With a divisional lead at stake and a $750,000 purse and Grade I opportunity on the line, the mile-and-a-quarter Delaware Handicap is being targeted by the top connections in North America. But before any of the 14 nominees punch a ticket on travel plans to be in Stanton, Delaware, for the filly and mare summer classic this Saturday, they are waiting to see the weight assignments, which are scheduled to be released later today.

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