Sunday, April 13 2014

Arkansas Derby and Oaklawn Handicap Quotes

Arkansas Derby (G1) Quotes

Jockey Joe Bravo: (Danza, 1st): "That was a pretty great effort. Todd was pretty high on the horse and he told me this morning that he was going to be fresh so don' take anything away from him. Try to save as much as you can and let him run his race. It was textbook, just textbook. Everything unfolded like a dream. That was pretty cool down the lane. It's really fun to have a special horse like that and have him run like that. I'm not a fortune teller, but hopefully, in a couple of weeks we can do that again. I'm crossing my fingers he's my Derby horse. This is what dreams are made of. You've got to take your hat off to Todd Pletcher. He knows how to bring them around at the right time of the year. Nobody does it year in and year out the way he does. I'm so happy for Mr. Wellman and Eclipse Thoroughbreds. They put so much into the game. They deserve and good one, and I think they've got him.

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Dance With Fate Cruises to Victory in 90th Toyota Blue Grass

Occasional View and Marchman Post Grade 3 Victories in Commonwealth and Shakertown

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2014) – Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing’s Dance With Fate swept past pace-setting Pablo Del Monte at midstretch and had more than enough to hold off Medal Count by 1 3/4 lengths to win the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) for 3-year-olds before a sun-splashed crowd of 39,722 at Keeneland on Saturday.

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Toyota Blue Grass (G1) Quotes

Peter Eurton (winning trainer of Dance With Fate)

On whether Dance With Fate will run in the Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Yum! Brands
“I just don’t know. It’s three weeks and kind of quick back. I know he loves synthetic better, (likes) turf. I just don’t know if he likes dirt. I know I’m going to hear it from everybody, though.”

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Saturday, April 12 2014

Gulfstream Today 4.11

Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $4.9 Million for Saturday’s Program
Little Daddy Fires Bullet in Prep for Upcoming Stakes Debut
Gabriel Saez Rides Three Winners on Spring/Summer Opener

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-Cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved on Friday, the first racing day of Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet, producing a carryover jackpot of $4,943,868.76 heading into Saturday’s program.

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Sunday, April 06 2014



ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Art Sherman knows what it takes to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby and win. He had a close-up view as an 18-year-old workout rider when Swaps won the 1955 Run for the Roses. Nearly 60 years later, Sherman is taking his own colt to Louisville as the early Derby favorite.

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VICTOR ESPINOZA, CALIFORNIA CHROME, WINNER: “He knows what’s going on (when he goes to the gate). He’s calm and focused, but for some reason, we missed the break a tiny bit, but I put him in the race right away. I didn’t want to get stuck in traffic. It worked out well.”

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Friday, April 04 2014

Kentucky Derby Championship Series Weekly Update


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 4, 2014) – California-bred titan California Chrome will attempt to cement his status as the early favorite for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a strong performance in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby.

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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Friday, April 4

• Kid Cruz declared from Wood Memorial
• Samraat likely to use 'cruising speed' in Wood
• Sahara Sky, second one year ago, trying G1 Carter again

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Linda Rice today said that Wood Memorial contender Kid Cruz would miss tomorrow's Grade 1, $1 million race due to a sore shoulder.

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Wednesday, April 02 2014

6th Annual HANA Track Rankings Released. Keeneland, Kentucky Downs Shine

(Charlottesville, VA, April 2nd, 2014) For the sixth consecutive year, Keeneland topped the 2014 racetrack ratings produced by the Horseplayers Association of North America.

The HANA Racetrack Ratings are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study. Key factors including takeout rate, field size, wager variety, pool size, and signal distribution are analyzed track by track and weighted to produce a final composite score. Each of the 64 tracks is listed in rank order.

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Endorse the National Uniform Medication Program

Dear Supporters

To bring forward much-needed uniformity to the medication rules and
penalties in horse racing, there needs to be a streamlined set of regulations that is on par with international standards and creates new enforcement scheme with stronger penalties and deterrents. The adoption of the National Uniform Medication Program would do just that.

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Sunday, March 30 2014

STAKES RECAP: Vicar’s In Trouble Rules Again in Louisiana Derby


NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 29, 2014) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, so impressive winning the Grade III Lecomte Stakes here by 6 ¾-lengths Jan. 18 but compromised by an unfavorable outside post in the Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb. 22 when he finished third, returned to his winning ways with 3 ½-length front-running victory in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with Fair Grounds’ soon-to-be four-time defending jockey champion Rosie Napravnik aboard.

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Louisiana Derby Quotes

Rosie Napravnik, Vicar’s In Trouble, winner: “You know he is a tiny horse but he’s got a great big heart.”

Mike Smith, Intense Holiday, 2nd: "The inside horse jumped-out, right on me. But the race was over at that point. She (Rosie Napravnik) rode a great race. A brilliant race actually. It turned it into a two furlong sprint not a 3/8's type race where we can run out."

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