Sunday, December 23 2012
Onepointhreekarats Draws Off To Win Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes
LAUREL, MD. 12-22-12---Live Oak Plantation’s Onepointhreekarats carried Jeremy Rose to a convincing victory in today’s feature race at Laurel Park, the $104,250 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes.
Graham Motion trains the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro at the Fair Hill Training Center in Northeast, Maryland. The filly came into the Thirty Eight Go Go off a 4-1/2 length victory in her first try over this strip in early November at today’s one mile distance. This was her first stakes attempt and her first stakes victory.
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Gulfstream Today - 12-22-12
The Lead: Rodgerson looked like a turf horse with a future while breaking his maiden Saturday in the third race at Gulfstream Park.
“We’ll find out,” trainer Tom Proctor said. “You’d be guessing and I’d be guessing to say that.”
$75,000 El Prado Quotes
Trainer David Kassen (Nikki's Sandcastle)
(Were you concerned drawing the No. 14 post): "I really was. We were really serious about scratching because of that. We had another race down the road in Texas we're kind of planning for so I said, 'This will be just a good prep for it even if we don't win.' Rather than having to do a lot of training I'd just as soon run him. So it worked out good.
Gulfstream News & Notes - December 22, 2012
Indiano to Get Second Chance in Mr. Prosepctor
Action Andy Expected for Mr. Prospector
‘Duke’ is ‘Fine’ Following Harlan’s Holiday Dud
Six Stakes Set for New Year’s Holiday Weekend
Monday, December 17 2012
$200,000 King Glorious Stakes 1st Running 7 Furlongs
JOSE VALDIVIA, JR. WEEWINNIN, Winner: “He’s been working like a good thing. I told (trainer) Brian (Koriner) he’s been working like a good horse and if you run him in a starter allowance, I think you’ll be giving away a good effort. He said ‘Come on, let’s take a shot.’ This colt is going to come back and show that he’s the real deal. I don’t think this race was a fluke.”
$100,000 HARLAN’S HOLIDAY QUOTES
Trainer Phil Gleaves (Csaba): “He ran a great race and sat off a decent pace. One thing I noticed is that he didn’t change leads in the stretch, so I’m going to have to work at that. But he ran a good race.”
“I was a little bit (nervous about shipping from Calder). He got a little nervous in the receiving barn, and that’s always a concern. He was a bit nervous in the paddock, as well, and he got a little sweaty out in the post parade, But it didn’t seem to bother him much.”
Gulfstream Today - 12-16-12
Lead: Expectations were high for Joyce B. Young’s 2-year-old homebred filly Caroline Thomas as the 9-to-10 favorite in Sunday’s sixth race allowance test, and she more than lived up to the challenge, splitting horses nearing the stretch and going on to score by a length over Eclipse Thoroughbreds’ pacesetter Miss Lucky Sevens in the 1 1/16 miles turf test.
Sunday, December 16 2012
$750,000 CashCall Futurity QUOTES
JAVIER CASTELLANO, VIOLENCE, Winner: "I positioned myself in a very good spot around the first turn and I believe that was the key to winning this race. You don´t want to be too far back particularly in a race for 2-year-olds. I had a lot of confidence in this colt. He is so calm and handles himself very professionally. I think he is a special horse and I am really looking forward to big times."
$250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup - QUOTES
GARRETT GOMEZ, GRANDEUR, Winner: "I wasn´t happy with the horse I was following (Optimizer), I wanted to find my way around him and I thought about sliding my way through Slim Shadey but decided I didn´t like that option. As we approached the final turn I decided to take him outside of Optimizer and when I asked him he went on with it without a problem."
FERNANDO JARA – REMEMBER HIM? – SEEKS RETURN TO TOP
OLDSMAR, FL. – Five years ago, jockey Fernando Jara thought winning major races might be as easy as riding a bicycle.
The native of Panama won the 2006 Belmont Stakes on Jazil and the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Classic and 2007 Dubai World Cup on Invasor – all while still a teenager. Invasor’s two huge victories alone were worth $11-million in purse money.
David Jacobson, winning trainer and co-owner of Saginaw (No. 4): “That was a legitimate horse he beat [Royal Currier]; Linda [Rice] always does a great job. They ran really fast. I’m happy to see he can compete in open company now. The only other time he did was in May [sixth in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap]. We’ll definitely be back for the Alex M. Robb [on December 26], provided he comes back OK. He’ll let us know.”
Junior Alvarado, winning jockey aboard Saginaw (No. 4): “David pretty much left it up to me. I tried to play the break and have a good break. He broke well. I had the best horse in the race, so I put him right there. He’s a class horse, and when I asked him he gave it all to me. It was pretty much easy at the end. When we turned for home, I knew how much horse I had. [Royal Currier] was still trying, but I had plenty of horse left.”
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Winning Image Is An Easy Winner Of The Willa On The Move Stakes
LAUREL, MD. 12-15-12---Martin Scafidi’s Winning Image left no doubt about her intentions when she shot to the lead in the $100,000 Willa on the Move Stakes. A minute and eleven seconds later she had proven she was the best of six fillies and mares in Saturday’s feature at Laurel Park.
Jose Caraballo pushed the buttons on the five-year-old daughter of Southern Image, who was geared down nearing the finish line to win by a length and a quarter over late rallying longshot Withgreatpleasure. Made to Love Her took third.
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