Friday, December 07 2012
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.
Gulfstream Today - 12.5.12
The Lead: Saturday's $100,000 Adena Springs Sugar Swirl (G3) drew a field of seven including Dust and Diamonds, who finished second Nov. 3 behind Groupie Doll in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).
Dust and Diamonds Favorite in Sugar Swirl Saturday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Stud TNT’s 4-year-old filly Dust and Diamonds was last seen finishing second to likely Eclipse champion Groupie Doll in the $1 million Breeders’ Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 3 and comes back Saturday as the solid choice in the $100,000 Adena Springs Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) sporting new colors.
‘Diamonds’ Ready to Sparkle in Sugar Swirl Stakes
Matz Hoping to Find Another Good One at Palm Meadows
Lopez To Return To Riding This Week
Wednesday, December 05 2012
GULFSTREAM TO HELP CALDER HORSEMEN WITH STALL RENT
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park announced today they will ease the hardship of horsemen stabled at Calder Race Course by paying the stall rent of horses who participate at its meet during the month of December.
“There are no strings attached,” said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo. “We simply want to help the horsemen and work with them through a very difficult time. We understand how much they contribute to our program and also how much some of them are struggling through Calder’s unprecedented decision. We will continue working with the horsemen on solutions for the future.”
Sunday, December 02 2012
Slim Shady’s Lady Lights Up the Holiday Inaugural at 36-1
FLORENCE, Ky., Dec. 1, 2012 – Slim Shady’s Lady ignited the tote board in the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, setting a blistering pace to score by a neck at odds of 36-1. Queen’s Award was second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Lotta Lovin in third.
A 3-year-old Indiana-bred filly, Slim Shady’s Lady broke from post six under Ben Creed, dared her rivals with fractions of :21.90, :44.75, and :57.46, and dug in to finish the six furlongs in 1:11.11.
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PURPLE EGG, COR COR SET STAKES RECORDS
OLDSMAR, FL. – A 2-year-old gelding with the potential and pedigree to develop into a two-turn powerhouse and a juvenile filly with the speed to run away from the competition set stakes records Saturday as Tampa Bay Downs opened its 87th season of Thoroughbred racing.
AQUEDUCT’S SPIRIT OF GIVING WEEKEND SET FOR DECEMBER 8-9
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host its annual Spirit of Giving weekend at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 featuring the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and Stocking Stuffer promotion.
A holiday tradition at Aqueduct, the Toys for Tots Foundation will collect new, unwrapped toys, cash contributions, and checks made payable to Toys for Tots, with donation boxes located at the main Clubhouse entrance and the Turf and Field Entrance. Toys will be distributed to children in need during the holiday season.
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