Tuesday, November 19 2013

$1 Million Claiming Crown Attracts 232 Nominations

Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Trainer Mike Maker Nominate Strong Contingents

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Full, highly competitive fields are expected for the 15th Annual Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 7 after horsemen from throughout the East Coast and Midwest produced 232 nominations for the $1 million eight-race showcase for the country’s top claiming horses.

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Velazquez continues his recovery

Velazquez continues his recovery, thanks all who have expressed concern

LONG ISLAND, NY (November 19, 2013) - Jockey John Velazquez, Chairman of the Jockeys' Guild, continues to recover at his home in Long Island, New York. Velazquez was injured on November 2 at Santa Anita Racetrack when his mount, Secret Compass, broke down during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

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Sunday, November 17 2013


Singanothersong Sizzles in Sunday’s Six-Furlong Feature
Mr. Prospector on Dec. 28 Next for 3-Year-Old Colt

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Herman Van Den Broeck’s Singanothersong stamped himself as a sprinter to watch for the upcoming Champions Meet at Gulfstream Park Sunday while running six furlongs in a sizzling 1:08.61 in the featured seventh race.

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Cat’s Cradle Handicap Quotes

Jockey Quotes

JOE TALAMO, WARREN'S VENEDA, Winner: "I was glad I was able to get to the outside. That was the only concern for (Lewis) and I. It looked like (Sister Kate) was the only speed and I was fortunate enough to get around her. She's such a classy filly and obviously loves this track. I worked her before her last race (7 ¼ length optional claiming victory Oct. 13 at Santa Anita) and she's even better now than she was then. I think the farther the better with her."

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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 17

• Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano breeze for G1 Cigar Mile
• Honor Code works for G2 Remsen; Imagining emerges in fine fettle from G3 Red Smith victory
• Clearly Now preps for possible Cigar Mile start by breezing at Palm Meadows

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Saturday, November 16 2013


Pletcher Trainee Is ‘Golden’ in Gulfstream Feature

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Todd Pletcher-trained Golden Lad saved ground before swinging wide off the turn into the homestretch and rallied to a 1 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s featured race at Gulfstream Park.

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Imagining shows new dimension in G3 Red Smith victory

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Closing with a flourish from the outside, Imagining grabbed the lead in midstretch and held on for a half-length triumph over Hangover Kid in the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his third consecutive win in the 1 3/8-mile race.

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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Saturday, November 16

• Groupie Doll breezes half in 48.61 for G1 Cigar Mile
• Alpha breezes, remains possible for Cigar Mile; Cairo Prince works for G2 Remsen
• Saratoga Snacks exits work in good order, Cigar Mile could be next

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Sharp Cat Stakes Quotes

Jockey Quotes

COREY NAKATANI, ARETHUSA, Winner: "She ran a big race. When Eoin (Harty) asked me to ride, he told me she's by A.P. Indy and would get the distance. I said, ‘Perfect, let's go get the money, boss.' My main thing was to just get her into a rhythm and she would take me at them. And that's what happened. Any time you can win a race like that with a 2-year-old filly, the future looks bright."

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Friday, November 15 2013


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 14, 2013)—Curvy Cat, who won the B. Thoughtful Stakes during the Spring/Summer meet, will try for her eighth career victory in the $100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

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Saturday’s Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 11-14-13---King Leatherbury’s Ben’s Cat, one of the top turf sprinters in the country, returns to the main track for the first time in nearly a year as the 5-2 favorite in the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, one of four added-money tests at Laurel Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Thursday, November 14 2013

Hyper, Tannery and Imagining to tangle in G3 Red Smith

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Multiple stakes winners Hyper, Tannery and Imagining look to close out their 2013 seasons with a flourish as they head a jam-packed field for Saturday's 57th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap, the year's final graded turf stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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