Sunday, May 03 2015


Belmont Park Notes: Sunday, May 3


• Tonalist earns career-best 111 Beyer for G3 Westchester win; on target for G1 Met Mile
• Frosted exits Derby fourth-place finish in fine fettle Belmont could be next
• Fields taking shape for Saturday stakes





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Friday, May 01 2015


Breaking: Scratch #7 El Kabeir from Kentucky Derby


Trainer John Terranova has notified Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards that #7 El Kabeir has been scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Post position No. 1 will be left open (no horse) and all others will slide down with no gaps. Program numbers do not change.



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Kentucky Derby 141 Update - 5/1


NO DEFECTIONS AT SCRATCH TIME FOR KENTUCKY DERBY 141;
EL KABEIR MISSES MORNING GALLOP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 1, 2015) – Scratch time for the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) passed at 9 a.m. Friday with no further defections from Saturday’s field thus leaving Charles Fipke’s Tale of Verve on the outside looking in.

However, Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir’s status for Saturday’s race became clouded Friday morning when he took “a few cautious steps” that caused the cancellation of a morning gallop at Churchill Downs.





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Wednesday, April 29 2015


Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw Quotes


KENTUCKY DERBY 141 POST POSITION DRAW QUOTES

Ocho Ocho Ocho (Post position 1, morning line 50-1) – Jim Cassidy (trainer) – “It is what it is. It’s a tough spot but what are you going to do? My plan, to be honest with you, is still to take hold and sit in the second flight. I’ve got to think Carpe Diem and a couple of those others are going to go but I don’t want to go with them, or sit behind. That’s what I’m going to talk to Elvis [Trujillo] about.”





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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update - 4/29


FROSTED, UPSTART MAKE FIRST APPEARANCES AT CHURCHILL DOWNS FOR DERBY 141

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 29, 2015) – Godolphin Racing’s Wood Memorial (GI) winner Frosted and Ralph Evans’ ultra-consistent Upstart made their initial morning training appearances at Churchill Downs Wednesday. The two colts had arrived from South Florida Tuesday afternoon for Saturday’s 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI).





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Tuesday, April 28 2015


Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update


MUBTAAHIJ GETS FIRST RUN OVER CHURCHILL DOWNS OVAL;
LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS DRAWS FIELD OF 15

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) – UAE (GII) winner Mubtaahij (IRE) got his first sample of the racing surface at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, a day after arriving from Arlington. Mubtaahij jogged once around and then cantered another lap under Lisa Moncrieff.

With the Tuesday afternoon arrivals of Upstart and Frosted from South Florida and Frammento from Keeneland, all expected participants in Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and those hoping to get in the race were on the grounds of the historic track.





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Monday, April 27 2015


Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update


EL KABEIR, CARPE DIEM, INTERNATIONAL STAR ARRIVE FOR DERBY 141;
LUMINANCE, MAYBELLENE LIKELY OUT OF OAKS CONSIDERATION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, April 27, 2015) – Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir and WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem arrived at Churchill Downs early this morning for Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). Arriving shortly after 10 o’clock from the nearby Trackside training center was Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, who took up residence in Barn 27.





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Sunday, April 26 2015


Record Single-Day Rainbow 6 Handle Generates Multiple $14,592 Payoffs


$5.6 Million Bet into $1.4 Million Carryover
Sunday Super Hi 5 Carryover $20,365.16

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's mandatory payout of its 20-cent Rainbow 6 resulted in a total pool of $7.125 million Saturday, producing multiple-winning tickets each returning $14,504.92.





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Saturday, April 25 2015


Upstart, Frosted Conduct Final Pre-Derby Breezes at Palm Meadows


Triple Crown Contenders Each Breeze 5-furlongs in South Florida

Upstart Records Bullet in 59.95 seconds; Frosted Clocks in at 1:01.10


BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Triple Crown contenders Upstart and Frosted took the track just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday at Gulfstream’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows to record their final pre-Kentucky Derby (G1) breezes.





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Friday, April 24 2015


Millions at Stake Saturday for Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout


Pool Expected to be More Than $5 Million

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The countdown to Saturday’s mandatory payout of the lucrative 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool ended Friday at Gulfstream Park on a positive note for bettors hoping for a chance to cash in on a life-changing jackpot.





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Mandatory Rainbow 6 Carryover Payout


Anticipation Builds for Saturday’s Mandatory Rainbow 6 Carryover Payout

Carryover Jackpot Pool Stood at $1,357,478 for Friday’s Program
Pool Expected to Reach $5 Million-Plus if Wager goes Unsolved Friday
Grade 3 Miami Mile, Powder Break Stakes Included in Six-Race Sequence

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Anticipation and the carryover have been building all week as Saturday’s mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover has drawn closer and closer at Gulfstream Park.





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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update


TRAINERS HAVE EYE ON WEATHER IN ADVANCE OF FINAL DERBY, OAKS BREEZES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 23, 2015) – Other than trying to forecast the winner of Kentucky Derby 141, probably the most tricky thing in Louisville this time of year is trying to forecast the weather.

It is the latter item that has participants deeply involved in former what’s going to happen the next 48 hours here with many Derby and some Kentucky Oaks work on the radar.





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