Thursday, September 11 2014


Daring Dancer, back in top form, returns to Belmont for G2 Sands Point


ELMONT, N.Y. - Daring Dancer, whose lone loss in five starts came at Belmont Park in May, will attempt to pick up her third graded stakes victory when she returns to Belmont for the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point on Saturday.





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Monday, September 08 2014


Real Courage Quotes


Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Za Approval (No. 4): "He had a great race in the [2013] Breeders' Cup Mile, and then came back and had a pretty good race in the Grade 1 [Kilroe Mile]. He was a bit disappointing after that, and I'm not really sure why. I don't think he likes the heat. Today was a bit of a cooler day, and I think he enjoyed that."





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Sky Beauty Quotes


Tom Albertrani, winning trainer of Toasting (No. 4): "I think she prefers the one-turn races. We've been experimenting with her; she won both her races at seven-eighths in the past year, but she can go longer. The plan was to take her back off the speed and I think she does better that way. She does well with this group, but hopefully we can knock one out in a graded stakes with her."





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Sunday, September 07 2014


090714-Yankee Affair Quotes


Byron Hughes, assistant to Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Red Rifle (No. 6): "I think Todd wanted to stretch him out and see if a mile and a half would be best for him, and it all paid off. This race came up just right for him."





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Friday, September 05 2014


PALACE MALICE RETIRING


Dogwood Stable is announcing the retirement of Palace Malice. A deep bone bruise in his left hind leg was revealed after an examination at Rood & Riddle Veterinary Hospital in Lexington Thursday, Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable president said.





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Thursday, September 04 2014


Horsewoman Sandra Lovato dies in Ohio automobile accident


NORWALK, Ohio - Horsewoman Sandra Sweet Lovato, wife of retired Eclipse Award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr., died Wednesday in Norwalk, Ohio from injuries sustained from a car accident. She was 54.





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Saturday, July 12 2014


Bowling Green Handicap (G2) Quotes


Jason Servis, winning trainer of Hangover Kid (No. 1), by telephone: "It was thrilling; I wish I could have been there. I felt really good having [Jose] Lezcano on him; he's been riding unbelievable. The only thing I told him is ride him like you own him."





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Monday, July 07 2014


Lynbrook (NYB) Quotes


Leah Gyarmati, winning trainer of Wonder Gal (No. 6): "There haven't been many maiden races for New York-bred fillies. We hope she lives up to our expectations. She's young, still. She's big, but she's still young. You have to keep that in mind. There are bound to be some bumps along the way."





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Sunday, July 06 2014


Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) Quotes


Chad Brown, winning trainer of Minorette (No. 9): "[Jockey] Joel [Rosario] got to know her a bit. She was really training big coming into this race. We were pretty confident she'd give a good showing of herself in here."





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Suburban Handicap (G2) Quotes


Chad Brown, winning trainer of Zivo (No. 3) and ninth place finisher Last Gunfighter (No. 5): "Jose rode [Zivo] perfectly. We've always put him in races we think fit him. This horse has really come around well and it was time to step out of New York-bred company and try him in an open company race with a big purse. Tom Coleman, the owner, who bred the horse, we work as a team. He said, 'Let's just enter and look.' All the way until this morning, he wasn't really committed to coming in from the Hamptons. He said, 'You want me to come?' I said, 'Let's try it. The horse is training well enough and he loves Belmont, let's try it.' Once I saw the strong pace, I knew he'd come running. That last eighth was definitely as strong as I've seen from him. But then again, he's a horse that's only gotten better."





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Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) Quotes


Shug McGaughey, winning trainer of Mr Speaker (No. 9): "He definitely redeemed himself; his last race was very disappointing. He trained well coming up to today and we changed our game plan; I wanted him back. Jose [Lezcano] rode a great race on him. We're tickled that Martin [Panza] carded this race and we're tickled to death that we won it."





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Belmont Sprint Championship (G3) Quotes


Brian Lynch, winning trainer of Clearly Now (No. 3): "When he broke a little slow I thought, 'Oh boy, here we go again,' but when he cruised up on the inside near the 4 ½ pole I could tell Jose [Lezcano] had a lot of horse. He had a legitimate pace in front of him, so it was just about finding a hole, and when it came, he went by them."

"We'll look at some spots at Saratoga, and ultimately, the Breeders' Cup would be in play."





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