Wednesday, April 06 2016

Shagaf favored in G1 Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Shadwell Stable's undefeated Gotham winner Shagaf has been tabbed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite over seven rivals in the 92nd edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

As part of the official Road to the Kentucky Derby prep series, the 1 1/8-mile Wood is the final stop in New York en route to the "Run for the Roses," worth 100 qualifying points to the winner, 40 points to second, 20 to third and 10 to fourth - virtually guaranteeing the top two finishers spots in the starting gate in the Grade 1, $2 million Kentucky Derby May 7 at Churchill Downs.

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Monday, April 04 2016

Championship Meet Generates Wagering Records & Memorable Performances

Wagering Record for Overall Handle
Undefeated Nyquist Dominates Memorable G1 Florida Derby
Pletcher, Castellano, Ramseys Continue Standings Dominance

– A spectacular 2015-2016 Championship Meet concluded Sunday at Gulfstream Park, highlighted by undefeated Nyquist’s commanding triumph in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) and yet another season of record-setting wagering activity.

The rare East vs. West clash of undefeated Triple Crown candidates, Nyquist and Mohaymen, in the 65th running of the Florida Derby spurred record wagering on the 14-race card that offered eight stakes, placing an exclamation point on a most memorable 85-day season. The $32.082 million handle easily eclipsed the 2015 Florida Derby Day record of $27,255 million. The 2016 Florida Derby Day handle was the highest in the history of Gulfstream Park with the exception of Breeders’ Cup Days.

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Sunday, April 03 2016

Nyquist Shows Championship Form in $1 Million Florida Derby (G1)

Eclipse Champ Rolls as Mohaymen Fades to 4th in Clash of Undefeated
West Coast Invader Takes Down $1 Million Bonus as well as Purse

Record $32.082 Million Handle Wagered on 14-Race Program

– Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist maintained his undefeated record with a commanding 3 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) while establishing himself as the top candidate for the 2016 Triple Crown.

The Doug O’Neill-trained 3-year-old colt ran his career record to 7-for-7 while sweeping to victory in Gulfstream Park’s signature race, in which the son of Uncle Mo faced previously undefeated Mohaymen in the highly anticipated unprecedented West vs. East matchup.

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Turfway Park Spiral Stakes - Race Quotes

Winning horse: Oscar Nominated
Winning jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
“Looking at him on paper it looked like he really fit in with this bunch and we had a lot of confidence in him because he handled the Polytrack so well and he travelled under me the whole way really well. He handled the mile and an eighth really well today. It’s just like everything else; he’ll be answering the question of a mile and a quarter for the first time.”

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He’ll Pay Takes Rushaway Stakes, Gives Jones Career Win 1,000

FLORENCE, Ky. (April 2, 2016)
– Wonderment led gate to wire and drew off in the stretch to win the Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday, earning 50 points toward a spot in the gate for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs on the first Friday in May.

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Thursday, March 31 2016

Off the Tracks Looks to Stay Perfect in Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2)

Grade 1 Winner Gomo Making 3-Year-Old Debut in $250,000 Stakes

– Having successfully ended a seven-month layoff in her sophomore debut, Off the Tracks puts her unbeaten record on the line in her return to graded stakes company in Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2).

The 46th running of the 1 1/16-mile Oaks for 3-year-old fillies is part of a blockbuster 14-race program that features eight stakes, seven of them graded, anchored by the 65th running of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1).

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Airoforce is 3-1 Spiral Stakes Favorite


FLORENCE, Ky. (March 30, 2016)
– John Oxley’s Airoforce, winner of the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs last fall, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in an overflow field of 12 for Saturday’s 45th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Not originally nominated, Airoforce was supplemented to the Spiral Stakes.

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Saturday, March 26 2016


In a dominant, track-record setting performance compromised by the slippage of his saddle during the race, California Chrome (USA) avenged last year's second place performance by winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. In the process, he became the all-time leading money earner in North American racing history.

Leaving from post position 11 in the field of 12, the five-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit established a clear stalking position but, while three-wide, the saddle slipped and made jockey Victor Espinoza's job a bit more tricky.

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North American Pick 6 Records Set on Gulfstream’s 20-Cent Rainbow 6

Mandatory Payout Pool Swells to $15.285 Million with $10.782 Million Bet
Total Handle for 12-Race Program Tops $25.9 Million
Multiple Tickets with Six Winners Each Worth $89,456

– North American Pick 6 wagering records were set Saturday at Gulfstream Park, spurred by a scheduled 20-Cent Rainbow 6 mandatory payout that yielded a payoff of $89,456.54 to the 147 ticketholders with all six winners.

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Friday, March 25 2016

Gulfstream Today 3.25

Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot at $4.5 Million for Saturday’s Mandatory Payout
Saturday’s Total Pool Expected to Swell to $15 Million-Plus

– A mandatory payout of the entire 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool is set for Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park, where the carryover jackpot for the popular multi-race wager swelled to $4,503,332.31Friday.

With such a large sum of money to be disbursed on Saturday, it is expected that strong wagering could push the Rainbow 6 pool to an estimated $15 million-plus.

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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Friday, March 25

• Candy My Boy Team Confident
• Can’thelpbelieving out of Muniz
• Closing Bell Gets Back to Turf in Muniz
• Ahh Chocolate Remains on Course for Graded Stakes
• Take the Stand Ready to Testify in Muniz
• Talented Sweet Acclaim Returns in Saturday Allowance


Candy My Boy has the appearance of an outsider on paper going into Saturday’s Grade II $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Exiting a fourth-place finish after setting the pace and fading to 2 ¼ lengths back at the finish in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 20, the two-time winner – both at Fair Grounds – will try to improve, while stepping up in trip for owner Frank Mancari and trainer Roger Brueggemann. Still, the Brueggemann camp is adamant that the son of Candy Ride and stakes winner Runway Rosie can run a big one in the 1 1/8 miles meet centerpiece.

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Monday, March 21 2016

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes 3/20

• Cadeyrn to step up in G1 Wood Memorial
• Matt King Coal on target for Wood
• Doors open early Saturday for Dubai World Cup, Winter Meet closing day
• 'Machine Madness' continues next weekend
• Aqueduct hosts handicapping tournament April 2

- Tom O'Grady's impressive maiden winner Cadeyrn will wade into the deep waters of the Triple Crown trail, taking on winners for the first time in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 9, according to trainer Jeremiah Englehart.

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