Monday, November 25 2013


Willet seeks open company stakes win in G2 Go for Wand


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Willet, a three-time stakes winner versus New York-breds, will attempt to win her first graded stakes and defend her home court when she competes in the Grade 2, $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap for fillies and mares on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Champion Groupie Doll turns in final breeze for G1 Cigar Mile


ELMONT, N.Y. - Champion Groupie Doll on Monday turned in her final breeze in preparation for Aqueduct Racetrack's Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap, traveling four furlongs in 48.55 seconds over Belmont Park's training track.





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Sunday, November 24 2013


GULFSTREAM TODAY 11.24.13


Two $100,000 Turf Stakes Set for Saturday’s Opening Day Card
Apriority Returns to Winning Ways in Sunday Feature Race
Apprentice Jonathan Gonzales Takes Riding Title With Three Wins





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On Trust Handicap Quotes


Jockey Quotes


RAFAEL BEJARANO, ROUSING SERMON, Winner: "I knew (Cyclometer) was the only speed and (Mike Smith) would try to take advantage of that. I just tried to get him to relax and at the quarter pole, I could see it was probably him and me. At that stage, I just let him go and my horse showed me a big kick.





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Fall Highweight highlights Thanksgiving Day card at the Big A


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Horses as well as humans will be toting around a few extra pounds on Thanksgiving Day as a field of eight gathers for the 100th edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the traditional holiday feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Friday, November 22 2013


LARGE NUMBER OF NOMINEES FOR TURF FESTIVAL RACES


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 22, 2013)—A total of 121 horses were nominated to the $250,000 Hollywood Derby and $250,000 Matriarch, the two most significant races of the upcoming Turf Festival at Betfair Hollywood Park.





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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Friday, November 22


• Empire Dreams, Skye Saratoga to represent Albertrani & West Point Thoroughbreds in Saturday NYSS races; Toasting targeting G3 Comely on November 30
• Miss Narcissist to face stablemate Champagne Ruby in NYSS Fifth Avenue; Palace set for G3 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thanksgiving
• Quartet of NYSS events highlight Saturday's card
• Caixa Eletronica breezes for G3 Fall Highweight as fields come together for HolidayFest stakes





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes:  11/22


CLARK HOPE WILL TAKE CHARGE WORKS; ‘DUDE’ TOPS CLARK’S ASSIGNED WEIGHTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2013) – Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, a top contender for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) on Friday, Nov. 29, was on the Churchill Downs track the instant it opened at 6 a.m. (all times EST) on Friday for his final work for next week’s race.





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Thursday, November 21 2013


EIGHT CALIFORNIA BREDS TANGLE IN ON TRUST SUNDAY


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 21, 2013)—Cyclometer, an impressive winner opening day of the Autumn meet, will aim for his first stakes victory in the $100,000 On Trust Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.





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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Thursday, November 21


NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, November 21, 2013) – Fresh off his 10th training title at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots last spring, New Orleans-born conditioner Tom Amoss is eagerly anticipating another Thanksgiving Day at his hometown oval.





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SANTA ANITA NAMES DENNIS MOORE TRACK SUPERINTENDENT


HIGHLY RESPECTED TRACKMAN HAS BUILT AND MAINTAINED SURFACES WORLDWIDE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected trackman Dennis Moore will take over duties as Track Superintendent effective immediately. Moore has built and maintained track surfaces the world-over for the past 40 years and is currently in charge of main tracks at both Betfair Hollywood Park and at Los Alamitos Racecourse.





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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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