Friday, January 23 2015


Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015) – The speedy Sugar Shock is scheduled to make her first start against older horses in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes for female sprinters Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Candy Ride, Sugar Shock was Oaklawn’s top 3-year-old filly last year, winning 3 of 4 starts, including the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) in April at 1 1/16 miles.

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Regal Minister leads field for Rego Park

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The inaugural running of the $125,000 Rego Park Stakes for 3-year-old New York-breds at six furlongs on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack - features a field of six sprinters each looking to each establish themselves on the scene this year.

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Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 1/22

Vitali Leaning Toward Lambholm South Holy Bull with Bluegrass Singer
Lambholm South Holy Bull the Goal for First Down
Bocachica Released from Hospital

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Mucho Macho Man Stakes winner Bluegrass Singer is expected to make his next start in Saturday’s $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park, trainer Marcus Vitali said Thursday morning.

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Wednesday, January 14 2015

Dutrow Charts Course for Grade 1 Winners

Trainer Tony Dutrow has started to formulate plans for several of his top horses at Oaklawn Park, including Grade 1 winner The Big Beast. Dutrow, based this winter in Arkansas, said the major spring objective for The Big Beast is the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 9 at Oaklawn.

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Happy My Way Back on Favorite Track in Sunshine Millions Sprint

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Happy My Way is set to make his 2015 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream, where the 5-year-old gelding developed into a stakes-placed performer last season.

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Toasting Looks for Redemption in Sunshine Millions Distaff

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – In her three-year race career, West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting has displayed moments of brilliance, winning the Dream Rush Stakes over now multiple graded stakes winner Merry Meadow, running head to head with the highly regarded Wedding Toast in the Comely Stakes (G3), and earning her way into the starting gate in three Grade 1 events.

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Bad Debt Tries Again in $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Still showing the competitiveness and consistency that has earmarked his career, Bad Debt will open his 8-year-old campaign in a familiar spot.

A 15-time winner who has hit the board in 42 of 57 career starts over five racing seasons, the bay Grand Reward gelding will compete for the fourth consecutive year in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf, one of five stakes races worth $700,000 on the 13th annual Sunshine Millions program.

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Wildcat Red, East Hall Set to Renew Rivalry in Sunshine Millions Classic

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – East Hall followed up an impressive triumph in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) with a decisive two-length decision over Wildcat Red in the Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West on Nov. 8. It was the first time the Bill Kaplan-trained gelding got the better of his fellow Florida-bred, who had finished ahead of him in their first four meetings.

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Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Draws Diverse Field

Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Draws Diverse Field

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Several out-of-town horses led by multiple New York-bred stakes winner Effie Trinket help comprise a diverse field for the $100,000 Filly & Mare Turf. Pennsylvania-breds Dame Dorothy, Peace Talk and Waterway Run and Maryland-bred Awesome Flower are also entered.

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Palm Meadows Blazes Trail With First Standing MRI

First Thoroughbred Track or Training Center in North America to Have Standing MRI

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Palm Meadows, the satellite training center of Gulfstream Park and state-of-the-art facility conceived and designed by Frank Stronach, has become the first Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America to have a standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit.

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Tuesday, January 13 2015

Stakes Advances: Louisiana Stakes


NEW ORLEANS (Monday, January 12, 2015) – Brereton C. Jones’ Albano will look to kick off what could be a breakthrough year for the son of Istan when he heads a six-horse field for the 69th running of the 1 1/16-mile Listed $75,000 Louisiana Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday afternoon. Trained by Larry Jones, the bay 4-year-old exits a sophomore season that saw him win the Grade III $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, finish second to subsequent Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern in the Grade I $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational and place in three other graded stakes. Since returning to training, the Kentucky-bred has worked phenomenally, including five bullet works in his last seven moves – highlighted by a five-furlong breeze in :59.60 on Jan. 6. Kerwin Clark rides from post five.

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Sunday, January 11 2015



MARTIN GARCIA, HOPPERTUNITY, WINNER: “I rode him with a lot of confidence; I knew I had the best horse. I just let him break, I saved ground on the rail and I knew they were going fast up front so I just had to wait. I expected that and more.”

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