Thursday, October 23 2014


CHURCHILL DOWNS’ 125TH FALL MEET OPENS SUNDAY



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014) – Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 125th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26.





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Wednesday, October 22 2014


HRTV TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF BREEDERS’ CUP


All Races, Except Classic, to Air Live on HRTV During Two-Day Cup

Arcadia, CA, Oct. 21, 2014-- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st running of the Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious worldwide event, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita Park.





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Tuesday, October 21 2014


Keeneland Statement Regarding Kentucky Race Dates:


Keeneland understands and appreciates the conflicting interests and priorities that have resulted in the recommended schedule of racing dates for the late summer and early fall of 2015. While we accept the decision of the Race Dates Committee for the coming year, the Commission needs to know that we will vigorously oppose any effort to make that schedule a template for future years.





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SHARED BELIEF DRILLS IN 1:14 2/5 FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC


ALBANY, Calif. -- Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.

Shared Belief will be the favorite in the Grade 1 Classic, the main event of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita. A 1 1/4-mile test for 3-year-olds and up, the Classic is run on Saturday and will be televised live and in primetime on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET)





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Monday, October 20 2014


Gulfstream Receives Record 5,356 Stall Applications for Winter Season


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park announced today it received a record 5,356 applications for the 3,800 stalls available at Gulfstream, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West for its Championship Meet.

The Championship Meet, which begins Dec. 6, will feature 67 stakes races - 37 graded - with purses totaling a record $11.25 million.





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Sunday, October 19 2014


Empire Classic Handicap (NYB) Quotes


Jimmy Jerkens, winning trainer of Effinex (No. 5): "Today he ran with [Twinspires.com Wood Memorial winner] Wicked Strong's blinkers, the same little black ones [Punkin Pie winner] Classic Point wore. Since I've gotten him, he's gotten stronger. He ran very well in Saratoga. We didn't have a lot of time to get him ready. We threw a lot of work at him and he handled it and ran very well [second in the Albany]. His last race [third, optional claimer, September 28] was a little bit of a disappointment. I think it had more to do with the track, when you couldn't gain on anyone and horses got discouraged coming from behind. But he's done everything right since then and we figured we'd take a shot. We figured the extra eighth of a mile wouldn't hurt, either."





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Empire Distaff (NYB) Quotes


Mike Hushion, winning trainer of Princess Violet (No. 5): "It was sweet. She relaxed better than ever and when [jockey Jose Ortiz] stepped on the gas, she came on. It was perfect; pretty simple. We didn't really want her on the lead because we were afraid someone would take premature runs at her, so we were glad to have targets. [Ortiz] said she felt better than ever. After today, [two turns] are certainly not out of the question."





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Friday, October 17 2014


$25,000 Pick 10 To Be Unveiled Monday At Gulfstream Park West


10-Cent Wager with 10-Percent Takeout Can Only Be Played On Next Four Mondays

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park West announced today it will offer a 10-cent Pick 10 with a guaranteed jackpot of $25,000 during the next four Monday programs at the Fall Turf Festival.

The 10-cent wager will have a 10-percent takeout and will only be available on Monday on races one through 10.





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Maryland Million News


NOT FOR LOVE TOPS STALLION LIST FOR TOMORROW’S MARYLAND MILLION

LAUREL, MD. 10-17-14---Introduced in 1986, the Jim McKay Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, continues to receive strong support from Maryland's extensive breeding industry. Maryland-sired Thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races.





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Thursday, October 16 2014


Flag Flies Half-Mast to Honor Memory of Juan Saez


Flag Flies Half-Mast and Jockeys Wear Black Caps at Gulfstream Park West to Honor Memory of Juan Saez


MIAMI GARDENS, FL -- Gulfstream Park West honored the memory of jockey Juan Saez Thursday, when the U.S. flag in the infield flew at half-mast during the 10-race program. The jockeys also wore black caps through the entirety of the program to pay tribute to the 17-year-old apprentice jockey who tragically died Tuesday evening from injuries sustained in a racing accident at Indiana Grand Race Course. Gulfstream Park West jockeys and employees also participated in a moment of silence to honor Saez’ memory in a winner’s circle ceremony following the sixth race. The younger brother of popular South Florida and New York jockey Luis Saez began his riding career in Kentucky in June and had won 89 races from 440 mounts.




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Maryland Million News


THREE LOOKING FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCES IN SATURDAY’S MARYLAND MILLION

LAUREL, MD. 10-16-14---Twenty-nine horses have won more than one Maryland Million event. Seven former winners are entered Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, including three runners looking for repeat victories: Eighttofasttocatch (Classic), Monster Sleeping (Ladies) and Roadhog (Turf).





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Tuesday, October 14 2014


SHARED BELIEF CONTINUES PREPARATION FOR CLASSIC


SHARED BELIEF CONTINUES PREPARATION FOR CLASSIC
WITH SHARP FIVE-FURLONG DRILL AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS


ALBANY, Calif. -- Shared Belief, who is expected to be favored in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, continued his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.





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