Wednesday, November 26 2014


GRADE I, $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP


3-YEAR-OLDS CONSTITUTION AND HOPPERTUNITY SEEK REDEMPTION
AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN FRIDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014) – Constitution and Hoppertunity, two auspicious 3-year-olds that were denied starts in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands because of ill-timed setbacks, look for redemption Friday at Churchill Downs against seven rivals in the 140th renewal of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I).





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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool


OPENING KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE POOL STARTS FRIDAY WITH ‘ALL OTHERS’ A HEAVY FAVORITE

Unbeaten American Pharoah is Favored Individual, One of Four Baffert Trainees; Pletcher Trains Five Wagering Interests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014) – It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open its three-day run on Friday, Nov. 28 and the “All Others” wagering interest is expected to be a heavy favorite when Derby future betting concludes early Sunday evening.





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Competitive bunch set to square off in G3 Go For Wand


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - An intriguing blend of up-and-coming fillies and hard-knocking mares is set to enter the starting gate on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack for the Grade 3, $300,000 Go For Wand Handicap.






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Saturday, November 22 2014


$100,000 My Charmer Handicap (G3) Quotes


Trainer David Fawkes (Daring Kathy): “He (jockey Abdiel Jaen) rode her perfect. Even the fractions were almost exactly the same. When I saw them go in almost 25 [seconds] and then the 51 and change, I was like ‘Oh my God. It’s over.’ He hadn’t even asked her to do anything. She did everything he asked the whole race.





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$100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) Quotes


Trainer Christophe Clement (Lubash): “His last race was so good, I decided to come here for the stake before he is turned out. He’s a fun horse because he really, really wants to win. He always runs a good race and makes me look good. I like that.”





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Friday, November 21 2014


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 11/21


Karibu Gardens Taking Steps toward Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap
Merilore Hopes to Carry on Family Tradition

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Melnyk Racing Stables’ Karibu Gardens had impressed trainer Josie Carroll right from the start, so the Canadian trainer wasn’t surprised when the 4-year-old son of Flower Alley blossomed into a graded-stakes performer. The Grade 2 winner has been shipped to Gulfstream Park West to run in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3).





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Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Friday, Nov. 21


NELLIE CASHMAN HITTING TOP FORM FOR RETURN IN SATURDAY’S CARDINAL ’CAP

Maryland-based filly Nellie Cashman completed a promising 3-year-old season with a disappointing run in last fall’s Mrs. Revere (Grade II), but she climbed aboard a van Friday morning for a return trip to Churchill Downs and a bid to make amends for that performance.





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Thursday, November 20 2014


Angelica Zapata, Daring Kathy Seeking First Graded Win in My Charmer


Multiple Stakes Winners Square Off in Saturday’s $100,000 Turf Sweepstakes

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Among her 11 lifetime victories in a 30-race career that has spanned five seasons, Angelica Zapata owns 10 stakes wins. As yet none have come in graded company, though she came within a length and a half of two Grade 3 wins over the winter.





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Lochte Seeks to Make the Grade Again in $100K Tropical Turf Handicap


Vitali Trainee and Unbridled Command Bring Grade 1 Stakes Credentials

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Lochte figures to be well backed in the betting for Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) at Gulfstream Park West, if for no other reason than the 4-year-old gelding is one of two Grade 1 stakes winners in the field





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RACING AT CHURCHILL DOWNS TO RESUME FRIDAY, NOV. 21


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014) – Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday at 12:40 p.m. EST with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.





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Wednesday, November 19 2014


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - 11/19


Daring Kathy Seeks First Graded Win
Mucho Mas Macho Nears Return


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Multiple stakes-winning filly Daring Kathy is expected to make her next start in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.





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Monday, November 17 2014


Record 314 Horses Nominated To $1 million Claiming Crown


Gulfstream Park Hosting Eight-Race Showcase on December 6

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A record 314 horses were nominated to the 16th annual Claiming Crown, the $1 million showcase for the country’s top claiming horses being hosted by Gulfstream Park for the third consecutive year on December 6.





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