Sunday, December 02 2012
PURPLE EGG, COR COR SET STAKES RECORDS
OLDSMAR, FL. – A 2-year-old gelding with the potential and pedigree to develop into a two-turn powerhouse and a juvenile filly with the speed to run away from the competition set stakes records Saturday as Tampa Bay Downs opened its 87th season of Thoroughbred racing.
AQUEDUCT’S SPIRIT OF GIVING WEEKEND SET FOR DECEMBER 8-9
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host its annual Spirit of Giving weekend at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 featuring the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and Stocking Stuffer promotion.
A holiday tradition at Aqueduct, the Toys for Tots Foundation will collect new, unwrapped toys, cash contributions, and checks made payable to Toys for Tots, with donation boxes located at the main Clubhouse entrance and the Turf and Field Entrance. Toys will be distributed to children in need during the holiday season.
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Native Diver Stakes QUOTES
MIKE SMITH, GAME ON DUDE, Winner: “He had a little hiccup coming out of the gate. He was squatting a little. I have a couple of ideas maybe we’ll try (next time). The idea was just to stay out of his way. (Jockey) Martin (Pedroza) secured the lead (on Nonios) and if he wanted it going at a decent pace, I was going to let him have it. But he didn’t really go on and I was determined to stick him in there. I know this horse is brave, so I just put him where I thought I had to. He handled the track well. The key for me was to win, and if I could win without gutting him, it would be really good. I wanted to see if he’d fight, he acted like he would in the mornings, and he certainly did in the afternoon. He won pretty much within himself.”
Delaware Handicap receives Grade I status
Wilmington, Del., November 30, 2012 — The Delaware Handicap, the filly and mare summer classic run as the signature race of the Delaware Park live racing season, has received Grade I status from the American Graded Stakes Committee for the first time since 1989. The American Graded Stakes Committee released the 2013 Graded Stakes today.
Nikki’s Sandcastle Breaks Bridesmaid Streak in Emerald
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Richard Sherman’s 5-year-old homebred gelding Nikki’s Sandcastle has been running strong races for trainer David Kassen this year, finishing second in stakes at Remington Park, Hawthorne and Keeneland in his last three starts. On Saturday, Opening Day at Gulfstream Park, he finally got his day in the winners’ circle when he posted a hard-fought head victory in the $125,000 John Deere Emerald Stakes.
Gulfstream News and Notes
Romacaca Set to Resume Career in South Beach Next Sunday
Pletcher Stable Sugar Swirl Prosects Work at Palm Meadows
GULFSTREAM OPENING DAY 12.1.12
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker claimed four of the seven Claiming Crown races during Saturday's memorable and record-setting Opening Day at Gulfstream Park.
With more than 9,000 people celebrating Opening Day at Gulfstream, the Ramseys' red-and-white silks adorned the winner's circle after the $200,000 The Jewel with Parent's Honor, the $125,000 The Tiara with Starsilhouette, the $100,000 Rapid Transit with Bernie the Maestro, and the $100,000 Iron Horse with Brother Bird.
Friday, November 30 2012
FLORIDA OAKS AWARDED GRADE III STATUS FROM TOBA
OLDSMAR, FL. – The $150,000 Florida Oaks, Tampa Bay Downs’ premier race for 3-year-old fillies, has been elevated to Grade III status by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association in Lexington, Ky.
KID KATE WRAPS UP CAREER FACING SEVEN IN GARLAND OF ROSES
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – A stakes winner at 2, 3, 4 and 5 years of age, Dell Ridge Farm’s Kid Kate hopes to go out a winner as she takes on a field of seven other filly and mare sprinters Saturday in the final race of her career, the $75,000 Garland of Roses at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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JENNINGS HANDICAP, MARYLANDER STAKES TOP SATURDAY’S CARD
LAUREL, MD. 11-29-12---Laurel Park will present nine races on Saturday afternoon, including two $100,000 stakes as co-features: the Marylander Stakes for 2-year-olds and the Jennings Handicap for 3-year-olds and up.
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$100,000 10-cent Claiming Crown Pick 7 tops Gulfstream Wagering Menu
Gulfstream To Offer Rainbow 6, Super Hi 5, Pick 4's Throughout Meet
HALLANDALE, FL – The $850,000 Claiming Crown will highlight Saturday’s Opening Day of the 2012-2013 Gulfstream Park meeting, and racing fans will have the opportunity to take part in a special wager to celebrate the occasion.
Thursday, November 29 2012
Ramsey Team Has All Bases Covered in Claiming Crown Saturday
Private Tale & Flatter This Bid to Shine in Jewel
Pair of ‘Kings’ Meet Again in Emerald
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Prolific owners-breeders Ken and Sarah Ramsey have emerged as a major players in Thoroughbred racing with their red and white colors prominent at all levels of the sport from the Breeders’ Cup down to the claiming ranks.