Saturday, December 14 2013
Gulfstream Today 12.14
Dilger Lights Up The Tote Board...Again
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Michael Dilger, who served as an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher for seven years before setting out on his own in 2013, lit up the toteboard for the second straight Saturday with a longshot 2-year-old winner. A week ago, Dilger put blinkers on second-time starter Nowhere to Run and watched as the colt led the field on a merry chase en route to paying $69.80.
$100,000 Sugar Swirl (G3) Quotes
Trainer Marty Wolfson (Heart Stealer): “I wanted to get the graded race here.
“I was very concerned. She was back in fifth. It takes her a little while. Seven eighths is perfect for her, so (the six-furlong distance) was my concern. But she’d been training well.”
Native Diver Stakes GII Quotes
MARTIN PEDROZA, BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, Winner: "I'll tell you what, that horse is doing so well. (Hollendorfer) has done such a good job with him. I rode him when he won in Pomona ($100,000 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap Sept. 22) and that track is very deep. For him to win like he did going a mile and an eighth on the lead was really good. I had no choice but to go from the rail today. I figured I'd put him on the lead and they'd get tired chasing me. That's exactly what happened."
Hollywood Turf Cup GI Quotes
JOEL ROSARIO, LUCAYAN, Winner: "He was traveling well, but I had to keep after him. He is one paced and can get a little lazy, but I knew that if I kept after him we would eventually catch (Temeraine) and we got it done."
Queens County Quotes
Rajiv Maragh, winning jockey aboard Jonesy Boy (No. 5): "We went in with the intention of sitting back and letting him fall into his stride. I was hoping that the speed would develop, and it sure did. Midway on the turn I saw I had a great shot to win; I only had a couple lengths to make up and it seemed like my horse was just getting into his best stride. At the top of the lane, he switched leads and really put in a good run. I felt if he maintained the run, he was going to win, and he did."
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LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY STAKES QUOTES: Dec. 14
Louisiana Champions Day Lassie (R4)
Don Hargroder (owner/breeder of winner Lexi’s Love): All my Big Top Cat horses have that same drive – that determination. I’m satisfied with her and hope to get a few more out of the mom
Calder Stakes Recap
SIMMSTOWN SCORES FIRST CAREER STAKES VICTORY IN KENNY NOE JR. HANDICAP
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (December 14, 2013) – Silverton Hill LLC’s Simmstown held off two late-running rivals to earn his first career stakes victory with a win in Saturday’s $75,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course.
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Gulfstream News & Notes December 14
Harlan’s Holiday Possible for Nikki’s Sandcastle
Hy Kodiak Warrior Returns in Sunday Allowance
Wolfson Has Options in Sunday’s $100,000 South Beach
Friday, December 13 2013
GULFSTREAM TODAY 12.13.13
Zaikov Sparkles in Return from Nine-Month Layoff at Gulfstream
Pletcher Trainee Captures Six-Furlong Allowance in 1:08.73
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Undefeated Zaikov punctuated jockey Javier Castellano’s record-setting day at Gulfstream Park Friday with a thoroughly dazzling return from a nine-month layoff in the sixth race.
Ana Luisa makes North American debut in crowded South Beach
Sixteen fillies and mares entered for Sunday’s turf sprint stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Brazilian import Ana Luisa will have plenty of company when she makes her first start on American soil in Sunday’s $100,000 South Beach at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream News & Notes December 13
Speechify Looks to Get Back on Track
What a 'Coup' for Brown
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- After winning his first two starts at Gulfstream Park, Speechify looked to be on his way to bigger and better things for owner Team Valor International. He will get a chance to get back on track in Saturday’s fifth race, a six-furlong optional claiming event.
Percussion hopes to keep the beat going in Queens County
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The inner-track stakes schedule gets underway at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, with the Todd Pletcher-trained Percussion returning to his favorite course as he heads a field of five for the 108th running of the $100,000 Queens County.
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