Sunday, June 29 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Recap & Quotes: FIRECRACKER


SILVER MAX RETURNS WITH SIZZLING FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN FIRECRACKER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 28, 2014) - Favored Silver Max returned from nearly seven months on the sidelines with style as he led from the start to collect the 10th stakes triumph of his career in a 1 ½-length victory under jockey Robby Albarado in Saturday's 25th running of the $224,800 Firecracker (GII) for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the turf at Churchill Downs.





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THE GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

TYLER BAZE, MAJESTIC HARBOR, WINNER: “To do this for Sean, it means a whole lot for the guy that stood by my side. He gave me an opportunity to ride this horse first time out. I’ve gotten to know him, learn about him and learn how to ride him and I never lost any bit of faith in him.





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Friday, June 27 2014


Churchill Downs Race Night Notes: Friday, June 27


ASMUSSEN BARN LOOKING FOR GRADED STAKES DOUBLE SATURDAY

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, June 27, 2014) - Saturday could to be a huge day for the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, who is seeking a graded stakes double with Vinery Stables LLC’s Regally Ready in the $200,000-added Firecracker (GII) and a pair of 2-year-olds entered in the $100,000-added Bashford Manor (GIII) in William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie and Jerry Durant’s Lucky Player.





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GULFSTREAM TODAY - Fri 6/27


Wildcat Red Set for Return in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes
Rainbow 6 Solved for $40,000 Payoff
Saturday's Rainbow 6 Carryover Pool Guaranteed for $50,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Wildcat Red is set to make his first start since running in the Kentucky Derby in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park, where the Florida-bred colt had distinguished himself in his seven previous starts.





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Red Velvet looks to take the cake in G3 Victory Ride


ELMONT, N.Y. - Red Velvet will go in search of her third consecutive victory on Sunday at Belmont Park when she contests the Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.





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SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES


QUICK CASABLANCA LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF;
MCANALLY & TALAMO TEAM AGAIN WITH CHILEAN-BRED GRASS SPECIALIST

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)—An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf.





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Thursday, June 26 2014


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - June 26


Rainbow 6 to Offer $50,000 Guaranteed Jackpot Friday
Notyouraveragejoe Set for 2014 Debut in Saturday’s Quality Road
Naval Command Pointed to Stakes After Impressive Maiden Win

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a guaranteed $50,000 jackpot for Friday’s card at Gulfstream Park.





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Untapable heavily favored in G1 Mother Goose


ELMONT, N.Y. - Untapable, the easy winner of the Kentucky Oaks, will make her first start in New York when she competes in the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose on Saturday at Belmont Park.

The 1 1/16-mile Mother Goose was carded as race 4. There will be no show wagering on the Mother Goose. Later on Saturday, the $100,000 Manila will be contested as race 8 and the Grade 2, $200,000 New York will be contested as race 9.





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Wednesday, June 25 2014


Jockey Irad Ortiz released from hospital



ELMONT, N.Y. - Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. was released from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on Wednesday evening after tests revealed no fractures, according to sources at the hospital.

Ortiz was taken to the hospital after he was involved in a spill in the eighth race on Wednesday at Belmont Park.




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Wildcat Red Set for Return in Saturday’s Quality Road Stakes


Fountain of Youth Champ Seeks Rebound from Troubled Kentucky Derby Trip

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Jose Garoffalo shipped Wildcat Red to Churchill Downs with a good feeling about the 3-year-old colt’s chances for victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 3.





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SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA


GAME ON DUDE HEADS TALENTED CAST IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA;

VENERABLE GELDING SEEKS THIRD WIN IN MILE AND A QUARTER CUP, TO BE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT GREAT RACE PLACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Front running Game On Dude, a two-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 & 2013, seeks his third lifetime win in the prestigious mile and a quarter fixture on Saturday, as the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita will be run for the first time at The Great Race Place.





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Sunday, June 22 2014


Stars & Stripes Day to feature strong international presence


ELMONT, N.Y. - A robust 28 invitations have been extended to a sensational group of colts and fillies for the inaugural runnings of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby and Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks, to be run on Stars & Stripes Day, July 5 at Belmont Park.





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