Saturday, February 06 2016


Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)


Lukes Alley Posts Mild Upset in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)

Even-Money Favorite The Pizza Man Finishes Fifth in $350,000 Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Trying Grade 1 company for the first time, Melnyk Racing Stables consistent homebred Lukes Alley ran down stubborn pacesetter Shining Copper in the final yards to win the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) by a neck Saturday at Gulfstream Park.





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LAS VIRGENES STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER:
“She has such a high cruising speed, she has gears.

“You always worry about horses that are brilliant at two. Sometimes they won’t mature or grow anymore at three. You’re anxious to see what will happen.





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ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

GARY STEVENS, MOR SPIRIT, WINNER:
“No, I never had any concerns. I actually got there quicker than I wanted to. I was loaded going into the stretch. He’s pretty special and I’m looking forward to facing more competition.





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Friday, February 05 2016


Gulfstream Today 2.5.16


Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $508,090 for Saturday
Donn Day Card to Feature Guaranteed Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 Pools

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– There was no unique winner of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 on Friday, leaving a jackpot carryover of $508,090.75 for Saturday’s stakes-filled 13-race program, highlighted by the 58th running of the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1).

Since it was last hit for $76,799.38 by one lucky bettor on Jan. 13, the popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 17 consecutive programs. The largest payout of the current Championship Meet was $262,634.84 on Jan. 7.





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Sheriffa, Threehailmary’s square off again in Biogio’s Rose


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Multiple stakes winners Sheriffa and Saythreehailmary's face each other for the first time in 2016 on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack as they head a field of six New York-bred fillies and mares in the $100,000 Biogio's Rose at 1 1/16 miles.

Saythreehailmary's, trained by John Morrison for the Very Un Stable, enters the Biogio's Rose off consecutive stakes victories, having closed out her 4-year-old campaign with a 1 ¼-length win over Sheriffa in the Bay Ridge and opened this year with a solid open company triumph in the Ladies on January 10, in which she carried 115 pounds.





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Sunday, January 31 2016


‘PERFECTION’ GIVES BROWN FIFTH STRAIGHT SWEETEST CHANT SCORE


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Pricedtoperfection ($11.40) was ridden to perfection by jockey Joel Rosario in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3) to give trainer Chad Brown his fifth straight win in the one-mile turf test for 3-year-old fillies.

Owned by Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, the bay filly came into the Sweetest Chant off a fast-finishing second in the Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 2, and tucked into a ground-saving spot in midfield as longshots Go Ro Ro Go and Born to Be Winner disputed the lead.





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Sassicaia splits rivals to take G3 Toboggan


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Robert V. LaPenta's Sassicaia may have been a late entrant in the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan, twice rescheduled due to inclement weather, but his timing quickly proved to be impeccable, springing a mild upset to score his first graded stakes victory on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Sunny Ridge shines in G3 Withers win


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Jason Servis said he was confident in Sunny Ridge's chances heading into Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, but he felt even better when he saw the 3-year-old Holy Bull gelding enjoying a perfect trip down the backside at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Thursday, January 28 2016


Gulfstream Notes 1.28.16


Maturing Greenpointcrusader Returns to Action in Holy Bull (G2)
Conquest Big E Carries High Expectations into Holy Bull
Gold Takes Time-Will-Tell Approach with Awesome Banner

Maturing Greenpointcrusader Returns to Action in Holy Bull (G2)

Three months after ending his juvenile season running a troubled seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Grade 1 winner Greenpointcrusader is set to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park.





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Flexibility, Sunny Ridge head G3 Withers field


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Promising stakes winners Flexibility and Sunny Ridge will square off at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday as they head a field of seven classic-minded 3-year-olds in the 136th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, the next step on New York's road to the Triple Crown.





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Friday, January 22 2016


Gulfstream Park News & Notes: Fri 1/22


Undefeated Zulu Likely to Return in G2 Fountain of Youth
H. Allen Jerkens Stakes a Sentimental Spot for Simon

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Stonestreet Stables’ Zulu is being pointed to the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.





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Wednesday, January 20 2016


Nine Horses Look to Go the Distance in $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens


Leading Trainer Pletcher Attempts to Defend Title with Charming Kitten

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – On the way to an unprecedented 12th consecutive Championship Meet training title, Todd Pletcher won 15 stakes last winter at Gulfstream Park including its signature race, the $1 million Florida Derby (G1), for a second consecutive year.

Ranking just as high on Pletcher’s list was Unitarian’s victory in the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes, created by Gulfstream to honor the legendary Hall of Fame horseman and run for the first time less than seven weeks before his death last March at the age of 85.





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