Thursday, April 09 2015


Keeneland Barn Notes for April 9


• LADY ELI AND SUNSET GLOW IN BREEDERS’ CUP REMATCH IN SUNDAY’S APPALACHIAN PRESENTED BY JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION
• WEST COAST INVADER FANTASTIC STYLE HEADLINES SUNDAY’S ADENA SPRINGS BEAUMONT
• GRADE 3 WINNER LEGENDARY BEGINS SEASON IN FRIDAY’S MAKER’S 46 MILE
• DONWORTH STEPS UP TO COOLMORE LEXINGTON OFF DEBUT MAIDEN WIN
• DIVINE DAWN LOOKS TO CONTINUE JONES’ ROLL IN SUNDAY’S ADENA SPRINGS BEAUMONT
• GALLOPING OUT
• SPRING MEET LEADERS






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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Thursday, April 9 - Arkansas Derby updates


American Pharoah Settles Back in to Oaklawn

American Pharoah, a Zayat Stables homebred who is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, is in ninth place with 60 points so he is assured of a spot in the Kentucky Derby if he performs as expected in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1).

“He shipped well and has been doing great since he got there,” said Baffert by phone from his Southern California base. “We’re excited about the race and looking forward to it. We’re not thinking about the points. The main thing right now is to take one race at a time. Hopefully, he runs well and comes out of it well. Every time he runs we learn more and more about him.”





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2015 “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES: WIN AND YOU’RE IN” SCHEDULE


Below is the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win And You’re In” schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are listed in bold.





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Wednesday, April 08 2015


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Wed 4/8


Grande Shores Bounces Back from Bout with Colic
Princess Rooney Long-Range Goal for Little Alexis


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Stanley Gold had targeted the $100,000 Sir Shackleton on Florida Derby Day for Grande Shores, expecting a strong effort from the better-than-ever 7-year-old who had finished first or second in his last 13 starts. The son of Black Mambo, unfortunately, had a scary physical issue that kept him on the sidelines.





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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 8


• DIVINING ROD TOPS FIELD OF SEVEN FOR SATURDAY’S COOLMORE LEXINGTON
• EVENLY MATCHED FIELD ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S BEN ALI
• AGELESS VS. FREE AS A BIRD TAKE THREE IN SATURDAY’S GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
• SUMMER FRONT RETURNS TO KEENELAND FOR FRIDAY’S MAKER’S 46 MILE
• CASSE HOPING FOR FIRM TURF FOR ZA APPROVAL IN MAKER’S 46 MILE
• GALLOPING OUT
• UPCOMING STAKES PROBABLES





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AMERICAN PHAROAH MADE HEAVY 1-2 ARKANSAS DERBY FAVORITE


Hot Springs, Ark. (Wednesday, April 8, 2015) – Champion American Pharoah, the runaway winner of $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 14, arrived back in Hot Springs Wednesday just in time to draw the number 6 post position and be installed as the 1-2 favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1). The Zayat Stable colorbearer arrived via a Tex Sutton flight from his Southern California base along with several other Racing Festival of the South contenders.





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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, April 8 - Second Edition


Gold Medal Dancer Looks for Apple Blossom Glory

Gold Medal Dancer ran the best race of her career while becoming a first time graded stakes winner when she upset reigning 3-year-old filly champion Untapable last out in the $300,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) here on March 14, but Donnie K. Von Hemel knows the waters get much deeper in Friday's rematch in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1).





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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, April 8 - Early Edition


Maiden Win the Space Takes Arkansas Derby Shot

Champion American Pharoah isn’t the only Southern California-based 3-year-old scheduled to run in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn. On the other end of the spectrum is Win the Space, winless in two career starts this year at Santa Anita. The Arkansas Derby, trainer George Papaprodromou said, is a Hail Mary attempt to reach the Kentucky Derby.





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Tuesday, April 07 2015


CAROUSEL STAKES


SPRING INCLUDED FAVORED IN WEDNESDAY’S CAROUSEL STAKES

Hot Springs, Ark. (Tuesday, April 7, 2015) – Oaklawn’s Racing Festival of the South continues Wednesday with the $100,000 Carousel Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. Probable post time for the Carousel, the eighth of nine races, is 4:42 p.m. (Central).





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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 7


• JACK MILTON LOOKS TO CONTINUE PLETCHER’S FAST START
• DON’T TELL SOPHIA NOMINATED BUT WILL PASS ON HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE
• WORK TAB
• UPCOMING STAKES PROBABLES





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$300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile


Well-Balanced Field of Seven Entered
for Friday’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 7, 2015) – Waterford Stable’s Summer Front, fourth in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and most recently runner-up in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1), tops an evenly matched field of seven entered Tuesday for Friday’s 27th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1).





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Monday, April 06 2015


Keeneland Barn Notes for April 6


• BREEDERS’ CUP WINNER LADY ELI WORKS FOR 2015 DEBUT
• PEACE AND WAR TO REMAIN AT KEENELAND FOR A WHILE AFTER CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND RUN
• DIVINING ROD SEEKS TO REBOUND FROM TAMPA BAY DERBY IN SATURDAY’S COOLMORE LEXINGTON
• GALLOPING OUT
• MONDAY WORK TAB
• UPCOMING STAKES PROBABLES





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