Thursday, September 28 2017


Campo to Focus on VP Duties


Badgett Named GM at Gulfstream
Camac Promoted to Racing Secretary


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Due to his growing responsibilities as Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group, P.J. Campo has relinquished his role as General Manager of Gulfstream Park.

Campo will spend additional time working with The Stronach Group’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Ritvo on ways to coordinate the racing schedules and race meets at all Stronach Group tracks while studying the feasibility of shared services and a centralized racing office.

Bill Badgett will assume the role of General Manager at Gulfstream effective immediately and Chris Camac has been named racing secretary.





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Saturday, September 23 2017


Rainbow 6 Jackpot Hit for $93,555.42


Jaramillo Notches Fifth Multi-Win Day in a Row

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot was hit Saturday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $93,555.42 payoff for the only ticket with all six winners.

The winning combination was 7-1-2-12-2-4.

The popular multi-race wager, which had gone unsolved for five consecutive racing days, was last solved Sept. 4 for a $166,304.59 jackpot payoff.





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Gunnevera Returns to the Worktab Saturday at Gulfstream Park West


Travers Runner-Up Breezed 4F in 49 Seconds for Breeders’ Cup Classic

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Margoth’s Gunnevera returned to the worktab at Gulfstream Park West Saturday for the first time since finishing second in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

In preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar Nov. 5, Gunnevera breezed a half mile in 49 seconds under jockey Edgard Zayas.

“He went really well. Nice and easy,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “It was his first work since the Travers, so it was an easy work.”





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017


OAKS CONTENDER FARRELL READY FOR COMEBACK IN
SATURDAY’S $100,000 DOGWOOD PRESENTED BY GE APPLIANCES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 22, 2017)
– Following a 141-day layoff, Coffee Pot Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Farrell is set for her return to the races in Saturday night’s 42nd running of the $100,000 Dogwood Presented by GE Appliances (Listed) at Churchill Downs.

“We’re excited to get her back to the races,” trainer Wayne Catalano said. “She’s been training great this summer at Saratoga and Churchill so our fingers are crossed.”

Farrell, a 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, was the second-betting choice in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) but did not handle the sloppy surface and finished a well-beaten 14th.





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Thursday, September 21 2017


Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $32,840 for Friday’s Twilight Card


Jaramillo Stays Hot Thursday with Three Winning Rides

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Thursday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $32,840.45 carryover jackpot for Friday’s 2:15 p.m. twilight program.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $4,867.30.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9.





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Laurel Park News & Notes


Multiple Stakes Winner Phlash Phelps Out for the Year with Bone Bruising
Shimmering Aspen Entered in Saturday’s Charles Town Oaks (G3)
Impressive Maiden Winner Theodosia Exciting Prospect for Team Lynch
Lucky in Malibu Likely Stakes-Bound Again After Allowance Win
Miracle Wood Winner O Dionysus Nearing Return to Training
Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will miss the rest of the year with bruising of the cannon bones, denying the 6-year-old gelding the chance at a rare third consecutive victory in the Jim McKay Maryland Million next month.

Phlash Phelps, a bay son of leading Maryland sire Great Notion, has raced only one this year, rallying from far back to win the six-furlong Mister Diz by a neck as the favorite June 24 at Laurel Park. Among the horses that finished behind him that day were stakes winners Talk Show Man, Blu Moon Ace, Sonny Inspired and Ben’s Cat, the late champion’s final start.





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Double Pick 6 carryover of $63k Friday at Belmont Park


ELMONT, N.Y. - Horseplayers will be greeted with a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $63,018 for Friday's live racing program at Belmont Park. The multi-race wager begins in Race 4 with an approximate post time of 3:04 p.m.

Thursday's Pick 6 sequence kicked off in race 5 with Classic Covey ($9.80) followed by: Very Very Stella ($16.40), Lady Bergen ($16.60), Hoboe ($7), Hey Jabber Jaw ($17.00) and Jergos Fire ($9) taking the day's finale.





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017


LIGHTLY-RACED COVENANT ATTEMPS FIRST STAKES VICTORY IN
SATURDAY’S $100,000 DOGWOOD STAKES PRESENTED BY GE APPLIANCES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017)
– Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott currently has a one-win advantage (701-700 wins) over Dale Romans in the all-time leading trainer standings at Churchill Downs but the veteran horseman hopes to increase his margin in Saturday’s $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Presented by GE Appliances (Listed) with impressive Saratoga maiden-winner Covenant.

“Well, Dale hasn’t caught us yet,” assistant trainer Kenny McCarthy joked. “We have some live horses this week and Covenant has a big chance on Saturday night in the Dogwood.”





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Sunday, September 17 2017


NTRA STATEMENT ON PASSING OF PENNY CHENERY


"Whether as the owner of Secretariat, the brilliant Triple Crown Champion she campaigned nearly a half-century ago, or as a leader and ambassador for the sport she loved, Penny Chenery led an extraordinary life that touched Thoroughbred racing fans and others in a unique and personal way. Thankfully, her legacy will live on for many generations to come."
-- Alex Waldrop, President and CEO, National Thoroughbred Racing Association




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Chublicious Makes the Grade in $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)


Sprint Tops Seven Stakes Worth $900,000 on Fall Festival of Racing Program
LAUREL, MD – David Gruskos’ multiple stakes winner Chublicious, dismissed as the longest shot in the four-horse field, collared stubborn front-runner Blue Moon Ace in mid-stretch and emerged from their duel to the wire with a neck victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park.

The 26th running of the six-furlong De Francis for sprinters 3 and up was the highlight of a 12-race Fall Festival of Racing program that featured seven stakes, six stakes over Laurel’s world-class turf course, worth $900,000 in purses.





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Friday, September 15 2017


Gulfstream News & Notes: Fri 9/15/2017


Surprise Wedding Favored for Turf Debut in Miss Gracie
Mama Joyce Seeks Repeat in $50,000 Sea of Grass Handicap
Saturday’s 11-Races Draw 113 Horses
Gaffalione Road Show Makes Stop at Laurel Saturday


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A half-sister to the Sept. 3 $200,000 Susan’s Girl winner Starship Bonita, Surprise Wedding has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $100,000 Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The Miss Gracie is carded as the 11th race on a 13-race program, (12:15 p.m.) as live racing resumes at Gulfstream Park following a Hurricane Irma-imposed hiatus. Gulfstream will welcome back patrons with food and drink specials in the Breezeway, Tiki and Ten Palms Restaurant.





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Laurel Park News & Notes


G3 Winner Mr. Jordan ‘50-50’ for $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)
Karamanos Replaces Injured Carrasco on Chublicious for De Francis
Gaffalione Road Show Makes Stop at Laurel Park Saturday


LAUREL, MD
– David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s multiple stakes winner Mr. Jordan is ‘50-50’ to run in Saturday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said Friday.

The 26th running of the six-furlong De Francis for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs highlights a spectacular 12-race Fall Festival of Racing program that features seven stakes, six over Laurel’s world-class turf course, worth $900,000 in purses.





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