Sunday, January 17 2016


Familiar New York faces among Eclipse Award winners for racing excellence


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Led by jockey Javier Castellano, older male Honor Code and female sprinter La Verdad, several familiar faces from the New York Racing Association's circuit received horse racing's highest honors at the 45th annual Eclipse Awards on Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park.

Castellano received his third straight Eclipse as the nation's top jockey, having broken his own earnings record with $28,120,767 in 2015, as well as leading the nation with 344 victories. Castellano, 38, rode 17 Grade 1 winners last year, including Honor Code in the Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney Stakes, Twilight Eclipse in the Man o' War and most memorably, Keen Ice to a dramatic upset of Triple Crown champion and Horse of the Year American Pharoah in the Travers at Saratoga Race Course. It was Castellano's fifth Travers victory, the most by a jockey in the race's 146-year history.





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Saturday, January 16 2016


$250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Quotes


Trainer Michael Dilger (Mexikoma): “This has been the target for him for quite a while, and thankfully it worked. He’s won so many of his races closing from so far behind and that style will make you nervous here at Gulfstream. I was glad that Johnny rode him the way he did. He’s got a lot of try and even when he doesn’t win, it’s not because he didn’t try. He’s a horse that’s a two-turn horse. He’s always going to be running best at the end of the races. We’re delighted.





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Stakes Quotes:  Lecomte Stakes & Silverbulletday Stakes


GRADE III Twinspires.com Lecomte Stakes

Corey Lanerie (jockey, Mo Tom, winner): “It was good, he broke really good and got pinched a little bit going into the first turn. We got knocked a little off stride there but he gathered himself up really good. Down the backside I was pretty confident, especially when I called on him to get in a little bit better position. On the middle of the turn I was going to try to maybe weave my way through but I had so much horse I said, ‘let me just put him in the clear.’”





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Friday, January 15 2016


GULFSTREAM TODAY: Fri 1/15


Zulu Rolls to Second Straight Victory in Friday Allowance, Fountain of Youth (G2) Possible
Early 12:05 P.M. Post Time for $1.05 Million Sunshine Millions Program
Saturday Card to Feature Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Stonestreet Stables’ Zulu, an impressive debut winner Dec. 5 at Gulfstream Park, returned to brighten a gray afternoon with his 7 ¼-length victory Friday.





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Gulfstream News & Notes: Fri 1/15


Undefeated Awesome Banner Gearing Up for G3 Swale Jan. 30
El Botas, Prince Vincenzo Represent Sharp in Sunshine Millions
Special Sunshine Millions First Race Post Saturday 12:05 p.m.


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Trainer Stanley Gold will resist the temptation to run undefeated Awesome Banner in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 30, opting to send the Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred colt around one-turn in the $150,000 Swale (G3) the same day.





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Thursday, January 14 2016


Gulfstream Park News & Notes: Thu 1/14


Mohaymen Posts Penultimate Breeze for Jan. 30 Holy Bull (G2)
Plesa to Wheel Back Mr. Jordan in Saturday’s Sunshine Millions Classic

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
- Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen continued to work forwardly for his 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park with a five-furlong breeze Thursday morning.

Under exercise rider Miguel Jaime, the multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit covered the distance in 1:01 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, galloping out six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.





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Wednesday, January 13 2016


Saraguaro Looks to Continue Comeback in $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Thoroughbred Acquisition Group and Saffie Joseph’s Saraguaro is slated to seek his third straight stakes victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, looking to continue his impressive comeback from a frightening mishap 13 months ago.





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Off banner year, Brown aims even higher


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Chad Brown closed out 2015 as another year to remember. Coming off a career year in which he earned his first Eclipse Award finalist nomination for Outstanding Trainer, Brown followed up with an even better year, surpassing $20.26 million in earnings with 203 victories from 768 starters, finishing in the money 56.9 percent of the time.





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Sunday, January 10 2016


Gulfstream Today 1.10.16


Grade 1 Winner Mongolian Saturday Schools in Gulfstream Paddock Sunday
Sunshine Millions Week Opens Wednesday with Rainbow 6 Carryover of $38,542

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Mongolian Saturday, upset winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at odds of 15-1, schooled in the paddock during the fourth race Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

Sporting his recent equipment change, a royal blue hood with earmuffs, the 6-year-old Any Given Saturday gelding was saddled and stood in the stall before being given a turn in the walking ring under the watchful eye of Gulfstream-based trainer Enebish Ganbat.





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Saturday, January 09 2016


$150,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) Quotes


Todd Pletcher (Trainer, Mshawish): “I have a lot of respect for Valid. I know him from running against Liam’s Map and Madefromlucky this year, he’s a tough horse to get by. I was a little concerned when he made the lead. You know when you go to fight with him he’s going to fight back. I think Javier (Castellano) knew that as well. That’s why he stayed out a little and not try to engage him, but still he dug in.





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$200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Quotes


Trainer Brian Lynch (Heart to Heart): “He’s tough when he makes the lead and gets to dictate the terms. I’ve always felt he’s a superior turn runner and he showed it again today going into that bottom turn there. They were all sort of scratching the leather to get to him and his little ears pricked and he opened up. He always has an opportunity to steal a few lengths as they straighten for home and I think that’s’ where he gets it.”





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Friday, January 08 2016


Mohaymen Sizzles in Half-Mile Breeze Friday for Holy Bull (G2)


Undefeated Colt Finalist for Eclipse Award as Champion 2-Year-Old Male

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Shadwell Stable’s undefeated Mohaymen, regarded as the leading 3-year-old on the East Coast, continued preparations for his 2016 debut in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park with a sharp half-mile work Friday morning.

With exercise rider Miguel Jaime aboard, Mohaymen went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said.





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