Friday, February 21 2014
Gulfstream Notes 2.20
General A Rod Ready for 2-Turn Test in Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth
Pletcher Sends We Miss Artie to Main Track in Fountain of Youth
Kaplan Seeks Return to Triple Crown
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – General a Rod made a most favorable impression on Jan. 1 when the Mike Maker-trained 3-year-old captured the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby with a performance that has only become more noteworthy in pursuing weeks.
FAIR GROUNDS ANNOUNCES PURSE ADJUSTMENT
NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, February 20, 2014) – Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots announced a 10% reduction to overnight purses for the remainder of its 2013-2014 meet.
After carefully monitoring handle generated through the first 57 days of this race meet and purse supplements from slots and video poker operations, it has become necessary to make this adjustment.
GAUDET HAS TWO CHANCES AT WINNING JOHN B. CAMPBELL HANDICAP
LAUREL, MD. 02-20-14---Trainer Linda Gaudet has a 40 percent chance of winning the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap, the co-feature Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8 mile test for older runners is race six on the card headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2).
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Tuesday, February 18 2014
Gulfstream Today 2.17
Rainbow 6 Carryover Soars over $1 million for Thursday’s card
Multiple tickets for popular 20-cent wager cash for $88,271.34
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot survived another racing day Monday at Gulfstream Park, generating a carryover of $1,042,557.91 for Thursday’s card. However, two ticket holders of the 1-1-2-12-6-2 combination for the six-race sequence still enjoyed a lucrative afternoon, each cashing for $88,271.34.
Mail looks to send message in Stymie
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Having closed out 2013 with his first stakes victory, Mail seeks to stamp himself a serious racehorse for his 4-year-old campaign on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when he heads a field of seven for the $100,000 Stymie at 1 1/8 miles.
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Stakes Advance: Vicar’s In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field
NEW ORLEANS (February 17, 2014) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, dominant 6 ¾- length hero of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 18, may be a slight choice in the wagering when he faces an overflow field of 13 challengers with two also-eligibles in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, the Crescent City oval’s showcase event on Louisiana Derby Preview Day.
Monday, February 17 2014
Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover To Hit $1 Million On Monday Holiday Program
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $966,896.75 when racing resumes Monday at 12:40 p.m. for a special holiday program.
The entire pool of the Rainbow 6 is paid off when there is only one ticket with all six
winners. Those with six winners Sunday were paid $15,253.90.
The Rainbow 6 has had carryovers of more than $5 million and has been hit for as much as $3.5 million.
$200,000 Sabin (G2) Quotes
Trainer Marty Wolfson (Devil's Cave): “I think the jockey made a huge mistake last time. He told me he did. She has high speed and to make a horse like her go 1:14-and-2 (for six furlongs) really discourages her. She still came back again, that’s why I knew she was a better horse than Sweet N Discreet.
SAN VICENTE STAKES QUOTES
JOEL ROSARIO, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “Last time he clipped heels and that was a tough race over at Hollywood. He handled the seven furlongs well today.
“I’ll talk to my agent, he makes all the calls, all the decisions (on whom I ride) but I like him; today was very impressive and he looked good today.”
Saturday, February 15 2014
Minger rallies for WHHC qualifier win
Columbus, OH --- Matt Minger from New Lenox, Ill. won Thursday’s USTA qualifier for the 2014 $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship at the Meadowlands in April, by selecting 19-1 longshot Coopers Beach, who paid $16.80 to place, and raised his total earnings to $134.50 on the 12-races contest from Dover Downs.
Friday, February 14 2014
Oaklawn Barn Notes: Key Southwest Works
Autrey, Calhoun Head South for Key Southwest Workouts
Trainers Bret Calhoun and Cody Autrey decided to out fox Mother Nature and sent their Southwest Stakes (G3) prospects to Evangeline Training Center in Carencro, LA for their final workouts Wednesday in preparations for Monday’s race, a key stop along the Arkansas Derby (G1) trail. Carenco is about six hours south of Oaklawn, which was forced to cancel four days of training and racing because of winter weather.
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PLETCHER PLANS FOR LOUISIANA DERBY PREVIEW DAY
• Risen Star Prospect Hoppertunity Records Monday Move at Santa Anita
• Rachel Alexandra Stakes Coming Up Strong as Fair Grounds Oaks Preview
NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, February 13, 2014) –Ubiquitous Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, whose New Orleans invaders have won three of the last six renewals of the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, will be sending Starlight Racing’s Intense Holiday to this year’s 41st running of the Risen Star, centerpiece event of four graded stakes on the New Orleans oval’s upcoming Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22.