Friday, December 04 2015

Championship Meet to Introduce ‘New-Twist’ Rolling $1 Super Hi-5

Early 50-cent Pick 5 Added to Innovative Wagering Menu

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will usher the 2015-2016 Championship Meet Saturday with a pair of new options on its ever-evolving wagering menu.

The Rolling $1 Super Hi-5 will have a new twist that has the potential to generate jackpot-size payoffs. The innovative wager with a $1 base will be offered in every race, challenging the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order. The new twist requires the bettor to hold the only winning ticket in order to cash. If no one holds a unique ticket or if there are multiple tickets with the first five finishers, the entire pool will be carried over to the next race.

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Arcadia, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2015)
-- Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita since 1983, has announced his retirement from The Great Race Place and will not return for the 2015-16 race meet which begins on December 26.

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Thursday, December 03 2015

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Notes

Twocubanbrothersu a Blast from the Past for Rigattieri
Rich Daddy Proves to be Wise Investment; Miss Darla Hoping Glass Slipper Fits
Indycott Seeks Repeat, Classic Salsa Eyes Redemption in Claiming Crown
Walder Hopes Claiming Crown is Beginning of Busy Meet at Gulfstream

- When Twocubanbrothersu won back-to-back allowances at Suffolk Downs in 2014, the pair of impressive performances didn’t go unnoticed by trainer John Rigattieri.

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Room for Me looks to rebound in Garland of Roses

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Following a spirited summer and early fall campaign which included a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course and a fourth-place finish in the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park, David Jacobson's Room for Me will look to return to the winner's circle on Saturday facing a field of six in the $100,000 Garland of Roses for fillies & mares 3-years-old or older at six furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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Monday, November 30 2015

Total & Average Handle Up At Gulfstream Park West

Increases Despite Four Fewer Days
144 percent Increase from 2012 Calder-at-Tropical Meet
Rolling Super Hi 5's Add $2.6 Million in Handle

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Boosted by competitive fields and an increase in horsemen shipping to South Florida early, Gulfstream Park West registered a 19-percent increase in average handle during its 40-day Gulfstream Park West Fall Turf Festival meet and an eight-percent increase in total handle.

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Thunder Rumble (NYSS) Quotes

Mike Hushion, winning trainer of Loki's Vengeance (No. 2): "He's consistent in the mornings. He keeps himself looking like a million dollars. Everybody always says, 'boy, you've got him looking good today,' but he always looks good. A lot of good horses stay like that, tough horses."

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Cigar Mile (G1) Quotes

Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Tonalist (No. 5) and runner-up Red Vine (No. 3): "I'm always a little bit worried when I run him. The race was run in a funny way; they went so slow early on, which I didn't think was great for us. But that's what good horses do - they win and they overcome things. Great ride by Johnny [Velazquez]. I'm a very lucky man. They both ran very well. Joel [Rosario] came back and said he was very unlucky [on Red Vine]. The fun thing for me, as a trainer, was having the two best horses in the race. I'll have to talk with Mr. [Robert Evans about next year], but no matter what, they're both going to have a break."

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Comely (G3) Quotes

Dallas Stewart, winning trainer of Forever Unbridled (No. 9) (By telephone): "She has been a solid horse all year; ran second and third to I'm a Chatterbox a few times. We gave her a break after the [Kentucky] Oaks and she'd been training great. She came up there ready to run. There are a lot of Grade 1's next year and at Saratoga and I think she's capable if we handle it right."

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Remsen (G2) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Mohaymen (No. 3): "He's a very nice horse. Junior rode him great, he did everything right and it's a big win for the team. He did trickle [blood] a tiny bit last time, so we actually wait right up until they require Lasix to use it and today it worked out great. We also schooled him a lot at the gate after the way he acted last time. It was so unlike him, he had never shown anything like that at the gate when he reared up in there, so we did school him a bit coming up to this race and it worked out well. I was a little anxious when they were turning for home but it's great to win for Shadwell and I trained [Mohaymen's dam] Justwhistledixie, so it's special to have this horse be this good."

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Demoiselle (G2) Quotes

Chad Brown, winning trainer of Lewis Bay (No. 2): "Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] rode her really well. I was concerned on the backside, when they were stacked up outside her, that she would never get out. Irad explained to me afterward he just eased his way back and around everyone. He was forced to go wider than he wanted to, but she really finished good. The last sixteenth of a mile, she lost her competition [by] being in front and out in the center of the track. He said she really lost focus, but was just being green. He said she's better with a target, but she passed the two-turn test, at least."

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Friday, November 27 2015

Gulfstream Park West’s Rainbow 6 Hit for $105,293

Mandatory Payouts for Saturday’s Closing Day Program

– One lucky bettor collected Gulfstream Park West’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot of $105,293.70 when Colorado Daydream captured Friday’s 11th race finale.

Sent off at 9-1 and ridden by Rafael Hernandez for his third winner of the day, Colorado Daydream was one of six horses in the 12-horse field eligible to take down the jackpot, which was last hit for $75,095.52 on Nov. 8.

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JIMMY JERKENS, trainer of EFFINEX (winner): “He ran so well last time and it looked like he never missed a beat with his training and everything else afterwards so that’s why we decided to come. We broke a step slow and then they kind of converged on him and they went like a bat out of hell so he just sat there and went in behind them.

“He’s just a good quality horse. He’s really come around since that weird effort at Saratoga where he went crazy from behind the gate. I still don’t know what that was about, but he’s been all business since then. He ran a hard race in the Breeders’ Cup, but he shipped all the way back on the van and acted like a fresh horse so we decided to come back. We didn’t really make a final decision until the week before. We were sure we could get Mike [Smith] to do it and we were sure that he wanted to come. We didn’t know what he had elsewhere but he definitely wanted to come so that helped us a little bit.

“Maybe we’ll send him to Florida, I don’t know yet. He’s such a tough horse, as long as there’s someone around taking good care of him that’s all he cares about.”

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