Monday, June 30 2014
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES QUOTES
VICTOR ESPINOZA, BIG KICK, WINNER: “I wanted to let him run out of there. I didn’t want to rate him too much. I wanted to let him do it and he was doing it comfortably. I wanted to open up two or three lengths and it was so easy so I let him stretch his legs even more. We got to the three-eighths and it was time to open it up as much as I could. I thought that if I could open up from there they were all going to have a hard time catching me. It worked out. I was too far in front to be worried about (Quick Casablanca and Joe Talamo) and he still had plenty left and enough energy to get it done.
Sunday, June 29 2014
Mother Goose (G1) Quotes
Steve Asmussen, winning trainer of Untapable (No. 2): "I'm very pleased with her race today. I loved how quiet she was pre-race and in the paddock. She turned off right after a little trouble at the start and was pretty relaxed. She picked it up when she needed to and appeared to be looking around quite a bit in the stretch, but it was her first time [at Belmont]. All of her previous victories had been where she was training, so I think that this was a pretty good step. I think she's a very special filly."
New York (G2) Quotes
Bill Mott, winning trainer of Riposte (No. 2): "I think the longer distances have probably helped her. She broke a little slow, so she was fourth instead of second or third, but she was still within range of the leaders. She rated very nicely and kicked very well. She punched pretty good off a slow pace."
"We have nothing planned for her right now. It's too close to run her back in the Diana, so she won't do that."
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap & Quotes: FIRECRACKER
SILVER MAX RETURNS WITH SIZZLING FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN FIRECRACKER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 28, 2014) - Favored Silver Max returned from nearly seven months on the sidelines with style as he led from the start to collect the 10th stakes triumph of his career in a 1 ½-length victory under jockey Robby Albarado in Saturday's 25th running of the $224,800 Firecracker (GII) for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the turf at Churchill Downs.
THE GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA QUOTES
TYLER BAZE, MAJESTIC HARBOR, WINNER: “To do this for Sean, it means a whole lot for the guy that stood by my side. He gave me an opportunity to ride this horse first time out. I’ve gotten to know him, learn about him and learn how to ride him and I never lost any bit of faith in him.
Friday, June 27 2014
Churchill Downs Race Night Notes: Friday, June 27
ASMUSSEN BARN LOOKING FOR GRADED STAKES DOUBLE SATURDAY
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, June 27, 2014) - Saturday could to be a huge day for the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, who is seeking a graded stakes double with Vinery Stables LLC’s Regally Ready in the $200,000-added Firecracker (GII) and a pair of 2-year-olds entered in the $100,000-added Bashford Manor (GIII) in William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie and Jerry Durant’s Lucky Player.
GULFSTREAM TODAY - Fri 6/27
Wildcat Red Set for Return in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes
Rainbow 6 Solved for $40,000 Payoff
Saturday's Rainbow 6 Carryover Pool Guaranteed for $50,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Wildcat Red is set to make his first start since running in the Kentucky Derby in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park, where the Florida-bred colt had distinguished himself in his seven previous starts.
Red Velvet looks to take the cake in G3 Victory Ride
ELMONT, N.Y. - Red Velvet will go in search of her third consecutive victory on Sunday at Belmont Park when she contests the Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.
SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES
QUICK CASABLANCA LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF;
MCANALLY & TALAMO TEAM AGAIN WITH CHILEAN-BRED GRASS SPECIALIST
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)—An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf.
Thursday, June 26 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - June 26
Rainbow 6 to Offer $50,000 Guaranteed Jackpot Friday
Notyouraveragejoe Set for 2014 Debut in Saturday’s Quality Road
Naval Command Pointed to Stakes After Impressive Maiden Win
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a guaranteed $50,000 jackpot for Friday’s card at Gulfstream Park.
Untapable heavily favored in G1 Mother Goose
ELMONT, N.Y. - Untapable, the easy winner of the Kentucky Oaks, will make her first start in New York when she competes in the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose on Saturday at Belmont Park.
The 1 1/16-mile Mother Goose was carded as race 4. There will be no show wagering on the Mother Goose. Later on Saturday, the $100,000 Manila will be contested as race 8 and the Grade 2, $200,000 New York will be contested as race 9.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Jockey Irad Ortiz released from hospital
ELMONT, N.Y. - Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. was released from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on Wednesday evening after tests revealed no fractures, according to sources at the hospital.
Ortiz was taken to the hospital after he was involved in a spill in the eighth race on Wednesday at Belmont Park.