Thursday, September 24 2015
Wedding Toast returns in G1 Beldame
ELMONT, N.Y. - Godolphin Racing's Wedding Toast, a dominating winner of the Grade 2 Ruffian and the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps this spring, will find herself back amid comfortable surroundings this Saturday at Belmont Park, taking on five rivals for her racing return in the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame.
Gulfstream Park West To Introduce Super Hi 5’s On Every Race
If No Winners, Pot Carries Over to Next Race; No Consolation Payoffs
Introduction of $5 Quinella and Early Pick 5
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park West announced today it will offer three new wagers including an innovative Super Hi 5 that will build from race-to-race if there are no winners, beginning Opening Day, Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Wednesday, September 23 2015
XPRESSBET UNVEILS THE NEW ‘XPRESSBET MOBILE’
New Xpressbet Mobile Provides Faster, Easier Wagering and Streamlined Navigation
September 23, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce that it has redesigned its mobile wagering site. The new Xpressbet Mobile has been streamlined to make it easier and more convenient for customers to play the races using their iPhone, Android or other mobile device.
Sunday, September 20 2015
AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES,
TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER WALKS MANDELLA SHEDROW
FOLLOWING BULLET SIX FURLONG MOVE ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah graced Santa Anita’s main track at 8 a.m. Saturday and with regular exercise rider George Alvarez up, he backtracked to the half mile pole prior to again galloping a strong mile and a half.
Idle since running a valiant second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, American Pharoah has yet to breeze since the race as he’s pointed by Bob Baffert to his career finale—the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.
Noble Damsel (G3) Quotes
Jimmy Toner, winning trainer of Recepta (No. 5): "I think the key to her development this year is more maturity than anything. She was kind of washy and sort of flighty last year and couldn't take too much. We gave her the winter off and brought her back in the spring, and she's taken every step that we've wanted her to take. I was a little disappointed with her race in Monmouth, but what are you going to do? Since that time, she's responded to everything we've done. We'll probably come back in the Athenia [Grade 3, October 17, Belmont Park]. We mapped out a plan for her early on: the De La Rose, which was restricted - worked out perfect. Wanted to get a graded stake - worked out perfect. She'll have two more starts this year, and if she comes back next year bigger and stronger I think she can develop into something special."
Saturday, September 19 2015
Wiggle It Jiggleit leads field of 15 into 70th Little Brown Jug
Delaware, OH --- Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing’s weekly Top 10 poll, leads a field of 15 horses entered in Thursday’s (Sept. 24) 70th Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. The event, presented by Fazoli’s, carries a record total purse of $677,000.
TRAVERS WINNER KEEN ICE, TALE OF VERVE, THE PIZZA MAN BREEZE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015) – Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice returned to the Churchill Downs work tab Saturday morning breezing for the first time since upsetting Zayat Stable LLC’s Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers (GI) at Saratoga. The homebred son of Curlin worked a half-mile in :51.20 for trainer Dale Romans.
“It looked like he felt real good,” Romans said. “He just kind of stretched his legs a little bit. We have a lot of time between now and the Breeders’ Cup (Classic).”
Friday, September 18 2015
Singanothersong Out for Stakes Repeat in Treasure Coast
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –After earning a win via disqualification in the Bonita Stakes last month, Herman Van Den Broeck’s Singanothersong will look to legitimize his turf sprint score in Saturday’s $75,000 Treasure Coast Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
“He’s doing good,” trainer Ron Pellegrini said. “He came out of the race fine. We feel he’s ready to run tomorrow.”
Saturday, September 12 2015
Sentiero Italia victor in Sands Point; gives Rosario 5th winner
ELMONT, N.Y. - Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia was not to be deterred as rain began to fall at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon as she put away the competition with the greatest of ease, romping to a 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point.
East Hall, Gaffalione Celebrate with Victory in $75,000 Sensitive Prince
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Jockey Tyler Gaffalione celebrated his 21st birthday in style Saturday at Gulfstream Park, guiding graded-stakes winner East Hall to a dominating 1 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Sensitive Prince Stakes.
Aboard the 2014 Indiana Derby (G2) and Ohio Derby winner for the first time, the summer meet's leading jockey was more than a little impressed with the manner in which East Hall defeated five rivals in the 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds and up over a sloppy main track.
Tuesday, September 08 2015
RACING RETURNS TO CHURCHILL DOWNS ON FRIDAY FOR 11-DATE SEPTEMBER MEET
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015) – Racing returns to Churchill Downs on Friday, Sept. 11 with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its third September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 27.
Inaugurated by Churchill Downs in 2013, the three-week September Meet provides Kentucky horsemen with an opportunity to compete for ample prize money mainly on dirt in advance of the popular Keeneland and Churchill Downs fall meets. Some events on this year’s eight-race, $1.025 million stakes schedule could serve as steppingstones to the Oct. 30-31 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in Lexington, including the $175,000 Lukas Classic on Sept. 26 which was recently renamed to honor 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
NYRA concludes record-setting 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) yesterday concluded its 147th season at Saratoga Race Course highlighted by record handle of $648,272,805 that reflects a 13.5 percent increase in corresponding all-source wagering activity over last year.
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