Tuesday, April 28 2015


Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update


MUBTAAHIJ GETS FIRST RUN OVER CHURCHILL DOWNS OVAL;
LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS DRAWS FIELD OF 15

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) – UAE (GII) winner Mubtaahij (IRE) got his first sample of the racing surface at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, a day after arriving from Arlington. Mubtaahij jogged once around and then cantered another lap under Lisa Moncrieff.

With the Tuesday afternoon arrivals of Upstart and Frosted from South Florida and Frammento from Keeneland, all expected participants in Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and those hoping to get in the race were on the grounds of the historic track.





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Monday, April 27 2015


Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update


EL KABEIR, CARPE DIEM, INTERNATIONAL STAR ARRIVE FOR DERBY 141;
LUMINANCE, MAYBELLENE LIKELY OUT OF OAKS CONSIDERATION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, April 27, 2015) – Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir and WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem arrived at Churchill Downs early this morning for Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). Arriving shortly after 10 o’clock from the nearby Trackside training center was Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, who took up residence in Barn 27.





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Sunday, April 26 2015


Record Single-Day Rainbow 6 Handle Generates Multiple $14,592 Payoffs


$5.6 Million Bet into $1.4 Million Carryover
Sunday Super Hi 5 Carryover $20,365.16

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's mandatory payout of its 20-cent Rainbow 6 resulted in a total pool of $7.125 million Saturday, producing multiple-winning tickets each returning $14,504.92.





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Saturday, April 25 2015


Upstart, Frosted Conduct Final Pre-Derby Breezes at Palm Meadows


Triple Crown Contenders Each Breeze 5-furlongs in South Florida

Upstart Records Bullet in 59.95 seconds; Frosted Clocks in at 1:01.10


BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Triple Crown contenders Upstart and Frosted took the track just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday at Gulfstream’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows to record their final pre-Kentucky Derby (G1) breezes.





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Friday, April 24 2015


Millions at Stake Saturday for Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout


Pool Expected to be More Than $5 Million

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The countdown to Saturday’s mandatory payout of the lucrative 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool ended Friday at Gulfstream Park on a positive note for bettors hoping for a chance to cash in on a life-changing jackpot.





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Mandatory Rainbow 6 Carryover Payout


Anticipation Builds for Saturday’s Mandatory Rainbow 6 Carryover Payout

Carryover Jackpot Pool Stood at $1,357,478 for Friday’s Program
Pool Expected to Reach $5 Million-Plus if Wager goes Unsolved Friday
Grade 3 Miami Mile, Powder Break Stakes Included in Six-Race Sequence

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Anticipation and the carryover have been building all week as Saturday’s mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover has drawn closer and closer at Gulfstream Park.





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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks 141 Update


TRAINERS HAVE EYE ON WEATHER IN ADVANCE OF FINAL DERBY, OAKS BREEZES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 23, 2015) – Other than trying to forecast the winner of Kentucky Derby 141, probably the most tricky thing in Louisville this time of year is trying to forecast the weather.

It is the latter item that has participants deeply involved in former what’s going to happen the next 48 hours here with many Derby and some Kentucky Oaks work on the radar.





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Paulassilverlining headlines trio of stakes on Closing Day at the Big A


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining headlines the final open company stakes race of Aqueduct Racetrack's Spring meet, Sunday's $100,000 Belle Harbor for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs.


Closing Day at Aqueduct will also include two New York Stallion Series races, the Park Avenue for fillies and the Times Square, both worth $100,000 at 6 ½ furlongs. Racing will resume on Wednesday at Belmont Park, with the $100,000 Elusive Quality for older turf runners leading a plethora of stakes races scheduled for opening week.





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Belmont Park opens Wednesday, April 29


$10 million Belmont Stakes Racing Festival set for June 4-6

ELMONT, N.Y. - Highlighted by the inaugural Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, encompassing three days of world-class stakes racing including the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park opens on Wednesday, April 29 for its 59-day spring/summer meet with exciting thoroughbred action and a wide-ranging array of special events designed to enhance the guest experience.






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Wednesday, April 22 2015


Miami Mile (G3) Highlights 3-Stake Saturday Card at Gulfstream


Clement to Saddle Middleburg in Miami Mile, Discreet Marq in Powder Break
Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Could Climb as High as $5 Million

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream’s spring stakes schedule kicks off Saturday with a three-stake slate headlined by the $100,000 Miami Mile (G3), set to be run at Gulfstream for the first time in its 28-year history.

The 11-race card also includes the $75,000 Powder Break Stakes as well as the $60,000 Tarpon, an overnight handicap for 3-year-olds. The three events will be held in conjunction with Saturday’s Rainbow 6 mandatory payout, which, if the popular multi-race wager is not hit before then, could offer a jackpot upwards of $5 million.





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Tuesday, April 21 2015


WAR STORY, MR. Z SCHEDULED FOR KENTUCKY DERBY BREEZES WEDNESDAY


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) – Two hopefuls for the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), War Story and Mr. Z, are scheduled to work Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis and Christopher Dunn’s War Story is scheduled to work five furlongs at 5:45 a.m. with Dylan Davis aboard, according to trainer Tom Amoss. Third in the Louisiana Derby (GII) in his most recent start, War Story galloped 1 ½ miles before the morning renovation break under Marvin Orantes on Tuesday morning.





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Saturday, April 18 2015


Quotes from the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)


Sandy Adkins (assistant to Gerry Aschinger, winning trainer of Dramedy)

On the decision to run Dramedy at 1½ miles for the first time
“Every time he’s run, he’s closed at the end and been hard to pull up after going a mile, a mile and a sixteenth. So a mile and a half was perfect. When they said the mile went in 1:40, I said, ‘Oh my gosh. We’ve got this.’ Because I knew (jockey Joe Bravo would) have a ton of horse, and he did.”

On Dramedy having found a niche at 1½-mile races
“Absolutely. I wish they wrote them more often.”





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