Sunday, December 08 2013
Gulfstream Today: 12.8
Castellano closing in on North American earnings record
McGaughey firster wins debut for Phipps Stable
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two-time defending Gulfstream Park riding champion Javier Castellano won three races on Sunday’s card and inched closer to breaking Ramon Dominguez’s all-time North American single-season earnings record.
Gulfstream News & Notes December 8
Sunshine Millions Next for Ribo Bobo
Zito Turns the Page with Nevada Kid
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Jason Servis may have a pair of contenders for owner Mr. Amore Stable in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint, which will be run at Gulfstream Park in six weeks on January 18.
$100,000 Sunshine State Quotes
Trainer Robert Dibona (Star Harbour): “It’s very exciting to claim a horse and to be able to run at this kind of level. You can pay a million dollars and not get a horse like this. He’s happy; he likes it here; he’s fast; they’re going to have to deal with him.
Hollywood Turf Express Quotes
JOE TALAMO, BOAT TRIP, Winner: "It set up real well for him. My horse is real classy and did everything right. We kind of saved ground around the turn and when I took them on, he knew what to do. He got over the course great and has a real nice turn of foot."
FIELD TAKING SHAPE FOR GRADE I CASHCALL FUTURITY
A stellar field of as many as 12 2-year-olds have their sights set on the Grade I, $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, which will be run for the 33rd time Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track.
Gulfstream Today 12.7
Miss Besilu Breaks Maiden
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - After watching Miss Besilu, a $2.9 million weanling purchase, break her maiden in Saturday's first race for owner Besilu Stables, owner Ken Ramsey shouted from the top of the scale house to winning assistant trainer Kenny McCarthy, "Kenny, I got outbid for that one."
Nevada Kid Gives Zito Another Crowning Achievement in $200,000 Jewel
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Nick Zito notched another crowning achievement at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Zito, who built his Hall of Fame career on success in the Triple Crown, ruled the day in yesterday’s $1 million Claiming Crown by saddling Nevada Kid for a victory in the $200,000 Jewel, the last and richest of eight races run in honor of Thoroughbred racing’s most enduring competitors, the claiming horse.
Major Marvel Glimmers in $125,000 Emerald
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Major Marvel missed by a head in the 2012 Emerald at Gulfstream, but made amends this time with a perfect trip as the 8-5 chalk. The Ramseys won the Tiara with Deanallenskitten earlier on the Claiming Crown card.
Garland of Roses Quotes
Leonard Dunne, assistant to Eddie Kenneally, winning trainer of Ullapool (No. 4): "She doesn't want company - she likes do it by herself and likes to be up there. When she hears horses behind her, her heart gets big. Like Irad [Ortiz] said, when he turned for home and the other [riders] were hitting them and slapping it woke her up and she went on about her business."
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Bayakoa Stakes GII Quotes
JOEL ROSARIO, BROKEN SWORD, Winner: "I thought I was going to be in front--I knew she had speed. I tried to take the lead because I know she likes to run like that. I knew it was a tough race, but hopefully we had something left turning for home. She really did it easy. She was pinning her ears back and forth. I was very comfortable turning for home and I thought we had a pretty good chance to win."
Hollywood Starlet GI Quotes
MARTIN GARCIA, STREAMING, Winner: "My filly was really sharp and I just let her break and was able to get a good position. I held my position outside and when I asked her to go she gave me more. She was very impressive."
Saturday, December 07 2013
Jackson Bend Seeks to Make Amends in Sunday’s Sunshine State
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two starts after nearly winning a Grade1 stakes at Saratoga, Jackson Bend ran in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park on Nov. 9, carrying the high expectations of the bettors and trainer Stanley Gold.