Thursday, May 28 2015


Barn Notes: American Pharoah Jogs; Conquest Curlinate Bypasses Belmont


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 28, 2015) - Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack Thursday morning for a once-around clockwise jog around the one-mile oval. The 3-year-old, preparing for a sweep of the Triple Crown in the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) on June 6, walked around Barn 33 on Wednesday after breezing a half-mile in :48 the day before.





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Belmont Park Notes 5/28


The Truth or Else joins Belmont Stakes mix; nine appear likely to challenge American Pharoah in his bid for the Triple Crown on June 6

ELMONT, N.Y.-- Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said Thursday morning that he will more than likely point The Truth or Else towards the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6.





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TRIPLE CROWN HOPEFULS LEAD NOMINEES TO LOS ALAMITOS DERBY


TRIPLE CROWN HOPEFUL AMERICAN PHAROAH, DORTMUND AND FIRING LINE, LEAD STAR-STUDDED CAST OF NOMINEES TO LOS ALAMITOS DERBY

Kentuckian and Texas Red also among 42 horses nominated to Grade II event to be held at Los Alamitos Race Course on Saturday, July 4

LOS ALAMITOS, Cypress, Calif. --- Headed by the Bob Baffert-trained pair of American Pharoah and Dortmund; along with such outstanding sophomores as Firing Line, Kentuckian and Texas Red, a total of 42 horses have been nominated to the Grade II, $350,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby.





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Wednesday, May 27 2015


Belmont Park Notes: Wednesday, May 27


• Keen Ice makes final preparations for G1 Belmont Stakes
• Ortiz gets familiar with Belmont Stakes mount Mubtaahij
• Fields taking shape for first two days of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

ELMONT, N.Y. - Donegal Racing's Keen Ice turned in his final major work at his Churchill Downs base this morning for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes and a showdown with Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah.





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KEEN ICE BREEZES FOR BELMONT SHOWDOWN WITH AMERICAN PHAROAH


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 27, 2015) – Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice, who finished a troubled seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), breezed six furlongs in 1:13.60 over a fast track Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a showdown with Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) on Saturday, June 6.





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Tuesday, May 26 2015


Belmont Park Notes 5/26


• Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah breezes at Churchill Downs; War Story out of Belmont
• Untapable, Shook Up breeze Monday for Belmont Stakes Day assignments for Asmussen

ELMONT, N.Y. - Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is likely to face nine contenders in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6: Carpe Diem, Conquest Curlinate, Frammento, Frosted, Keen Ice, Madefromlucky, Materiality, Mubtaahij and Tale of Verve.






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AMERICAN PHAROAH BREEZES HALF-MILE IN :48 FOR BELMONT STAKES


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, May 26, 2015) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah took his preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) to the next level breezing a half-mile in :48 over a fast track Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. Martin Garcia was in the irons for the 8:30 a.m. exercise as American Pharoah galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.40 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:13.20 after early 1/8-mile splits of 12.20, 24 and :35.80.





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Sunday, May 24 2015


Belmont Park Notes 5/24


• Stewart has high hopes for Belmont contender Tale of Verve
• Mubtaahij breezes for Belmont Stakes bid
• Honor Code star of McGaughey's Belmont Stakes Racing Festival workers
• Brown loaded with G1 winners for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Dallas Stewart could not have been more pleased with the appearance of Belmont Stakes contender Tale of Verve Sunday morning as he watched the Preakness runner-up grazing outside the barn following a 1 ½-mile gallop around Belmont Park's main oval.





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Friday, May 22 2015


Belmont Park Notes 5/22


• Pletcher cohorts work toward Belmont Stakes Racing Festival assignments
• Frosted tunes up for Belmont with G1 Met Mile hopeful Tamarkuz
• Last year's Belmont Stakes winner, Tonalist, works for Met Mile

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a veritable "Who's Who" of contenders for their penultimate workouts this morning at Belmont Park for the upcoming Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on June 4-6.





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Mandatory Payout of Rainbow 6 Produces $36,652.54 Payoff


Multiple Ticketholders Cash in on Multi-Race Wager

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool produced multiple winners of $36,652.54 Friday at Gulfstream Park.

The popular multi-wager had gone unsolved for 16 straight racing days, leading up to Friday’s mandatory payout. Lured by a guaranteed $350,000 carryover, bettors poured $903,874 into the Rainbow 6 pool before the start of the six-race sequence that spanned Races 4-9.





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Barn Notes: American Pharoah Gallops at Churchill Downs


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 22, 2015) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winner American Pharoah had his first gallop since his seven-length romp in last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (GI) in preparation for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) on June 6. The homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile galloped 1 3/16 miles over the Churchill Downs main track Friday at 8:30 a.m. following the renovation break with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez up.





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Thursday, May 21 2015


Belmont Park Notes 5/21


• Frosted confirmed for G1 Belmont Stakes on June 6
• Wicked Strong, Effinex eye Belmont Stakes Day assignments
• Cruz scores first win as a journeyman

ELMONT, N.Y. - Godolphin Racing's Frosted is now slated to challenge Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, announced Thursday morning.





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