Friday, March 10 2017


TSG Ultimate Betting Challenge


National Champion Arsenault Part of TSG Ultimate Betting Challenge Field

Live Money Tournament Saturday at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita
$1 Million Bonus if Winner Goes on to Win BCBC

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ray Arsenault, a winter resident of Fort Lauderdale who won the National Handicapping Championship (NHC) in Las Vegas in January, will be at Gulfstream Park Saturday to take part in the The Stronach Group Ultimate Betting Challenge.

The live money tournament takes place at TSG-owned Gulfstream and Santa Anita Park and requires players to wager a minimum of $200 per race on a minimum of six races, three from each track.






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SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES


TEAM O’NEILL SET FOR BUSY DAY WITH 11 HORSES ENTERED

The big boys come out to play Saturday.

Among those entered at Santa Anita in five stakes—three of them Grade I’s—are Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown contender Mastery and John Shirreff’s nearly perfect Grade I winning Gormley in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; Phil D’Amato’s versatile speedster Midnight Storm and Jimmy Jerkens’ highly accomplished Shaman Ghost in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap for older horses at a mile and a quarter; Peter Eurton’s stretch-running Kobe’s Back in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes for older horses at seven furlongs, his first start since finishing third in the 2016 Triple Bend last June; and 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who’s making his debut on grass in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile—which is also his first start for trainer Art Sherman.





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Tuesday, March 07 2017


NO DOZING SEEKS TO MAKE AMENDS


DE LA CRUZ RIDES 3 WINNERS

OLDSMAR, FL.
– After watching No Dozing breeze five furlongs at Tampa Bay Downs this morning with his wife Leigh in the irons, trainer Arnaud Delacour pronounced the 3-year-old colt a likely starter for Saturday’s Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby.

“Everything needs to go well between now and then, but we’re happy with where we’re at right now,” Delacour said. “He started a touch slow today because Leigh had to wait a bit on a horse breezing in front of her, but he was moving well and picked it up nicely.”




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Thursday, March 02 2017


Gulfstream News & Notes: Thu 3/2


Practical Joke Ready to Get Serious in $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2)
Made You Look Aims to Bring Turf Form to Dirt in Fountain of Youth
Watershed Set to Make Grass Debut in $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Winter vacation for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Practical Joke formally ends Saturday when the multiple Grade 1 winner makes his highly anticipated return to the races in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park.





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Guaranteed All-Stakes Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5


Guaranteed All-Stakes Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 at Gulfstream on Fountain of Youth Day

$600,000 Late Pick 4, $400,000 Rainbow 6, $300,000 Late Pick 5
$1.5 Million in Purses, Eight Graded Stakes
Irish War Cry, Practical Joke, Gunnevera, Three Rules Set to Meet

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saturday's Fountain of Youth (G2) program at Gulfstream Park - featuring nine stakes totaling $1.5 million and some of the top 3-year-olds in the country competing in the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) - will offer bettors guaranteed pools in the Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 and 20-cent Rainbow 6.





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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Thursday, March 2, 2017


O'Neill 'very excited' about G3 Gotham contender So Conflated
• Lynch sticking with routine for Gotham fave El Areeb
• True Timber "doing great" heading into Gotham
• Action Everyday steps up for Gotham
• Sunday's card expands to 10 races; popular Late Pick 5 offered

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Reddam Racing's California Derby winner So Conflated has settled nicely into his temporary digs at Aqueduct Racetrack following his Tuesday arrival for the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham on Saturday, said trainer Doug O'Neill.





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Friday, February 24 2017


Gulfstream Today 2.23.17


Rainbow 6 Solved for $324,179 Payoff Thursday

Jockey Jose Ortiz Reels Off Four Straight Victories

Gunnevera Paddock Schools Thursday for G2 Fountain of Youth

Grade 1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Schools for Saturday’s G3 GP Sprint

Saturday to Feature Guarantees in Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – For the first time in eight racing days, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved with one lucky ticket for a jackpot payoff of $324,179.78 Thursday.

Three horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into the 11th race finale, won by Nick the Cardshark ($57.40), a 25-1 long shot making his first career start in the six-furlong claiming sprint for 3-year-old maidens. The winning sequence was 4-7-10-9-7-12.





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Track-Record Holder Uncle B Makes Turf Debut in $75,000 Texas Glitter


Turf Fillies Paint the Town in $75,000 Melody of Colors

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – With Uncle B’s solid record on synthetic surfaces, the colt’s trainer, Nicholas Gonzalez, has been looking for the right spot to try him on the grass. The opportunity has now presented itself, courtesy of the $75,000 Texas Glitter at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

Lucio Tucci and Martha K. Gonzalez’ Uncle B is among nine 3-year-olds entered in the five-furlong Texas Glitter.





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Wednesday, February 22 2017


Gulfstream Today 2.22.17


Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $192,000 for Thursday’s Program

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the seventh consecutive racing day Wednesday, producing a carryover jackpot of $192,878.26 for Thursday’s 11-race program

Multiple tickets will all six winners Wednesday were each worth $2,975.58.





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G1 Winner Practical Joke Tops 40 Nominees for G2 Fountain of Youth


Multiple Stakes Winners Irish War Cry, Gunnevera, Three Rules Also Nominated
$400,000 Stakes Serves as Final Prep for $1 Million Florida Derby (G2) April 1
March 4 Card Features Nine Stakes, Eight Graded, Worth $1.5 Million in Purses

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Multiple Grade 1 winner Practical Joke, unraced since finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) Nov. 5, and multiple stakes winners Irish War Cry, Gunnevera and Three Rules are among 40 nominees to the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) to be run Saturday, March 4 at Gulfstream Park.

The 71st running of the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth for 3-year-olds serves as the final prep for Gulfstream’s signature race, the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at 1 1/8 miles April 1. It is one of nine stakes, eight graded, worth $1.5 million in purses on the March 4 program.





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G1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Headlines G3 Gulfstream Sprint


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Mind Your Biscuits launched his 3-year-old season with a victory over New York-bred competition at Aqueduct and ended the 2016 campaign with a triumph over Grade 1 rivals in the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita.

The newly turned 4-year-old son of Posse is scheduled to kick off his 2017 season in Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3).





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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Sunday, February 19


Girvin, Cool Arrow Give Sharp a One-Two Punch in Risen Star
• Souper Tapit Superb on Debut for Casse
• Daria’s Angel Impressive in Graduation
• Green Mask After Another Stakes Win in Colonel Power
• Farrell and Valadorna Top Work Tab; Risen Star Runners Drill


GIRVIN, COOL ARROW GIVE SHARP A ONE-TWO PUNCH IN RISEN STAR

The Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes features a pair of Joe Sharp trainees — Girvin and Cool Arrow — who bear watching and respecting for different reasons. Cool Arrow, by white-hot sire Into Mischief, is a proven commodity. In six career starts, he has won three races and annexed two stakes events. Last out, in the $300,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park, he easily wired a field of 12 by 3½ lengths. Ridden by Luis Saez that day, he gets the services of his cousin Gabriel for the first time on Saturday.





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