Sunday, September 15 2013
John Hettinger (NYB) Quotes
Rick Violette, winning trainer of Effie Trinket (No. 8): "We were very, very patient today. Watching the Garden City yesterday, it almost didn't matter how slow you went up front; they were going to quicken and you weren't going to win."
GULFSTREAM TODAY 9.15.13
Wolfson-Trained Quartet Entered in $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Blessed with a barn chock full of quality fillies and mares, trainer Marty Wolfson dropped four names in the entry box Sunday for Saturday’s $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Garden City (G1) Quotes
Chad Brown, winning trainer of Alterite (FR) (No. 4): "I think she ran terrific. She looks great. She came over to me in real good shape from her previous trainer, and she just settled in beautifully. Each week she's been here, she's adapted more. She's a high-strung horse, and I thought she handled herself in the race very well. She should improve from here.
Noble Damsel (G3) Quotes
Mike McCarthy, assistant to winning trainer Todd Pletcher, of Peace Preserver (No. 5): "She'd had a little bit of rough luck this summer. She obviously has an affinity for this place, and it was nice to see her put it all together. During the beginning of the summer here she had a rough couple of weeks, and we were able to get her squared away up at Saratoga. She spent some time at Monmouth and then shipped to Saratoga. She had an incident in her stall here and got herself banged up."
Saturday, September 14 2013
GULFSTREAM TODAY 9.14.13
Wildcat Red, Mon Arch Lass Graduate in Style at Gulfstream Park
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Wildcat Red pulled off a mild upset in Saturday’s fifth race, a $46,000 maiden special weight event for 2-year-olds, but the son of D’wildcat’s dazzling 8-length debut victory at Gulfstream Park didn’t come as a surprise to jockey Edgard Zayas.
$100,000 The Montbrook Quotes
Owner James Dodge (Black Diamond Cat): “We’re thrilled to death with our horse. We bought him for $6,000 as a yearling and he’s turned into a really quite nice sprinter.
“In the Housebuster, coming down to the wire, he still had a lot in him. We thought he could get a mile under the right conditions and it looks like he did pretty easy.”
Jockey Jilver Chamafi (Black Diamond Cat): "I was sitting and waiting for a hole to open. When I shook him he just went and drew off. No problems."
Did you know they were going slow? "It didn't matter."
Note: Trainer Larry Bates was in Kentucky.
Friday, September 13 2013
Belmont Park Notes
• Awesome Vision to make turf debut in Ashley T. Cole
• Wedding Toast impresses McLaughlin barn; Turnback the Alarm likely target
• NYRA Rewards bettor hits Wednesday Pick 6 after investing $5,400
• Initial Belmont - Penn National Thursday Pick 4 returns $8,348.40 for a 50-cent wager
• Dance to Bristol heads probables for G2 Gallant Bloom Handicap
MSG ANNOUNCES LIVE NYRA FALL SCHEDULE
The New York Racing Series on MSG+
Five Live Racing Specials from Belmont Park Starting Saturday, September 14
New York, NY (September 13, 2013) - MSG Networks, along with The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), announced today that MSG+ will telecast The New York Racing Series, featuring five live thoroughbred racing specials from Belmont Park, starting Saturday, September 14. All racing specials in The New York Racing Series will air from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gulfstream News and Notes
Pletcher-trained Filly Entered in Saturday’s Third Race
Eldaafer Thriving at Gulfstream Park
Jockey Antioco Murgia Seeks American Way
Thursday, September 12 2013
Mentor Cane euthanized following training incident
ELMONT, N.Y. - Mentor Cane, second in the Grade 1 Foxwoods King's Bishop on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course, was euthanized on Thursday following an injury he incurred during a workout this morning.
Grande Shores Happy and Healthy for $100,000 Montbrook Stakes
Stakes-Placed Homebred Battles Back from Colitis
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Grande Shores made it down to $8,000 claiming company last winter, hardly the level of competition trainer Stanley Gold had envisioned for the son of Black Mambo prior to his career debut more than three years ago.
Saturday, September 07 2013
Bowling Green Handicap (G2) Quotes
Cherie DeVaux, assistant to Chad Brown, winning trainer of Hyper (No. 4): "He's always trained well. Chad has had him for so long, and he's always been a nice horse to train. He always tries really hard, he always looks great. With age, he has been getting better. What's so enjoyable about watching him run is that he seems to get better every time. He always finds a way to find a little more, and as he's gotten older he keeps finding ways to step up."