Friday, November 22 2013


Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Friday, November 22


• Empire Dreams, Skye Saratoga to represent Albertrani & West Point Thoroughbreds in Saturday NYSS races; Toasting targeting G3 Comely on November 30
• Miss Narcissist to face stablemate Champagne Ruby in NYSS Fifth Avenue; Palace set for G3 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thanksgiving
• Quartet of NYSS events highlight Saturday's card
• Caixa Eletronica breezes for G3 Fall Highweight as fields come together for HolidayFest stakes





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes:  11/22


CLARK HOPE WILL TAKE CHARGE WORKS; ‘DUDE’ TOPS CLARK’S ASSIGNED WEIGHTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2013) – Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, a top contender for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) on Friday, Nov. 29, was on the Churchill Downs track the instant it opened at 6 a.m. (all times EST) on Friday for his final work for next week’s race.





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Thursday, November 21 2013


EIGHT CALIFORNIA BREDS TANGLE IN ON TRUST SUNDAY


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 21, 2013)—Cyclometer, an impressive winner opening day of the Autumn meet, will aim for his first stakes victory in the $100,000 On Trust Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.





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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Thursday, November 21


NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, November 21, 2013) – Fresh off his 10th training title at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots last spring, New Orleans-born conditioner Tom Amoss is eagerly anticipating another Thanksgiving Day at his hometown oval.





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SANTA ANITA NAMES DENNIS MOORE TRACK SUPERINTENDENT


HIGHLY RESPECTED TRACKMAN HAS BUILT AND MAINTAINED SURFACES WORLDWIDE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected trackman Dennis Moore will take over duties as Track Superintendent effective immediately. Moore has built and maintained track surfaces the world-over for the past 40 years and is currently in charge of main tracks at both Betfair Hollywood Park and at Los Alamitos Racecourse.





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Tuesday, November 19 2013


$1 Million Claiming Crown Attracts 232 Nominations


Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Trainer Mike Maker Nominate Strong Contingents

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Full, highly competitive fields are expected for the 15th Annual Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 7 after horsemen from throughout the East Coast and Midwest produced 232 nominations for the $1 million eight-race showcase for the country’s top claiming horses.





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Velazquez continues his recovery


Velazquez continues his recovery, thanks all who have expressed concern

LONG ISLAND, NY (November 19, 2013) - Jockey John Velazquez, Chairman of the Jockeys' Guild, continues to recover at his home in Long Island, New York. Velazquez was injured on November 2 at Santa Anita Racetrack when his mount, Secret Compass, broke down during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.





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Sunday, November 17 2013


GULFSTREAM TODAY - 11.17.13


Singanothersong Sizzles in Sunday’s Six-Furlong Feature
Mr. Prospector on Dec. 28 Next for 3-Year-Old Colt

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Herman Van Den Broeck’s Singanothersong stamped himself as a sprinter to watch for the upcoming Champions Meet at Gulfstream Park Sunday while running six furlongs in a sizzling 1:08.61 in the featured seventh race.





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Cat’s Cradle Handicap Quotes


Jockey Quotes

JOE TALAMO, WARREN'S VENEDA, Winner: "I was glad I was able to get to the outside. That was the only concern for (Lewis) and I. It looked like (Sister Kate) was the only speed and I was fortunate enough to get around her. She's such a classy filly and obviously loves this track. I worked her before her last race (7 ¼ length optional claiming victory Oct. 13 at Santa Anita) and she's even better now than she was then. I think the farther the better with her."





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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 17


• Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano breeze for G1 Cigar Mile
• Honor Code works for G2 Remsen; Imagining emerges in fine fettle from G3 Red Smith victory
• Clearly Now preps for possible Cigar Mile start by breezing at Palm Meadows





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Saturday, November 16 2013


GULFSTREAM TODAY 11.16.13


Pletcher Trainee Is ‘Golden’ in Gulfstream Feature

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Todd Pletcher-trained Golden Lad saved ground before swinging wide off the turn into the homestretch and rallied to a 1 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s featured race at Gulfstream Park.





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Imagining shows new dimension in G3 Red Smith victory


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Closing with a flourish from the outside, Imagining grabbed the lead in midstretch and held on for a half-length triumph over Hangover Kid in the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his third consecutive win in the 1 3/8-mile race.





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