Sunday, October 06 2013
Wayne Catalano (winning trainer of Poker Player)
“I saw (jockey Channing Hill) was saving ground around the corner; everything was working out real nice. When he turned for home, he got clear right there, and I thought we had a big shot. I had two horses in the race. I was watching the 1 horse (School On a Hill) down on the rail. He was bottle-necked in there. I was hoping he’d get a little room, then all of a sudden here comes Poker Player on the outside getting clear running, and here we are.”
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ZUMA BEACH STAKES QUOTES
COREY NAKATANI, AOTEAROA, WINNER: “I’ve asked Leonard (trainer, Powell) to ride the horse before, so I was stoked to get the opportunity. It’s kinda funny, I rode a horse that I loved at Del Mar and this horse blew right by us the day he broke his maiden (Aug. 4), so I knew this horse could really run. I rode his daddy (Good Journey) and I knew he’d love the grass. On paper, there was a lotta speed in the race, I thought, top to bottom. My horse broke on the lead, but I was able to ease him back, no problem, and he ran a big race.”
GULFSTREAM TODAY 10.6.13
Heart Stealer Steals the Show in a Romp in Gulfstream’s Feature
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Marty Wolfson’s barn on the Gulfstream backstretch is a veritable treasure trove of stakes-winning fillies. The veteran trainer is very likely to add another to his long list of distaff stakes winners in the very near future after the dazzling triumph by Heart Stealer in Sunday’s featured $34,000 Optional Claiming Allowance race.
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES Sunday October 6
BEHOLDER IN PEAK FORM FOR BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF
• TRAINER KEEPS BC OPTIONS OPEN FOR SPEEDY FILLY
• AGENT BRAD PEGRAM BENEFITS FROM GOOD VALUE SYSTEM
Belmont Park Notes Sunday, October 6
• Pletcher bubbly after Havana's G1 Foxwoods Champagne win
• Hushion confirms G1 Frizette winner Artemis Agrotera for Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
• Big A likely destination for Foxwoods Champagne runner-up Honor Code; McGaughey issues upbeat bulletins on Orb, Point of Entry
• First career loss won't keep Sweet Reason from Breeders' Cup; Noble Moon possible for G2 Nashua
Keeneland Barn Notes for Sunday, Oct. 6
• WISE DAN GOOD TO GO FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
• WE MISS ARTIE WELL AFTER DIXIANA BREEDERS’ FUTURITY VICTORY
• BETTER LUCKY IN GOOD FORM AFTER FIRST LADY TRIUMPH
• OWNER-TRAINER WARD SAVORS TCA VICTORY BY JUDY THE BEAUTY
• GROUPIE DOLL REMAINS ON TRACK FOR REPEAT BREEDERS’ CUP RUN
• WOODFORD WINNER HAVELOCK’S NEXT START BEING DETERMINED
• GALLOPING OUT
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Power Broker/Pure Fun win Indiana Oaks/Derby
POWER BROKER GIVES BOB BAFFERT RECORD WIN IN $500,000-ADDED INDIANA DERBY (G2); PURE FUN TAKES THE $200,000-ADDED INDIANA OAKS (G2) AT INDIANA DOWNS ON SATURDAY
SHELBYVILLE, IN (October 5, 2013) – Power Broker powered through the lane to give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a record third win in the $500,000-added Indiana Derby (G2) on Saturday at Indiana Downs, and Pure Fun spoiled the party for prohibitive favorite Fiftyshadesofhay in the $200,000-added Indiana Oaks .
Foxwoods Champagne (G1) quotes
Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Havana (No. 3): "Anytime you go from 5 ½ [furlongs] to a mile and do it against the type of horses he was in with today, it's always a concern. We did a similar thing with Uncle Mo, the difference being that was six [furlongs] to a mile. I think it takes a pretty special horse to do it. I'm proud of his efforts today. We knew we were asking him a lot, but we were doing it because we liked him a lot."
Frizette (G1) quotes
Mike Hushion, winning trainer of Artemis Agrotera (No. 2): "I said [to jockey Jose Lezcano], 'Be careful she just doesn't run off the first part of it.' If he tapped her once on the shoulder, she'd be gone, and he didn't."
Jamaica Handicap (G1) quotes
Malcom Pierce, winning trainer of Up With the Birds (No. 11): "[Jockey] Cornelio [Velasquez] did a fantastic job to save ground around the first turn. I was a little worried that they were going a little too slow up front, and we were eight or nine lengths out of it, but he's a nice horse and he kicked when he asked him. You've got to give the jock a lot of credit and the horse a lot of credit."
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES
CLENOR, UNBEATEN IN U.S., MAKES SANTA ANITA DEBUT
• MIA LADY TRIES TURF FOR FIRST TIME CALIFORNIA DISTAFF
SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP QUOTES
MIKE SMITH, POINTS OFFTHEBENCH, WINNER: “I thought he could win today. Thinking it and doing it are two different things, but I did think it. All we had left was to do it. He’s very talented. Maldonado (on Distinctiv Passion) looked like he was getting away from us and I wanted to try and time it with this horse because if you hit the front too soon, he pulls up a little. Then I looked up and he was going a whole lot easier than he was supposed to be. He has some turn of foot, and I hit the front too soon, but he still held on. He pulled up nice and happy, well within himself. He’s a very talented horse.”