Sunday, January 11 2015
SHAM STAKES QUOTES
ELVIS TRUJILLO, CALCULATOR, WINNER: “It was a perfect trip. I went wide because I’d rather go wide than be in between horses, or caught inside. I wanted a clean trip. He did it very easy today. Stretching out will be no problem for him; he’s very good.”
Monday, January 05 2015
Miami Shores Stakes
Wolfson Has Strength in Numbers for Wednesday’s Miami Shores Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Marty Wolfson has strength in numbers for Wednesday’s $60,000 Miami Shores Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
The veteran trainer is represented by five entries in a field of 12 for the seven-furlong event for fillies and mares. Although Wolfson may not actually saddle all five for the Miami Shores, he’ll still have a formidable group for the featured ninth race on a 10-race card.
Monday, December 29 2014
Mucho Macho Man Stakes to Kick off Gulfstream’s Road to Florida Derby
First Stakes for 3-Year-Olds to Highlight Card with Four Other Stakes Saturday
Nominees Set for Dania Beach (G3), Old Hat (G3), Ginger Brew, Spectacular Bid
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes is scheduled to kick off Gulfstream Park’s Road to the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) Saturday, highlighting a card of five stakes, including the $100,000 Dania Beach (G3) and $100,000 Old Hat (G3).
Friday, December 26 2014
Gulfstream News & Notes - Fri 12/26
Prado’s Return ‘Day to Day’
Wildcat Red Breezes 5 Furlongs
Weekend Pool Guarantees
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Edgar Prado was off his mounts Friday, still recovering from a spill in Tuesday’s seventh race. Prado’s agent, Bob Klesaris, said the popular Hall of Fame rider is “day to day,” after Prado went down when his mount, Equilibrium, clipped heels with another horse.
David Jacobson, winning trainer of Salutos Amigos (No. 4): "He was spectacular, as usual. The race laid out just the way we thought it would, with Dads Caps and Green Gratto setting the early pace. [Jockey] Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] did an amazing job again; there's not that much to say. We were hoping he would get through [along the inside], and then [Irad] lost his stick. It gets to be a concern, but this horse went into the race as good as he's ever gone into a race. It was a great performance and a great ride by Irad."
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Sunday, December 21 2014
Tropical Park Oaks
Sandiva (IRE) Scores First American Victory in Tropical Park Oaks
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Following Sandiva’s win in the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks Saturday at Gulfstream Park, trainer Todd Pletcher expressed some feelings of irony.
Tropical Park Derby
Casse-trained Colt Takes ‘Flight’ in Stretch Run of Tropical Park Derby
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Sky Flight captured his stakes debut in Saturday’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park, parlaying a perfectly executed ride by Jose Lezcano into his third straight victory.
LOS ALAMITOS FUTURITY
HEAVILY-FAVORED DORTMUND WINS THRILLING LOS ALAMITOS FUTURITY;
UNDEFEATED BIG BROWN COLT PASSES FIRST TWO TURN TEST
CYPRESS, Calif. – Making his first start around two turns, Dortmund, the 3-5 favorite, remained undefeated and became a Grade I winner, capturing a thrilling $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday at Los Alamitos.
Friday, December 19 2014
TRAVIS STONE NAMED CHURCHILL DOWNS TRACK ANNOUNCER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Dec. 19, 2014) - Travis Stone, the race-caller at Monmouth Park in 2014 and backup announcer at the New York Racing Association this winter, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs Racetrack and voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) - America's greatest race which has been run every year without interruption since 1875.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 12/1
Other Cheek Turns to Gulfstream for Saturday’s Tropical Park Derby
McGaughey Ready to ‘Party’ in Co-featured Tropical Park Oaks
Tropical Park Derby the Focus for Best Plan Yet
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Other Cheek has produced a pair of graded-stakes placings to recommend his chances of victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, a 1-1/16 mile turf event for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.
Saturday, December 13 2014
Liam’s Map Passes Class Test in $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday
Tops Solid Field in Stakes Debut for Pletcher’s Fourth Win on Card
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – In his first three races, the last two of them runaway wins, Liam’s Map had shown considerable ability. In his fourth start and first in stakes company, the still-improving colt made it clear he’s as tough as he is talented.
Queens County Quotes
Mike Repole, winning owner of Micromanage (No. 1a) and third-place finisher Misconnect (No. 1): "It's like being a 13-year-old kid again. I love it here at Aqueduct. We really didn't want to run the two horses together, we kind of wanted to split them up. [But] they were both training really, really well, and if they're both going to stay here, this is the spot. I thought Misconnect ran really, really well and Micro, getting off the turf and back to the dirt, at a mile-and-an-eighth, is really, really good. Manny Franco rode him very well for the first time he rode him. They'll stay in New York. There's another stakes on January 19 [$100,000 Jazil]. They'll get a little bit of a break over the holidays and bring them back in January."
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