Friday, January 31 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes
Cairo Prince Might Train up to Florida Derby
Alpha to Try Turf in Mac Diarmida
C. Zee Ready for Hutcheson
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Cairo Prince, impressive winner of the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25, may get some extra time before making his next start.
Sassicaia, Ragtime & Madd Exchange Lead Saturday Maiden Special
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park will feature the $200,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3) for sophomore sprinters, and there are also a trio of maiden special weight races for 3-year-olds earlier on the card. That sequence will start with the fifth race, a $47,000 affair contested at 6 1/2 furlongs that attracted a nine-horse field. Five of them are first-time starters, including Sassicaia, who will be unveiled by trainer Chad Brown on behalf of owner Robert LaPenta.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes
Travelin Man Takes to Turf in Sprint
River Seven Looking to Take ‘Charge’ in $500,000 Donn Handicap
Ribo Bobo Possible for Gulfstream Park Sprint on Feb. 8
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Travelin Man has lived up to his name, running at six racetracks in five states up and down the East Coast over his career. Now 6, the bay son of Trippi will try grass for the first time when he returns to the races on Saturday.
Friday, January 24 2014
Duff One, Ready to Act Meet Again in Sunday’s Sweetest Chant
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Sunday’s featured $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes has drawn a field of eight promising fillies looking for their first stakes victory. Duff One, owned by Lee Pokoik, defeated several of her Sweetest Chant rivals in a local allowance on December 19 and will be one of the main contenders on Sunday.
Thursday, January 23 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 1/23
Wolf Hopeful About Intense Holiday's Chances
Financial Mogul Gets Started in Holy Bull
Wildcat Red to Miss Holy Bull
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Intense Holiday will have the rest of the field inside him when he breaks from post 11 in Saturday’s $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park – the same scenario his sire, Harlan’s Holiday, faced 11 years ago in the Donn Handicap (G1).
Sunday, January 19 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Sun 1/19
Mr Speaker Breezes Half-Mile for Holy Bull
Cairo Prince, Almost Famous Sharp in Holy Bull Tune-Up at Palm Meadows
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Dania Beach Stakes winner Mr Speaker breezed a half-mile at Payson Park Sunday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in next Saturday’s $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
“He worked in :49 2/5 and worked great,” trainer Shug McGaughey said.
Saturday, January 18 2014
Gulfstream: $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Quotes
Trainer Kathy Ritvo (Mucho Macho Man): “It was good to have him back. We put him in because he was ready to run. It was fun.
“It’s nice to win at home. We have total confidence in Gary (Stevens), so the whole race was fun. I was very comfortable today.
“One race at a time. He’s not even back at the barn yet.”
Gulfstream: $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Quotes
Jason Servis, trainer (Ribo Bobo): “I stay out of his way, he does the rest. We went back in for him in a six-way shake. I guess you could say it was meant to be. My opinion is that when he got to four, five, six wins in a row—I was picking my spots with him, going to Penn National, I think he finally said, ‘Oh, I’ve really got this now.’”
Gulfstream: $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Quotes
Trainer Eddie Kenneally (Star Channel): “Big day so far. We’re done. Nervous? Yeah, that was close. There was not much between the photo, and the fact that there was a lot of contact, plenty of contact when I saw it on the head-on. I wasn’t sure what way it was going to go. I don’t know who was causing the bumping but it looked like it was going to go 50-50, and thankfully it came our way.
Gulfstream: $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint
Trainer Eddie Kenneally (Ullapool): “We expected a big effort. She’s good right now. We really thought she’d run a big race. We were happy with the way she came into the race.”
Gulfstream: Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Quotes
Trainer Rodolfo Garcia (Parranda): “It was excellent. He (Jose Lezcano) did everything right. She finished great. As of late, she wants to be closer. She used to [come from] way off the pace. She likes to be on the outside. He (Lezcano) waited until he could go to the outside, and from there I knew she was going to close like she did. We got an A-effort ride, and a perfect win.
“We’re going to consider our options. We have a couple of races here at Gulfstream and we’ll consider them. We’ll give her four or five week’s rest before we go into the next one.”
Gulfstream: $300,000 Sunshine Millions Quotes
Trainer Todd Pletcher (Sweet N Discreet): “It unfolded sort-of how we thought it would. We were able to get into a good, comfortable spot and pop outside and get into a nice rhythm down the backside. She was traveling really well. It looked like he went into the far turn with a lot of horse and decided to blow the race open right there, and he was able to do it.”