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.”
Friday, January 17 2014
Gary Stevens’ Return ‘Eclipses’ Expectations
Jockey Returns to Gulfstream to Ride For First Time in 12 Years
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gary Stevens got his first look at the new Gulfstream Park last winter when he attended the annual Eclipse Awards dinner.
On Saturday, the 50-year-old Hall of Fame jockey will return to Gulfstream with an entirely different perspective.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 1/17
Parranda Stands Solid Chance in Filly & Mare Turf
Wildcat Red Works For Holy Bull
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The progressive Parranda stands a solid chance to record the biggest payday of her career in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The chestnut has won four of nine starts over this course, including her career debut as a 3-year-old in February, and will get the firm conditions on which she flourishes.
We Miss Artie Back To Turf In $100,000 Kitten’s Joy
Grade 1 winner to make Sophomore Debut in Sunday’s Grass Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two months after running seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), We Miss Artie kicks off his 3-year-old campaign in Sunday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Today 1.16
Big Weekend Kicks off At Gulfstream
Eclipse Party and Awards, Mucho Macho Man in Classic
Hartford Impressive In Debut
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's Eclipse Awards Weekend kicked off Thursday when Mucho Macho Man, finalist for Horse of the Year and the 2-5 favorite in Saturday's $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, schooled in the walking ring during the first race.