Tuesday, December 25 2012
10-Cent Rainbow 6 Hit For $327,110.71
The Lead: It truly was a Happy Holiday for the Thoroughbred racing fan Sunday who hit Gulfstream's 10-Cent Rainbow 6.
The fan who had the only unique winning ticket with the last six winners on the 10-race program received $327,110.71. The winning numbers were 5-5-11-5-7-8. The ticket was purchased in California.
Gulfstream's unique 10-cent wager has climbed to as high as $5.1 million.
Monday, December 24 2012
Gulfstream News & Notes
Madame Giry Finds Right Spot in Thursday Feature
Little Distorted Stakes-Bound for Second Start
Rosario & Velazquez in Action Wednesday at Santa Anita
Sunday, December 23 2012
Gulfstream Today - 12-22-12
The Lead: Rodgerson looked like a turf horse with a future while breaking his maiden Saturday in the third race at Gulfstream Park.
“We’ll find out,” trainer Tom Proctor said. “You’d be guessing and I’d be guessing to say that.”
$75,000 El Prado Quotes
Trainer David Kassen (Nikki's Sandcastle)
(Were you concerned drawing the No. 14 post): "I really was. We were really serious about scratching because of that. We had another race down the road in Texas we're kind of planning for so I said, 'This will be just a good prep for it even if we don't win.' Rather than having to do a lot of training I'd just as soon run him. So it worked out good.
Gulfstream News & Notes - December 22, 2012
Indiano to Get Second Chance in Mr. Prosepctor
Action Andy Expected for Mr. Prospector
‘Duke’ is ‘Fine’ Following Harlan’s Holiday Dud
Six Stakes Set for New Year’s Holiday Weekend
Monday, December 17 2012
$100,000 HARLAN’S HOLIDAY QUOTES
Trainer Phil Gleaves (Csaba): “He ran a great race and sat off a decent pace. One thing I noticed is that he didn’t change leads in the stretch, so I’m going to have to work at that. But he ran a good race.”
“I was a little bit (nervous about shipping from Calder). He got a little nervous in the receiving barn, and that’s always a concern. He was a bit nervous in the paddock, as well, and he got a little sweaty out in the post parade, But it didn’t seem to bother him much.”
Gulfstream Today - 12-16-12
Lead: Expectations were high for Joyce B. Young’s 2-year-old homebred filly Caroline Thomas as the 9-to-10 favorite in Sunday’s sixth race allowance test, and she more than lived up to the challenge, splitting horses nearing the stretch and going on to score by a length over Eclipse Thoroughbreds’ pacesetter Miss Lucky Sevens in the 1 1/16 miles turf test.
Sunday, December 16 2012
‘Mystic’ Shows No ‘Love’ to the Boys in Dania Beach
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A concerted effort to save as much ground as possible by both the trainer and the jockey of Mystic Love resulted in victory in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
The 2-year-old Maryland-bred filly proved superior to the boys in the one-mile turf stakes because trainer Jessica Campitelli didn’t want to stretch her out as far as 1 1/16 miles in an upcoming filly stakes and because jockey Elvis Trujillo never left the rail during a well-executed ride.
$100,000 Dania Beach Quotes
Trainer Jessica Campitelli (Mystic Love): (On running against colts) “We believed in her. It was more that we really didn’t want to go a mile and a sixteenth for her first time going two turns. So we chose to run against the boys.”
(On Elvis Trujillo’s ride) “It was excellent. He saved ground. He waited and saved ground. He rode an excellent race.”
Gulfstream Today - 12-15-12
Lead: Joseph Witek’s 3-year-old Kentucky homebred colt Tiz Sardonic Joe stalked the pace set by Claiborne Farm’s 13-to-10 favorite Console from the start in Saturday’s seventh race optional/allowance test at Gulfstream Park, took command nearing the stretch, and held on for a hard-fought head victory over NYKY Thoroughbred Stable's Which Market in the one-mile turf test.
Saturday, December 15 2012
Gulfstream News & Notes
Hot Prospects Please Romans With ‘Super’ Works at Gulfstream
Tulira Castle Targeted for Florida Derby
Decisive Moment ‘Drops’ into Allowance Wednesday
Gulfstream Today 12-14-12
Lead: Repole Stable’s 3-year-old filly Stopshoppingmaria was sent off the 8-to-5 favorite in Friday’s $54,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park going five furlongs on turf, and burst through a seam in upper stretch to score by 1 ¼ lengths under jockey John Velazquez.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Stopshoppingmaria was easily the most accomplished runner in the field of 12 fillies and mares as the runner-up in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs, but had made only two starts this year, most recently finishing fifth as the odds-on choice in a Saratoga turf allowance sprint in early August.