Sunday, November 24 2013
On Trust Handicap Quotes
RAFAEL BEJARANO, ROUSING SERMON, Winner: "I knew (Cyclometer) was the only speed and (Mike Smith) would try to take advantage of that. I just tried to get him to relax and at the quarter pole, I could see it was probably him and me. At that stage, I just let him go and my horse showed me a big kick.
Friday, November 22 2013
LARGE NUMBER OF NOMINEES FOR TURF FESTIVAL RACES
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 22, 2013)—A total of 121 horses were nominated to the $250,000 Hollywood Derby and $250,000 Matriarch, the two most significant races of the upcoming Turf Festival at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Thursday, November 21 2013
EIGHT CALIFORNIA BREDS TANGLE IN ON TRUST SUNDAY
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 21, 2013)—Cyclometer, an impressive winner opening day of the Autumn meet, will aim for his first stakes victory in the $100,000 On Trust Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Sunday, November 17 2013
Cat’s Cradle Handicap Quotes
JOE TALAMO, WARREN'S VENEDA, Winner: "I was glad I was able to get to the outside. That was the only concern for (Lewis) and I. It looked like (Sister Kate) was the only speed and I was fortunate enough to get around her. She's such a classy filly and obviously loves this track. I worked her before her last race (7 ¼ length optional claiming victory Oct. 13 at Santa Anita) and she's even better now than she was then. I think the farther the better with her."
Saturday, November 16 2013
Sharp Cat Stakes Quotes
COREY NAKATANI, ARETHUSA, Winner: "She ran a big race. When Eoin (Harty) asked me to ride, he told me she's by A.P. Indy and would get the distance. I said, ‘Perfect, let's go get the money, boss.' My main thing was to just get her into a rhythm and she would take me at them. And that's what happened. Any time you can win a race like that with a 2-year-old filly, the future looks bright."
Friday, November 15 2013
HOLLENDORFER, TOMMY TOWN SEEK CAT’S CRADLE REPEAT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 14, 2013)—Curvy Cat, who won the B. Thoughtful Stakes during the Spring/Summer meet, will try for her eighth career victory in the $100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Monday, July 15 2013
GARY STEVENS, MARKETING MIX, Winner: "(Trainer) Tom (Proctor) told me in the paddock to just take the race to them. He said this mare can gallop faster than the rest of them. I didn't know what the Brazilian horse (Hawk's Eyes) was going to do and (his rider) Victor (Espinoza) was intent on getting the lead. I couldn't have paid to have a better rabbit out in front of me. I just let my mare gallop. I had it in my head to two-minute lick her to the three-eighths pole and set her down and work her three eighths of a mile. I don't know if (Proctor) was necessarily using this as a tune up for the (Grade I, $750,000) Beverly D (Aug. 17 at Arlington Park), but it sure worked out. She was very, very happy."
Friday, July 12 2013
MOTT HOPEFUL TURF WILL SUIT EMOLLIENT
Handicappers trying to decipher Emollient’s form in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks can take comfort in knowing they’re in the same boat as Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.
Monday, July 08 2013
Le Cle Stakes
JULIEN LEPAROUX, NEED YOU NOW, Winner: "I worked her in the morning and Mike (Mitchell) asked me if he should take the blinkers off. I told him it really doesn't matter because of her style. She put me right in the race today. She doesn't have that kick, but she just keeps going. Last time she ran OK (fourth in the Grade III Senorita May 11), but kind of even. I had a clear trip and didn't have to come between horses or anything and that's why she kept going."
MIKE MITCHELL, NEED YOU NOW, Winner: "She was on the bit and that was a good in a way because (Wednesday) would have been out there by herself. We just didn't want her rank and running off and with the blinkers she was kind of like that. This worked out real well. There are a lot of 3-year-old filly races on the grass at Del Mar, so the timing of this worked out perfect. She can run all day. In fact, I’d prefer a mile and one-eighth."
Sunday, June 30 2013
Shoemaker Mile Quotes
1 Mile (Turf)
JOE TALAMO, OBVIOUSLY, Winner: "He is just an unbelievable horse. He did everything today pretty much the way we planned. We were cruising early and he kicked away nicely. He gave me the same feeling as he always does, he got up there, started to relax and then he gets in that big high cruising speed. He is the ultimate professional. He knows his job and knows very well what he has to do. There’;s nothing sweeter than for (Mitchell) to get his 900th win (at Betfair Hollywood Park) in a Grade I.’’
Triple Bend Handicap
Triple Bend Handicap
VICTOR ESPINOZA, CENTRALINTELIGENCE, Winner: "He was ready today. He was ready to go. The race set up very well, the way I wanted it. I just saved his energy for the end and let him run when it was time. Last time I rode him he broke a little bit slow, so I came and worked him out of the gate the other day prior to this race. He performed to our expectations.
Friday, June 28 2013
STABLE NOTES June 27, 2013
JAVA’S WAR HEADS PROBABLES FOR JULY 4 SWAPS STAKES
Charles Fipke’s Java’s War, winner of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes April 13 and a troubled 13th in the Kentucky Derby, heads a field of five or six likely starters in the Grade II, $150,000 Swaps Stakes.