Sunday, December 08 2013
Hollywood Starlet GI Quotes
MARTIN GARCIA, STREAMING, Winner: "My filly was really sharp and I just let her break and was able to get a good position. I held my position outside and when I asked her to go she gave me more. She was very impressive."
Friday, December 06 2013
STABLE NOTES - Thursday, December 5
ROSALIND, UNTAPABLE WORK FOR STARLET
Rosalind and Untapable, the top two contenders in Saturday’s $500,000-guaranteed Hollywood Starlet Stakes at 1 1-16 miles on Cushion Track, have completed their preparations for the Grade I.
UNBRIDLED’S NOTE MAKES BHP DEBUT IN TURF EXPRESS
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 5, 2013)—Unbridled’s Note, who was defeated by less than two lengths when fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Nov. 2, will make his Betfair Hollywood Park debut in the $100,000 Hollywood Turf Express Sunday.
Monday, December 02 2013
Matriarch GI Quotes
MARTIN GARCIA, EGG DROP, Winner: "The race set up as we planned. I let her break cleanly and she was running very comfortably and when I asked her to go she responded. (Discreet Marq) went by me very easily at the top of the stretch, but my filly never gave up and came back. That was a very tough race and she was able to get the job done.’’
Hollywood Derby GI Quotes
COREY NAKATANI, SEEK AGAIN, Winner: "I was extremely confident. Any time you see the Juddmonte colors and a horse shipping from England, you know they’re going to have a big turn of foot and it’s just a matter if they can handle the tighter turns. He seemed to handle it. (Gosden) said he had trained him on the left handed tracks before shipping him here. I was very excited to get the opportunity to get to ride again for Juddmonte and try to win a Grade I for them. My main thing was to try to get him into a rhythm, get him to break decently and get him in a rhythm. (Gosden) told me he had missed the break a couple of times and left himself with way too much to do. My main concern was to try to have a spot to run at and not get him stopped.’’
Saturday, November 30 2013
Miesque Stakes Quotes
VICTOR ESPINOZA, FULL RANSOM, Winner: "I didn't really have any plan going into the race, just leave her alone and make her happy. It just depended how she broke out of the gate. I took my time, swung her to the outside and it worked out well today."
Generous Stakes Quotes
JOE TALAMO, GLOBAL VIEW, Winner: "Before he left for Hong Kong, Gary Stevens (aboard for maiden win Oct. 27) told me a lot about this horse. He said this horse is very classy and pretty push-button. He sure was today. We had a great trip. I just took him to the outside and he did the rest."
Friday, November 29 2013
Citation Handicap Quotes
RAFAEL BEJARANO. SILENTIO, Winner: "It's hard to tell who won when they come down there like that. It was very, very close. I always try to put my horse's head down right on the wire. He had a great trip, but I had to take a chance at the three-eighths coming between horses because he wasn't handling the course 100 per cent and I didn't want to go around (Summer Front)."
$100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Grade III Quotes
EDWIN MALDONADO, MAJESTIC STRIDE, Winner: "That was the plan--to give Anillo (also trained by Jeff Bonde) a head start and sit second--but (Chosen Miracle) kind of pushed me the first quarter mile and I didn't want to put too much pressure on our other horse. I knew he was going to win today because he had a little trouble in his last race, the Breeders' Cup (Sprint). He's a nice horse."
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.