Saturday, April 18 2015


Quotes from the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)


Sandy Adkins (assistant to Gerry Aschinger, winning trainer of Dramedy)

On the decision to run Dramedy at 1½ miles for the first time
“Every time he’s run, he’s closed at the end and been hard to pull up after going a mile, a mile and a sixteenth. So a mile and a half was perfect. When they said the mile went in 1:40, I said, ‘Oh my gosh. We’ve got this.’ Because I knew (jockey Joe Bravo would) have a ton of horse, and he did.”

On Dramedy having found a niche at 1½-mile races
“Absolutely. I wish they wrote them more often.”





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Woodhaven Quotes


David Donk, winning trainer of Vision Perfect (No. 4): "It was a very gutsy, game performance off the layoff. He didn't have to win, but we're pretty pleased that he did. He's matured and filled out a bit [since his 2-year-old season], which is nice to see. It's been a little bit of a tough spring because of the weather, but he's trained well. The horses that came up from Florida probably had a little bit of an edge, but kudos to [Vision Perfect]."





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Gulfstream News & Notes - Sat 4/18


Florida Derby Hero Materiality Tunes Up With ‘Super’ 5F Breeze
Stablemates Stanford, Itsaknockout, Competitive Edge Also Work
Oasis At Midnight Seeks Relief in Sunday’s Sand Dollar Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Alto Racing’s Materiality, who captured the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on March 28, tuned up for a scheduled start in the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 2 with a sharp five-furlong breeze at Palm Beach Downs Saturday.





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Distaff (G2) Quotes


Linda Rice, winning trainer of La Verdad (No. 4): "I wasn't happy when I saw [Aireofdistinction] coming after her early, and they were going pretty fast. I was a little concerned that was going to make it a real test on her fitness, but her ability is the key. She's got a lot of talent and is able to overcome that. I can only hope that she comes back and races as well as she has the last year and a half for us. I had her in training for quite a long time without a vacation, and after the Fall Highweight I decided to turn her out for a couple months; she deserved it."





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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 18


• TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WINNER CARPE DIEM WORKS HALF-MILE IN :48
• HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE TOP THREE EXIT RACE WELL
• CHIEF ISTAN DOING WELL MORNING AFTER EYE-POPPING FRIDAY SCORE
• DRAMEDY GOING THE DISTANCE IN DIXIANA ELKHORN
• WORK TAB
• GALLOPING OUT
• UPCOMING STAKES PROBABLES
• SPRING MEET LEADERS





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Thursday, April 16 2015


Tenfold increase in 123racing wager handle online


15th April 2015, Alpharetta, Georgia (Press Release) – 123gaming Inc. the gaming technology developer reported that 123bet.com its online wagering destination, which began marketing to the general public in mid-September as the first home of the 123racing Pick6 wager online in the US, delivered more than $2 million in handle for partner racetracks in just the first six months of trading.

With more than 400,000 123racing Pick6 wagers played, the Company claim the online availability has proven the 123racing wager stimulates significantly more wagering on racing content on which the 123racing Pick6 pools are available. With four new operators due to come online in the state of NY alone this Spring, 123racing management, and fans are excited at the prospect of a busy 2015 racing calendar.





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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 15


• PLETCHER SCHEDULES SUNDAY WORK FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WINNER CARPE DIEM
• UNITARIAN GOES FOR REPEAT IN SATURDAY’S DIXIANA ELKHORN
• DECEPTIVE VISION RETURNS TO THE DIRT FOR 2015 DEBUT IN FRIDAY’S HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE
• UPCOMING STAKES PROBABLES
• SPRING MEET LEADERS





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Stellar Path heads field set for Plenty of Grace


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Originally scheduled for April 12, the $100,000 Plenty of Grace for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at One mile is now set to be run Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The first turf stakes race of the Spring meet at the Big A, the Plenty of Grace drew a field of eight runners.





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Wednesday, April 15 2015


Keeneland Barn Notes for April 14


• HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE ATTRACTS FIELD OF NINE
• SAHAM TAKES STEP UP IN WEDNESDAY’S RESCHEDULED TRANSYLVANIA PRESENTED BY KEENELAND SELECT
• UPCOMING STAKES PROBABLES
• SPRING MEET LEADERS





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Saturday, April 11 2015


Quotes from the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1)


Chad Brown (winning trainer of Ball Dancing)

On rival Filimbi making move around the far turn to challenge Ball Dancing
“I could tell (jockey) Javier (Castellano) really didn’t want to move at that point but luckily (with) his great instincts he felt them coming and put (Filimbi) wider than us. He gave the filly a great trip. She’s a wonderful horse to train, steadily improved. What a big win for (co-owners) Mr. (Will) Farish and Mr. (Steve) Mooney. They’re both here, and we’re thrilled.





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$1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) Quotes


Bob Baffert, 1st, American Pharoah: "He's amazing horse. With the way he works, he's always been a professional horse from the start. We were hoping he could do something like that and he showed it today. We're so excited about him."

In rating off the pace today instead of setting it: "He's matured substantially. We just worried about getting a clean break and he did, and then Victor rode him with a lot of confidence. When that other horse (Bridget's Big Luvy) got off to that lead, it was either that he's going to rate or he's going to be empty today. He's a good horse and he keeps moving forward. I don't want to get ahead of myself. but Dortmund is another one who we don't yet know how good he is. We're got a one-two punch and that's a good position to be in."





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$1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) Quotes


Bob Baffert, 1st, American Pharoah: "He's amazing horse. With the way he works, he's always been a professional horse from the start. We were hoping he could do something like that and he showed it today. We're so excited about him."

In rating off the pace today instead of setting it: "He's matured substantially. We just worried about getting a clean break and he did, and then Victor rode him with a lot of confidence. When that other horse (Bridget's Big Luvy) got off to that lead, it was either that he's going to rate or he's going to be empty today. He's a good horse and he keeps moving forward. I don't want to get ahead of myself. but Dortmund is another one who we don't yet know how good he is. We're got a one-two punch and that's a good position to be in."





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