Wednesday, January 25 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.25.


Once a Pegasus back-up, Imperative Lands in Poseidon
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $136,000 for Thursday’s Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Owner Ron Paolucci of Loooch Racing Stables said he and his partners were so invested in protecting their slot in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) that they privately purchased a back-up horse as insurance if anything went awry.

With Paolucci and his partners’ War Story among the 12 entrants in the world’s richest race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28, their alternate, the 7-year-old Imperative, was entered in the inaugural running of the $400,000 Poseidon Handicap on the Pegasus undercard.





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Arrogate Gets First Look at Gulfstream with Wednesday Gallop


California Chrome Gallops, Schools in Paddock Before Sunrise

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Less than 15 hours after arriving in South Florida for his 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), Juddmonte Farms’ Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate got his first look at Gulfstream Park’s main track Wednesday morning.

The newly crowned champion 3-year-old male of 2016 stepped on the track at 7:53 a.m. with exercise rider Dana Barnes aboard, and looked strong throughout his 1 ½-mile gallop. Out at the same time were fellow Pegasus contenders Shaman Ghost and Eragon.

Video link to Arrogate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrYv5iMl5Oc&feature=youtu.be

Drone Video of Arrogate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XnEyiqQ9Bc&feature=youtu.be





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Monday, January 23 2017


Shaman Ghost works sharply for Pegasus World Cup (G1)


Stronach Stables’ 5-year-old breezes at Palm Meadows

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The Stronach Stables-owned Shaman Ghost sped solo through a half-mile work in a bullet 47.70 at the Palm Meadows Training Center Sunday as he continues his preparations for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28.

With regular exercise rider Kelvin Pahal in the irons. Shaman Ghost galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.48, and recorded fractions of 11.88, 23.64, and 35.90, en route to the fastest time of 28 workers at the distance.

Video Link to work: https://youtu.be/qwuV_Rfmlck





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Leisurely Sunday for Two-Time Horse of the Year California Chrome


South Florida Well-Represented by Eclipse Award Winners

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Watching his son and assistant, Alan, lead California Chrome around the Gulfstream Park shedrow shortly before 7 Sunday morning, trainer Art Sherman continued to marvel at the strength and energy of his newly crowned two-time Horse of the Year.

“I was going to walk him myself if they didn’t show up,” he said. “It’s a good thing I didn’t; he might have lifted me right off the ground.”





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Saturday, January 21 2017


Final career work for California Chrome


North America’s richest racehorse breezes for Pegasus World Cup (G1)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - In what was the final breeze of his storied career on the racetrack, California Chrome worked Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for his swan song, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28.

California Chrome, with regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney in the saddle, stepped onto the track at precisely 7:32, on a balmy morning in South Florida. After being backed-up the wrong way for a quarter-mile, Gladney turned the 6-year-old around and began to gallop past the clubhouse, where fans and horsemen looked on in eager anticipation of the final breeze from North America’s richest racehorse.





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Friday, January 20 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.20.17


Rainbow 6 Carryover of $45,000 for Saturday Program
Breakfast at Gulfstream and California Chrome Saturday Morning

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream's 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday creating a jackpot carryover of $45,677.54 for Saturday’s 12-race program.

Multiple tickets sold with all six winners Friday returned $3,620.52.





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Gulfstream News & Notes:  Fri 1/20


Poseidon Possible for G1-Placed Cherry Wine Pending Saturday Work
Moment of Delight Ready for Debut in Sunshine Millions Distaff
Winter Vacation Nearly Over for Multiple Stakes Winner Cajun Delta Dawn

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Cherry Wine ran with some of the best horses in the country last spring, finishing third in the Blue Grass (G1) and second by a nose over Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes (G1).

A since-corrected breathing issue was to blame when Cherry Wine’s form tailed off in the summer and he was well-beaten in his comeback off a three-month layoff in late November, leaving trainer Dale Romans to look ahead to a 2017 campaign.






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A Day of Stars at Gulfstream Park


Public Invited to California Chrome's Final Workout Saturday
Sunshine Millions Leads Saturday's 12-Race Program
Stars Come Out Saturday Night for Eclipse Awards

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park will play host to the stars from morning until evening Saturday.

The day will begin at 7 a.m. with Breakfast at Gulfstream which will feature the final public workout of California Chrome's career as he prepares for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream.

California Chrome is scheduled to work with exercise rider Dihigi Gladney at approximately 7:30 a.m. The 6-year-old chestnut will be the only horse on the track during the work.





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Triple Pick 6 carryover of $306K Saturday at Aqueduct


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The Pick 6 went unsolved for the third straight day on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, triggering a three-day carryover of $306,342 into Saturday's live racing card.





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Thursday, January 19 2017


Hoppertunity, Stanford, Charming Kitten on Pegasus Undercard


111 Horses Nominated for Five Supporting Stakes (Video Links)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Hoppertunity leads a group of graded stakes winners that are among the 111 horses nominated to the five supporting stakes races, three of them graded, on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational program on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.





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Takrees seeks first stakes win in Sunday’s Interborough


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Shadwell Stable's homebred Takrees will look for her first stakes win after a couple of close finishes as part of a field of seven in the 96th running of the $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at six furlongs on the inner dirt track Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Oaklawn Barn Notes:  Thu 1/19


Santana Jr. Set to Return Friday

Four-time Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana Jr. is scheduled to return to the saddle Friday after missing the first five days of the meeting because of five race-related suspensions stemming from the 2016 season.

Santana was facing a 21-day suspension from stewards this year at Oaklawn, but the penalty was reduced to 15 days after the jockey reached a settlement with the Arkansas Racing Commission last summer.





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