Friday, January 08 2016

Mohaymen Sizzles in Half-Mile Breeze Friday for Holy Bull (G2)

Undefeated Colt Finalist for Eclipse Award as Champion 2-Year-Old Male

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Shadwell Stable’s undefeated Mohaymen, regarded as the leading 3-year-old on the East Coast, continued preparations for his 2016 debut in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park with a sharp half-mile work Friday morning.

With exercise rider Miguel Jaime aboard, Mohaymen went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said.

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Wonder Gal set to make 2016 debut in Ladies Handicap

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Following a 2015 campaign that included a pair of graded stakes placings, Treadway Racing Stable's Wonder Girl will make her 2016 debut on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack headlining a field of six in the $100,000 Ladies Handicap.

Trained by Leah Gyarmati, the 4-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful last out raced four-wide most of the way to finish third in the Grade 3 Comely on at Aqueduct. Gyarmati is confident Wonder Gal is set to run a good race in her first start over the inner track even with the remote chance of inclement weather on the horizon for Sunday.

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Monday, January 04 2016

TwinSpires names American Pharoah’s Classic win Performance of the Year

Triple Crown champion’s Breeders’ Cup coronation is top performance of 2015

; (Jan. 4, 2016) – American Pharoah’s win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was the top performance of the year based on measurements provided by, the official data source of and the Kentucky Derby.

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Saturday, January 02 2016

$100,000 Mucho Macho Man Quotes

Trainer Alan Goldberg, via phone (Awesome Speed): “It looked like he got hit one way and then got hit another [at the start]. He had a pretty clean trip after that, so I’ll talk to [assistannt trainer] Jorge [Duarte] and see if he got banged up.

“I bought him out of the sale and he ran terrible the first time; that was pretty much a big disappointment. He seems to have really gotten it together, but I’ve liked him all along.

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$100,000 Hutcheson (G3) Quotes

Trainer Stanley Gold (Awesome Banner): “He got the chip the first time after we breezed him after he broke his maiden. He showed something was wrong, we x-rayed him and it was there. There was no question involved, it was ‘fix it.’ You just go on, you don’t think about those things. It would have been nice to have him for the Sire Stakes but we did pretty well in the Sire Stakes and now we have a fresh horse with a bright future.”

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Friday, January 01 2016

Ortiz Jr., Brown, Dubb take year-end NYRA titles

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Irad Ortiz, Jr. earned his second consecutive riding title on the New York Racing Association circuit, with Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown taking his first ever year-end training title.

Ortiz, 23, won 281 races in 2015 at Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack with earnings of $19,159,036. He rode 12 graded stakes winners in New York, including Grade 1 victories aboard Lady Eli in the Belmont Oaks, Slumber in the Manhattan, Cavorting in the Test, and Stephanie's Kitten in the Flower Bowl Invitational. His younger brother, Jose, was runner-up for the second straight year, finishing with 237 winners worth $15,477,257. Javier Castellano was third with 174 winners and $16,623,038 in purses earned.

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Gulfstream Today 1.1.16

Hall of Fame Jockey Velazquez to Ride Down Under
Apprentice Corrales Bounces Back from Miscue to Win
Rainbow 6 Carryover at $83,921 for Saturday

– Jockey John Velazquez has competed at racetracks around the world during his Hall of Fame career, but the 44-year-old rider will be breaking new ground when he heads to Australia on Sunday.

Velazquez is scheduled to ride on the $10 million Magic Millions card at Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland Jan. 9, the richest program in Australian history that includes the $2 million 2-year-old Classic and $2 million 3-year-old Guineas.

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Grade 1 Winners Mshawish, Lochte Target Gulfstream Stakes

Total of 78 Nominations for Trio of Graded Stakes Jan. 9

– Led by Grade 1 winners Mshawish and Lochte, a total of 78 horses were nominated for a trio of graded stakes that will highlight the Jan. 9 program at Gulfstream Park.

Trained by Todd Pletcher for Al Shaqab Racing, Mshawish is among 32 nominees to the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on turf, and is also one of 17 nominations to the $150,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) for 4-year-olds and up going one mile on the main track.

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Thursday, December 31 2015

Gulfstream News & Notes: Thu 12/31

Mohaymen Breezes Half-Mile at Palm Meadows
Awesome Banner Making Big Leap into G3 Hutcheson
Noholdingback Bear Ready for Rematch with Sheikh of Sheikhs
Undefeated Cathryn Sophia Bypasses Old Hat for Forward Gal

- Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen, regarded as the top Triple Crown contender on the East Coast, returned to the work tab Thursday morning for the first time since his arrival in South Florida earlier this month.

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Flexibility the one to beat in G3 Jerome

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The Kentucky Derby trail will officially get underway in New York on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when a field of nine 3-year-olds will line up for the Grade 3, $200,000 Jerome at a mile and 70 yards on the inner track.
As part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby point system, the Jerome winner will receive 10 points toward a berth in the Derby, with four points going to second, two to third and one to fourth.

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Wednesday, December 30 2015

Gulfstream Today 12.30

Stablemates Itsaknockout, General a Rod Return in Deep Thursday Feature
Rontos Lily Wires Field to Win Lasix-Free Maiden Race Wednesday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Thursday’s New Year’s Eve Card

– Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Itsaknockout and Todd Pletcher-trained stablemate General a Rod make their return to the races Thursday at Gulfstream Park in a one-mile optional claiming allowance on the main track.

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Auntie Joy & Lira Lead Competitive $100,000 Ginger Brew

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream Park drew a field of 10 fillies, and the 7 1/2-furlong affair will provide a class test for Auntie Joy.

Bred and owned by Sanford Robertson, the daughter of Uncle Mo put forth a professional display when unveiled in a turf route at Churchill Downs on November 13. Auntie Joy settled in midpack, threaded her way into to contention, and outfinished her rivals in the stretch. Trainer Brendan Walsh has high regard for Auntie Joy, who is a half-sister to the talented grass horse Divine Oath.

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