Friday, December 13 2013
Percussion hopes to keep the beat going in Queens County
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The inner-track stakes schedule gets underway at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, with the Todd Pletcher-trained Percussion returning to his favorite course as he heads a field of five for the 108th running of the $100,000 Queens County.
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Miss Narcissist commands attention in East View
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Miss Narcissist, who has already won a pair of sprint stakes, will stretch out in distance on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies.
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TEDDY’S PROMISE RETURNS TO FAVORITE SURFACE
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 12, 2013)—Teddy’s Promise, who has earned half of her career wins at Betfair Hollywood Park, will make her final start over Cushion Track in the $100,000 Playa del Rey Stakes Sunday.
Calder Barn Notes
CITY OF WESTON RETURNS HOME FOR A CHANCE AT ANOTHER CALDER STAKES WIN
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (December 12, 2013) – Cloud Nine Lumoni’s City of Weston is on track to succeed in Saturday’s $75,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course after a stint of northern stakes appearances and a successful track record in 2013.
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Barn Notes: Friday, December 13
THE GRASS IS GREENER FOR HUD’S REBELLION
• Two Undefeated 2-Year-Olds to Match Strides in Saturday’s LCD Juvenile
• Ladyzarbridge: Once! Twice! Three Times - A LCD Ladies Winner?
• Additional 50-Cent Pick-4 Available Saturday on Races 7-10
Sunday, December 08 2013
Gulfstream Today: 12.8
Castellano closing in on North American earnings record
McGaughey firster wins debut for Phipps Stable
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two-time defending Gulfstream Park riding champion Javier Castellano won three races on Sunday’s card and inched closer to breaking Ramon Dominguez’s all-time North American single-season earnings record.
Gulfstream News & Notes December 8
Sunshine Millions Next for Ribo Bobo
Zito Turns the Page with Nevada Kid
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Jason Servis may have a pair of contenders for owner Mr. Amore Stable in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint, which will be run at Gulfstream Park in six weeks on January 18.
$100,000 Sunshine State Quotes
Trainer Robert Dibona (Star Harbour): “It’s very exciting to claim a horse and to be able to run at this kind of level. You can pay a million dollars and not get a horse like this. He’s happy; he likes it here; he’s fast; they’re going to have to deal with him.
Hollywood Turf Express Quotes
JOE TALAMO, BOAT TRIP, Winner: "It set up real well for him. My horse is real classy and did everything right. We kind of saved ground around the turn and when I took them on, he knew what to do. He got over the course great and has a real nice turn of foot."
FIELD TAKING SHAPE FOR GRADE I CASHCALL FUTURITY
A stellar field of as many as 12 2-year-olds have their sights set on the Grade I, $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, which will be run for the 33rd time Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track.
Gulfstream Today 12.7
Miss Besilu Breaks Maiden
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - After watching Miss Besilu, a $2.9 million weanling purchase, break her maiden in Saturday's first race for owner Besilu Stables, owner Ken Ramsey shouted from the top of the scale house to winning assistant trainer Kenny McCarthy, "Kenny, I got outbid for that one."
Nevada Kid Gives Zito Another Crowning Achievement in $200,000 Jewel
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Nick Zito notched another crowning achievement at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Zito, who built his Hall of Fame career on success in the Triple Crown, ruled the day in yesterday’s $1 million Claiming Crown by saddling Nevada Kid for a victory in the $200,000 Jewel, the last and richest of eight races run in honor of Thoroughbred racing’s most enduring competitors, the claiming horse.