Saturday, November 30 2013


Comely (G3) Quotes


Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Wedding Toast (No. 2): "She sometimes doesn't break so well, but today she broke well and [Javier Castellano] put her on the lead. She was very game. It looked like the other filly was going to go right by her, but she dug in and showed a lot of gameness. We won a tough photo. She's a very nice filly. We'll discuss plans for her."





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Demoiselle (G2) Quotes


Todd Pletcher, trainer of winner Stopchargingmaria (No. 6) and runner-up Got Lucky (No. 1):"I was pleased with both of their races. Big effort by Got Lucky in her second start. The thing I thought [Stopchargingmaria] had going for her is a good foundation and the fact that she has a good mind. She's very ratable. She's kind. She's not the kind you have to worry about getting too headstrong, but it's a mile and an eighth, and it's a long way for 2-year-old fillies."





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Miesque Stakes Quotes


Jockey 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."





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Generous Stakes Quotes


Jockey 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."





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Friday, November 29 2013


Gulfstream Park News & Notes November 29


Ready To Act Brings Experience into Saturday’s $100,000 Wait a While
Turf Is King on Opening Weekend of Gulfstream’s Champions Meet
Busy Weekend for Vaccarezza





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Go for Wand Handicap (G2) Quotes


Michael McCarthy, assistant to winning trainer Todd Pletcher, of Royal Lahaina (No. 3): "She'd been keeping some heady company. She'd trained well the past couple of weeks and she certainly has an affinity for Aqueduct. Jose [Ortiz] gave her a super ride. Things shook out nicely for them."





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Citation Handicap Quotes


Jockey 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)."





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CLARK HANDICAP QUOTES


WILLIS HORTON, owner of WILL TAKE CHARGE (winner): “There was no question about who won. It’s a lifelong dream. This is what I’ve been waiting on and I finally got it so I’m real tickled.”

Q: Does this win make it a hard decision to race in 2014 or retire? “Naturally it makes it harder. But I made a decision this week that next week was going to be the end of it – I can’t sleep at night with this deal going on. I just want it over with. I either going to sell him or run him next year. I hope I could keep part of him and get to run him next year. That’s my plan.”





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Yes I’m Lucky To Stretch Out in Saturday’s Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream


Opening Day Card to Feature Pair of $100,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Yes I’m Lucky has assembled a fairly impressive resume in a short period of time since making his debut in June, proving to be as versatile as he has been precocious.





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Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) Quotes


Linda Rice, winning trainer of Palace (No. 5): "I really think he likes sitting off the pace as a come-from-behind sprinter. He seems to relish that, and, now that we have figured that out, he's doing great."





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$100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Grade III Quotes


Jockey 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."





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Thursday, November 28 2013


Honor Code Set for Two-Turn Test in Grade 2 Remsen


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - In his electrifying debut victory after falling 22 lengths back and his loss by a diminishing neck October 5 in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne, Honor Code stamped himself one of the most buzz-worthy 2-year-old runners in the country.





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