Monday, October 15 2018


THREE SUPPLEMENT TO BREEDERS CROWN


$6 MILLION BREEDERS CROWN EVENTS AT DOWNS AT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO


Cranbury, NJ --- With many divisions still in flux as to year-end honors, the connections of three of the top pacers in their respective groups each supplemented to their Breeder Crown event.

The Breeders Crown Open events attracted the richest female pacer, 5-year-old mare Shartin N, whose 16 wins in 21 starts and bankroll of $820,861 made the $31,250 supplemental payment an easy decision for co-owners Richard Poillucci and Jo-Ann Looney-King. Jo-Ann’s husband, Jimmy King Jr. trains the imported daughter of New Zealand stallion Tintin In America-Bagdarin.





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Breeders Crown eliminations for all 2-year-old divisions


Cranbury, NJ --- Warrawee Ubeaut, a filly who earlier this month became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in harness racing history, and divisional money-leaders Stag Party, The Ice Dutchess, Green Manalishi S, and Tall Drink Hanover were among the 71 freshmen entered Monday for the Breeders Crown at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Eliminations for the 2-year-olds, which are necessary in all four divisions and will have purses of $25,000 apiece, are Friday at Pocono. Post time is 7 p.m. (EDT) for the card’s first race.





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Friday, June 29 2018


Mandatory 20-cent Rainbow 6 Payout Set for Saturday


Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Swells to $898,654
Mandatory Payouts Also Set for Late Pick 5, Last Super Hi-5
Princess Rooney (G2), Smile (G3) Top Summit of Speed Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Saturday’s Summit of Speed program, headlined by the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) and $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3), will featured a mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool that grew to $898,654.42 Friday when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 28th straight racing day Friday.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $6,693.08 Friday.

The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.





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Wednesday, June 20 2018


Curlin’s Approval, X Y Jet Top June 30 Summit of Speed Nominations


Curlin’s Approval to Defend Title in $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2)
Alter Homebred among 23 Noms for ‘Win and You’re In’ Event
X Y Jet Tops List of 16 Noms for $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3)
Multiple Grade 1-Placed Gelding Seeks 6th Straight at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Alter Racing Stables and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval and Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet are among a long list of graded-stakes winners nominated to five stakes on the June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park.

Curlin’s Approval tops 23 nominees for the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2), a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares with a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ designation. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin, who captured the Princess Rooney by 4 ½ lengths last year, is scheduled to defend her title and seek a fees-paid berth in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs Nov. 3.




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Thursday, June 14 2018


Madame Uno Seeks Rebound in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch


Jockey, Trainer, Owner Races Heats Up


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Her three-race win streak halted abruptly last time out, Madame Uno will seek to rebound in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park.

The 4-year-old daughter of First Dude is scheduled to face 6 rivals in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares that also drew two main-track only entrants.

In the $75,000 Powder Break, Madame Uno lacked the punch that had powered her three-race winning streak, finishing sixth, beaten by three lengths, in open company.





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Tuesday, June 05 2018


Justify vs. nine in Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes


It's Triple Crown hopeful Justify vs. nine in Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner draws post 1, is 4-5 to win Saturday's "Test of the Champion"

By Jenny Kellner

ELMONT, N. Y. - Can he do it?

Can Justify join Seattle Slew as the only undefeated Triple Crown winner, and become the 13th 3-year-old to accomplish that feat, before an expected sellout crowd of 90,000 in Saturday's 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets?





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Friday, December 22 2017


Agreement Represents Giant Step Forward in Florida Racing


Florida Sire Stakes Highlights Innovative $2.5 Million Deal


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – P.J. Campo calls the recently-signed agreement between Gulfstream Park, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) “a new beginning with unlimited potential.”

“We’re moving in an exciting direction with this agreement,” said Campo, Vice President of Racing for Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group.





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Watershed looking to end year on high note in Queens County


Green Gratto faces talented field in $100,000 Gravesend

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Godolphin Racing's Watershed will headline a competitive field of nine in the $125,000 Queens County for 3-year-olds and up, one of two stakes races on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack alongside the $100,000 Gravesend for 3-year-old and ups.

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, The Bernardini sired horse kicked off his 5-year-old campaign in January at Gulfstream Park winning an optional claiming race. Following a disappointing ninth-place finish in the Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes he returned to win the Grade 3 Ben Ali at Keeneland last April. Next out finishing fifth in the Grade 3 Pimlico Special and a fourth-place running in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, he returned to finish fourth off a layoff last out in the Richard W. Small at Luarel Park on November 11.





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Wednesday, December 13 2017


ARCI TO CALL FOR REGULATION OF BREEDING AND SALES.


DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING AND EQUINE WELFARE CONCERNS PROMPT ARCI TO CALL FOR REGULATION OF BREEDING AND SALES.

Citing the widespread use of drugs on yearlings and two years olds that may result in improper bone development and the recent use of horse auctions to launder money for the drug cartel, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) is formally calling for the independent regulation of the breeding and sales industries.

“These significant portions of the racing industry are totally unregulated,” said ARCI Chair Jeff Colliton. “If we care about our horses and the integrity of the sport, the racing industry can no longer turn a blind eye to the need to address this shortcoming.”





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Friday, November 03 2017


Forever Unbridled Holds Off Abel Tasman To Win Longines Distaff


DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled ($9.40) swept to the lead coming off the far turn and then held off a late bid from Abel Tasman by a half-length to win the 34th running of the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) for fillies and mares Friday afternoon at Del Mar racetrack to close out the opening day of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships before a crowd of 32,278.

Trained by Dallas Stewart and ridden by John Velazquez, Forever Unbridled covered the mile and one-eighth on a fast main track in 1:50.25.

Champagne Room shot out to an uncontested early lead with Paradise Woods in closest pursuit and Forever Unbridled sixth in the early going running in the clear on the outside.





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Saturday, October 28 2017


Rainbow 6 Hit at Gulfstream West for $177,500


Sunday’s Late Pick 5 Carryover $19,900

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Gulfstream Park West’s Rainbow 6 was hit Saturday afternoon for $177,521.

The 20-cent wager had not been hit for 19 consecutive programs before Geh Schnell ($11.20), one of three live tickets in the final race, came home a winner.





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SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES - OCTOBER 28, 2017


AUTUMN MISS MILE SUITABLE FOR MISS SOUTHERN MISS
• COLLECTED AND STELLAR WIND HEADLINE BC BREEZERS
• RACING REMEMBERS BELOVED BEVERLY J. LEWIS
• CARMA HOSTS AFTERCARE AWARENESS DAY ON SUNDAY

MISS SOUTHERN MISS RETURNS TO MILE IN AUTUMN MISS

Miss Southern Miss returns to a venue over which she registered her most impressive victory to date when she runs in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile on turf, closing day feature of Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet.

A daughter of More Than Ready trained by Keith Desormeaux for Peter Cantrell, Miss Southern Miss won the restricted Surfer Girl Stakes at a mile on grass last Oct. 16 at Santa Anita, then ran a well-beaten fourth behind Unique Bella on dirt in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 5 before closing well for fifth despite a five-wide trip in the Unzip Me Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf Sept. 30.





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