Saturday, March 11 2017


GR. I, $750,000


JAVIER CASTELLANO, SHAMAN GHOST, WINNER: “I knew there wasn’t a lot of speed in the race so I just wanted to focus on the horse on the lead, Midnight Storm, and keep track of him. (Shaman Ghost) was comfortable the whole way.

“I knew I had it won at the eighth pole. I asked him for full speed at the eighth pole, and he gave it to me, right away. I said ‘Yes!’”

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GR. II, $400,000


MIKE SMITH, MASTERY, WINNER: Regarding Mastery, who was pulled up after the wire and taken back to the barn via horse ambulance after being evaluated by track vet, Dr. Dana Stead – “He seemed to just go off in the left hind. I don’t know why. Nothing happened that made me think, ‘Oh, something just happened.’ He just all of the sudden went off and wouldn’t put weight on it.

“I got off real quick and nothing seemed dislocated or anything. After he moved for a little bit he started walking fine on it so I’m hoping that maybe he just tweaked it or rolled it. I’m hoping it’s not that serious because he’s an incredible horse.

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Battalion Runner Breezes at Palm Beach Downs for G1 Florida Derby
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Expands to $436,714

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – St. Elias Stable’s Battalion Runner, a promising 3-year-old who has yet to be tested in stakes company, continued his march to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) by working six furlongs Saturday at Palm Beach Downs.

Under exercise rider Nick Bush, the Todd Pletcher-trained Battalion Runner worked in company with Vees Boy. They were both clocked in 1:13.80.

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Friday, March 10 2017

Gulfstream Today 3.10.17

Guaranteed Multi-Race Wager Pools Scheduled for Saturday
Rainbow 6-$600,000; Late Pick 4-$250,000; Late Pick 5-$200,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Saturday’s 13-race program at Gulfstream Park will feature guaranteed pools for the 20-cent Rainbow 6, the 50-cent Late Pick 4 and the 50-cent Late Pick 5.

The Rainbow 6 (Races 8-13) will offer a $600,000 jackpot pool guarantee. The Late Pick 4 (Races 10-13) pool will be guaranteed at $250,000, while the Late Pick 5 (Races 9-13) will offer a $200,000 pool guarantee.

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Bluegrass Envy Seeks Upset in San Felipe (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Bluegrass Envy, a 3-year-old maiden bred by the University of Kentucky, takes his show on the road Saturday when he meets winners in the $400,000 San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Owned by Loooch Racing Stables Inc., J Stables LLC and Courtney Schneider, Bluegrass Envy is winless in five starts. The son of Any Given Saturday finished fourth behind the multiple-stakes placed Basha in his 2-year-old debut in September, second in December behind promising 3-year-old Classic Rock, and fifth in a maiden event in January that produced next-out winner Monaco, a $1.3 million purchase who won by a dozen Feb. 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.

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TSG Ultimate Betting Challenge

National Champion Arsenault Part of TSG Ultimate Betting Challenge Field

Live Money Tournament Saturday at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita
$1 Million Bonus if Winner Goes on to Win BCBC

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ray Arsenault, a winter resident of Fort Lauderdale who won the National Handicapping Championship (NHC) in Las Vegas in January, will be at Gulfstream Park Saturday to take part in the The Stronach Group Ultimate Betting Challenge.

The live money tournament takes place at TSG-owned Gulfstream and Santa Anita Park and requires players to wager a minimum of $200 per race on a minimum of six races, three from each track.

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The big boys come out to play Saturday.

Among those entered at Santa Anita in five stakes—three of them Grade I’s—are Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown contender Mastery and John Shirreff’s nearly perfect Grade I winning Gormley in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; Phil D’Amato’s versatile speedster Midnight Storm and Jimmy Jerkens’ highly accomplished Shaman Ghost in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap for older horses at a mile and a quarter; Peter Eurton’s stretch-running Kobe’s Back in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes for older horses at seven furlongs, his first start since finishing third in the 2016 Triple Bend last June; and 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who’s making his debut on grass in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile—which is also his first start for trainer Art Sherman.

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Tuesday, March 07 2017



– After watching No Dozing breeze five furlongs at Tampa Bay Downs this morning with his wife Leigh in the irons, trainer Arnaud Delacour pronounced the 3-year-old colt a likely starter for Saturday’s Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby.

“Everything needs to go well between now and then, but we’re happy with where we’re at right now,” Delacour said. “He started a touch slow today because Leigh had to wait a bit on a horse breezing in front of her, but he was moving well and picked it up nicely.”

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Thursday, March 02 2017

Gulfstream News & Notes: Thu 3/2

Practical Joke Ready to Get Serious in $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2)
Made You Look Aims to Bring Turf Form to Dirt in Fountain of Youth
Watershed Set to Make Grass Debut in $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Winter vacation for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Practical Joke formally ends Saturday when the multiple Grade 1 winner makes his highly anticipated return to the races in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

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Guaranteed All-Stakes Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5

Guaranteed All-Stakes Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 at Gulfstream on Fountain of Youth Day

$600,000 Late Pick 4, $400,000 Rainbow 6, $300,000 Late Pick 5
$1.5 Million in Purses, Eight Graded Stakes
Irish War Cry, Practical Joke, Gunnevera, Three Rules Set to Meet

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saturday's Fountain of Youth (G2) program at Gulfstream Park - featuring nine stakes totaling $1.5 million and some of the top 3-year-olds in the country competing in the Fountain of Youth (G2) - will offer bettors guaranteed pools in the Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 and 20-cent Rainbow 6.

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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Thursday, March 2, 2017

O'Neill 'very excited' about G3 Gotham contender So Conflated
• Lynch sticking with routine for Gotham fave El Areeb
• True Timber "doing great" heading into Gotham
• Action Everyday steps up for Gotham
• Sunday's card expands to 10 races; popular Late Pick 5 offered

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Reddam Racing's California Derby winner So Conflated has settled nicely into his temporary digs at Aqueduct Racetrack following his Tuesday arrival for the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham on Saturday, said trainer Doug O'Neill.

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Friday, February 24 2017

Gulfstream Today 2.23.17

Rainbow 6 Solved for $324,179 Payoff Thursday

Jockey Jose Ortiz Reels Off Four Straight Victories

Gunnevera Paddock Schools Thursday for G2 Fountain of Youth

Grade 1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Schools for Saturday’s G3 GP Sprint

Saturday to Feature Guarantees in Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – For the first time in eight racing days, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved with one lucky ticket for a jackpot payoff of $324,179.78 Thursday.

Three horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into the 11th race finale, won by Nick the Cardshark ($57.40), a 25-1 long shot making his first career start in the six-furlong claiming sprint for 3-year-old maidens. The winning sequence was 4-7-10-9-7-12.

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