Wednesday, November 04 2015

East Hall to Seek Repeat Victory in Millions Classic Preview

Saturday’s $800,000 Millions Preview Program Features Eight Stakes

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – The fields for eight stakes were drawn Wednesday for the $800,000 Sunshine Millions Preview program Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

The lucrative opportunities for Florida-bred horses will serve as stepping stones for Sunshine Millions Day Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

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Nashua (G2) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Mohaymen (No. 7): "We were a little worried about the kickback, how he would break, and the others that have had more racing experience than him. But he's a very talented horse and I'm glad he lived up to the betting public's odds. He's got a great pedigree. It's just great to win for Shadwell Stable, Rick Nichols [General Manager of Shadwell Farm] and everybody in Lexington. I've been with them for 22 years, so it's a special win. We definitely have Derby fever. [His next race] would be the [Grade 2] Remsen [at Aqueduct] or the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs on the same day [Saturday, November 28]."

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Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Wed 11/4


(Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015) – Come-backing Grade II winners Birdatthewire, Keen Pauline and Gold Medal Dancer headline a field of eight fillies and mares entered for Saturday’s 30th running of the $200,000 Chilukki Stakes (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

The one-mile Chilukki will go as Race 10 of 11 on Saturday at approximately 5:15 p.m. (all times Eastern). The first race is 12:40 p.m.

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OLDSMAR, FL. – Tampa Bay Downs is unveiling a new-look stakes schedule that promises to elevate the excitement level for horsemen, fans and bettors throughout the 2015-2016 meeting.

The track will present multiple stakes races on six Saturdays, including the 36th annual Festival Day card on March 12. Highlighting that card is the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a Triple Crown stepping stone for 3-year-olds on the main track and part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby points series.

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Tempted (G3) Quotes

Tony Dutrow, winning trainer of Big World (No. 4): "I didn't give [Jose Ortiz] any instructions at all. I told him she's an easy ride and he would know what to do when the gates opened. I noticed the speed was looking at her and they were going soft, so he took advantage of it."

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Gulfstream News & Notes - Wed 11/4

Mongolian Saturday Picture of Health at Gulfstream After Breeders' Cup Win
Racehorse or Broodmare: Decision Upcoming on Sheer Drama’s Future

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Drawing the outermost post in a field of 14 that featured eight graded-stakes winners, including the defending champion, might not have been the biggest obstacle Mongolian Saturday had to overcome in his 15-1 upset of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) Oct. 31.

It was only this spring, in a previous trip to Keeneland Race Course, that the gelded 5-year-old son of Any Given Saturday became so sick that his connections feared for his life.

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Tuesday, November 03 2015

Graded stakes for juveniles highlight opening day card at Aqueduct

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - A pair of 2-year-old graded stakes races will take center stage when live racing returns to Aqueduct Racetrack on Wednesday, the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua and its filly counterpart the Grade 3, $200,000 Tempted, both run at a mile on the main track.

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Saturday, October 31 2015



LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 31, 2015) – Racing fans could not be blamed if they were asking what took so long after a spectacular renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s history-making win in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, in its inaugural homecoming to iconic Keeneland Race Course, in the heart of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky.

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Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Race Quotes

Bob Baffert (trainer, American Pharoah, 1st) – “We were hoping for a performance like this. When he’s right, if you let him run...I feel really good about it. What a horse! I'll never see another one like him. I'm just proud of my team, and Jimmy Barnes and I'm so happy for the Zayats. I'm emotional right now. I had more pressure. I wanted him to go out a winner. This one was for ‘Pharoah.’ It was for the people who came to see this and I'm glad he gave the people what they wanted to see. I'll never have another horse like him.”

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Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) Race Quotes

Aidan O’Brien (trainer, Found (Ire), 1st) – “I’m absolutely delighted. She’s a very special mare. To run in two Champion Stakes (Irish and English, an Arc and then to come and win the Breeders’ Cup Turf is quite remarkable. She’s very special.”

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile(G1) Race Quotes

Doug O’Neill (trainer, Nyquist, 1st) – “The race didn't unfold like I expected. We thought, being on the outside there, with kind of a short run to the first turn, we'd be up on the lead, saving ground. I have to watch the replay, but from my recollection we were five or six wide. But Mario (Gutierrez) did his Mario thing where he just never panicked. From Day one, before this horse ever debuted, he had the mind and the stride of a two-turn horse. When he debuted, like, 'wow.' The other day, maybe he wasn't that impressive, maybe because we came back quickly. He was pressured early, and I think with that race under his belt, he turned it around today.”

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Breeders’ Cup Mile Quotes

Mark Casse (trainer, Tepin, 1st) – “I said to Norman (son and top assistant) after Stephanie's Kitten's performance today that if she (Tepin is going to be champion Turf Mare, she's going to have to win today. I whispered that in her ear. To be in the same company with Goldikova, Miesque and Royal Heroine, beating the boys in the mile, I'm not sure I have the words. Am I dreaming? She just continues to amaze me. I'm still in shock (at how easily she won and by how many lengths) so I'll have to watch the race a few more times, and then I'll be even more surprised. I can't put it into words what great work Norman did with this horse. It's special. He worked really hard with her. It's hard to describe (my emotions).”

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