Saturday, May 04 2013
Belmont Park Notes
• G1 winner Dayatthespa makes 2013 bow Sunday
• English import Infinite Magic, now in Ribaudo’s barn, to make dirt debut in G2 Peter Pan
• McLaughlin has two for Peter Pan
• Field taking shape for Peter Pan
• Unbeaten Lovely Syn and Kilnockagain clash in Sunday’s NYSS Park Avenue
• NYRA offering bonus for 2-year-olds who break their maiden at Belmont and win graded stakes at a NYRA track in 2013
Friday, May 03 2013
Kentucky Derby 139 Update - Friday, May 3, 2013
BLACK ONYX – At 11:30 a.m., Spiral (Grade III) winner Black Onyx was scratched from the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI).
Stewards have decided that the No. 1 slot will be left open in the Kentucky Derby starting gate and the remaining 19 horses in the Derby field will start from the post positions they drew in Wednesday’s post draw.
Trainer Kelly Breen will address the media at an afternoon press conference in The Parlay Media Center.
MILITARY VET COLVIN RIDES FIRST CAREER WINNER IN THURSDAY’S OPENER
BALTIMORE, 05-02-13---Samantha Colvin captured her first lifetime win this afternoon when Rocket Ninetyeight won today’s opener at Pimlico Race Course. The 26-year-old grew up in Williamsport, PA and spent nearly a decade in the United States Army in signals intelligence.
Rocket Ninetyeight stalked the pace, moved three-wide into the stretch, took command and drew away. The $16,000 claiming maiden won by 3-3/4 lengths for owner-trainer Calvin Barth and paid $18.80.
“I’m here to ride and to win,” said Colvin, who was victorious on her fifth career mount.
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Thursday, May 02 2013
Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Update - Wednesday, May 1, 2013
KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
NOTE – Through various sources, the Churchill Downs Communications Team has confirmed the following 21 horses have entered the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (in order of preference): Orb, Verrazano, Goldencents, Java’s War, Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Lines of Battle, Vyjack, Will Take Charge, Itsmyluckyday, Black Onyx, Palace Malice, Normandy Invasion, Frac Daddy, Mylute, Oxbow, Falling Sky, Charming Kitten, Golden Soul, Giant Finish and Fear the Kitten.
CHURCHILL DOWNS’ ‘DERBYME’ SOCIAL MEDIA APP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 1, 2013) - The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is set for Saturday, May 4, but you won't have to be at Churchill Downs Racetrack to enjoy the unmatched, sizzle and excitement of the Derby celebration.
KENTUCKY DERBY 139 POST POSITION DRAW QUOTES
BLACK ONYX (Post position 1, morning line 50-1) – Kelly Breen (trainer) – “Saturday we hope to make it the winningest post position in Kentucky Derby history. We know Oxbow isn’t the best of breakers; it’s not a bad horse to be next to. We’re going to make the best of what we can. We’re going to go back and look at all the different things, different scenarios, and we’ll put all those different things in to Joe’s head and he’s going to go out there and ride his race anyway.”
What did you think of the 50-1 morning line?
“I don’t want to say what I think about it on record but let’s just say I’m like Rodney Dangerfield – I get no respect, you know?”
Jockey Joe Bravo: “My whole life I’ve dreamed about being number one and I got number one today!”
AWESOME BELLE RETURNS FOR MAIRZY DOATES
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (May 1, 2013) – Jacks or Better Farm, Inc.’s Awesome Belle, a Florida Stallion Stakes winner in 2011 that captured four stakes at Calder during her 2012 campaign, returns to her south Florida home after a three-race winter stopover in Tampa to start in Saturday’s $55,000 Mairzy Doates, run over 1 1/16 miles of turf.
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050213-Barn Notes: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
All you have to do is take a gander at the pictures on the grandstand walls to see that champions converge at Arlington International Racecourse. Elite equines, remarkable riders and talented trainers have consistently made their presence known on the first-rate main track and world-renowned turf course for decades, and this will no doubt occur in perpetuity when the season commences in less than 48 hours.
Fort Marcy, Beaugay Top Derby Day Card at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Multiple New York-bred champion Hessonite makes her 2013 debut and tries for her first graded stakes win Saturday when she faces seven other turf fillies and mares in the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay at Belmont Park, one of two graded turf stakes on the Kentucky Derby day card.
Wednesday, May 01 2013
GIANT FINISH LATE DERBY ADDITION LEAPFROGGING FEAR THE KITTEN
Carving Also Under Consideration
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 30, 2013) – Sunrise Stable and partners’ Giant Finish, who in his most recent start finished third in the Spiral Stakes (Grade III) at Turfway Park on March 23 earning 10 points toward Kentucky Derby eligibility, will be entered in Saturday’s 139th Kentucky Derby at the wishes of his ownership group.
Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Update - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
BLACK ONYX (No. 11) – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx galloped 1 ¾ miles under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez during the Derby and Oaks training session.
“It was a little bit longer gallop, a little bit stronger at the end,” trainer Kelly Breen said. “He came out of it looking dynamite.”
DREAMING OF JULIA, CHAMPION BEHOLDER HEADLINE KENTUCKY OAKS
DREAMING OF JULIA, CHAMPION BEHOLDER HEADLINE STAR-STUDDED FIELD OF 11 FOR FRIDAY’S LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 30, 2013) – The top 3-year-old fillies from all corners of the country, headed by Dreaming of Julia, the 21 ¾-length winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII), and Eclipse Award winner Beholder passed the entry box Tuesday morning for Friday’s 139th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I).