Wednesday, July 17 2013
Pletcher Sends Stonestreet duo in G3 Schuylerville as Spa Opens
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course opens for its 150th anniversary season Friday with a pair of stakes races highlighting two of the historic track’s long-standing traditions – 2-year-olds and classy sprinters.
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Tuesday, July 16 2013
Delaware Handicap News & Notes
Focused on the Delaware Handicap
Wilmington, Del., July 15, 2013 — With a divisional lead at stake and a $750,000 purse and Grade I opportunity on the line, the mile-and-a-quarter Delaware Handicap is being targeted by the top connections in North America. But before any of the 14 nominees punch a ticket on travel plans to be in Stanton, Delaware, for the filly and mare summer classic this Saturday, they are waiting to see the weight assignments, which are scheduled to be released later today.
Monday, July 15 2013
GULFSTREAM TODAY 7.14.13
Lunarwarfare Sparkles in Debut; Zayas Scores Crosstown Double
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Michael Yates unveiled a promising 2-year-old in Sunday’s first race at Gulfstream Park, saddling Lunarwarfare for a 6 ½ -length victory in the $40,000 maiden special weight event
Barn Notes: Sunday, July 14, 2013
• Remarkable Rahystrada Ready for Million after Win
• Ausus Makes Good on Peitz Promise in Modesty
• Infinite Magic Could Join Stablemate in Secretariat
• Dark Cove a Bright Spot for Ramsey Invasion
GARY STEVENS, MARKETING MIX, Winner: "(Trainer) Tom (Proctor) told me in the paddock to just take the race to them. He said this mare can gallop faster than the rest of them. I didn't know what the Brazilian horse (Hawk's Eyes) was going to do and (his rider) Victor (Espinoza) was intent on getting the lead. I couldn't have paid to have a better rabbit out in front of me. I just let my mare gallop. I had it in my head to two-minute lick her to the three-eighths pole and set her down and work her three eighths of a mile. I don't know if (Proctor) was necessarily using this as a tune up for the (Grade I, $750,000) Beverly D (Aug. 17 at Arlington Park), but it sure worked out. She was very, very happy."
Friday, July 12 2013
Belmont Park Notes
• Shirreffs eyeing G3 Shuvee or Saratoga optional claimer for Eblouissante
• Albertrani-trained True Blue Nation, Souper Speedy target opening day at Saratoga; fields take shape for Friday’s stakes
• Fields coming together for Saratoga opening Saturday & Sunday stakes
I Know It All to Be Put to the Test in Cellars Shiraz
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – I Know It All’s solid past performance lines clearly indicate that she can run with the top 3-year-olds turf fillies in South Florida. Trainer David Braddy would like to see the daughter of Montbrook run away from them for once, starting Saturday in the $75,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
MOTT HOPEFUL TURF WILL SUIT EMOLLIENT
Handicappers trying to decipher Emollient’s form in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks can take comfort in knowing they’re in the same boat as Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.
Tuesday, July 09 2013
Gulfstream News & Notes
Starship Truffles May Enter Ring Sooner than Expected
Gleaves Settles Back In At Gulfstream Park
Nicks Points Aubby K Toward Saratoga's Ballerina
Emotional Kitten, E B Ryder Lead Nominations for $75,000 Cellars Shiraz
Monday, July 08 2013
Belmont Park Notes
• Flat Out to return to Spa following second Suburban score; Royal Delta turns in bullet work
• Guillot considering many options for Dwyer winner Moreno
• Shirreffs biding his time with impressive maiden winner Mentor Cane
Sanchez Off to Fast Start at Gulfstream Park Summer Meet
Apprentice Jockey Sweeps First Four Races on Sunday’s Card
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Apprentice jockey Hugo Sanchez is making a strong impact during the fledgling summer meeting at Gulfstream Park, where he assumed the top spot in the rider’s standings Sunday by riding the first four winners on the eight-race program.
Barn Notes: Sunday July 7, 2013
SAINT LEON EXITS ARLINGTON SPRINT IN DIVINE FORM
Saint Leon has long been considered one of the best sprinters on the grounds at Arlington International Racecourse, but after Saturday’s gutsy victory in the Listed $100,000 Arlington Sprint, the 8-year-old speed demon could be mentioned as one of the best in the country. Sprinting wire-to-wire in a race turned inside-out by a bad break, the son of Stravinsky dueled the length of the stretch with Hogy, eventually turning back the highly regarded graded stakes winner to win by a head under E. T. Baird.