Friday, July 03 2015
Gulfstream Summit of Speed Notes: Fri 7/3
Wildcat Red Set for Return to Sprinting in Smile
Patrick Dupuy Sets Sights on Azalea (G3) with I’m a Looker
Tea Time Shipping in for Princess Rooney (G2)
Gold 2-year-olds Ready for Stakes Test
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Jose Garoffalo successfully stretched out Wildcat Red around two turns in 2014 to capture the Fountain of Youth (G2) and miss winning the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) by a neck, earning a berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Texas Red returns in G3 Dwyer
ELMONT, N.Y. - The Grade 3, $500,000 Dwyer - to be run on the second annual Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont Park - will feature the return of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, who has not raced since finishing second in the Grade 2 San Vicente on February 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Tonalist heavy favorite in Suburban ‘Cap
ELMONT, N.Y. - Under high weight of 123 pounds including Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist has been made the 3-5 favorite over five foes for Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 Suburban Handicap, one of six graded stakes on the second annual Star & Stripes Day at Belmont Park.
Saturday, June 27 2015
Mother Goose Quotes
Drayden Van Dyke, winning trainer of Include Betty (No.2): "It was a perfect trip. I know they were going fast up front and I knew this long stretch should really help her out, she makes that nice little last run and I knew it'd work out just perfect for her. I just had to make sure that I kept pulling my googles down so I could see where I was going. It's not too bad out there but [mud] it's sticking to your googles but it's not like sloppy or anything. I don't think she'll have any problems stretching out further, me and Tom [Proctor] were saying she's a filly that really doesn't like to be hit a whole lot so it's more just getting along with her and keeping her happy."
Belmont Park Notes 6/27
• Brown readies five runners for G1 Belmont Derby, G1 Belmont Oaks
• Tonalist preps for G2 Suburban
• Pletcher contenders work towards Stars & Stripes Day assignments
ELMONT, N.Y. - The second renewal of Stars & Stripes Day on July 4 at Belmont Park will be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational and the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational.
Rainbow 6 Carryover Totals $383,473.91
Rainbow 6 Carryover Totals $383,473.91 Heading into Sunday’s Mandatory Payout
Pool Expected To Climb Over $1 Million
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – After going unsolved for the 24th consecutive racing program Saturday, the Rainbow 6 carryover will total $383,473.91 heading into Sunday’s mandatory payout at Gulfstream Park.
There will also be mandatory payouts Sunday in the Pick 5 (Races 6-10) and the Super Hi-5 (Race 10).
Friday, June 26 2015
Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $500,000
Mandatory Payouts of Rainbow 6, Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 Slated for Sunday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Gulfstream Park, where the carryover jackpot pool for the popular multi-race wager will be guaranteed at $500,000 Saturday.
Following Friday’s six-race sequence, no one held a unique ticket with all six winners for the 23rd consecutive racing day since May 22, when a $1.09 million pool was disbursed through a mandatory payout.
Wonder Gal takes aim at G1 Mother Goose
ELMONT, N.Y. - An evenly matched group of 3-year-old fillies is set to contest Belmont Park's Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday, led by Treadway Racing Stable's Wonder Gal.
Trained by Leah Gyarmati, Wonder Gal was cut out to be a good one. The daughter of Tiz Wonderful was purchased for $210,000 at auction and made her debut last July in the Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old New York-bred fillies, which she won by 14 ½ lengths.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - If there is no single ticket with all six winners on Friday's 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park, Saturday's guaranteed pool will be $500,000.
Friday's carryover is $325,694.12.
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Guaranteed Pick 4 Wagers to be featured at The Spa
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that it will offer at least a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 on Saturdays at Saratoga Race Course, with increased guarantees on Travers Day (August 29, $1 million), Whitney Day (August 8, $750,000) and Woodward Day (September 5, $750,000).
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Enhanced Travers Day, Whitney Festival top Saratoga race schedule
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course, with the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney anchoring five stakes on Whitney Festival Day, Saturday, August 8.
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Friday, June 19 2015
Possessed and Freudie Anne top pair of NYSS stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. - Highlighting Sunday's Father's Day card at Belmont Park are a pair of New York Stallion Series stakes at seven furlongs on the turf, the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Cupecoy's Joy for 3-year-old fillies.
Headlining the Spectacular Bid division is Possessed, a son of Posse owned by Daniel Hayden in partnership with trainer Charlton Baker. Making his ninth lifetime start and first on the turf, Possessed last out finished sixth in the $125,000 Mike Lee for New York-breds on May 25. Previous to that race he won the Times Square New York Stallion Series by a length going 6 ½ furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 26, picking up a field-high Beyer Speed Figure of 82.