Friday, November 21 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 11/21
Karibu Gardens Taking Steps toward Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap
Merilore Hopes to Carry on Family Tradition
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Melnyk Racing Stables’ Karibu Gardens had impressed trainer Josie Carroll right from the start, so the Canadian trainer wasn’t surprised when the 4-year-old son of Flower Alley blossomed into a graded-stakes performer. The Grade 2 winner has been shipped to Gulfstream Park West to run in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3).
Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Friday, Nov. 21
NELLIE CASHMAN HITTING TOP FORM FOR RETURN IN SATURDAY’S CARDINAL ’CAP
Maryland-based filly Nellie Cashman completed a promising 3-year-old season with a disappointing run in last fall’s Mrs. Revere (Grade II), but she climbed aboard a van Friday morning for a return trip to Churchill Downs and a bid to make amends for that performance.
Thursday, November 20 2014
Angelica Zapata, Daring Kathy Seeking First Graded Win in My Charmer
Multiple Stakes Winners Square Off in Saturday’s $100,000 Turf Sweepstakes
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Among her 11 lifetime victories in a 30-race career that has spanned five seasons, Angelica Zapata owns 10 stakes wins. As yet none have come in graded company, though she came within a length and a half of two Grade 3 wins over the winter.
Lochte Seeks to Make the Grade Again in $100K Tropical Turf Handicap
Vitali Trainee and Unbridled Command Bring Grade 1 Stakes Credentials
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Lochte figures to be well backed in the betting for Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) at Gulfstream Park West, if for no other reason than the 4-year-old gelding is one of two Grade 1 stakes winners in the field
RACING AT CHURCHILL DOWNS TO RESUME FRIDAY, NOV. 21
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014) – Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday at 12:40 p.m. EST with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - 11/19
Daring Kathy Seeks First Graded Win
Mucho Mas Macho Nears Return
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Multiple stakes-winning filly Daring Kathy is expected to make her next start in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.
Monday, November 17 2014
Record 314 Horses Nominated To $1 million Claiming Crown
Gulfstream Park Hosting Eight-Race Showcase on December 6
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A record 314 horses were nominated to the 16th annual Claiming Crown, the $1 million showcase for the country’s top claiming horses being hosted by Gulfstream Park for the third consecutive year on December 6.
Saturday, November 15 2014
Stakes Recap: Grade II, $237,800 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs
SPARKLING REVIEW SHINES IN GRADE II, $237,800 MRS. REVERE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014) - Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's Sparkling Review displayed a brilliant late kick inside the final three-sixteenths of the mile to win Saturday's 24th running of the $237,800 Mrs. Revere (GII) for 3-year-old fillies by a widening 2 ¾ lengths over Lady Lara-IRE. Longshot pacesetter Kiss Moon was another neck back in third.
Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash
ZEE BROS WINS DE FRANCIS DASH FOR LUKAS AT ODDS OF 29-1
LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Zayat Stables LLC’s Zee Bros, dismissed at odds of 29-1, proved to be the swiftest of all in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash. The De Francis Dash was the marquee race in Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park, which featured six stakes.
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Red Smith Handicap (G3) Quotes
Kathryn Sullivan, assistant to winning trainer Mark Casse of Dynamic Sky (No. 3): "[The Canadian International] was a really tough race, obviously. He got a great trip today, and everything seemed to come together for him. He didn't have the best start in the [Canadian] International, which put him behind in the race, but today everything went exactly as planned. Cornelio took him off the pace a little bit and had him sitting perfectly. When that hole opened, he just went right on through and had a ton of horse. It was perfect; you couldn't ask for a better trip."
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Friday, November 14 2014
Gulfstream Begins Third-Party Administration Of Race Day Lasix
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park announced today it will begin third-party administration of race-day Lasix beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The policy will prohibit any private veterinarian from being in a horse's stall on race day.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Churchill Downs Stakes Advance
GRADE I WINNER PERSONAL DIARY FACES ACCOMPLISHED TESTA ROSSI, SPRING INCLUDED,
MISS FROST, KISS MOON AND NEWCOMER LADY LARA IN OVERFLOW GRADE II MRS. REVERE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – The growing popularity of Churchill Downs’ $200,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (Grade II) was never more evident than the moment on Wednesday that an overflow field of 18 3-year-old fillies headed by Grade I winner Personal Diary was entered to compete in the 24th running of the 1 1/16-mile turf race scheduled as the co-featured event on Saturday at the home of the Kentucky Derby.