Thursday, June 26 2014
Untapable heavily favored in G1 Mother Goose
ELMONT, N.Y. - Untapable, the easy winner of the Kentucky Oaks, will make her first start in New York when she competes in the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose on Saturday at Belmont Park.
The 1 1/16-mile Mother Goose was carded as race 4. There will be no show wagering on the Mother Goose. Later on Saturday, the $100,000 Manila will be contested as race 8 and the Grade 2, $200,000 New York will be contested as race 9.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Jockey Irad Ortiz released from hospital
ELMONT, N.Y. - Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. was released from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on Wednesday evening after tests revealed no fractures, according to sources at the hospital.
Ortiz was taken to the hospital after he was involved in a spill in the eighth race on Wednesday at Belmont Park.
Wildcat Red Set for Return in Saturday’s Quality Road Stakes
Fountain of Youth Champ Seeks Rebound from Troubled Kentucky Derby Trip
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Jose Garoffalo shipped Wildcat Red to Churchill Downs with a good feeling about the 3-year-old colt’s chances for victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 3.
SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA
GAME ON DUDE HEADS TALENTED CAST IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA;
VENERABLE GELDING SEEKS THIRD WIN IN MILE AND A QUARTER CUP, TO BE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT GREAT RACE PLACE
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Front running Game On Dude, a two-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 & 2013, seeks his third lifetime win in the prestigious mile and a quarter fixture on Saturday, as the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita will be run for the first time at The Great Race Place.
Sunday, June 22 2014
Stars & Stripes Day to feature strong international presence
ELMONT, N.Y. - A robust 28 invitations have been extended to a sensational group of colts and fillies for the inaugural runnings of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby and Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks, to be run on Stars & Stripes Day, July 5 at Belmont Park.
Wildcat Red Breezes for Return in Saturday’s Quality Road
Luis Saez Scheduled to Ride Fountain of Youth Winner
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Wildcat Red tuned up for a scheduled start in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park with a five-furlong workout under jockey Edgard Zayas Sunday morning.
New York Stallion Series Cupecoy’s Joy quotes
Linda Rice, winning trainer of Mark My Way (No. 1A): "I was happy with [his performance]. Cornelio [Velasquez] just told me that he slipped coming out of the gate, but I kind of expected that he'd be off the pace, coming from 1 1/8 miles to seven furlongs. That really worked out fine because my other two horses were pressing the pace, so I was happy to have somebody closing. I thought he ran really professional for a horse who has only had four starts."
Thursday, June 19 2014
Linda Rice has platoon of runners for NYSS races
ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Linda Rice will send out three runners apiece in the New York Stallion Series Spectacular Bid and the New York Stallion Series Cupecoy's Joy on Sunday at Belmont Park.
The Cupecoy's Joy, for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at seven furlongs, will feature the Rice-trained trio of Miss Narcissist, Champagne Ruby, and Bella the Bandit, none of whom have made a start over turf.
Monday, June 16 2014
USTA to Fund Cobalt Testing
The USTA announces program with Dr. George Maylin to develop cobalt testing
June 16, 2014 – from USTA Communications Department
Columbus, OH --- The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced today that it will fund and work in partnership with Dr. George Maylin from the New York Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College to develop regulatory controls for the use of cobalt in race horses.
Saturday, June 14 2014
Stephen Foster Handicap Quick Quotes
CALVIN BOREL, jockey of MOONSHINE MULLIN (winner) – “Randy (Morse) has been doing so well with him. The first morning I was out on him working him after the Alysheba, he didn’t really work like I thought he should have. But boy its funny, when a horse peaks, they peak. When I came back and worked him again about five days ago he was a totally different horse, like he had gotten his seat back under him. I rode him with a lot of confidence today. We were stepping up today, I know we beat some of these same horses a few weeks back and early on I was afraid it may have taken too much out of him, but as we got closer, Randy had him ready to go. He’s a nice, nice horse.”
Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Fashion Alert (No. 6): "I thought she did everything we hoped she would do. She got away pretty alertly and put herself in good position. It was an advantage to have the outside post, which we were happy about when the draw came out. She's a very talented filly that ran to her training. I think timing-wise, this sets her up very well for the [Grade 3] Schuylerville [July 18, 6 furlongs, Saratoga]."
Friday, June 13 2014
Stephen Foster Handicap Notes: Friday, June 13
NO SPEED NO PROBLEM FOR FOSTER FAVORITE REVOLUTIONARY
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, June 13, 2014) – Fresh off a most impressive win in the Pimlico Special (Grade III), WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary is seeking his first Grade I victory in Saturday night’s $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) and has been made the 2-1 favorite in a talented field of nine older horses.