Tuesday, December 29 2015


Big Business looks to repeat in Alex M. Robb


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - New York-bred veteran Big Business will aim to close out the year on a high note as he pursues back-to-back victories in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb at 1 1/16 miles on the inner track on Thursday, the final stakes race of 2015 at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Sunday, December 27 2015


Green Gratto grabs Gravesend; Extinct Charm upsets Damon Runyon


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Green Gratto picked up his second straight stakes victory at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday afternoon, taking the lead out of the gate and going on to post a 5 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Gravesend.

Earlier on the card, Extinct Charm split horses in deep stretch to beat E J's Legacy by a neck to upset the $100,000 Damon Runyon for 2-year-old New York-breds.





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Wednesday, December 23 2015


Dogwood Trail Seeks Second Graded Success in G3 Sugar Swirl


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jacks or Better Farm’s Dogwood Trail is geared up for Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where she will seek to run her record to 2-for-2 in graded-stakes competition.

“She’s doing good. She’s right where I want her to be,” trainer Stanley Gold said.





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Juveniles take center stage on Sunday at the Big A


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Two stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday offer 21 colts and fillies the opportunity to close out their juvenile campaigns on a winning note in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred fillies and the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series.





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Monday, December 21 2015


Fall Highweight trio meet again in Saturday’s Gravesend


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Saturday's $100,000 Gravesend for 3-year-olds and up will feature a rematch between the top three finishers of the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap run on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Highlighting the field for the six-furlong dash on the inner track at the Big A is multiple Grade 1 winner and Fall Highweight runner-up Palace.





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Sunday, December 20 2015


Rainbow 6 Jackpot of $129,000 Hit With 20-Cent Ticket


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The bettor who took down Friday's $129,904.18 Rainbow 6 jackpot at Gulfstream Park did so with a 20-cent ticket.

The straight winning ticket was 13/10/6/3/4/1. The winning bettor played hundreds of straight 20-cent tickets on Xpressbet.





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Thursday, December 17 2015


GULFSTREAM TODAY - 12.17


Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $69,649 for Friday
No Decision on Future for Multiple G1 Winner Sheer Drama
Hall of Famer Prado Released from Hospital

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– There will be a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot of $69,649.56 greeting bettors for Friday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park. Post time is 12:35 p.m.

Several winning tickets were sold with Thursday’s winning 8-2-10-6-6-3 sequence, which returned $408.24.





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Gulfstream News & Notes - Thu 12/17


Gold Trainees Seeking to Make the Grade in Gulfstream Stakes
War Story Tackles New Challenge in Tropical Park Derby
Weekend Hideaway Takes on Graded Company in Mr. Prospector

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Trainer Stanley Gold is planning to be a frequent participant in upcoming graded-stakes races during Gulfstream’s Championship Meet, starting with Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3).

The veteran trainer expects to be well represented in the six-furlong sprint by proven stakes performers C. Zee and Grande Shores. The former is a graded-stakes winner, having captured the Gulfstream Sprint Handicap (G3) in February, while the latter is an uber-consistent runner who came up short of becoming a graded-stakes winner by a neck in the Fred Hooper (G3) in February.





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Past Winners Speechify, Singanothersong Square Off in Mr. Prospector


Grade 3 Sprint Highlights Saturday’s Three-Stakes Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Neither has crossed the wire in front since notching their respective first graded-stakes victories in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) a year apart, but both Speechify and Singanothersong are entered to end that streak when the six-furlong sprint is renewed Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

The 61st running of the Mr. Prospector for 3-year-olds and up highlights an 11-race program that includes a pair of $75,000 turf stakes for sophomores, the Tropical Park Oaks for fillies and Tropical Park Derby, each at 1 1/16 miles.





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Monday, December 14 2015


Broken Ribs Sideline Prado 6-to-8 Weeks


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado will be out up to two months with six broken ribs after being unseated from his mount, Legs Like Betty, at the start of Sunday’s seventh race.

Prado’s agent, Bob Klesaris, said Monday morning original x-rays were clean, “but another scan revealed six broken ribs, three on each side.” Klesaris said Prado also had a laceration under his chin.





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Saturday, December 12 2015


$101,000 KING GLORIOUS STAKES


4th Running
2-Year-Olds, Colts & Geldings, Bred or Sired in California
One Mile

Jockey Quotes
MARIO GUTIERREZ (Winner, Found Money): “The race went pretty much the way I hoped it would because I didn’t want to get to the lead too early. (Runner-up Glory Bound) put up a real good fight in the stretch, but my horse was very game.’’

Trainer Quotes
DOUG O’NEILL (Winner, Found Money): “All credit to (jockey) Mario (Gutierrez). He rode him with confidence. He felt he was on the best horse and rode him accordingly. Mario’s ridden well at this track. It’s a long straightaway and you have to conserve your horse and he did just that.’’




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$301,000 STARLET (GI) 2-Year-Old Fillies 1 1/16 miles


Jockey Quotes

MIKE SMITH (Winner, Street Fancy): “She’s anxious before the race starts, but once she leaves there she’s cool and was very relaxed today. We’re actually still figuring each other out and that’s what was happening in the early part of the race. I wasn’t concerned about coming up on the inside in the stretch because there was plenty of room and she was very focused.’’

ALEX SOLIS (Second, Stays in Vegas): “We got a good trip. She relaxed nicely. I waited as long as I could, but I did have to move a little earlier than I wanted. She was game and showed a lot of heart.’’






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