Friday, February 13 2015


All Systems On Go For Asmusssen Duo in the Southwest Stakes


Familiarity with his surroundings can only help a young horse, especially one following the Triple Crown trail, so trainer Steve Asmussen decided to leave Bayerd at Oaklawn Park following his second place finish in the Smarty Jones Stakes last month. Now, he hopes that decision will pay dividends when the 3-year-old colt contests Monday's saltier $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). Asmussen won the race last year with Tapiture.





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Wednesday, February 11 2015


Sam’s Sister Set for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap


$100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes Features Field of 11 on Laurel Undercard

LAUREL, MD – Grade 1 stakes-winning Sam’s Sister is scheduled to carry highweight of 123 pounds against 10 rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park.





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Saturday, February 07 2015


Oaklawn Barn Notes - February, 7


Nine 3-Year-Olds Currently Pointing Toward Southwest

Oaklawn Racing Secretary Pat Pope listed nine early probables Saturday morning for the $300,000 (G3) Southwest Stakes Feb. 16, Presidents Day. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is the second major local major prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11.





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Friday, February 06 2015


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 2/6


Grade 1 $500,000 Donn Handicap the ‘Right Race’ For Pletcher Trio
Blue Tone Takes Tour of Gulfstream Track
Amen Kitten Steps Up In Gulfstream Turf
Slumber Steps Up in Gulfstream Park Turf
Brown is excited about the future for William Warren’s Mrs McDougal





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Thursday, February 05 2015


Confrontation Set To Tackle $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita’s Confrontation began his career in the absence of lofty expectations from his trainer, Barclay Tagg, who chose a $50,000 claiming race for the son of War Pass’s debut.





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Green Mask Finds His Niche in Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint


Souper Colossal To Make Sophomore Debut on Turf in Texas Glitter



HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A lot has changed for Green Mask since he entered the Wesley Ward barn as a 2-year-old, but one thing has remained unchanged.

The colt has talent, but Ward has had to experiment to find out where his trainee would best utilize it.





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Lochte Back to Defend Title in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)


Makes Two-Week Turnaround in Lone G1 Grass Race of Championship Meet

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fourteen days after his most recent victory, Lochte looks to continue his winning ways in Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1).





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Lea Entered for Stakes Defense in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap


Mott Trainee to Concede 2-7 Pounds to 9 Rivals in Grade 1 Handicap

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Lea made a rapid ascension to the top of the handicap ranks last year at Gulfstream Park, where he captured the Hal’s Hope (G3) and the Donn Handicap (G1) back-to-back.





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Wednesday, February 04 2015


GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO INVITATIONAL


CALIFORNIA CHROME, SHARED BELIEF & HOPPERTUNITY HEAD OUTSTANDING FIELD OF NINE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO INVITATIONAL AT 1 1/8 MILES

SHERMAN, HOLLENDORFER & BAFFERT COLLIDE IN MUCH-ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO B.C. CLASSIC;

SAN ANTONIO TO BE PART OF ‘JOCKEY CLUB TOUR’ AND BE BROADCAST LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1





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El Kabeir has experience edge in Withers


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Fresh off an authoritative 4 ¾-length score in the Grade 3 Jerome, El Kabeir is back for more in the 135th edition of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Thursday, January 29 2015


GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES


BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED TO MAKE 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2015)—A runaway winner of the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1, Texas Red will make his 3-year-old debut in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the Kentucky-bred colt by Afleet Alex heads a field of eight in the San Vicente, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.





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‘X-COUNTRY’ PICK 4


XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA, GULFSTREAM INTRODUCE ‘X-COUNTRY’ PICK 4

New and Exciting Wager will include a $500,000 Guarantee

January 28, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and the Stronach Group, is excited to announce its plans to offer horseplayers the opportunity to play a special Pick 4 on Saturday, February 7. The all-stakes, $500,000 guaranteed ‘X-Country’ (Cross Country) Pick 4 will combine the best races that day at Gulfstream – the Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap – and Santa Anita – the San Antonio Stakes and San Marcos Stakes – and will coincide with a live broadcast of those races on Fox Sports 1.





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