Thursday, March 27 2014


Cairo Prince Favored in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby


Eight-Horse Field includes Stakes Winners Wildcat Red, General a Rod, Spot
Florida Derby Highlights $2 Million Card with Eight Stakes, Including Seven Graded


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Cairo Prince made a spectacular 2014 debut in the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (G2) on Jan. 25, sweeping around horses on the turn and drawing off to an exciting 5 ¾-length victory. While demonstrating an abundant amount of class, talent and professionalism, the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile left Gulfstream Park fans wanting to see more.





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Intense Holiday Heads $1 Million Louisiana Derby


IN TROUBLE, RISE UP, ‘HAWK’, ‘VICAR’ AMONG RIVALS

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 26, 2014) – Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday, winner of the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 101st running of the Grade II $1 million Louisiana Derby, centerpiece race of the historic New Orleans oval’s 84-day meeting.





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PALACE MALICE FAVORED IN NEW ORLEANS HANDICAP


NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 26, 2014) – Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes as the final jewel of racing’s 2013 Triple Crown, will go to the post in Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap with 121 pounds and the favorite’s mantle in the field of eight older horses.





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Tuesday, March 25 2014


Owners on ‘Wild’ Ride with ‘Florida’s Horse’


State-bred Wildcat Red Takes Two-Race Win Streak into Florida Derby


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – It is a two hour and 45-minute trip from Caracas, Venezuela to Gulfstream Park, one the owners of Wildcat Red have made seven times in the past six months to see their horse run.

They are back again this week to watch Wildcat Red in the most important start yet of his young career, Saturday’s $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1), Gulfstream’s signature race and one of the most significant preps on the road to the Triple Crown.





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Monday, March 24 2014


Gulfstreampark.com a Comprehensive Florida Derby Resource


View Full List of Events Scheduled for Florida Derby Week
Derby Post Position Draw Will Be Streamed Live Wednesday
Meet the Contenders for Gulfstream Park’s Signature Race
Florida Derby News & Notes Published in Spanish

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) will be renewed for the 63rd time on Saturday, March 29, but the buzz surrounding Gulfstream Park’s signature race has already started and will continue to heighten right up until post time.





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Sunday, March 23 2014


General a Rod Maker’s ‘Best Chance’ for Success in Triple Crown Races


Gulfstream Park Derby Champ Works for Saturday’s Besilu Stables Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Since going out on his own in 2003, trainer Mike Maker has taken five horses down the Triple Crown trail, including Hansen, the undefeated 2-year-old male champion of 2011.





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RACE QUOTES: SPIRAL STAKES


Winning horse: We Miss Artie

Winning jockey: John Velazquez
“I was a little wide going into the first turn but I found a nice spot down the backside. Right at the sixteenth-pole I had to drift away from them so he didn’t have to work so hard. Then I was able to get up at the wire.”

Winning trainer: Todd Pletcher
“It really was (a great closing run). Very exciting. I wasn’t sure he got there but very excited to see that he did.”





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Tuesday, March 18 2014


New York-bred stakes schedule upgraded for 2014


The schedule of New York-bred stakes races to be run at the three New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetracks and at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) has a new and improved look for 2014.





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Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks


Hollendorfer Trainees Head Probables for Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks

FLORENCE, Ky. (March 17, 2014) – The fields for the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes and the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks, both to run at Turfway Park this Saturday, are rapidly coming together.





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Field of 10 USTA qualifiers set for WHHC in April


Columbus, OH --- Michael Chosky from Pittsburgh, Pa. and David Pankenier of Maricopa, Ariz., became the final two qualifiers in the USTA World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifying Series with wins in the contests involving Maywood Park on Friday (March 14) and Balmoral Park on Saturday (March 15), respectively.





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Friday, March 14 2014


Oaklawn Barn Notes March 14


Tapiture and Stablemates Ready for Big Day

Trainer Steve Asmussen, newly-named as a finalist for the 2014 class in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, was at Oaklawn Park on Friday morning to supervise final preparations for his charges competing in tomorrow’s three graded stakes as well as three other races.





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Sadler Returns to Hot Springs with Two Top Contenders


Southern California-based trainer John Sadler is not quite the frequent visitor to Oaklawn as fellow California trainer Bob Baffert, but when he does send a horse, they should be respected. He won the 2010 Arkansas Derby (G1) with 17-1 longshot Line of David and the following year he finished second in the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) with Switch. He returns to Hot Springs Saturday with two horses and is excited about their chances.





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