Tuesday, February 18 2014


Stakes Advance: Vicar’s In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field


NEW ORLEANS (February 17, 2014) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, dominant 6 ¾- length hero of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 18, may be a slight choice in the wagering when he faces an overflow field of 13 challengers with two also-eligibles in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, the Crescent City oval’s showcase event on Louisiana Derby Preview Day.





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Monday, February 17 2014


Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover To Hit $1 Million On Monday Holiday Program



HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $966,896.75 when racing resumes Monday at 12:40 p.m. for a special holiday program.
The entire pool of the Rainbow 6 is paid off when there is only one ticket with all six
winners. Those with six winners Sunday were paid $15,253.90.

The Rainbow 6 has had carryovers of more than $5 million and has been hit for as much as $3.5 million.
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$200,000 Sabin (G2) Quotes


Trainer Marty Wolfson (Devil's Cave): “I think the jockey made a huge mistake last time. He told me he did. She has high speed and to make a horse like her go 1:14-and-2 (for six furlongs) really discourages her. She still came back again, that’s why I knew she was a better horse than Sweet N Discreet.





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SAN VICENTE STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

JOEL ROSARIO, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “Last time he clipped heels and that was a tough race over at Hollywood. He handled the seven furlongs well today.

“I’ll talk to my agent, he makes all the calls, all the decisions (on whom I ride) but I like him; today was very impressive and he looked good today.”





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Saturday, February 15 2014


Minger rallies for WHHC qualifier win


Columbus, OH --- Matt Minger from New Lenox, Ill. won Thursday’s USTA qualifier for the 2014 $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship at the Meadowlands in April, by selecting 19-1 longshot Coopers Beach, who paid $16.80 to place, and raised his total earnings to $134.50 on the 12-races contest from Dover Downs.





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Friday, February 14 2014


Oaklawn Barn Notes: Key Southwest Works


Autrey, Calhoun Head South for Key Southwest Workouts

Trainers Bret Calhoun and Cody Autrey decided to out fox Mother Nature and sent their Southwest Stakes (G3) prospects to Evangeline Training Center in Carencro, LA for their final workouts Wednesday in preparations for Monday’s race, a key stop along the Arkansas Derby (G1) trail. Carenco is about six hours south of Oaklawn, which was forced to cancel four days of training and racing because of winter weather.





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PLETCHER PLANS FOR LOUISIANA DERBY PREVIEW DAY


• Risen Star Prospect Hoppertunity Records Monday Move at Santa Anita
• Rachel Alexandra Stakes Coming Up Strong as Fair Grounds Oaks Preview

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, February 13, 2014) –Ubiquitous Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, whose New Orleans invaders have won three of the last six renewals of the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, will be sending Starlight Racing’s Intense Holiday to this year’s 41st running of the Risen Star, centerpiece event of four graded stakes on the New Orleans oval’s upcoming Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22.





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UP AND COMING CHERUBIM HEADS SUNDAY’S $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES


IMPORTANT STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—Cherubim, an up and coming colt by Henny Hughes, heads a competitive field of six 3-year-olds going seven furlongs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, an important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.





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Thursday, February 13 2014


LARRY COLLMUS NAMED TRACK ANNOUNCER FOR CHURCHILL DOWNS, KENTUCKY DERBY


Succeeds Mark Johnson, Who Departs After Five-Year Run; Continues As NBC Sports' Race Caller for Derby, Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup Championships Telecasts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014) - When Churchill Downs Racetrack ("CDRT") unveils its 15,224 square foot LED "Big Board" and an enhanced audio system on the "Opening Night" of its April 26-June 30 Spring Meet, a new voice will be calling the action, highlighted by an on-track call of the biggest race of them all: the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I).





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Twilight Eclipse Opens Campaign in $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2)


Turf veteran set world record last winter at Gulfstream


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Tom Albertrani is following a familiar blueprint when it comes to his older turf star Twilight Eclipse, bringing the gelded son of Purim back to Gulfstream Park to begin his 5-year-old season in Saturday’s $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2).





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Gulfstream News & Notes - Wed 2/12


Almost Famous to Run in Fountain of Youth
Holy Bull Winner Cairo Prince to Work this Weekend

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Pat Byrne confirmed that Almost Famous will make his next start in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on February 22.





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Stakes Advance: Gentilly Stakes & Sarah Lane’s Oates


H AN F’S SENSATION HEADS FG’S GENTILLY STAKES

• Artist Cry Appears Best in Saturday’s Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, February 12, 2014) –Time Will Tell LLC and Last Mango Racing Stable’s H an F’s Sensation, who scored the second win of his brief career in first level allowance company at Delta Downs on Jan. 18, may rule the choice when he heads a field of eight accredited Louisiana-bred sophomores in Saturday’s 33rd running of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.





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