Wednesday, November 26 2014
Juvenile Showcase Program
Kaplan Fillies Target Dirt Stakes on Juvenile Showcase Program
Trainer Represented in Two of Three Filly Stakes at Gulfstream Park West
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Narrowly beaten in a pair of stakes earlier this year, Moment of Delight will get another chance to break through for trainer Bill Kaplan in the $75,000 Hut Hut on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.
Saturday’s Juvenile Showcase
Saturday’s Juvenile Showcase Features Undefeated Mr. Jordan in Smooth Air
Richard the Great Seeks to Conquer Foes in Six-Furlong Buffalo Man
Maker-Trained Duo Top Large Field for Pulpit Stakes on Turf
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Two races into his promising career, what more could anyone possibly ask of Mr. Jordan?
GRADE I, $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP
3-YEAR-OLDS CONSTITUTION AND HOPPERTUNITY SEEK REDEMPTION
AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN FRIDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014) – Constitution and Hoppertunity, two auspicious 3-year-olds that were denied starts in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands because of ill-timed setbacks, look for redemption Friday at Churchill Downs against seven rivals in the 140th renewal of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I).
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool
OPENING KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE POOL STARTS FRIDAY WITH ‘ALL OTHERS’ A HEAVY FAVORITE
Unbeaten American Pharoah is Favored Individual, One of Four Baffert Trainees; Pletcher Trains Five Wagering Interests
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014) – It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open its three-day run on Friday, Nov. 28 and the “All Others” wagering interest is expected to be a heavy favorite when Derby future betting concludes early Sunday evening.
Competitive bunch set to square off in G3 Go For Wand
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - An intriguing blend of up-and-coming fillies and hard-knocking mares is set to enter the starting gate on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack for the Grade 3, $300,000 Go For Wand Handicap.
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Saturday, November 22 2014
$100,000 My Charmer Handicap (G3) Quotes
Trainer David Fawkes (Daring Kathy): “He (jockey Abdiel Jaen) rode her perfect. Even the fractions were almost exactly the same. When I saw them go in almost 25 [seconds] and then the 51 and change, I was like ‘Oh my God. It’s over.’ He hadn’t even asked her to do anything. She did everything he asked the whole race.
$100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) Quotes
Trainer Christophe Clement (Lubash): “His last race was so good, I decided to come here for the stake before he is turned out. He’s a fun horse because he really, really wants to win. He always runs a good race and makes me look good. I like that.”
Friday, November 21 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 11/21
Karibu Gardens Taking Steps toward Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap
Merilore Hopes to Carry on Family Tradition
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Melnyk Racing Stables’ Karibu Gardens had impressed trainer Josie Carroll right from the start, so the Canadian trainer wasn’t surprised when the 4-year-old son of Flower Alley blossomed into a graded-stakes performer. The Grade 2 winner has been shipped to Gulfstream Park West to run in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3).
Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Friday, Nov. 21
NELLIE CASHMAN HITTING TOP FORM FOR RETURN IN SATURDAY’S CARDINAL ’CAP
Maryland-based filly Nellie Cashman completed a promising 3-year-old season with a disappointing run in last fall’s Mrs. Revere (Grade II), but she climbed aboard a van Friday morning for a return trip to Churchill Downs and a bid to make amends for that performance.
Thursday, November 20 2014
Angelica Zapata, Daring Kathy Seeking First Graded Win in My Charmer
Multiple Stakes Winners Square Off in Saturday’s $100,000 Turf Sweepstakes
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Among her 11 lifetime victories in a 30-race career that has spanned five seasons, Angelica Zapata owns 10 stakes wins. As yet none have come in graded company, though she came within a length and a half of two Grade 3 wins over the winter.
Lochte Seeks to Make the Grade Again in $100K Tropical Turf Handicap
Vitali Trainee and Unbridled Command Bring Grade 1 Stakes Credentials
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Lochte figures to be well backed in the betting for Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) at Gulfstream Park West, if for no other reason than the 4-year-old gelding is one of two Grade 1 stakes winners in the field
RACING AT CHURCHILL DOWNS TO RESUME FRIDAY, NOV. 21
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014) – Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday at 12:40 p.m. EST with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.