Saturday, March 23 2013
FIRST LEG OF CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, March 21, 2013) – The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com” wraps up this weekend with the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral (Grade III) on Saturday and the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GIII) on Sunday.
Friday, March 22 2013
SUFFOLK DOWNS FEATURED IN “BOSTON SPORTS TEMPLES”
EXHIBITION AT BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
East Boston, MA – Suffolk Downs is one of four historic sports venues featured in Boston Public Library’s current “Boston Sports Temples” exhibition, which showcases these beloved venues and their unique roles in the daily lives and hearts of generations of New Englanders.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
Spiral Stakes Hopefuls List Overflows
FLORENCE, Ky., March 18, 2013 – At last count, the list of hopefuls for Saturday’s $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park stood at 16. With Kentucky Derby qualifying points on the line, the 12 starters will be determined by earnings in graded stakes, then by earnings in stakes, and finally by career earnings.
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Monday, March 18 2013
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN
• THREE-YEAR-OLD PICTURE FUZZY AFTER REBEL STAKES
• GUTIERREZ, ESPINOZA ENJOY BIG DAY AT SANTA ANITA
• LEPAROUX TO RIDE AT KEENELAND STARTING APRIL 5
• CASSIDY’S ‘RETIREMENT’ GREATLY EXAGGERATED
NEW WORLD RECORD FOR 1 ½ MILES ON TURF
BRIGHT THOUGHT, WINNER OF SATURDAY’S SAN LUIS REY STAKES, HAS SET NEW WORLD RECORD FOR 1 ½ MILES ON TURF—ACCORDING TO AMERICAN RACING MANUAL
Shanghai Bobby Breezes for Return in Besilu Stables Florida Derby
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Eclipse Award-winning Shanghai Bobby prepared for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Palm Meadows Training Center Sunday morning, breezing five furlongs in company with Palace Malice.
The 2012 juvenile champion, who suffered the first loss of his career in a second-place finish behind Itsmyluckyday in the $400,000 Holy Bull (G3) on Jan. 26, was timed in 1:00.14, as was his stablemate
Gulfstream News & Notes
Take Charge Indy Breezes for Likely Start in Skip Away
Itsmyluckyday & Shanghai Bobby Lead Florida Derby Nominations
Rocco Makes Winning Day Trip to Oaklawn
Orb to Breeze for Florida Derby Monday
BOURBON COURAGE: ONE MORE ROUND
• Ground Transport Fires Another Bullet Saturday for Louisiana Derby
• New Orleans Saints Package Part of FG’s Crawfish Boil Monday
• Jockey Pat Johnson Suffers Broken Collarbone Saturday
• Trainer Mike Maker Gets 1,000th Win; Adds 1,001 Later at FG
• Updated Louisiana Derby Probables
Saturday, March 16 2013
ICON IKE TAKES COMMAND OF COLONEL POWER
• Extravaganza Bests Storm’s Promise, Monono in Happy Ticket
NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 16, 2013) – Taking advantage of the contentious speed duel up front in Saturday’s 25th renewal of the $75,000 Colonel Power Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s Icon Ike responded to the commands of jockey James Graham in the final furlong and drew off late for a 2 3/4-length score at the wire.
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - March 15, 2013
• EVERYTHING’S ‘ROSIE’ FOR JOYFUL VICTORY IN SANTA MARGARITA
• SLIM SHADEY TESTS MILE AND A HALF IN GRADE II SAN LUIS REY
• BLANC BACK ABOARD BENCH GLORY IN SUNDAY’S IRISH O’BRIEN
• TALAMO IN PURSUIT OF DERBY DREAM AFTER ILL-FATED BID IN 2009
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - March 15, 2013
Aubby K Steps Right into Inside Information
Live Lively on Course for Gulfstream Park Oaks
Better Lucky Pointing for Keeneland Stakes
LATEST LOUISIANA DERBY PROBABLES
Based on Racing Office updates, published news reports and interviews with horsemen.
Louisiana Derby nominations close Saturday. Entries to be drawn March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fair Grounds paddock.