Sunday, November 09 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Sun 11/9
Plesa Plots Futures of Mr. Jordan, Souper Colossal, Itsmyluckyday
East Hall, Wildcat Red Target $350,000 Millions Classic
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. reported that Mr. Jordan was “100 percent” Sunday morning following his dazzling three-length romp at Gulfstream Park West in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes, one of seven $100,000 stakes on Sunshine Millions Preview Day.
Saturday, November 08 2014
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap
VILLANDRY BREAKS THROUGH WITH POWERFUL RIVER CITY ROMP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014) - Gainesway Stable's 5-year-old gelding Villandry took the lead from front-running favorite Silver Max at the top of the stretch and powered home to win Saturday's 37th running of the $114,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Hamp.
$100,000 Millions Classic Preview Quotes
Trainer Bill Kaplan (East Hall): "This horse is in tremendous condition. It doesn’t matter where you put him, he’ll run hard all day long. The pace was fast and he was hung out there, so he backed off on him and he was driving on him from the three-eighths pole. This horse has a tremendous cardiovascular system. He’s a really nice horse.
Long Island Handicap (G3) Quotes
Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Aigue Marine (No. 1): "She went a bit off form last time, otherwise she's always been a nice filly. We've tried to win the Long Island with her for a few years; it's wonderful she's done it this year. She's going to go back to Europe and become a broodmare now. The trip [John Velazquez] gave her was between superb and unbelievable; that's what you call 'saving ground.'"
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Friday, November 07 2014
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool $100,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park West's popular 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have guaranteed jackpot Saturday of $100,000. The $100,000 guarantee will be part of Gulfstream Park West's $700,000 Sunshine Millions Preview Day.
Gulfstream Park West News & Notes - Fri 11/7
Holywell takes win streak into Saturday’s $700,000 Sunshine Millions Preview Day
Bad Debt Back on Familiar Turf for $100,000 Millions Turf Preview Defense
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Having swept two-thirds of the Florida Sire Stakes series for 2-year-old fillies, Holywell looks to make it three stakes wins in a row in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Filly Sprint, one of seven stakes on the Sunshine Millions Preview Day program at Gulfstream Park West.
Thursday, November 06 2014
Gulfstream Park West News & Notes - Thu 11/6
Mr. Jordan Favored to ‘Air’ in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Mr. Jordan. The name summons up the epitome of athleticism, talent and class.
Mr. Jordan, the horse, showed signs of possessing those traits in the only race of his life, but the 2-year-old son of Kantharos was not named to honor NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Wildcat Red Back in Action in Saturday’s $100,000 Millions Classic Preview
East Hall Set for Challenge in Highlight of $700,000 Program of 7 Stakes
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – After keeping some lofty company in major graded stakes for 3-year-olds this year, Wildcat Red is set for a return to South Florida action in Saturday’s $100,000 Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West, which will play host to seven stakes worth $700,000 for Florida-bred Thoroughbreds.
Monday, November 03 2014
Breeders’ Cup - Odds & Ends - Sunday Notes
Smith Extends Lead in Breeders’ Cup Victories
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 49, extended his lead for Breeders’ Cup victories with one win to bring his total to 21. His victory came in the DraftKings Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with Judy the Beauty.
Breeders’ Cup - Sunday Notes
Art Sherman - “He pulled up good,” said Art Sherman, trainer of Breeders’ Cup Classic third-place finisher California Chrome by telephone from his Los Alamitos base Sunday after shipping the 3yo colt back from Santa Anita Saturday night.
Sunday, November 02 2014
Quotes for the $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic
Martin Garcia (jockey, Bayern, 1st) – “It’s an amazing feeling, a dream come true. To compete in these races, especially this day, is a big thing for everyone. In this situation, you don’t take away when a horse likes to run on the lead. We let him run, and if anything happens, you make adjustments. In this race, he broke really good and I took advantage.”
On the inquiry: “I was pretty sure that I didn’t do anything. In racing, these things happen.”
Quotes for the Breeders’ Cup Mile
Stephane Pasquier (jockey, Karakonite, 1st) – “Emotionally, this is the biggest win of my career, to win a Breeders’ Cup race here in America. The trainer didn’t give me any instructions. I just rode him like the quality horse he is. A mile is his distance.” I had a bad draw on the outside but got a good position. It is easier when you are on the best horse in the race and he gave me everything and quickened very well.