Monday, April 10 2017

There Was No Stopping Wait in Sunday’s Feature

Son of Champion Wait a While Sprints 6F in 1:08.76
Rainbow 6 Hit for $90,631 Jackpot Payoff

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – There was no stopping Wait in Sunday’s featured optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

Arindel Farm’s homebred colt drew off to score by three lengths while completing six furlongs in a swift 1:08.76, not far off champion Big Drama’s 2011 track record of 1:08.12. The son of Distorted Humor, who was ridden by Edgard Zayas, is out of Wait a While, the 2006 Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly champion.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


Saturday, April 08 2017

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $35,337

Jaramillo, Panici Each Ride Three Winners

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the third consecutive program Saturday at Gulfstream Park, leaving a $35,337.60 carryover jackpot for Sunday’s 10-race program.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $13,103.30.

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Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets (G2) Quotes

Graham Motion, winning trainer of Irish War Cry (No. 7): "I think it's so good that Rajiv [Maragh] came to the barn and has been on him the last few mornings to see how he is. He's not a difficult horse. He's not a rank horse; he's a very classy horse. We both thought it was a good idea for Rajiv to get on him in the mornings. I thought he won pretty comfortably and it doesn't seem like distance [1 ¼ miles] of the Derby will be an issue.

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Quotes for the $1 Million Toyota Blue Grass (G2)

J. Paul Reddam (whose Reddam Racing is owner of 31-1 longshot winner Irap. He and trainer Doug O’Neill watched the race from Santa Anita.)
“(When the horses were coming down the stretch) We thought, ‘Oh this is looking good’ and then in the stretch when we saw he actually had a chance, we all just started yelling and screaming. It seemed like the wire was taking forever to get there. When he made the lead I thought that son of a gun is going to hit the board here. Then, about the eighth pole I was thinking man we have a chance to win here because McCraken had backed out of it and a couple other horses didn’t fire for whatever reason. I really have got to say (trainer) Doug (O’Neill) did a fantastic job – he and his team. It’s just fantastic feeling when you don’t think you are going to (win).”

Read more articles in the Keeneland category.


Tuesday, April 04 2017

Keeneland Barn Notes April 4

Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet opens Friday and concludes Friday, April 28,
with racing on Wednesdays through Sundays. Post time for the first race each day
is 1:05 p.m. ET. Keeneland will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16.


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Friday, March 31 2017

Florida Derby News & Notes

Trio of $100,000 Stakes Complement Six Graded Events on Florida Derby Day
Healthy Modacious Tries Again in G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks
Breakfast at Gulfstream Kicks Off Busy Florida Derby Day

HALLANDALE, FL – In addition to the six graded stakes that highlight Florida Derby Day, three $100,000 listed races — the Sir Shackleton, Sanibel Island and Cutler Bay Handicap — are part of the 14-race card that gets underway at noon.

The first of the $100,000 undercard stakes to be run is the Sir Shackleton, which is slated as Race 7. The seven-furlong dirt race for 4-year-olds and older males drew nine runners.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


Wednesday, March 29 2017

Gulfstream Today 3.29.17

Multi-Race Wager Guarantees Slated for Saturday’s Florida Derby Card
Rainbow 6-$2 Million; Late Pick 4-$750,000; Late Pick 5-$500,000
Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Climbs to $1.445 Million

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park has scheduled guaranteed pools for the 20-cent Rainbow 6, the 50-cent Late Pick 4 and the 50-cent Late Pick 5 on Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) program.

The Rainbow 6 (Races 9-14) will offer a $2 Million jackpot pool guarantee if the popular 20-cent wager goes unsolved on Thursday and Friday. The Late Pick 4 (Races 10-14) pool will be guaranteed at $750,000, while the Late Pick 5 (Races 10-14) will offer a $500,000 pool guarantee.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


$1 million Florida Derby (G1)

Post Position Draw Quotes

Trainer Antonio Sano (Gunnevera, Post 11, 9-5): “No problem. If my horse had speed, it would be a problem, but horse will be in back, so no problem. From the outside post, [Jockey Javier] Castellano can make his way to the inside and then make his run.”

Trainer Jose Pinchin (Three Rules, Post 10, 8-1): “I would have preferred an inside draw, but it is what it is. You have no control over it. [Three Rules] is by far the fastest horse in the race, but you don’t want to burn [him] — you just want to break and get a good position. It’s up to the rider, totally, I’m not even giving [Luis Saez] instructions. He will have to do what he has to do.”

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Sano Living a Dream with Gunnevera in Florida Derby

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner Tabbed 9-5 Morning-Line Favorite
Field of 11 Entered in Saturday’s Historic $1 Million Triple Crown Prep
G1 Florida Derby Highlights Card with 9 Stakes Worth $2.45 Million

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Antonio Sano will saddle Gunnevera for a scheduled start in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park with the lifelong dream of his father fresh in his mind.

Seven years after leaving his native Venezuela, Sano will be living that dream when multiple-stakes winner Gunnevera faces 10 other 3 year-olds entered Wednesday in the 66th running of Gulfstream’s signature event that will serve as a final steppingstone to this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1).

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


Sunday, March 26 2017


Saturday, March 25, 2017, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai: After missing the start and falling far behind, American champion Arrogate (USA) unleashed one of the most spectacular performances in the 22-year history of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline - and perhaps in all of racing worldwide - as he powered home to a two-and-a-quarter-length victory in front of a madly cheering crowd.

“It goes to show you how great this horse is. He did that with all class. He’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life,” said an emotional trainer Bob Baffert, who gave up all hope when Arrogate broke slowly from the starting gate.

“It goes to show you how great this horse is. He did that with all class. He’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life,” declared Baffert.

Read more articles in the Emirates Racing Authority category.


Saturday, March 25 2017

Gulfstream Today 3.25.17

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover $1.239 Million
Six of Six Saturday Return $40,000
Pegasus World Cup (G1) Winner Arrogate Leads Gulfstream Runners in Dubai
Gaffalione Wins $500,000 Spiral

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-Rainbow 6 survived Saturday at Gulfstream Park despite the opening leg of the sequence being won by a 99-1 longshot.

Sunday’s carryover in the Rainbow 6 will be $1,239,713.38. The Rainbow 6 has gone unsolved for 22 consecutive racing programs since it was last hit for $324,179.78 on Feb. 23.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


$100,000 Skip Away (G3) Quotes

Trainer Efren Loza Jr. (Fear the Cowboy): “We made the decision to come back to Gulfstream because the horse has run before here. He loves this track. We really liked the distance, one mile and an eighth. We decided to bring him back to Gulfstream because the owners are from Florida and I’m from Florida. This is my first graded race [victory].

“He runs every time and runs so hard. He runs one mile, one mile and a sixteenth, one mile and an eighth. He is a horse I ship to different racetracks and he always does good. He has heart.”

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