Friday, July 07 2017


Belmont Park Notes 7/7


Maturing Seymourdini eyes G1 Forego at the Spa; Matt King Coal ready for Saturday's G2 Suburban
• Unified, Shaman Ghost all set for Stars & Stripes assignments
• Versatile Called To The Bar fully stocked for G1 Belmont Derby
• Apple Betty, Summersault square off in River Memories
• Tumbler giveaway for Stars & Stripes Day

ELMONT, N.Y. - Iris Smith's Seymourdini is doing well after his impressive victory in Monday's State Dinner at Belmont Park, trainer Linda Rice said.

The son of Bernardini, who was purchased at auction as a 2-year-old for $900,000, won by an impressive 10 ½ lengths to improve to 3-for-3 in his 4-year-old campaign, including back-to-back wins against allowance company at Laurel Park.





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Wednesday, July 05 2017


Tyler Gaffalione Rides Track Record-Equaling Seven Winners


Rising Star Shares Record with Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey
Adorable Miss Makes Victorious Return in $100,000 Martha Washington
General McCooby Registers Upset in $100,000 Not Surprising Stakes


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Tyler Gaffalione celebrated the Fourth of July with his own brand of fireworks, riding seven winners Tuesday at Gulfstream Park.

Thoroughbred racing’s burgeoning star equaled the Gulfstream record held by Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey.

Bailey rode seven winners on the March 11, 1995 Florida Derby Day program, missing an eighth visit to the winner’s circle when he and Suave Prospect fell a nose short of beating Thunder Gulch in the Florida Derby (G1).





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Strong field takes shape for G1 Belmont Derby Invitational


ELMONT, N.Y. - A field of 11 will go to the gate for a strongly competitive edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational at 1¼ miles on the inner turf as the main event on Saturday's Stars & Stripes Racing Festival program at Belmont Park.

Amerman Racing's Oscar Performance will look for his second straight victory after a 1 ½-length win in the 1 1/8-mile Grade 3 Pennine Ridge on June 3. The Kitten's Joy ridgling worked 59.95 seconds over the firm Widener turf course on Sunday morning in his final preparation for Saturday's Derby. Trainer Brian Lynch said he's confident his speedy colt will give a good display of his talent this Saturday.





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Saturday, June 24 2017


Florida Sire Stakes Prospect Florida Fuego Debuts Impressively


Three Rules, Delta Bluesman, Dearest Tune Up for Summit of Speed
Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner Gunnevera Breezes Half-Mile
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Grow to $47,502

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – e Five Racing’s Florida Fuego stamped herself as a hot prospect for the upcoming Florida Sire Stakes series Saturday at Gulfstream Park, debuting with a thoroughly professional five-length triumph in the seventh race, a five-furlong sprint for 2-year-old fillies.

The daughter of Kantharos settled in fourth along the backstretch before making a three-wide sweep on the turn into the homestretch and drawing off to win decisively under Tyler Gaffalione.





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Phlash Phelps Flashes Championship Form in $75,000 Mister Diz


26-Time Stakes Winner Ben’s Cat Fades to Ninth in Six-Furlong Turf Sprint
Daylight Ahead Determined Winner of $75,000 Jameela
World-Class Turf Course Serves Up Six Stakes Worth $450,000

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps, a two-time Maryland-bred turf champion racing for the first time in seven months at a distance he hadn’t tried in more than two years, rallied to the lead in mid-stretch and held off a pair of late long shot challengers to win Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park.

The 34th running of the Mister Diz for 3-year-olds and up was the last of six turf stakes worth $450,000 in purses on the 11-race ‘Class on the Grass’ program and the second restricted to Maryland-bred/sired horses, following Daylight Ahead’s win in the $75,000 Jameela fillies and mares 3 and older.





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Saturday, June 17 2017


Sunday’s Super Hi 5 Carryover $82,000


Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Returns $26,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A victory by longshot Mystic Sky in Saturday’s $100,000 Soldier’s Dancer at Gulfstream Park triggered a Super Hi 5 carryover Sunday of $82,263.53 and a 20-cent Rainbow 6 payout of $26,761.18.

There was a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 Saturday. The carryover going into the 11-race program was nearly $1 million. Bettors wagered another $4.5 million into the 20-cent wager. The final leg of Saturday’s Rainbow 6 was the Soldier’s Dancer.






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Thursday, June 15 2017


Friday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $951,476


Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Scheduled for Saturday
Gaffalione Continues on a Roll with Three More Winners

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved at Gulfstream Park Thursday, producing a carryover jackpot of $951,476.94 for Friday’s nine-race program.
The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 33 consecutive programs.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,100.16.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes:  Thu 6/15


GEROUX CONFIDENT PRIOR TO RIDING GUN RUNNER
IN SATURDAY’S JAM-PACKED STEPHEN FOSTER ‘CAP PROGRAM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, June 15, 2017)
– Jockey Florent Geroux has won more than 1,100 races in his career, including three victories in the Breeders’ Cup, but Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) could kick start a memorable 2017 campaign.

Geroux, 30, has the mount on 4-5 morning line favorite and No. 4 ranked horse in the world, Gun Runner, in the 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster for 3-year-olds and up.

“I can’t wait for Saturday night,” Geroux said. “The Stephen Foster card is always one of my favorites to ride.”





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Monday, June 12 2017


Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $898,218


Earth Provides Orb with First Winner as Stallion

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Thursday’s Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to $898,218.44 when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 32nd consecutive program at Gulfstream Park Sunday.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $5,413.96.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.





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Saturday, June 03 2017


Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Rises to $640,989


Miguel Vasquez Celebrates Big Day with Three Wins

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Sunday’s program at Gulfstream Park swelled to $640,989.57 when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 26th consecutive card Saturday.

First-race post time for Sunday’s 11-race card is set for 1:15 p.m.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Saturday were each worth $8,452.32.





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Friday, June 02 2017


Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Grows to $593,898


First-Race Post Time 12:55 P.M. for 12-Race Program
Gaffalione Continues Hot Hand with Three More Winners
Concealedwithakiss Back on Track in Ana T. Handicap

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot rose to $593,898.06 for Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park after the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 25th consecutive card Friday.

First-race post time for Saturday’s 12-race program is set for 12:55 p.m., with the Rainbow 6 sequence spanning Races 7-12.





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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017


• · TO THE VICTOR GOES THE STRATEGY IN THE BEHOLDER
• · BAL A BALI AND SMITH READY FOR GRADE I SHOEMAKER
• · JOCKEY DAVID FLORES RETURNS HOME TO SANTA ANITA

STELLAR WIND PRIMED, TACTICS UP TO ESPINOZA

The countdown is on in earnest for Saturday’s Battle of the Beholder, featuring champions Stellar Wind and FinestCity, and streaking graded stakes winner Vale Dori in the Grade I race at one mile, offering $400,000 in prize money.

The entries are in, the post positions are drawn, and the racing world awaits one of the most eagerly anticipated showdowns of the year. No exception is John Sadler, trainer of 2015 three-year-old filly champion Stellar Wind, the 3-5 morning line favorite.





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