Tuesday, December 27 2016


PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $115,062 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA


WITH TWO ‘DARK DAYS,’ THE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL ON THURSDAY IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH $750,000

NEWLY INSTALLED SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER IS $24,656

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2016)—No one tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s opening day Pick Six on Monday, creating a carryover into Thursday at The Great Race Place of $115,062. With two dark days serving as a pari-mutuel stimulant, Thursday’s total Pick Six pool is expected to approach $750,000.





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HOLLENDORFER & PRAT TEAM FOR 12-1 UPSET IN GRADE I $300,000 LA BREA STAKES


CONSTELLATION WINS BY A HALF-LENGTH WHILE GETTING SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.83

LA BREA ONE OF FOUR GRADED STAKES ON SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET OPENING DAY CARD

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2016)—Attentive to a fast pace throughout, LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation overhauled a tenacious Finley’sluckycharm inside the sixteenth pole en route to a half-length victory in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Flavien Prat, the 3-year-old filly by Bellamy Road negotiated seven furlongs in 1:21.83.





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Wednesday, November 30 2016


John Jones Puts Win Streak on the Line in Saturday’s $200,000 Jewel


Set for Clash with Royal Posse in $1.1 Million Claiming Crown Centerpiece
Goodtimehadbyall Back Again to Stake Claim in $110,000 Iron Horse

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The claiming of John Jones couldn’t have worked out more perfectly for trainer Lacey Gaudet and owner Matthew Schera.

The 4-year-old gelding has been undefeated since being claimed for $25,000 at Laurel Park July 17 and will bring a four-race winning streak into Saturday’s $200,000 Jewel at Gulfstream Park on the 11-race Opening Day program of the 2016-2017 Championship Meet.





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History-Making Championship Meet Gets Under Way Dec. 3


$12 million Pegasus World Cup, World’s Richest Race, on Jan. 28
$1 Million Florida Derby Highlights $2.45 Million April 1 Program
Record Stakes Purse Disbursement of $25 Million Includes 93 Stakes
Triple Crown Contenders Prepare for 3-Year-Old Season
$1 Million Claiming Crown, Wall Calendar Giveaway Slated for Opening Day

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – In the shadow of Pegasus, Gulfstream Park stands poised to make history.






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Bar of Gold looks to strike it rich in G3 Go for Wand


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Chester and Mary Broman's Bar of Gold will be looking to build on an impressive win in headlining a seven-horse field in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at one mile at Aqueduct Racetrack. It is the final graded stakes of 2016 on the NYRA circuit.





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Friday, November 18 2016


Three Carryovers on Laurel’s De Francis Program Saturday


LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s Fall Festival of Racing, featuring the De Francis (G3) Dash presented by Maker’s Mark, will have three carryovers.

The day kicks off with a $4,742.45 Super Hi 5 carryover in the first race, a 5 ½ furlong turf sprint featuring a full field of 12 with four on the also eligible list.





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Laurel Fall Festival Notes:


Well-Traveled Golden Soul Seeks First Stakes Win in $100,000 Richard Small
Ivan Fallunovalot Can Make the Grade in $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)
Never Gone South Returns to Races in $100,000 City of Laurel
Fall Turf Festival Weekend Closes Sunday with Full Fields

LAUREL, MD – Charles Fipke homebred Golden Soul, the 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up that has raced at nine tracks from California to Dubai, will make his Maryland debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small presented by Samsung Business at Laurel Park.





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Gulfstream West’s Rainbow 6 Carryover $62,000 Saturday


MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Gulfstream Park West’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $62,085 when racing resumes Saturday afternoon.

First race post for Gulfstream’s 10-race program Saturday is 12:35 p.m. The Rainbow 6 kicks off with the fifth race, a $10,000 maiden claimer for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1 /16 miles on the turf.





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Double Pick 6 carryover of $33K Saturday at the Big A


ELMONT, N.Y. - Horseplayers will be greeted with a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $33,779 into Aqueduct Racetrack's live racing program on Saturday.

Buckwellspent (No. 7, $6.40) kicked off the day's Pick 6 as the lone winning favorite in the sequence in Race 4, and was promptly followed by a trio of longshot victors: My Good Venezuela (Race 5; No. 5, $22.60), Catcher in the Sky (Race 6; No. 3, $21.80), and ##### Willow (Race 7; No. 10, $28.80).





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Thursday, November 17 2016


$1.1 Million Claiming Crown Attracts 279 Nominations


Noms Include Graded-Stakes winners Bigger Picture, Doctor J Dub
Royal Posse Back to Defend Jewel Title
Ramsey Leads Nominations with 10

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3.





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Sunday, November 06 2016


Breeders’ Cup Kentucky update


Juvenile Kentucky horses dominate Juvenile as Classic Empire nips Not This Time

Romans: ‘I think we proved that you can run a good horse at Ellis Park’

By Jennie Rees

ARCADIA, Calif. — Based on Saturday’s $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, the road to the Kentucky Derby so far is going through, well, Kentucky.

John Oxley’s Classic Empire held off favored Albaugh Family Stable’s Not This Time by a neck at Santa Anita Park to remain unbeaten in the four races he finished, which spans maiden and Grade 3 Bashford Manor wins at Churchill Downs and Keeneland’s Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity. His only defeat came in Saratoga’s Hopeful, when Classic Empire wheeled at the start and dumped his rider. Julien Leparoux, Keeneland’s fall-meet champ who missed the Hopeful with a broken wrist, now is 4 for 4 on the Pioneerof the Nile colt.

Meanwhile, Not This Time won an Ellis Park maiden race by 10 lengths and Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois by 8 3/4, with trainer Dale Romans opting to skip the Breeders’ Futurity to train up to the Juvenile.





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Friday, November 04 2016


Breeders’ Cup Kentucky update


By Jennie Rees

Maker hoping growing claim to fame continues with Da Big Hoss, Al’s Gal

‘Get a good sound horse, put her in the right spot, get the right jockey on her and Mike is very lethal’

ARCADIA, Calif. (Friday, Nov. 4, 2016) — Mike Maker wouldn’t mind having a shedrow full of racehorses that were pricey yearling purchases. But while the Kentucky-based trainer does buy young horses at the sales, much of his clientele is more likely to spend $50,000 to claim a horse than to buy a baby.





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