Wednesday, July 02 2014
STATEMENT FROM GULFSTREAM PRESIDENT TIM RITVO ON CALDER AGREEMENT
"Gulfstream Park started a journey more than two years ago to create a more vibrant Thoroughbred industry in Florida. Having enjoyed year-over-year growth the past three years, we wanted to continue the momentum Gulfstream's Champions Meet generated rather than try to rebuild that momentum and fan base every December.
Sunday is Miller’s time, with induction into Hall of Fame
When harness racing driver David Miller headed from Ohio to the East Coast more than a decade ago, he thought it would be temporary.
He was wrong. And it resulted in a permanent place among the sport’s all-time greats.
On Sunday, the 49-year-old Miller will be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.
Tuesday, July 01 2014
Queen Bee to meet Royalty in Hambletonian Maturity
Bee A Magician will try to return to her winning ways when she faces 13 male rivals – including last year’s Hambletonian Stakes winner Royalty For Life – in Saturday’s $484,850 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.
Last year, Bee A Magician won all 17 of her starts and was named Horse of the Year in the U.S. and Canada. This season, the mare is winless in three races and coming off a ninth-place finish in the Armbro Flight Stakes on June 14 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Monday, June 30 2014
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES QUOTES
VICTOR ESPINOZA, BIG KICK, WINNER: “I wanted to let him run out of there. I didn’t want to rate him too much. I wanted to let him do it and he was doing it comfortably. I wanted to open up two or three lengths and it was so easy so I let him stretch his legs even more. We got to the three-eighths and it was time to open it up as much as I could. I thought that if I could open up from there they were all going to have a hard time catching me. It worked out. I was too far in front to be worried about (Quick Casablanca and Joe Talamo) and he still had plenty left and enough energy to get it done.
Sunday, June 29 2014
Mother Goose (G1) Quotes
Steve Asmussen, winning trainer of Untapable (No. 2): "I'm very pleased with her race today. I loved how quiet she was pre-race and in the paddock. She turned off right after a little trouble at the start and was pretty relaxed. She picked it up when she needed to and appeared to be looking around quite a bit in the stretch, but it was her first time [at Belmont]. All of her previous victories had been where she was training, so I think that this was a pretty good step. I think she's a very special filly."
New York (G2) Quotes
Bill Mott, winning trainer of Riposte (No. 2): "I think the longer distances have probably helped her. She broke a little slow, so she was fourth instead of second or third, but she was still within range of the leaders. She rated very nicely and kicked very well. She punched pretty good off a slow pace."
"We have nothing planned for her right now. It's too close to run her back in the Diana, so she won't do that."
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap & Quotes: FIRECRACKER
SILVER MAX RETURNS WITH SIZZLING FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN FIRECRACKER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 28, 2014) - Favored Silver Max returned from nearly seven months on the sidelines with style as he led from the start to collect the 10th stakes triumph of his career in a 1 ½-length victory under jockey Robby Albarado in Saturday's 25th running of the $224,800 Firecracker (GII) for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the turf at Churchill Downs.
THE GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA QUOTES
TYLER BAZE, MAJESTIC HARBOR, WINNER: “To do this for Sean, it means a whole lot for the guy that stood by my side. He gave me an opportunity to ride this horse first time out. I’ve gotten to know him, learn about him and learn how to ride him and I never lost any bit of faith in him.
Friday, June 27 2014
Churchill Downs Race Night Notes: Friday, June 27
ASMUSSEN BARN LOOKING FOR GRADED STAKES DOUBLE SATURDAY
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, June 27, 2014) - Saturday could to be a huge day for the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, who is seeking a graded stakes double with Vinery Stables LLC’s Regally Ready in the $200,000-added Firecracker (GII) and a pair of 2-year-olds entered in the $100,000-added Bashford Manor (GIII) in William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie and Jerry Durant’s Lucky Player.
GULFSTREAM TODAY - Fri 6/27
Wildcat Red Set for Return in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes
Rainbow 6 Solved for $40,000 Payoff
Saturday's Rainbow 6 Carryover Pool Guaranteed for $50,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Wildcat Red is set to make his first start since running in the Kentucky Derby in Saturday’s $75,000 Quality Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park, where the Florida-bred colt had distinguished himself in his seven previous starts.
Red Velvet looks to take the cake in G3 Victory Ride
ELMONT, N.Y. - Red Velvet will go in search of her third consecutive victory on Sunday at Belmont Park when she contests the Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.
SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES
QUICK CASABLANCA LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF;
MCANALLY & TALAMO TEAM AGAIN WITH CHILEAN-BRED GRASS SPECIALIST
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)—An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf.