Tuesday, August 19 2014


Quotes from the draw for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers


Dallas Stewart, trainer of Commanding Curve (No. 1, 15-1):
About his reputation as a stretch runner: "That's his style. He's got the one hole. He's doing very well. I got my main man, Pedro Velez. He's a little different of an exercise rider than the last guy who was galloping him. He's more of a tougher-type exercise boy. He puts the horse on the bit. He challenges the horse a little more. So, we changed it up a little bit. I hope it doesn't backfire. I don't think it will. We just need to be seven or eight lengths better than we were the last time.





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Tonalist, Wicked Strong tangle again in Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Grade 1 winners Tonalist and Wicked Strong will renew their budding rivalry on racing's biggest summer stage, joined by fellow Grade 1 heroes Bayern and Mr Speaker among 10 horses set to gather for the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.





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Sunday, August 17 2014


Sword Dancer Invitational (G1) Quotes


H. Graham Motion, trainer of winner Main Sequence (No. 4):"That was worrying. But when they went so quick, I felt a lot better. [Jockey] Rajiv [Maragh] did a great job. I told him if he doesn't break don't worry about it, and that's what he did. [Breaking slowly] has been his trait all along. I talked to [former trainer] David Lanigan about it a lot, and there's really not a whole lot we can do to change him at this stage. Last time, he wasn't quite as bad as today. He was a little antsy in the gate today; that didn't help."





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Alydar Quotes


Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Farhaan (No. 3) and beaten favorite and third-place finisher Alpha (No. 1): "We thought Alpha would be able to win. In the first turn he got jammed up and went a little quick; he almost ran off with Johnny [Velazquez]. It wasn't an ideal situation; that's why we had Farhaan as a backup plan and it worked out great. I think they went so fast early and it set up well for him. Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] is riding unbelievably right now. He rode three so far today and won all three, [including] two for us. So it was a great day and great to see this horse run so well off a four-month layoff. He was ready today. Maybe we'll have higher goals for him later; bigger races. We'll have to think about Alpha. He ran well. He didn't just fall in a heap; he just went too fast early."





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Saratoga Race Course Notes: Sunday, August 17


• Mr Speaker breezes, definite for G1 Travers
• Mott gets opportunity to run Charge Now at 1 ¼ miles in Travers; Crown Queen emerges from G2 Knob Creek Lake Placid in good shape
• Ulanbator, Viva Majorca work for G1 Travers
• All systems go for The Big Beast in G1 Ketel One King's Bishop
• Stopchargingmaria exits G1 Alabama win in good shape; Palace Malice to work sans blinkers next week
• Zito to send out C. Zee in G1 Ketel One King's Bishop
• Natalie Victoria narrow favorite in Monday's Summer Colony
• Dream Saturday impressive in allowance score





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Friday, August 15 2014


John Morrissey NYB) Quotes


Phil Serpe, winning trainer of Weekend Hideaway (No. 3): "Our horse has been training great, and I kind of thought he was getting the Rodney Dangerfield treatment a little bit. He's now got six wins in 16 starts, with three seconds and three thirds, so you can't look away from that. But we were very happy because our horse was training great into the race. We're really happy for Mike Hoffman and his crew from Red and Black Stable, because they're great people. I was a little concerned when they first broke, because I didn't see our horse anywhere, but I wasn't surprised to see him on the lead. And Jose was just sitting on him; his arms weren't moving at all. When [Tom] Durkin called the :44 and change, I was a little concerned, but I figured the track was a little bit tight after the rain."





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Saratoga Race Course Notes: Friday, August 15


• Curlin winner V. E. Day breezes for G1 Travers
• Twilight Eclipse, back in good form following Dubai trip, ready for G1 Sword Dancer on Sunday
• Alpha, a two-time Grade 1 winner at the Spa, entered in $100,000 Alydar on Sunday
• Financial Mogul drops into Saturday allowance
• Blofeld, Signature Cat finish 1-2 in fast Thursday maiden special weight
• Saratoga to host five graded stakes on the flat next week; Tonalist, Wicked Strong, and Bayern top probables for G1 Travers





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Arlington Million XXXII Advance


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 13, 2014) – Strong, short, intimidating, tenacious, and encompassing many countries and continents, Arlington Million XXXII is a lot like Napoleon Bonaparte, and much like the life of said reference the Grade I, 1¼-miles turf fixture seems to be flourishing in its thirties despite environmental turmoil. Seven top class horses – including five Group I winners and two other stakes victors hailing from Ireland, England, France, America, and Canada and representing ownerships from Ireland, America, Qatar, England, Greece and Canada – are set to test the deep waterloos of one of the world’s most competitive and often – like Le Petit Corporal himself – provocatively unpredictable racing events.





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Wednesday, August 13 2014


Larry Collmus to succeed Tom Durkin as race caller


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Launching a new era for horseplayers and racing fans around the world, New York Racing Association CEO and President Chris Kay announced the appointment of Larry Collmus as the organization's next race caller. The voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup for NBC Sports, Collmus will be succeeding Tom Durkin in this important role.





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Monday, August 11 2014


Toyota Saratoga Special (G2) Quotes


Tony Dutrow, winning trainer of I Spent It (No. 1): "His second career start, so impressive. You've got to be a good horse to do that. Bad horses can't do that. And he's always led all of us to believe - especially since his last race - we really thought we were going to see something like this today. They're nice horses he ran against today. Obviously, you look at him right there, and he's sitting, sitting, waiting his turn. He tries to get out a couple of paths, and there's nothing there, so he stays where he's at. He needs somewhere to go, he's waiting, waiting, and when there's a little hole there, he goes for it like he's done it a million times. And he hadn't. I watched him gallop out, and it was good. Not many horses [can push the button] like that. Isn't it wonderful? That's just wonderful. I don't want to trade places with anybody. It's one step at a time, but, so far, so good. Obviously there's been no conversation about it, but I [am] hoping to wait for the Champagne [Grade 1, $500,000, October 4, Belmont Park], but that's not my decision to make."





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Adirondack (G2) Quotes


Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Cavorting (No. 5): "We had a lot of confidence because she's trained very well. She's a special filly. She ran 11 weeks after she came to us and won by 11 [lengths]. Usually our horses improve [in their] second start. She had a perfect trip; [jockey] Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] rode a great race. We wanted to try to keep her face clean, and it worked out very well. She's a very talented filly."





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Saratoga Race Course Notes: August 10


• Mr Speaker impresses McGaughey with dirt breeze, remains possible for G1 Travers
• Mott wants to focus on one-mile races with G2 Fourstardave winner Seek Again
• Romans remains high on Silver Max, beaten favorite in the G2 Fourstardave
• Requite fires first time out for Weaver in Saturday maiden special weight
• Pletcher on track to match 2011 meet record for victories after winning three races on Saturday
• Brown has pair of runners for Tenski






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