Saturday, November 07 2015

Improving Saraguaro Extends Win Streak in $100,000 Classic Preview

Highlights Eight-Race, $800,000 Sunshine Millions Preview Day Program

– Continuing an upward progression that began this summer, Saraguaro followed his first stakes victory last month with another strong performance on Saturday, winning the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview by 1 ¼ lengths at Gulfstream Park West.

The 1 1/16-mile Classic was the fourth of eight stakes for Florida-breds worth total purses of $800,000 on the 10-race Preview Day program that serve as stepping stones for Sunshine Millions Day Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

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Churchill Downs Stakes Recap


(Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015) - Spelling Again stalked pacesetter Keen Pauline, took the lead leaving the far turn and spurted home to beat Ahh Chocolate by a widening 4 ½ lengths in Saturday's 30th running of the $200,000 Chilukki (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

Shaun Bridgmohan rode the Brad Cox-trained Spelling Again in 1:35.75 to beat six other fillies and mares in the one-mile stakes event that was run over a fast track. It was the 4-year-old filly's second stakes win at Churchill Downs this year. In September, Spelling Again won the $100,000 Open Mind which was contested over six furlongs.

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Long Island (G3) Quotes

Chad Brown, winning trainer of Goldy Espony (No. 1): "She had some foot issues we were dealing with and thankfully we got them all fixed up and behind her and Amy Kinley worked on her feed for us and did a great job. Kendrick gets along really well with this filly. He's able to set a slow pace and wire them again. I'll speak to Peter Bradley who heads the ownership group and figure out what we're going to do with her. She's had a great season.

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Friday, November 06 2015

Gulfstream News & Notes - Fri 11/6

City of Weston Making Rare Stretch Out in Sunshine Millions Classic Preview
Bullet Gone Astray Looks to Hit Mark in Juvenile Sprint Preview
Katie’s Kiss Takes on New Challenge in Turf Sprint Preview

– A sprinter for all but one of 43 lifetime starts, Loooch Racing Stables’ City of Weston will try two turns for the first time in more than three years in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West.

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Thursday, November 05 2015

Gulfstream Park News & Notes

Fellowship Returns in Juvenile Sprint Stakes
East Hall Out to Defend Title in Millions Classic Preview
Stanley Gold, Bill Kaplan Combine for 12 Stakes Entries on Millions Preview Day

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fresh off a victory in the $500,000 Florida Sire Stakes In Reality Division, Jacks or Better Farm’s Fellowship will look to carry his strong form into Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes for Florida-bred 2-year-olds Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

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Brown enters formidable trio for G3 Long Island

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Coming off a successful Breeders' Cup with wins in the Filly & Mare Turf and Filly & Mare Sprint, New York-based trainer Chad Brown will enter a trio of formidable contenders in Saturday's Grade 3 $200,000 Long Island Handicap at 1 ½ miles for fillies & mares 3-years-old and up at Aqueduct Racetrack, the first turf stakes of the Big A's 2015 fall meet.

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Wednesday, November 04 2015

East Hall to Seek Repeat Victory in Millions Classic Preview

Saturday’s $800,000 Millions Preview Program Features Eight Stakes

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – The fields for eight stakes were drawn Wednesday for the $800,000 Sunshine Millions Preview program Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

The lucrative opportunities for Florida-bred horses will serve as stepping stones for Sunshine Millions Day Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

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Nashua (G2) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Mohaymen (No. 7): "We were a little worried about the kickback, how he would break, and the others that have had more racing experience than him. But he's a very talented horse and I'm glad he lived up to the betting public's odds. He's got a great pedigree. It's just great to win for Shadwell Stable, Rick Nichols [General Manager of Shadwell Farm] and everybody in Lexington. I've been with them for 22 years, so it's a special win. We definitely have Derby fever. [His next race] would be the [Grade 2] Remsen [at Aqueduct] or the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs on the same day [Saturday, November 28]."

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Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Wed 11/4


(Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015) – Come-backing Grade II winners Birdatthewire, Keen Pauline and Gold Medal Dancer headline a field of eight fillies and mares entered for Saturday’s 30th running of the $200,000 Chilukki Stakes (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

The one-mile Chilukki will go as Race 10 of 11 on Saturday at approximately 5:15 p.m. (all times Eastern). The first race is 12:40 p.m.

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OLDSMAR, FL. – Tampa Bay Downs is unveiling a new-look stakes schedule that promises to elevate the excitement level for horsemen, fans and bettors throughout the 2015-2016 meeting.

The track will present multiple stakes races on six Saturdays, including the 36th annual Festival Day card on March 12. Highlighting that card is the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a Triple Crown stepping stone for 3-year-olds on the main track and part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby points series.

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Tempted (G3) Quotes

Tony Dutrow, winning trainer of Big World (No. 4): "I didn't give [Jose Ortiz] any instructions at all. I told him she's an easy ride and he would know what to do when the gates opened. I noticed the speed was looking at her and they were going soft, so he took advantage of it."

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Gulfstream News & Notes - Wed 11/4

Mongolian Saturday Picture of Health at Gulfstream After Breeders' Cup Win
Racehorse or Broodmare: Decision Upcoming on Sheer Drama’s Future

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Drawing the outermost post in a field of 14 that featured eight graded-stakes winners, including the defending champion, might not have been the biggest obstacle Mongolian Saturday had to overcome in his 15-1 upset of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) Oct. 31.

It was only this spring, in a previous trip to Keeneland Race Course, that the gelded 5-year-old son of Any Given Saturday became so sick that his connections feared for his life.

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