Thursday, January 23 2014


MIRACLE WOOD HEADLINES FOUR STAKES ON SATURDAY’S CARD


LAUREL, MD. 01-23-14---Promising 3-year-olds always hold a certain fascination at the start of the year and Laurel Park puts the focus on some good ones in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes, one of four stakes on Saturday’s nine race program.





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Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 1/23


Wolf Hopeful About Intense Holiday's Chances
Financial Mogul Gets Started in Holy Bull
Wildcat Red to Miss Holy Bull

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Intense Holiday will have the rest of the field inside him when he breaks from post 11 in Saturday’s $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park – the same scenario his sire, Harlan’s Holiday, faced 11 years ago in the Donn Handicap (G1).





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$125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT


MULTIPLE STAKES WINNERS MARKS MINE, UNUSUAL HOTTIE PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT;
FIELD OF 11 DISTAFFERS SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winners Marks Mine and Unusual Hottie figure prominently in Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real hillside turf course, a race that attracted a field of 11 older distaffers bred or sired in California.





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$125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT


VETERAN TRAINER HEADLEY TO SADDLE LIKELY FAVORITE CYCLOMETER IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Veteran conditioner Bruce Headley will be represented by 6-year-old horse and likely favorite Cyclometer in Saturday’s $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs, a race that attracted a field of 10 older horses.





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$250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY


GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES;

SHERMAN’S CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF CAREER-BEST WIN & RATES BIG CHANCE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, and most recently third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles CashCall Futurity Dec. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando merits top billing in a field of 11 sophomores in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles.





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$250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC


MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER SUMMER HIT IS HORSE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH BEJARANO IN 14-HORSE FIELD

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Summer Hit, fresh off a front-running six length score in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29, looms strictly the horse to beat in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, which attracted a field of 14 older horses at 1 1/8 miles on grass.






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$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS



WILLIAMS’ HOMEBREDS SWISS LAKE YODELER & ALASHARCHY LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

HOLLENDORFER/SPECHT-TRAINED FILLIES AMONG FULL FIELD OF 14 ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, prominent among California’s top owner/breeders, will be represented by two talented homebred fillies, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Swiss Lake Yodeler, and the Steve Specht-conditioned Alasharchy, in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.





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SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA


SEVEN-TIME STAKES WINNER TEDDY’S PROMISE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA,
CAL-BRED SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN CAREER FINALE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—California-bred Teddy’s Promise, a seven-time stakes winner owned by her breeders, Ted and Judy Nichols, seeks millionaire status in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs, her final career start before a planned mating to top Kentucky-based stallion Smart Strike this spring. A winner of last year’s Santa Monica, “Teddy” heads a field of seven older fillies and mares competing in the prestigious sprint that will be run for the 57th time.





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Sunday, January 19 2014


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Sun 1/19


Mr Speaker Breezes Half-Mile for Holy Bull
Cairo Prince, Almost Famous Sharp in Holy Bull Tune-Up at Palm Meadows

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Dania Beach Stakes winner Mr Speaker breezed a half-mile at Payson Park Sunday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in next Saturday’s $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

“He worked in :49 2/5 and worked great,” trainer Shug McGaughey said.





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Saturday, January 18 2014


Gulfstream: $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Quotes


Trainer Kathy Ritvo (Mucho Macho Man): “It was good to have him back. We put him in because he was ready to run. It was fun.

“It’s nice to win at home. We have total confidence in Gary (Stevens), so the whole race was fun. I was very comfortable today.

“One race at a time. He’s not even back at the barn yet.”






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Gulfstream: $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Quotes


Jason Servis, trainer (Ribo Bobo): “I stay out of his way, he does the rest. We went back in for him in a six-way shake. I guess you could say it was meant to be. My opinion is that when he got to four, five, six wins in a row—I was picking my spots with him, going to Penn National, I think he finally said, ‘Oh, I’ve really got this now.’”





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Gulfstream: $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Quotes


Trainer Eddie Kenneally (Star Channel): “Big day so far. We’re done. Nervous? Yeah, that was close. There was not much between the photo, and the fact that there was a lot of contact, plenty of contact when I saw it on the head-on. I wasn’t sure what way it was going to go. I don’t know who was causing the bumping but it looked like it was going to go 50-50, and thankfully it came our way.





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