Saturday, September 26 2015
Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) Quotes
Linda Rice, winning trainer of La Verdad (No. 2): "I think she needed the race. She's been carrying a little extra weight with having had that issue at Saratoga. We missed a little training. I thought she broke just a tip flat-footed today. She's usually much quicker away from there, but she hadn't run in a while. I've had to work hard to get her here and we lost some time, but I think this race will do her a lot of good. She'll move forward and will be harder to beat next time."
Jose Ortiz, winning jockey aboard La Verdad (No. 2): "She broke well. She took the lead easy. I had a little pressure from the outside, but after that she settled down and she was fine."
Beldame (G1) Quotes
Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Wedding Toast (No. 2): "[The layoff was] not much of a concern if you saw her worktab. Last week, she worked three-quarters [of a mile] in 12, so she's been fit. She just had a little foot issue and we had to skip the [Grade 1] Personal Ensign [at Saratoga] and then, thinking about it, we thought this was a better spot anyway because she loves the one turn. As good form as she's in, she'll be able to handle two turns [in the Breeders' Cup Distaff]. She's won at two turns. But this race was here and it's a Grade 1, so it worked out well. I don't say it very often, but I asked him [Jose Lezcano] not to give her a hard race if he didn't have to because she looked that good on paper. We have a big race in five weeks. Couldn't have asked for better, it really went perfect."
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap: $100,000 Jefferson Cup
SAHAM WINS GRADE III, $100,000 JEFFERSON CUP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015) - Sultan Bin Mishal's Saham rallied from the back in a field of nine 3-year-olds and finished down the stretch with a rush to win the 38th running of Saturday's $100,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length over pacesetter Watchyourownbobber.
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap: Ack Ack Handicap
TAPITURE HOLDS OFF VIVA MAJORCA TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ACK ACK HANDICAP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015) - Winchell Thoroughbreds' reigning Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile runner-up Tapiture grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch and determinedly repelled a challenge from fast-closing even-money favorite Viva Majorca to win Saturday's 23rd running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by a half-length.
Friday, September 25 2015
Kiss to Remember Tunes Up for Breeders’ Cup in Added Elegance
Meets Flutterby in Sunday's Feature
Lochte, Golden Rifle Meet in $75,000 Mr. Steele
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - After proving her class with a strong runner-up effort in the Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, Miller Racing’s Kiss to Remember will tune up for a planned start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) in Sunday’s $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Thursday, September 24 2015
Wiggle It Jiggleit wins stretch duel to capture Jug
Delaware, OH --- There was no denying Wiggle It Jiggleit.
Seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague fought back in the final strides to win Thursday’s (Sept. 24) $677,000 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers by a nose over Lost For Words in 1:49.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.
Belmont Park Notes - Thursday, September 24
• Enduring Twilight Eclipse targets G1 Turf Classic
• McLaughlin fires with a pair of first-out winners
• Perfect Title seeks graded stakes score in Turf Classic
• Bob Le Beau wins G1 Lonesome Glory 'Chase, Overwhelming takes Entenmann
ELMONT, N.Y. - Since the summer of his 2-year-old year, West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse has been the enduring star of trainer Tom Albertrani's barn. Now 6, the Purim gelding will make his 28th career start in Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
Falling Sky Seeks Rebound in Saturday’s $75,000 Groomstick Stakes
Stablemates to Debut for Wolfson in $75,000 Panama City Co-Feature
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky is set for a return to action at Gulfstream Park in Saturday’s $75,000 Groomstick Stakes, seeking to rebound from an unsuccessful venture to Saratoga.
Wedding Toast returns in G1 Beldame
ELMONT, N.Y. - Godolphin Racing's Wedding Toast, a dominating winner of the Grade 2 Ruffian and the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps this spring, will find herself back amid comfortable surroundings this Saturday at Belmont Park, taking on five rivals for her racing return in the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame.
Gulfstream Park West To Introduce Super Hi 5’s On Every Race
If No Winners, Pot Carries Over to Next Race; No Consolation Payoffs
Introduction of $5 Quinella and Early Pick 5
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park West announced today it will offer three new wagers including an innovative Super Hi 5 that will build from race-to-race if there are no winners, beginning Opening Day, Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Wednesday, September 23 2015
XPRESSBET UNVEILS THE NEW ‘XPRESSBET MOBILE’
New Xpressbet Mobile Provides Faster, Easier Wagering and Streamlined Navigation
September 23, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce that it has redesigned its mobile wagering site. The new Xpressbet Mobile has been streamlined to make it easier and more convenient for customers to play the races using their iPhone, Android or other mobile device.
Sunday, September 20 2015
AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES,
TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER WALKS MANDELLA SHEDROW
FOLLOWING BULLET SIX FURLONG MOVE ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah graced Santa Anita’s main track at 8 a.m. Saturday and with regular exercise rider George Alvarez up, he backtracked to the half mile pole prior to again galloping a strong mile and a half.
Idle since running a valiant second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, American Pharoah has yet to breeze since the race as he’s pointed by Bob Baffert to his career finale—the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.