Sunday, December 22 2013
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - December 22
Mucho Macho Man Steps Up Training at Gulfstream
Byrne Prepares Almost Famous for Gulfstream Derby
Casse Planning Ahead for Trio of Juveniles
$100,000 Dania Beach (G3) Quotes
Trainer Shug McGaughey (Mr Speaker): "He ran good. He’d been training good. His first two races were better than they looked. When I ran him at Saratoga, Javier rode him and missed the hole, but came back and told me that he liked him a lot. A bug boy rode him after that, probably moved a little bit early on him against Request; he might have been best that day. We were what, 10-1 today and Request was 2-1? Then he came back and broke his maiden—everyone took back and he just found himself on the lead.
Gravesend Handicap Quotes
David Jacobson, winning trainer of Strapping Groom (No. 4): "If he's not quite back to that Forego race, he's definitely headed in that direction. He came out of the Fall Highweight like a million dollars and has been getting better and better. He had a quarter-crack [after the Forego] we were working on. I was being a little aggressive running him, and he still ran well. That's all grown out now and it's a thing of the past."
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Soviet Problem Stakes Quotes
RAFAEL BEJARANO, SWISS LAKE YODELER, Winner: "On the turn, she looked like she was going to get a little tired, especially because the speed hasn't been stopping. It looked like Rovenna had something left, so I had to work hard to make sure she wouldn't get away. She doesn't have that quick acceleration, but she always tries. She'll do better in longer races."
SANTA SUPER SATURDAY QUOTES: DEC. 21
Blushing K.D. Handicap (R5)
Shaun Bridgmohan (jockey, winner Class Included): This is a pretty smart filly. She’s a real straight shooter. All I had to do was keep her out of trouble and let her run her race. Just picking up the pieces. No problems at all.”
Friday, December 20 2013
Gulfstream Today: 12.20
Shogun Samurai Makes Good First Impression, Contreras Return
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Kelly Breen has a 22-percent strike rate with his first-time starters, but there wasn’t much money coming in on Shogun Samurai, who drifted up to 15-1 when unveiled in Friday’s featured seventh race at Gulfstream. Favored in the 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies was 4-5 Lucky for You from the Todd Pletcher barn, and the $675,000 purchase Spring Blossom also attracted support at 5-1.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - December 20
Romans Readies 2-Year-Olds for Gulfstream Season
River Seven Seeks Pay Dirt in Sunday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday
Apriority Prepares For Mr. Prospector
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES - Friday December 20
• STEVENS HAS BROTHERLY LOVE FOR ROLE MODEL
• UNBEATEN BAKKEN INVADES FOR GRADE I MALIBU
• TALAMO STAYS PUT FOR MADAME CACTUS IN LA BREA
• THERE’S NO JET LAG FOR SIR BEAUFORT CONTENDER
Gulfstream Today 12.19
Duff One Ready for Stakes Again After Sharp Allowance Score
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Duff One is headed back to stakes company after drawing off to a two-length victory in Thursday’ s co-featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park.
Neck ‘n Neck Continues Comeback in Sunday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Neck ‘n Neck seemed poised to join Fort Larned among the handicap elite in 2013 after closing out his 3-year-old campaign with a convincing triumph in the Ack Ack Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs, one day before his trainer, Ian Wilkes, saddled his more established stablemate for a victory in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Miss Narcissist commands attention in redrawn East View
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The $100,000 East View Stakes will now be run on Sunday, December 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack after racing was cancelled this past Sunday due to inclement weather. The field, initially comprised of six fillies, gained two entrants, Skye Saratoga and G Note, when the race was redrawn.
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SUNDAY MARKS FINAL DAY OF RACING AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
AOTEAROA CUTS BACK IN $200,000 KING GLORIOUS STAKES
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 19, 2013)— Aotearoa will cut back in distance and return to a synthetic surface in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.