Wednesday, April 01 2015

$1 Million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) Post Position Draw Quotes

Quotes from Connections of Entrants
Jim Cassidy (trainer of Ocho Ocho Ocho, post 1; 6-1 in the morning line)

“The rail is fine. I’d rather be inside than outside in any event. He broke a little slow last time, but he won’t this time.”

Tracey Wilkes (wife of trainer Ian Wilkes, trainer of Gorgeous Bird, post 2; 8-1 in the morning line)

“I had just one instruction for today and that was not to draw the 1 hole, so we are good with both (Wilkes also trains Central Bank Ashland [G1] starter Silverpocketsfull, who drew post 5). (Jockey) Brian (Hernandez Jr.) knows them both and will get them to settle out of the gate.”

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Tuesday, March 31 2015

El Kabeir breezes for Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - El Kabeir, winner of the Grade 3 Gotham and Grade 3 Jerome at Aqueduct Racetrack, had his final tune-up for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial this morning, breezing five furlongs over Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.

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Keeneland Spring Meet Features Extensive Live Broadcast Coverage

NBC Sports Network broadcasts Toyota Blue Grass;
Fox Sports 1, TVG, provide additional coverage

LEXINGTON, KY (March 30, 2015) – Keeneland’s impressive slate of racing will be broadcast live on national television, local radio networks and during the 2015 Spring Meet as part of wide-ranging coverage for race fans during the 15-day season.

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Keeneland Barn Notes for March 30


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Sunday, March 29 2015

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Saturday, March 28

Gold Medal Dancer Works toward Apple Blossom Start

On the brink of retirement a month ago, Gold Medal Dancer is in the best form of her career as she nears the biggest race of her career. In her first workout since a breakthrough victory, she traveled five furlongs in a brisk :59.20 Saturday at Oaklawn in preparation for the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares April 10. It was easily the fastest of 17 works recorded at the distance. Clockers caught Gold Medal Dancer’s final quarter-mile in :23.40 and galloping out six furlongs in a dazzling 1:12.20.

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Saturday, March 28 2015

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Friday, March 27

Coalport Continues to Impress
• Swift Jugni Stretches Out in Fair Grounds Oaks
• Good Deed Ready to Take on the Boys
• Bluff to Aim toward Keeneland Allowance
• Mizz Money to Appalachian

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Friday, March 27 2015

Gulfstream Florida Derby

Castellano To Ride All 14 Races Florida Derby Day

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – For a guy who wasn’t even supposed to be in South Florida on Saturday, jockey Javier Castellano is going to have a busy day.

The two-time defending Eclipse Award winner will ride all 14 races on Saturday’s spectacular program at Gulfstream Park, including Ami’s Flatter in the 64th running of the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1).

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Oaklawn Park Barn Notes - Friday, March 27

Promise Me Silver Looks to End Meet in Instant Racing

Unbeaten Promise Me Silver is scheduled to return to Oaklawn for the $100,000 Instant Racing Stakes for 3-year-old fillies April 11, trainer Bret Calhoun said Friday morning. Calhoun said he hopes to use the six-furlong Instant Racing as a prep for the $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes (G3) May 1 at Churchill Downs.

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Thursday, March 26 2015

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Thursday, March 26

• Slumber Looms Large in Muniz
• Stanford, Divine Oath and Red Rifle Ship Well for Pletcher
• Lovely Maria Likely for Ashland
• Grade I-winning Turf Mare La Tia Retired

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Florida Derby Notes 3.26

Materiality Following Familiar Path to Florida Derby
Florida Derby Performance to Decide Ami’s Flatter’s Stakes Future
Romans Fillies Facing Off in Gulfstream Park Oaks
$500,000 Late Pick,$300,000 Pick 5 Florida Derby Day

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Last March, trainer Todd Pletcher showed up in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) with a bay colt that was light on experience but heavy on talent. Constitution emerged from a protracted stretch battle with a neck victory in Gulfstream Park’s signature race.

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Wednesday, March 25 2015

Gulfstream Florida Derby

Upstart, Itsaknockout Clash Again in $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby

Grade 1 Triple Crown Prep Highlights Saturday’s 14-Race Program with Nine Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ralph M. Evans’ Upstart figures to be very popular at the betting windows at Gulfstream Park Saturday when the 3-year-old son of Flatter is scheduled to make his final Triple Crown prep in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1).

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Louisiana Derby Week 2015 Notes: Worktab Report


A DAY IN PARADISE – Monday, five furlongs in 1:00 flat (4/16) – Larry Jones –“He worked really well. He’s coming in as well you can hope for, like all of my horses on Saturday. We know we’re being ambitious with him, but when you run for that kind of money there are going to be some good horses in there. If we use War Story as our common denominator – as effective as he’s been in the last two – he only beat us a couple lengths and (A Day in Paradise) was coming off a long layoff at that time and just got a little tired. We’re optimistically hoping with him, even though we know his numbers may not match up. If there’s ever a time to try him it’s now and the distance should suit him and not be a problem at all because he just never gets tired.”

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