Friday, August 14 2015

International Festival of Racing Notes:  Friday, August 14, 2015

O’Brien Goes for Fourth Secretariat with Highland Reel
Wohler Back with Wake Forest in Million
Goldstream Team Confident in Secretariat Chances
War Dispatch Seeks Firm Turf in American Debut
Maid on a Mission to Set the Pace in Beverly D.
Calvados Scratched from American St. Leger

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Lake Placid (G2) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Sentiero Italia (No. 4): "You never know with a short field, but Joel [Rosario] rode her great. He saved a little ground the first turn and waited. We were angling out and I knew that we were going to finish strong. I had a lot of confidence in her; she was doing great. She's a very talented filly and has a big kick, so it worked out very well today."

"She had a rough trip last time and ran into Lady Eli, who's the best of this group by quite a ways. We were the only one that ran further than her that day. We were in the way outside post. Today worked out great. We'll go forward from here, maybe the Queen Elizabeth at Keeneland or something in between, but this is a big win and we'll soak this up for a little while before we find the next spot."


Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $350,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $350,000 Saturday at Gulfstream after the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 16th consecutive racing day Friday.

The Rainbow 6 will span Races 6-11 on Saturday's program.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $23,433.10 Friday.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

The Rainbow 6 Jackpot was last cracked on July 16 for a $164,483 payoff.


Saratoga Race Course Notes - Friday, August 14

Frosted works toward G1 Travers
Tale of Verve pointed to G1 Travers, Unbridled Forever likely for G1 Ballerina
The Big Beast works toward the G1 Priority One Jets Forego
Uncle Sigh favored in comeback race Sunday, Paratrooper 'on hold' with fever
Ortiz tops Saratoga jockey standings
'Spectacular' claim paying dividends
Familiar foes set to face off in Saratoga Dew

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner Frosted returned to the track Friday for his first serious work since finishing second in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy on August 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

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Gulfstream News & Notes - August 14

Sheer Drama on Course for Start in Personal Ensign Invitational

Saturday’s Fourth Race a Tribute to Late Chartcaller Chuck Streva

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Harold Queen’s Sheer Drama is training forwardly at Gulfstream Park for a scheduled start in the $750,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (G1) at Saratoga on Aug. 29.

“She’s getting better and better all the time. Every time I run her, she comes out of the race as good as she went into it,” trainer David Fawkes said. “She’s not doing anything wrong. She’s eating good, training excellent. I can’t say enough about her.”

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Thursday, August 13 2015

NYSS Statue of Liberty Quotes

Eddie Kenneally, winning trainer of Freudie Anne (No. 3): "This is what she likes to do, long on the grass. This is what she's best at and it worked out today so well. She relaxed nicely on the front end, got a great ride from Jose [Ortiz]. He rode her with a lot of confidence. He had plenty of horse turning for home. She's good right now."

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Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud passes away at 102

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, an influential figure in the thoroughbred racing industry, who for more than four decades trained a multitude of legendary stakes winners on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, passed this morning. He was 102.

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Successful Native Set to Stake Claim in Saturday’s Bonita Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Marco Thoroughbred Corp.’s Successful Native was entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Bonita Stakes at Gulfstream Park for an opportunity to stake claim to being the top turf sprinter on the grounds.

Trained by Aubrey Maragh, the 4-year-old son of Successful Appeal is set to seek back-to-back stakes successes and three wins in a row at the five-furlong distance of the Bonita

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Sunday, August 09 2015

Alydar Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Bay of Plenty (No. 1): "Excellent effort. He got wiped out in his last race, so it was nice to see him have a nice, clean trip, and he ran a big race. He hopefully has a bright future back in graded stakes."
"He went to the lead and opened up and kept going. It was a fast time and he was impressive today. He wants a clean face, so one way or the other we were going to be forwardly placed. We'll have to see where we go from here, but hopefully graded stakes. It's a tough spot, but we would consider [the Woodward]. Obviously timing-wise we'd be o.k. and he won on this track, but it's a tough, tough race."

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Saturday, August 08 2015

Whitney (G1) Quotes

Shug McGaughey, winning trainer of Honor Code (No. 1): "I thought with the early fractions they might back up a little bit. But I misjudged it and [at the sixteenth pole], I looked up and said, 'Oh, man.' It was a spectacular race. A spectacular horse. People have always held him in high regard, but wondered if he could run around two turns. He's got some quirks about him, could he overcome them? I guess he answered all that today. I'm glad it's over with and I'm glad we won, so I don't have to worry about that part of it.


Longines Test (G1) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Cavorting (No. 2): "I thought it would be a faster pace early, but it worked out well. I knew she was running and was hoping she would get space to run. She normally doesn't like a lot of dirt in her face but she was covered in dirt today. Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] rode a great race and she ran huge. She deserves a Grade 1 win and she got it. She's a very nice filly."

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Friday, August 07 2015

Palace Malice set to make return in Alydar

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Set to make his first start since May, multiple Grade 1 winner Palace Malice will headline the $100,000 Alydar at 1 1/8 miles for older horses on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

Trained by Todd Pletcher for Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm, the 5-year-old son of Curlin makes his return to the races after finishing third in the Diablo Stakes on May 10 at Belmont Park. He was scheduled to enter the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile Handicap on June 10 before being sidelined with a bone bruise to his left hind cannon bone.

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