Sunday, November 15 2015

Red Smith (G3) Quotes

Chad Brown, winning trainer of Mr Maybe (No. 9): "We knew he was sitting on a really good race but how easily he won surprised me. He's a horse that has a lot of talent. We thought there was some room for improvement and he's taken to our program nicely. My staff has really enjoyed working with this horse - he's a big teddy bear - and he's only getting better."

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Thursday, November 12 2015

Mr Speaker heads G3 Red Smith

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - A competitive field of turf marathoners lined up for the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, led by last year's Belmont Derby winner Mr Speaker.

Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey for Phipps Stable, Mr Speaker has had ups and downs since taking the inaugural Grade 1 Belmont Derby over European invader Adelaide. The 4-year-old son of Pulpit had not won a race since his breakthrough victory until July 15 at Belmont Park, when he prevailed by 2 ½ lengths in an optional claimer.

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Wednesday, November 11 2015

Discovery (G3) Quotes

Todd Pletcher, trainer of winner Tommy Macho (No. 6), runner-up Madefromlucky (No. 1), and fifth-place finisher First Spark (No. 5): "[Tommy Macho] ran a sneaky good race in the West Virginia Derby. The inside was very dead that day and he got stuck on the rail the whole way. Then I thought he ran an incredible third in the Pennsylvania Derby. He tends to run well fresh and I don't think he minded the off track.

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Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


(Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015) – Klaravich Stable and William Lawrence’s Partisan Politics and Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Farm’s Tammy the Torpedo – a powerful 1-2 punch from the stable of trainer Chad Brown – and two-time stakes winner Celestine, who has fashioned a four-race win streak for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, head an overflow field of 3-year-old fillies entered to compete in Saturday’s 25th running of the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (Grade II) on the Matt Winn Turf Course at Churchill Downs.

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Grade 1 Winner Palace Returns to Maryland for De Francis Dash

$350,000 Event Anchors Six Stakes on Saturday Program
Multiple G3 Winner El Kabeir Faces Eight in $100,000 City of Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Twenty-one months after making his first and only trip to Maryland, Antonino Miuccio’s multiple Grade 1 winner Palace will return to Laurel Park as the headliner in Saturday’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

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Monday, November 09 2015

Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Hit For $75,000 With Single Ticket

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park West's 10-cent Rainbow 6 returned $75,095.52 Sunday afternoon when 3-1 shot Dancin in the Heat was placed first after the disqualification of unofficial winner Tonite Tonite for interference down the stretch.

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Ocean Knight takes on six rivals in G3 Discovery

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Stonestreet Stable's Ocean Knight will face graded stakes company for the first time since this spring, taking on six rivals in the Grade 3, $150,000 Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on Wednesday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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$350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash

Private Zone, Palace and Salutos Amigos Lead $350,000 De Francis Nominations
24th De Francis Highlight $850,000 Program Saturday, Nov. 14

LAUREL, MD - Grade 1 winners Private Zone, Palace and Vosburgh runner-up Salutos Amigos lead a group of 27 nominated for the $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash to be run Saturday, Nov. 14 at Laurel Park.

The 24th running of the six-furlong De Francis highlights a program of six stakes worth $850,000. First race post is 12:05 p.m.

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Saturday, November 07 2015

Improving Saraguaro Extends Win Streak in $100,000 Classic Preview

Highlights Eight-Race, $800,000 Sunshine Millions Preview Day Program

– Continuing an upward progression that began this summer, Saraguaro followed his first stakes victory last month with another strong performance on Saturday, winning the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview by 1 ¼ lengths at Gulfstream Park West.

The 1 1/16-mile Classic was the fourth of eight stakes for Florida-breds worth total purses of $800,000 on the 10-race Preview Day program that serve as stepping stones for Sunshine Millions Day Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

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Churchill Downs Stakes Recap


(Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015) - Spelling Again stalked pacesetter Keen Pauline, took the lead leaving the far turn and spurted home to beat Ahh Chocolate by a widening 4 ½ lengths in Saturday's 30th running of the $200,000 Chilukki (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

Shaun Bridgmohan rode the Brad Cox-trained Spelling Again in 1:35.75 to beat six other fillies and mares in the one-mile stakes event that was run over a fast track. It was the 4-year-old filly's second stakes win at Churchill Downs this year. In September, Spelling Again won the $100,000 Open Mind which was contested over six furlongs.

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Long Island (G3) Quotes

Chad Brown, winning trainer of Goldy Espony (No. 1): "She had some foot issues we were dealing with and thankfully we got them all fixed up and behind her and Amy Kinley worked on her feed for us and did a great job. Kendrick gets along really well with this filly. He's able to set a slow pace and wire them again. I'll speak to Peter Bradley who heads the ownership group and figure out what we're going to do with her. She's had a great season.

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Friday, November 06 2015

Gulfstream News & Notes - Fri 11/6

City of Weston Making Rare Stretch Out in Sunshine Millions Classic Preview
Bullet Gone Astray Looks to Hit Mark in Juvenile Sprint Preview
Katie’s Kiss Takes on New Challenge in Turf Sprint Preview

– A sprinter for all but one of 43 lifetime starts, Loooch Racing Stables’ City of Weston will try two turns for the first time in more than three years in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West.

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