Monday, September 07 2015

Hopeful (G1) Quotes

Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Ralis (No.6): "He broke well out of the gate today. I thought he was going to be a little too far back. He broke sharp from the gate. He had a great post outside to take a bit of a nice hold and to see how the race developed in the first quarter. He had a great position outside. It was perfect. It was a perfect trip. I'm very blessed to ride that horse."

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Pletcher, Ortiz take Spa meet titles; Dubb top owner

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Todd Pletcher won his sixth straight training title at Saratoga Race Course and 12th overall, while jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. won his first ever title at the Spa and Michael Dubb repeated as leading owner.

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Bernard Baruch (G2) Quotes

Shug McGaughey, winning trainer of Ironicus (No. 1): "I thought we were laying a little bit closer; he was a little bit off the pace. Javier said he felt like he was sitting on the best horse and he said he wasn't going to go wide today and took a chance and hung out. I thought he rode another great race and a great horse. It was a little bit of a throw away because after the Fourstardave I didn't plan on running him here again, but he came out of his race good and he hasn't really been running that much, so I thought we might as well give him a chance. I'm very proud of the track record, any time you can do something like that it goes on the horse's record and you can get somebody to maybe take a look at it."

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Sunday, September 06 2015

Rainbow 6 Carryover $662,400.60 in Advance of Monday’s Mandatory Payout

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –After going unsolved for the 31st consecutive racing program at Gulfstream Park, the Rainbow 6 carryover grew to $662,400.00 and is set for a mandatory payout for Monday's 11-race Labor Day program.

Monday will also feature mandatory payouts in the Pick 5 and Super Hi-5. The Super Hi-5 enters the Monday program with a carryover of $11,671.80.

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Prioress (G2) Quotes

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Cavorting (No. 10): "Great trip. She broke so sharp and Irad rode her great. She loves it up here at Saratoga, as we all do, but she's 3-for-3 up here so this was great. She was sitting close from the start and there was enough speed up front so it worked out well. We'll train her up to the Breeders' Cup from here because she likes a little more space between races."

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Mandatory Pick 6 payout Monday at Saratoga with $448,912

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - There will be a mandatory payout of a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $448,912 when live racing resumes on Monday, the final day of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

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Saturday, September 05 2015

$300,000 Florida Sire Stakes Susan’s Girl Quotes

Trainer Stanley Gold (Ballet Diva): “I don’t think she was handling the track (last time out). She was sliding. She handled it today, but the stretch got longer. By the eighth-pole it looked like there was another mile to go. The other one (stablemate Silent Prayer) almost caught her. She put away the ones that were pushing her and had enough to hold off our other horse."

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Zayas Triumphs in $150,000 Jewel Princess Return

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Riding his first mount in almost two months, Edgard Zayas piloted Palm Beach Racing Partnership’s Josdesanimaux to victory in the $150,000 Florida Sire Stakes Jewel Princess division at Gulfstream Park.

Hungry for a win after sitting out seven weeks with a broken clavicle suffered in a spill on July 17, Zayas single-handedly willed Josdesanimaux home in the mile turf event, recovering from a poor start to catch the front-running Katie’s Kiss at the wire in a photo finish.

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Woodward (G1) Quotes

Todd Pletcher, trainer of winner Liam's Map (No. 2) and runner-up Coach Inge (No. 6): "The Whitney was as tough a loss as you'll experience. He ran an unbelievable race that day and everything he indicated to us from that time until today was that he was ready to come back over and put forth another big effort. I'm just happy to see him get that Grade 1 that he deserves so much."

"The opening fractions were very much in his favor, and he has that style where he can get into a cruising speed and just keep carrying it. The thing that he did after he went that 47 and 1 is he came back with another 23 and change to go 1:10 and change and then 1:34 and change. He just gets into that rhythm and he just runs horses off their feet."

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Spinaway (G1) Quotes

Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Rachel's Valentina (No. 2): "I thought she ran fantastic. Actually, she put herself into the race a little more than I thought she would, but she seemed to be handling tracking those horses well, and getting a little dirt well. I felt like turning for home, knowing her style and watching her train, that she was going to keep coming. I've always felt like the farther she goes, the better she gets. And I think that's proven to be true. I haven't really thought about [what's next]. I'll talk to the Stonestreet people and see. The options will be pretty straightforward; it would either be the [Grade 1] Frizette [October 3, Belmont Park] or the [Grade 1] Alcibiades [October 2, Keeneland]. I think she'll have one more race if she's doing good."

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Friday, September 04 2015

Kentucky Downs’ 24th Season of Live Racing Kicks off Saturday

FRANKLIN, KY (SEPTEMBER 3, 2015) — The 24th season of live racing at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, KY, will kick off Saturday with a 10-race card contested over North America’s only European-style turf course.

Opening day will feature 113 entries and purses (boosted by KTDF Funds) totaling more than $1.5 million. The kickoff event will be highlighted by a trio of $300,000 stakes: the Calumet Farm Juvenile, the Encore Juvenile Fillies and the 18th running of the More Than Ready Mile.

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Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Pool Guaranteed at $850,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool Saturday of $850,000.

Saturday's Rainbow 6 will include five stakes races, including the $300,000 Affirmed and $300,000 Susan's Girl divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes and $150,000 Prized Stakes.

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