Monday, September 08 2014


Real Courage Quotes


Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Za Approval (No. 4): "He had a great race in the [2013] Breeders' Cup Mile, and then came back and had a pretty good race in the Grade 1 [Kilroe Mile]. He was a bit disappointing after that, and I'm not really sure why. I don't think he likes the heat. Today was a bit of a cooler day, and I think he enjoyed that."





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Sky Beauty Quotes


Tom Albertrani, winning trainer of Toasting (No. 4): "I think she prefers the one-turn races. We've been experimenting with her; she won both her races at seven-eighths in the past year, but she can go longer. The plan was to take her back off the speed and I think she does better that way. She does well with this group, but hopefully we can knock one out in a graded stakes with her."





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Sunday, September 07 2014


090714-Yankee Affair Quotes


Byron Hughes, assistant to Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Red Rifle (No. 6): "I think Todd wanted to stretch him out and see if a mile and a half would be best for him, and it all paid off. This race came up just right for him."





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Friday, September 05 2014


PALACE MALICE RETIRING


Dogwood Stable is announcing the retirement of Palace Malice. A deep bone bruise in his left hind leg was revealed after an examination at Rood & Riddle Veterinary Hospital in Lexington Thursday, Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable president said.





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Exercise rider dies after fall at Belmont Park


ELMONT, N.Y. - Exercise rider Juan Vazquez, 39, died Friday morning following a training accident at Belmont Park.

Juan Vazquez was working Global Warrior, an unraced 2-year-old, in company with Broadway Bay in the stretch on the training track at approximately 8 a.m. when the horse suddenly ducked into the inside rail, unseating the rider, according to Bruce Brown, who trains both horses.





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Thursday, September 04 2014


Horsewoman Sandra Lovato dies in Ohio automobile accident


NORWALK, Ohio - Horsewoman Sandra Sweet Lovato, wife of retired Eclipse Award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr., died Wednesday in Norwalk, Ohio from injuries sustained from a car accident. She was 54.





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Wednesday, September 03 2014


RACING RETURNS TO CHURCHILL DOWNS ON FRIDAY


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014) – Racing returns to Churchill Downs in earnest Friday night (Sept. 5) as the historic Louisville racetrack opens its second annual September Meet for an action-packed 12-date run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 28.

The September Meet was inaugurated by Churchill Downs a year ago to provide Kentucky horsemen with an opportunity to compete for ample prize money and to deliver an entertaining product to horseracing fans and entertainment seekers.





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Tuesday, September 02 2014


Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool Friday $150,000


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool Friday, September 5 of $150,000.

The popular wager was last hit August 7 for $40,807.18.





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2014 meet at Saratoga Race Course


Enhanced guest experience, improved quality of racing highlight
2014 meet at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.- The New York Racing Association, Inc. yesteday concluded its 146th season at Saratoga Race Course, which featured an enhanced guest experience and improved quality of racing at the venerable track.





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Racing resumes at Belmont Park September 5


ELMONT, N.Y. - With TVG Super Saturday on September 27 serving as the centerpiece of an enhanced stakes schedule worth $11 million, Belmont Park's fall championship meet will open Friday, September 5 and run for 38 days through October 26.





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Sunday, August 31 2014


Woodward (G1) Quotes


Eddie Plesa, Jr., winning trainer of Itsmyluckyday (No. 2): "It's like when you have a child that does something out of the ordinary, exceptional, that you know he could do; that's what it felt like. I mean, horses aren't your children, but we take great pride in our horses; we take great pride in our craft. He did what he needed to do in a manner nobody would dispute was spot on or that he was the best horse today."





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Forego (G1) Quotes


Linda Rice, winning trainer of Palace (No. 6): "[Palace] is a really talented horse, and when he is good I need to use him because on several occasions I've needed to stop on him, turn him out, and give him a break. When a horse is doing as well as he is, I don't know how long I can keep him that good."
"He's such a special horse, and [owner Antonino] Miuccio has allowed me to stop on him, turn him out, and give him a break whenever he needs it, and it's obviously paid off."





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