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Gun Runner has left the Building

☛ February 3rd, 2018 by ☛ admin

Victorious Gun Runner Retires

Article by Ray Paulick:  “With 2017 Horse of the Year and Grade I Pegasus World Cup victor GUN RUNNER’s racing career in the rearview mirror, jockey Florent Geroux took some time to talk about what the horse meant to his riding career and how special he really was….”

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2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Post Positions

☛ January 26th, 2018 by ☛ admin

PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL POST POSITION/MORNING LINE  

The follow post position draws were selected Wednesday, Jan 24th at Gulfstream Park for the second annual PWCI Championship.

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1. Singing Bullet (Dale Romans/Robby Albarado) 30-1
2. West Coast (Bob Baffert/Javier Castellano) 8-1
3. Stellar Wind (Chad Brown/Joel Rosario) 30-1
4. Sharp Azteca (Jorge Navarro/Irad Ortiz Jr.) 6-1
5. Collected (Bob Baffert/Mike Smith) 8-1
6. Gunnevera (Antonio Sano/Luis Saez) 15-1
7. Fear The Cowboy (Efren Loza/Tyler Gaffalione) 30-1
8. War Story (Jorge Navarro/Jose Ortiz) 25-1
9. Toast of New York (Jamie Osborne/Frankie Dettori) 20-1
10. Gun Runner (Steve Asmussen/Florent Geroux) 4-5
11. Seeking the Soul (Dallas Stewart/John Velazquez) 25-1
12. Giant Expectations (Peter Eurton/Gary Stevens) 30-1

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The PEGASUS, billed as the world’s richest horse race, is set for Jan 27th at Gulfstream. Live coverage begins at 4:30 PM ET on NBC.

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Special Eclipse Award for Heroic Responders

☛ January 25th, 2018 by ☛ admin

Eclipse Awards to Honor Heroes in the Industry

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Gulfstream Park; preceding Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fl.

The Eclipse Awards, bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America in 2017 have earned them the title of champion in 17 categories. Special Eclipse Awards will honor the heroic response to both the San Luis Rey fires and Hurricane Maria’s effect on Camarero.

Read more about this year’s honorary recipients at THE PAULICK REPORT:

Paulick Report: Special Eclipse Award for Heroic Responders

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UPDATE! ECLIPSE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED—GUN RUNNER 2017 HOY

No surprise here‘ writes Ray Palick, ‘Gun Runner crown 2017 Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male.

Read the list of nominees and award recipients for the remaining 16 categories, as well as the Award of Merit, Special Award, Media Eclipse Awards. The 47th Annual Eclipse Awards were presented Thursday evening, Jan 25th at Gulfstream Park.

Paulick Report: 2017 Eclispe Award Winners Announced at Gulfstream Park

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Pegasus World Cup Invitational 2018

☛ January 20th, 2018 by ☛ admin
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Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park

America’s Best Racing correspondent Christina Moore covers all you’ll need to know about the world’s riches horse race, as South Florida takes center stage for Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Twelve of the finest older horses face off in the second PWCI on Jan. 27, including fan favorites Collected, Gunnevera, West Coast, Breeders Cup Classic winner Gun Runner, and the powerhouse race mare Stellar Wind.

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San Luis Rey Fire: Assistance Needed

☛ December 8th, 2017 by ☛ admin

Del Mar Racetrack taking evacuees from San Luis Rey Lilac Fires

As fires currently rage though California, taking its toll on residents and resources, equines are also in desperate need. The SAN LUIS REY facility received considerable damage. Horses are being temporarily housed at DEL MAR Racetrack. Race fans, spread the word—our racing family needs your help:

#LilacFire The @DMFairgrounds is now open for evacuees through the Stable Gate. Call 858-755-1161. Evacuees are encouraged to bring bedding, feed & horse identification.

— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) December 7, 2017

Get up-to-date on the latest info coming out of San Luis Rey at THE PAULICK REPORT:

Paulick Report: San Rey Luis Fire

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2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in Review

☛ November 7th, 2017 by ☛ admin

THE 2017 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Sports writer Eric Stephen of SBNATION offers a superior overview, complete with individual replays, of The Breeders’ Cup World Championships 2017! Click the links below to relive the magic:
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DAY ONE BREEDERS CUP DISTAFF AND FEATURE UNDERCARD_SBNATION:

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The Race Is On for Hurricane Relief

☛ September 29th, 2017 by ☛ admin

 

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Race fans world-wide are becoming more aware of the devastation in the homelands of our beloved Hipódromo Camarero and Clinton Phipps Racetracks. Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands and most of the Caribbean are facing dire circumstances due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The humanitarian need is overwhelming. Many are without food, water, power or reliable shelter. Below are links for the US FEMA and the NATIONAL HORSEMAN organizations explaining steps you can take to assist those in need.

Race fans—together we can ‘ride safe – race strong!

—A. E. Sabo

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To assist in Hurricane Maria relief efforts :

FEMA: www.fema.gov/how-help-after-hurricane-maria

For horse relief :

THE NATIONAL HORSEMAN: www.thenationalhorseman/mariadisaster/

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HURRICANE IRMA, Race Fans and the Sunshine State

☛ September 14th, 2017 by ☛ admin

 Irma’s force swept Florida leaving no county unturned. OFF THE PACE suspended business as Irma ravaged a course up the west coast. TEAM DIVA understands first hand the effects of Irma’s wrath and is here for race fans from Gulfstream Park (south Florida), to Tampa Bay Downs (central Florida), to Ocala Breeders Sales (north Florida) and beyond. Please use the links provided to help out fellow horseman, cappers and enthusiasts in need. Florida, we will ‘ride safe – race strong!’

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See you all at the finish.

God bless.

—A. E. Sabo

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For temporary housing information:

FEMA: www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/11/florida-residents-impacted-hurricane-irma-may-register-fema-assistance

For power restoration using Florida’s largest energy provider:

DUKE ENERGY: www.duke-energy.com

For horse relief:

BROOKE USA: www.brookeusa.org/floridadisaster/

For a majority of Florida resource information, featuring South Florida:

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  www.fldoe.org/irma/

THE MIAMI FOUNDATION Hurricane Relief Efforts: miamifoundation.org

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Business Assistance: www.dol.gov/general/hurricane-recovery

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This Weekend in Racing 9.1.17

☛ September 2nd, 2017 by ☛ admin

ABR’s US GRADED STAKES – $750,000 WOODWARD STAKES 

FEATURED RACE: Saratoga Race Course _ www.nyra.com/saratoga
> Woodward Stakes _G1 _ $750,000_ 9F_ 3YR+ _Field of 5_MLF’s: 2/5 (2)_ Gun Runner (KY)_ F Geroux_ S M Asmussen,  5/2 (3) Rally Cry (KY), 6/1 (1) Neolithic (KY)

For a list of All Stakes Races this weekend in the US and Canada: www.equibase.com

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Watch live coverage @ NBCSN:
NBCSN Breeders Cup Challenge Series: Saratoga Horse Racing, 6:00 pm EDT
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This Weekend in Racing 8.26.17 – The 148th Travers Stakes

☛ August 26th, 2017 by ☛ admin

ABR’s US GRADED STAKES – $1.25 Million TRAVERS STAKES 

FEATURED RACE: Saratoga Race Course _ www.nyra.com/saratoga
> Travers Stakes _G1 _ $1,250,000_ 10F (T)_ 3YR _Field of 12_MLF’s: 7/2 (4)_ Tapwrit (KY)_ J L Ortiz_T A Pletcher,  4/1 (3) West Coast (KY), 5/1 (5) Good Samaritan (KY)

For a list of All Stakes Races this weekend in the US and Canada: www.equibase.com

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Watch live coverage @ NBCSN:
NBCSN Breeders Cup Challenge Series: Saratoga Horse Racing, 4:30 pm EDT
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