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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Mr Gruff...

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Like clockwork, perennially punctual 8-year-old gelding Mr Gruff registered his sixth victory in eight starts over Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Sunday when scoring a one-half length victory over Ain’t No Other in the 5th running of the $79,880 Joe Hernandez Handicap at 6 ½ furlongs. Read More
Saturday Santa Anita Park Recap – March 3 Three wire jobs on the fast main track. Stalking types nabbed all three turf races carded. Four wins for jockey Martin Garcia. Trainer Bob Baffert saddled four winners on the day and Garcia rode three. On the ticket front I tabbed two Primary (Hoorayforholly...Read More
Caracortado made a remarkable late charge to capture Sunday's Grade 3 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More
Caracortado takes on Mr. Gruff and Regally Ready in Sunday's Grade 3 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More
Saturday Santa Anita Park Recap – Jan 7 Three dirt sprint wire jobs on the fast track. Early-pressing types best in the two downhill turf sprints and a patient type nabbed the lone turf route carded. Victor Espinoza both booted home a pair. On the ticket front I tabbed one Primary (Three Vases) winn...Read More
Caracortado worked five furlongs under Zoe Cadman on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday in a bullet 57.80 for next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. It was the fastest of 37 drills at the distance, for which the average time was 1:00.91. Wh...Read More
  • BrianZipse · Caracortado and Regally Ready promise to make this Daytona a very interesting edition. · 838 days ago ·
  • JoseLopez · Caracorrado will redeem himself in Daytona!! I'm all in with CARACORTADO!!! · 837 days ago ·
Overcoming a less-than-alert start, Mr Gruff was impressive in his comeback, defeating Compari and six others in the $67,650 Night Mover Stakes Friday night at Hollywood Park.   Making his first appearance since trailing in the Al Quoz Sprint March 26 at Meydan Race Course in the United Arab Em...Read More
Friday night’s Pick 6 from Hollywood Park features the $60,000 Night Mover Stakes for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the turf course. Compari and Mr. Gruff are the two favorites returning from lengthy vacations. Lt. Hopeful is the one to catch for Mike Mitchell and Al Instante is a turf ...Read More
Compari, whose stakes victories include the 2009 Snow Chief, will make his first start in more than six months in the $60,000 Night Mover Friday night at Hollywood Park.   The Night Mover, which will be run at six furlongs on turf, is the seventh of eight races. Post time is 7:05 p.m. At the co...Read More
The morning started with a thick coat of fog shrouding the glistening facade of Meydan, so much so you could barely see a metre ahead on the ride to the racecourse which, for most of the media, commenced at 6:00 A.M.  Many of the Japanese runners took to the course around this time and looked i...Read More
Somewhat surprisingly, the posts were drawn for the four thoroughbred races preceeding the top Group 1 races, which will be fully drawn on Wednesday afternoon in a function at Meydan.  The odds quoted below are DubaiRaceNight.com’s projected morning, or opening, line based on our analysis of th...Read More
  • medlocke · Tough draw for Godolphin's Skysurfers in the Godolphin Mile. He looked incredible when he beat Musir in the Firebreak Stakes and set a Meydan track record for a mile on tapeta in that race. I put him up as the most likely winner of this year's Godolphin Mile that day. But with this extremely wide P.P draw, it could certainly make thing's very difficult for Skysurfers. I'd have to say given his previous start at Meydan, and the good P.P. draw he has, keep a close eye on Conveyance in this race. JMO. · 1125 days ago ·
Making his first appearance in a Grade 1, Victor’s Cry used a strong finish to earn a surprise win in the $249,500 Shoemaker Mile on Monday at Hollywood Park.   The 67th running of the Shoemaker was the last of three stakes on the Memorial Day program, following the $66,000 Willard L. Proctor ...Read More
The competitive 10-race Memorial Day card produced plenty of upsets and there is a pick six carryover of $150,594 into the June 4 Friday night program. I will be covering the carryover with analysis and tickets right here at pick6blog.com. May 31 Recap: Both surfaces seemed to play fair. Joe Talamo ...Read More
Compari, who made a successful transition to the graded stakes ranks when taking the Arcadia Handicap on April 3 at Santa Anita, will step into an even tougher spot in the $250,000 Shoemaker Mile on Monday at Hollywood Park.   A Grade 1 on the turf, the Shoemaker is one of three stakes on the ...Read More
Trainer Howard Zucker is hoping that Well Monied can run to his expectations Saturday in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Hollywood Park and everyone on hand can appreciate it. That certainly was not the case when Well Monied stormed home from sixth to win a one-mile allowance race on turf at Santa Anit...Read More
Mr Gruff, seeking to stretch his talents to two turns, and Riviera Cocktail, looking to make a mark in graded stakes company, worked on the  turf Sunday morning for the $250,000 Grade I Shoemaker Mile on May 31. Mr Gruff, winner of his last four starts on the hillside turf course at Santa Anit...Read More
Karelian, winner of the Grade I Makers Mark Mile at Keeneland in his last start, will be shipped west for the $250,000 Grade I Shoemaker Mile at Hollywood Park on May 31, trainer Rusty Arnold confirmed Thursday from Kentucky. “He will breeze here Sunday morning and we will put him on a plane Wednesd...Read More
Mr Gruff has made winning on Santa Anita's hillside turf course look easy this spring. After winning an optional claimer on March 19 on the hillside turf course by 2 3/4 lengths, Mr Gruff scored an easy win in Saturday's $100,000 San Simeon Handicap, the second consecutive year he has prevailed in t...Read More
Only six fillies and mares were entered for Saturday's $150,000 Santa Barbara H (G2) at Santa Anita, undoubtedly due to the presence of likely odds-on choice TUSCAN EVENING (Ire) (Oasis Dream [GB]), who has virtually owned the local turf course during her racing career. The Jerry Hollendorfer traine...Read More

Mr Gruff - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details03/04/12Mr Gruff1stSA86 1/2 fTJoe Hernandez 4 MMr GruffAin't No OtherPressday1:12.06
View DetailsView Video01/08/12Mr Gruff3rdSA86 1/2 fTDaytona Stakes-G3 4+ MCaracortadoVictory PeteMr Gruff1:11.59
View DetailsView Video01/08/12Mr Gruff3rdSA86 1/2 fTDaytona Stakes-G3 4+ MCaracortadoVictory PeteRegally Ready1:11.59
View Details11/18/11Mr Gruff1stBHP76 fTNight Mover 3+ MMr GruffCompariSirocco Strike1:08.42
View DetailsView Video03/26/11Mr Gruff16thMey25 fTAl Quoz Sprint-G2 3+ MJ J The Jet PlaneWar ArtistBetter Be The One0:59.14
View DetailsView Video05/31/10Mr Gruff3rdBHP91 mileTShoemaker Mile-G1 3+ MVictor's CryKarelianMr Gruff1:32.88
View Details04/17/10Mr Gruff1stSA96 1/2 fTSan Simeon-G3 4+ MMr GruffVictor's CryEver a Friend1:11.53
View Details03/19/10Mr Gruff1stSA76 1/2 fTAlwOC 4+ FMr GruffPrairie City RoadKelly Leak1:11.69
View Details04/18/09Mr Gruff1stSA76 1/2 fTSan Simeon-G3 4+ MMr GruffDoppioEuroglide1:11.88
View Details01/03/09Mr Gruff1stSA46 1/2 fTMSW 4+ MMr GruffSognatoreBostoner1:12.84