Thanks, triple_double. Nice start to BC week!
The 20-Cent Rainbow 6 and 50-Cent Pick 5 sequences on Thursday's Gulfstream Park West program were marked by upsets, including My Novena's $59 tally in the eighth race, resulting in carryovers for both multi-race wagers on Friday's 10-race card. The Rainbow 6 (Races 5-10) will offer a guaranteed $50,000 carryover jackpot pool, while the carryover for the Pick 5 (Races 6-10) stands at $7,163.47. The
Rainbow 6 paid $1,030.10 for five of six winners Thursday. The Pick 5 paid $477.55 for four out of five winners.
Thanks, Mary Z. and cognibene. Competent trainer Alfredo Marquez used to win races in SoCal. He does not have many horses currently.
Charles Town Classic winner Imperative worked five furlongs Wednesday in 59.80 for trainer George Papaprodromou, who is readying the son of Bernardini for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Apprentice Amelia Green
was aboard for fractions of 24.20, 48 flat and a gallop out of 1:12.20
for six furlongs. “He was just cruising,” Papaprodromou said of the
drill. Imperative was ridden by Kent Desormeaux in the Charles Town upset, but Papaprodromou said Thursday
morning the mount was still open for the Classic as Desormeaux is “day
to day” recovering from injuries suffered in a post parade mishap on
Carlo Vaccarezza said Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Sprint candidate Little Alexis had an uneventful trip from Louisville, arriving at Santa Anita Tuesday. “So far, everything is good,” the trainer said. “She had a nice little gallop this morning.”
Santa Anita Derby and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents is scheduled to work Friday morning, likely for the Dirt Mile on Oct. 31. Trainer Leandro Mora, however, left the door ajar for the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 1. “Right now,” Mora said, “we’re still going for the Dirt Mile, but the last call is going to be made by the owners.”
Gulfstream Park West honored the memory of jockey Juan Saez
Thursday, when the U.S. flag in the infield flew at half-mast during the
10-race program. The jockeys also wore black caps through the entirety of the program
to pay tribute to the 17-year-old apprentice jockey who tragically died Tuesday
evening from injuries sustained in a racing accident at Indiana Grand Race
Course. Gulfstream Park West jockeys and employees also participated in a
moment of silence to honor Saez’ memory in a winner’s circle
ceremony following the sixth race. The younger brother of popular South Florida
and New York jockey Luis Saez began his riding career in Kentucky in June and
had won 89 races from 440 mounts.
Multiple Grade 1 winner
Daytona (IRE), who recently moved to Old Friends,
a non-profit retirement center for Thoroughbreds near Georgetown, Ky., will appear at Keeneland at 8:45 a.m. Saturday for the Paddock Demonstration that is part of Sunrise Trackside.
Daytona won eight of 18 races and earned $991,690. In his final race, Daytona was 10th
to Goldikova (IRE) in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Santa Anita.
Now 10, Daytona was
to Old Friends by his most recent owners, Jocelynn Morgan and her
husband, veterinary surgeon Dr. Joseph Morgan, of Lexington. Jocelynn
Morgan had retrained
Daytona as a hunter-jumper.
Miss Frost, entered in Friday’s
Pin Oak Valley View (G3), is cataloged to Keeneland’s November Breeding
Stock Sale and sells on the Horses of Racing Age Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The 3-year-old Curlin filly is a graduate of Keeneland’s 2013 April Two-Year-Olds
in Training Sale.
Grade 1 winner Last Full Measure, in foal to leading sire War Front, has been
supplemented to Keeneland’s 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale and will
sell on the Nov. 4 opening day of the sale. Last Full Measure will be Hip 208A.
Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, Last Full Measure is a 6-year-old daughter of
Empire Maker out of the multiple Grade 1-winning Slewvescent mare Lazy Slusan. In three seasons, Last Full Measure captured four of 11 races, including the 2013 Madison (G1) at Keeneland, and won at distances from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. She was thirdin both the 2013 Endeavour (G3) and 2012 Cardinal (G3).
Last Full Measure earned $293,245. The November Sale, which runs through Nov. 14, attracts Thoroughbred breeders from around the globe to acquire broodmares
in foal to the world’s leading stallions and recently retired stakes-winning fillies ready to become broodmares.Catalogs are available electronically via Keeneland’s website,
Keeneland.com. Keeneland will continue to take supplementary entries to the sale.
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