From Gulfstream: "Atreides, a 3-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro and half-brother to Dreaming of Julia, who won the 2013 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) by 21 3/4 lengths, left quite an impression Saturday when breaking his maiden at first asking.
'To be honest, that's one of the best horses I've ever ridden," said jockey Edgard Zayas, who was carried to a 5 1/4 length victory by Atreides in 1:08.69. "That's a really classy horse.'
Owned by Stonestreet Stable and trained by Marty Wolfson, Atreides, won for fun after going by the pacesetter and runner-up Back to Seattle entering the stretch. Atreides is out of Dream Rush, who won the Prioress (G1), Test (G1), and was second in the Acorn (G1)."
Jockey Meet-and-Greet Saturday:
"This Saturday racing fans can come to Monmouth Park to meet their favorite jockeys for Monmouth’s commemorative jockey poster signing and giveaway. Members of the Monmouth Park jockey colony will be in the paddock from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to meet and greet their fans and sign the 2014 commemorative jockey colony poster, which fans will receive for free with the price of admission.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with first post set for 12:50 p.m."
Haskell Classic Car Show Sunday at Monmouth: "Over 100 classic rides are set to roll into Monmouth Park this Sunday for the Haskell Classic Car Show as the mania around the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational officially begins. The show will start as the gates open at 11:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.
Automotive aficionados can also enjoy great music and meet New Jersey’s biggest disc jockey as Big Joe Henry broadcasts his Jersey’s Favorite Hits Show live until 3 p.m. for 101.5 FM.
As always, fans can also enjoy a full card of live racing at Monmouth Park, with post time set for 12:50 p.m.
The Grade 1 Haskell is set for Sunday, July 27. Tickets can be purchased by calling 732-571-5563, or by visiting the reserved seat booth (2nd floor of the Grandstand) on any live racing day. In addition, fans can pre-purchase Haskell seats directly through monmouthpark.com."
From Monmouth: " In addition to Sunday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, fans at Monmouth Park will get to leave with a little something extra, a beach towel. All paid admissions to the racetrack will receive the multi-colored logo beach towel, while supply lasts. Also on Sunday, and every Sunday, it’s Family Fun Day with clowns, pony rides, a bounce house and face painters to entertain the kids, plus the Mike Dalton Band playing live 'On the Green.' Gates open Sunday at 11:30 a.m., with first post set for 12:50 p.m. The $500,000 United Nations Stakes, Monmouth’s top event for turf runners, goes as the 12th and final race on the card."
From Arlington: "Haynes Stables, et al’s Every Way worked toward her participation in the Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap Saturday morning for trainer Mike Stidham, going four furlongs in :49.80. The daughter of City Zip was recently a head second in the rained-off $75,000 Minnesota HBPA Distaff Stakes at Canterbury Park one race after conquering multiple Illinois champion La Tia in a salty Polytrack allowance on May 9. 'The work went well. She’ll have a more serious work next week,' Stidham reported via text. The Modesty at 1 3/16 miles will be her first attempt beyond 1 1/16 miles since last year’s 1 1/8-miles Grade III Pucker Up Stakes - in which she was a good second to fellow Modesty possible I’m Already Sexy. A return to turf could be a welcome change for the 4-year-old chestnut, as she has consistently performed well on the grass - finishing in the exacta in six of her eight attempts."
From Santa Anita: "Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken off his final two mounts at Santa Anita yesterday, Heat Du Jour, who ran second in the seventh race, and Dark Timber, who ran fourth in the eighth. “At this time, there’s an open investigation and we can’t comment,” said California Horse Racing Board spokesman Mike Marten."
From Arlington: " Jockey Rolando "Ronnie" Aragon won the first race of his career in the fourth race Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse when he guided the Steve Manley-owned and -trained No Bull Jess to victory, holding on to score by a nose over the fast-closing Flashy Green in the seven-furlong race."
From Santa Anita: "Jose Valdivia Jr. was named today on five horses at Gulfstream Park, where he has joined the Florida jockey colony."
From Santa Anita: "Multiple graded stakes winner Jeranimo is ticketed for the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar on July 20, trainer Mike Pender reports."
From Santa Anita: "Carson Sullivan, a seven-pound apprentice rider who tacks 110 pounds and has been riding at Gulfstream Park, is scheduled to make his Santa Anita debut next Friday, June 27. Agent Mike Ciani, who represents Hall of Fame journeyman Kent Desormeaux, will have his book."
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