Night School Week 31 Tonight


Posted 10.10.11 at 10:22

Week 31 of Night School will give racing fans an inside look at how races are put together and what it means to handicappers as the national fan education initiative presents a course on “The Racing Office/Jockey Agents” tonight at 5:30 p.m. PT. The session will be hosted by Joe Kristufek, Jeremy Plonk and Caton Bredar.

Tonight’s final 30 minutes of Night School, the “Jump Ball” segment, will include Plonk & Kristufek’s reactions to FallStars Weekend at Keeneland, where they have been live on site and will be hosting a special Night School on-track handicapping seminar/meet-and-greet this coming Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. trackside at Keeneland.

Guests this week include George Berry, stakes coordinator at Arlington Park and a racing office official at Keeneland and Gulfstream, as well as a return Night School appearance from Steve Leving, racing advisor to the Louis Roussel III stable. Leving is a former jockey agent and racing office official who has seen the sport from all angles.

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Pick 6 Carryover ($341,252) Wednesday At Del Mar


Posted 08.28.11 at 6:55

© Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (August 28, 2011)—There will be a Pick 6 carryover of $341,252 when racing resumes Wednesday at Del Mar.

Post time Wednesday at Del Mar is 2 p.m. The Pick 6 will begin in the third race. Scheduled post time is 3 p.m.

Track gates at Hollywood Park will open at 10:30 for simulcasts.

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$100,000 Wilshire Handicap - Grade III - 51st Running - 1 Mile (Turf)

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 04.29.12 at 5:55

Jockey Quotes

MARIO GUTIERREZ, QUIET OASIS, Winner: “The race went exactly like we thought. He (trainer Ben Cecil) told me to break out of there and try to get her to relax. Actually, she was pretty easy to ride today. She relaxed really well and we got the job done.”

MIKE SMITH, NEREID, Fourth: “Naturally I would have loved to win, but she ran dynamite. Coming off a layoff she ran great. She’ll improve.”

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Quiet Oasis Ready Off Bench, Wins Wilshire At 15-1

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Posted 04.29.12 at 5:39

Quiet Oasis and jockey Mario Gutierrez, outside, hold off Antares World (Kevin Krigger), left, and Briecat (Joseph Talamo), inside, to win the Wilshire Handicap. © Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (April 29, 2012)—Making her first start in more than five months, Quiet Oasis upset seven rivals and won the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Owner J. Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez, who collected his first local stakes win, hope the result was a positive omen for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

Gutierrez will ride the Reddam-owned I’ll Have Another May 5 as the 3-year-old son of Flower Alley tries to repeat his success in the Santa Anita Derby.

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Acclamation Pronounced Fit; Could Run In Mervyn LeRoy

Stable Notes
Posted 04.29.12 at 12:57

Acclamation. © Benoit Photo

After a brief scare Thursday, Acclamation, the champion older male of 2011, was declared fit and ready by trainer Don Warren and could run in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track, the LeRoy is one of three stakes on a program that will also include the simulcast of the 138th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs.

According to Warren, Acclamation took “a few bad steps” Thursday in preparation for a start for Friday’s Inglewood Handicap. “We can’t take a chance with a horse like this,” Warren declared. “But the x-rays were clean, his legs were cold and he galloped perfect Saturday and Sunday.”

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Unusual Heatwave Completes Bejarano Quintuple; Willa B Awesome Outnods Starry Skies In Melair; Super High 5 Carryover ($31,360) For Sunday

Racing News
Posted 04.28.12 at 6:16

Willa B Awesome and jockey Martin Pedroza, outside, overtake Starry Skies (Joel Rosario), inside, to win the $300,000 Melair. © Benoit Photo Jockey Rafael Bejarano celebrates his fifth victory of the day aboard Mobilized in the Tiznow Stakes © Benoit Photo Benjamin C. Warren color bearer Warren's Jitterbug takes the B. Thoughful under jockey Rafael Bejarano. © Benoit Photo Owner Benjamin Warren got his third win on the day when Warren's Internet (outside), under Martin Pedroza, outfinished This Means War and Joe Talamo to win the Alphabet Kisses Stakes. Rafael Bejarano got his second of five winners on the card when Gatheratthealter won the Grey Memo Stakes for Live Your Dream Racing Stable. © Benoit Photo Unusual Heatwave wins the Snow Chief giving Bejarano his fourth of five victories on the day. © Benoit Photo Streakin Mohican, under Bejarano, set a new course record with his victory in the seventh race.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (April 28, 2012)— Unusual Heatwave, a half-brother to 2010 winner Alphie’s Bet, collared favored Stoney Fleece in the closing yards to take the $300,000 Snow Chief,(video) capping another memorable California Gold Rush Day for jockey Rafael Bejarano at Betfair Hollywood Park.

About 24 hours after he had been sworn in as a United States citizen, Bejarano, 29, won four other races Saturday – three of them stakes – and this was the second time he’s had five wins on a Gold Rush card. The Peruvian-born rider also accomplished the feat in 2009.

Through the first three days of the Spring/Summer meet, Bejarano has five stakes wins. The record for a Spring/Summer season is 18, set by Bill Shoemaker during a 77-day meet in 1971.

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$125,000 - Tiznow Stakes - 10th Running - 7 1/2 Furlongs

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 04.28.12 at 6:12

Jockey Quotes

RAFAEL BEJARANO, MOBILIZED, Winner: My horse doesn’t have a good acceleration from the gate but I was just hoping to break good and go nice and easy with him. At the three-eighths another horse came over and knocked the whip out of my hand. I didn’t see who did it, but he was flying and much the best today. He likes this track a lot.”

JOEL ROSARIO, ITALIAN RULES, Second: “He just stumbled. When he broke out of the gate he stumbled and then took a lot of time to get back into it. Sometimes that happens. The winner was very impressive. We probably wouldn’t have beaten him anyway, but it would have been closer.”

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$300,000 - Snow Chief Stakes - 19th Running - 1 1/8 Miles

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 04.28.12 at 5:54

Jockey Quotes

RAFAELA BEJARANO, UNUSUAL HEATWAVE, Winner: “It was a good trip. I followed the favorite (Stoney Fleece) the whole way and stayed out of trouble. He was much the best today. At the beginning, it didn’t look like he wanted to go, but at the half mile pole he really picked it up. I was waiting for the favorite to move by the three eighths and I decided to wait a little more until I came to the stretch. As soon as we straightened away I let him run and he took off.”

JOEL ROSARIO, STONEY FLEECE, Second: “A couple of seconds today. I guess that’s just the way it goes sometimes. I was in a good spot and I thought he had a good chance to win, but the other horse came from behind and got me. It was a great race and both horses ran well.”

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Streakin’ Mohican Sets Turf Course Record

Racing News
Posted 04.28.12 at 4:58

Streakin’ Mohican established a course record for six furlongs on turf. © Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (April 28, 2012)—Making his first start for new connections after being claimed Feb. 25, Streakin’ Mohican established a course record for six furlongs on turf Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Quickly establishing command under jockey Rafael Bejarano, the 5-year-old gelded son of Songandaprayer was never menaced and won by 5 ¼ lengths.

Despite being taken in hand well before the finish, Streakin’ Mohican, who was taken for $32,000 by a partnership that includes trainer Bill Spawr, stopped the clock in 1:07.24. This bettered the previous record of 1.07.54 set by Scottsbluff in the Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap July 15, 2007.

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$288,000 - Melair Stakes - 17th Running - 1 1/8 Miles

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 04.28.12 at 4:57

Jockey Quotes

MARTIN PEDROZA, WILLA B AWESOME, Winner: “I’ve been riding for years and if I have something broken and if I can ride, you know me, I do it. I could have ridden if I had two broken ribs, but I had four. It doesn’t bother me, you’ve seen me ride. The doctor said ‘Two weeks and then it’s up to you. There’s nothing anybody can do about it, they’re going to heal on their own. If it was anything else, collar bone, finger, then I can’t ride. I’ve got a flak jacket on and a bandage underneath. The first one I rode back, I had the bandage too tight and I couldn’t breath. Thank goodness I found out (about it being too tight), before I rode the other one. The doctor said to try to keep the ribs so they don’t move. The first horse I worked when I came back, I actually felt my ribs move. That’s when I adjusted the bandage a littler higher. I wasn’t going to let that other horse get away, because I believe in my filly. I figured that other filly (Starry Skies), she’s two for two and I can’t let her get away because she might hang in there tough and beat me at the end. I got side by side with her to make her do a little something. The other filly hung in pretty tough, I’ll give her credit.”

JOEL ROSARIO, STARRY SKIES, Second: “She put in a good race for her first time going long. Even though she got beat like that, really close, she ran great. She’ll be better the next time she goes long.’’

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