Field Taking Shape For Grade I CashCall Futurity

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Posted 12.08.13 at 12:36

A stellar field of as many as 12 2-year-olds have their sights set on the Grade I, $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, which will be run for the 33rd time Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track.

A supplementary nominee – $15,000 to enter and an additional $15,000 to start – and a prime contender in the CashCall is Jungle Racing, Hollendorfer, Solis II et al’s Shared Belief, a convincing 7 ¾ length winner of the Grade III Hollywood Prevue Nov. 10.

The son of Candy Ride and the Storm Cat mare Common Hope was making his first start for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the Prevue after being purchased privately following a handy victory Oct. 19 at Golden Gate Fields. Corey Nakatani will again ride.

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Next Hollywood Insider Dec. 14

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Posted 12.08.13 at 8:16

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 8, 2013)—The next Hollywood Insider of the final Autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park will be held Saturday, Dec. 14.

One of the analysts from Television Games Network (TVG) will host Hollywood Insider, which will feature special guests, plus handicapping tips, insights and other last minute information regarding the afternoon’s races.

The Dec. 14 program includes three graded stakes, topped by the Grade I, $750,000 CashCall Futurity for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track.

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Leandro Mora Next Escogiendo Ganadores Guest

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Posted 12.08.13 at 8:15

Leandro Mora. © Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 8, 2013)—Leandro Mora, the longtime assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill, will be the guest of co-hosts Michael Burns and George Ortuzar for the upcoming Escogiendo Ganadores (Picking Winners) session Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Spanish-language handicapping seminar will be offered every Saturday during the final Autumn meet, which continues through Sunday, Dec. 22.

Mora, who also worked for the late Brian Mayberry, will discuss his career with Burns and Ortuzar as well as the Betfair Hollywood Park card, including the Grade I, $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, the Grade II, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup and the Grade III, $150,000 Native Diver Stakes.

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Pick Six Carryover ($87,443) Awaits Sunday

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Posted 12.07.13 at 4:59

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 7, 2013)—There will be a Pick Six carryover of $87,443 when racing resumes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park .

The sequence will begin in the fifth race. Approximate post time is 2:30 p.m.

Post time at Betfair Hollywood Park is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.

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Super High Five Carryover ($40,764) Sunday

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Posted 12.07.13 at 4:58

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 7, 2013)—There will be a Super High 5 carryover of $40,764 when racing resumes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

The Super High 5, which requires a bettor to correctly select the first five finishers, is offered daily in the final race. Betfair Hollywood Park has a 10-race program Sunday.

Post time at Betfair Hollywood Park is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.

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Streaming ($23.60) Surprises In Hollywood Starlet

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Posted 12.07.13 at 4:58

Streaming and jockey Martin Garcia win the Hollywood Starlet. © Benoit Photo Joel Rosario guides Broken Sword to victory in the Bayakoa Stakes. © Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 7, 2013)—An unraced maiden when the final Autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park began one month ago, Streaming is now a Grade I winner after her 10-1 upset in the $500,500 Hollywood Starlet Saturday.

A little more than three weeks after winning as the 1-2 favorite in her debut at six furlongs, the 2-year-old daughter of Smart Strike stretched out successfully, winning the 33rd Starlet after a pace-pressing journey under jockey Martin Garcia.

The Starlet was the more lucrative of two graded races offered Saturday. About 60 minutes after Streaming’s surprise, Broken Sword, a 7-1 shot, led all the way to win the Grade II, $151,000 Bayakoa Stakes.

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Show Me The Money Down To Final Four

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Posted 12.07.13 at 4:57

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 7, 2013)—The field was reduced to four Saturday in the $2,500 winner-take-all Show Me The Money contest at Betfair Hollywood Park.

The free challenge, which began Nov. 10 with 1,714 players, requires a participant to choose one horse each racing day – in six designated races – at least 10 minutes prior to the first race. The selected horse must finish first, second or third for a player to continue.

The last player standing wins the cash. Should more than one contestant still be alive at the conclusion of racing Dec. 22 – closing day of the final Autumn meet – the winner will be decided by tiebreaker. Number of wins is the first tiebreaker.

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Another Successful Return For Dubai You X Y Z

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Posted 12.06.13 at 3:25

Comebacking Dubai You X Y Z was a winner in the Friday feature. © Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 6, 2013)—Returning from another extended layoff, favored Dubai You X Y Z was a winner in the $60,500 feature Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Idle since finishing second behind Wilkinson in an optional claimer May 2, the lightly-raced 6-year-old ran past pacesetter El Commodore inside the final eighth of a mile for his sixth victory.

Owned and bred by trainer Mark Tsagalakis’ MT Racing Stables LLC, the gelded son of E Dubai and the Theatrical mare My Vincero increased his earnings to $198,400 in 10 starts. He’s been worse than third only once in a career that began with a 52-1 upset against $32,000 maidens March, 5, 2010 at Santa Anita.

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