I GOTTA FEELING…tonight’s gonna be a good night to celebrate horse racing!…The ULTRA CLUB will open its doors to the racing folks of Canada tonight – 6:30-10 we party and celebrate and then at 10, the doors open to the public.
It’s an exciting night for everyone nominated – enjoy.
The noms in all categories appeared on yesterday’s post.
(St.) SIMON AWAITS….come on down to the Sovereign Awards tonight!
PALLADIO IN SUNSHINE MILLIONS TOMORROW
Races at Santa Anita/Gulfstream mark 8th running of event
EXCERPT – OCALA.COM
Sunshine Millions set to unfold
Races will be run in Florida, California
By Carlos E. Medina
Florida and California-bred thoroughbreds face off once again in the eighth running of Sunshine Millions series of races, which run simultaneously on both coasts Saturday.
Held at South Florida’s Gulfstream Park and California’s Santa Anita Park, the six stakes races, worth a
combined $1.8 million, are capped off by the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classics. The 1 1/8 mile classic will
be run at Santa Anita and features a Florida-bred trying to eclipse $1 million in earnings. Palladio, bred by
Haras Santa Maria de Araras in Ocala, has not raced since November when the then 7-year-old won the Grade 2, $150,000 Autumn Stakes on the synthetic surface of Woodbine Racetrack.
Canadian-bred POOL PLAY is in a Grade 3 in Texas..
Saturday, Sam Houston
JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF H.-GIII, $200,000, 3yo/up,
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER WT
1 King Dan Include Graham Keen 113
2 Gretsky Toccet Taylor Northrop Jr 114
3 Ernesto Royal Academy Martin Jr Pish 114
4 Going Ballistic Lite the Fuse Quinonez D Von Hemel 115
5 Acting Zippy City Zip Albarado Bennett 116
6 My Happiness (Arg) Festin (Arg) Walker Jr Barnett 113
7a Ablaze With Spirit American Spirit Bridgmohan Asmussen 114
8a Red Rock Creek Numerous Landeros Asmussen 113
9 Gran Estreno (Arg) Lucky Roberto Sellers Stidham 116
10 Orientate Express Orientate Murphy K Von Hemel 116
11 Pool Play Silver Deputy Husbands Casse 119
12 Baltimore Bob Malibu Moon Hernandez Jr Pitts 115
13b Fifteen Love Point Given Tejera Torrez 112
14b Real Appeal Successful Appeal Guzman Torrez 113
CANADIAN-BRED BICKERSONS and Canadian trained CASCADING in the Grade II Forward Gal…
Sunday, Gulfstream Park
FORWARD GAL S.-GII, $150,000, 3yo, f, 7f
PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER WT
1 Touching Beauty Tapit Castellano J Jerkens 116
2 Cascading A.P. Indy Velazquez J Carroll 116
3 Si Senora Forest Danger Cruz Mackinze 116
4 Joanie’s Catch First Tour Lopez Rose 116
5 Richiegirlgonewild Wildcat Heir Thornton Rivelli 118
6 She Be Wild Offlee Wild Leparoux Catalano 122
7 Ailalea Pulpit Prado Pletcher 116
8 Carphonic Lion Heart Arango White 116
9 Romantic Hideaway City Zip Pino Sacco 118
10 Criolla Bonita Lightnin N Thunder Lezcano Mackinze 118
11 Sister Resistor Jump Start Desormeaux McPeek 116
12 Bickersons Silver Deputy Bravo Breen 116
13 Liam’s Dream Saint Liam Rose Dutrow 116
MEYDAN OPENS – Dubai’s fancy new track
Midshipman sinks in 4th
EXCERPT FROM THE GUARDIAN
Gloria De Campeao spoils Meydan opening night for Frankie Dettori
• French claim spoils as Midshipman is all at sea in fourth
• British-trained runners come to fore with three winners
Frankie Dettori, Kieren Fallon and Christophe Soumillon were all among the winning jockeys on the first day of racing at the magnificent new Meydan racecourse in Dubai today, but there was disappointment for Dettori and Godolphin in the main event, the first round of the Maktoum Challenge, as Midshipman could finish only fourth to Gloria De Campeao.
Midshipman, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in 2008, started favourite at an industry SP of 6-4, despite having drawn the widest stall in a 14-runner field. He broke well but was caught wide all the way to the home straight and, though he was going best of all with a quarter of a mile to run, the effort took its toll in the final furlong.
Gloria De Campeao, at 12-1, stayed on well up the far rail for his Brazilian jockey, TJ Pereira, to beat
Forgotten Voice, last year’s Royal Hunt Cup winner, with Consul General, a 25-1 chance, back in third.
CHART COURTESY of Thoroughbred Daily News
Thursday, Meydan, Dubai
AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE-G3, R1, $200,000,
Meydan, 1-28, (NH) 4yo/up & (SH) 3yo/up, 1600m,
1–GLORIA DE CAMPEAO (BRZ), 125, h, 6, by Impression (Arg)
1st Dam: Audacity (Brz), by Clackson (Brz)
2nd Dam: Orient Girl (Arg), by Farnesio (Arg)
3rd Dam: Uruguaya (Arg), by Martinet (Arg)
O-Estrela Energia Stables; B-Haras Santarem (Brz);
T-Pascal Bary; J-Tiago Pereira; $120,000. Lifetime
Record: G1SW-Mal, G1SP-UAE & Brz, 22-8-4-3.
2–Forgotten Voice (Ire), 125, g, 5, Danehill Dancer (Ire)–
Asnieres, by Spend a Buck. O-Susan Roy;
B-Swettenham Stud & Ben Sangster (Ire); T-Jeremy
3–Consul General (GB), h, 6, Selkirk–West Dakota, by
Gone West. ($59,000 HRA >07 TATHIT). O-Prince
Jalawi Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz; B-Juddmonte Farms
(GB); T-Nawaf Fihan Al Mandeel; $20,000.
GLORY FOR GLORIA
Gloria de Campeao, a Vanessa Ng photo
TORONTO’S IN-FORM SHEETS LAND ON YOU-BET!!
The name of the game for those who make the game go is to bet on a winner. Everyone is looking for a new angle, approach as we open up the Daily Racing Form each day.
Handicapping a horse race is a fascinating puzzle and we are always looking for new stuff out there.
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IN-FORM fills an important gap in the handicapping spectrum, going beyond just focusing on individual horses.
What the IN-FORM team does is rate each horse on a huge list of criteria in order to establish its IN-FORM
performance number. By using a longer list of factors, they’re able to flatten the relative performance curve
from horse to horse to give you a clearer picture of the field. In other words, you have an apples-to-apples
comparison of all the competitors in relation to each other – or what IN-FORM calls top-to-bottom handicapping.
WinStar Hosting Derby Fantasy Contest…
WinStar Farm in Kentucky will host a fantasy stable contest in advance of the 2010 Kentucky Derby. The contest will kick off Feb. 13 and will continue through Apr. 17. Participants can manage a stable of 12 three-year-olds, and the winner will be the stable that amasses the most prizemoney. AWe are hoping to offer fans, handicappers and potential new owners unique access to the world of WinStar,” said Elliott Walden,
vice president and racing manager of WinStar. For more information on signing up, visit
www.winstarfarm.com. The first prize will be two box seats for this years
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks,round-trip airfare, three nights of lodging
and a VIP tour of WinStar Farm.