Panici Out with Fractured Collarbone, Jose Ortiz with Fractured Wrist

Impressive Return for Frank’s Rockette in Any Limit
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Guarantee $350,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockeys Luca Panici and Jose Ortiz will be sidelined for several weeks.

Panici, who rode Sole Volante to victory in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and Ete Indien to a second-place finish behind Tiz the Law in the Holy Bull (G3), is expected to miss several weeks due to a fractured collarbone suffered Friday afternoon in the 10th race.

Panici was aboard Terrible Tara, a 3-year-old filly who hit the rail, unseating Panici. Agent Kevin Meyocks said Panici was released from the hospital Friday evening and will see a specialist Monday.

Meanwhile, Ortiz suffered a fractured wrist Saturday after being unseated in the post parade during the third race aboard Atone.

Impressive Return for Frank’s Rockette in Any Limit

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s Frank’s Rockette, second in last year’s Frizette (G1), Spinaway (G2) and Adirondack (G2), returned from a 4 ½-month layoff to impressively win Saturday’s $75,000 Any Limit in her 3-year-old debut.

A daughter of Into Mischief trained by Bill Mott and ridden by John Velazquez, Frank’s Rockette drew away to a seven-length victory while covering the six furlongs in 1:09.51.

“She’s been training well,” Mott said. “We just wanted to freshen her up and get her feet under her. Looks like she bounced back well.”

A winner of two of five starts, Frank’s Rockette has not raced longer than a mile, that coming at Belmont in October in the Frizette.

“She’s pretty effective at those one turn distances, and there’s a lot of opportunities for her up to a mile, I would say,” Mott said. “Just sitting here and thinking, you have the Acorn (G1). Is she that good? Well, we could always find out. You got some nice races at Saratoga. She could have a nice year at six and seven furlongs even if you didn’t stretch her out.”

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool $350,000

Sunday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $350,000 after multiple winning tickets Saturday returned $3,420.46.

There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $6,585.40 in the first race, a maiden special weight event for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on the turf.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 will span Race 6-11 and include a maiden special weight event at a mile on the turf for 3-year-old fillies, a maiden special weight event at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track for 3-year-old fillies, and a $50,000 claiming event and allowance race both contested on the turf.

First race post is 12:35 p.m.


Liam’s Point, owned by St. Elias Stable and Brereton C. Jones and trained by Todd Pletcher, won at first asking in Gulfstream’s third race, covering seven furlongs in 1:24.21. Liam’s Point is a 3-year-old by Liam’s Map out of Kittery Point, a daughter of Include….OXO’s Vintage Print broke his maiden in his third try in the fourth race. A $1.8 million yearling trained by Chad Brown, Vintage Print won at a mile on the turf in 1:35.47 over a good turf course…

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