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.

NOTES

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…

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, February 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $51,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 World of Trouble Sprint S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Any Limit S. $75,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 12 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, February 27 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 3 Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $27,000
Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 9 Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000

Irad Ortiz Jr. Continues Domination with 5 More Winners

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $250,000
Lasting Legacy Favored for Saturday’s World of Trouble Sprint (G3)

IRAD ORTIZ JR.


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Two-time defending Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz continued his domination at Gulfstream Park Friday, riding five more winners to run his Championship Meet total to 97 victories.

Ortiz, the defending Championship Meet titlist, scored back-to-back victories aboard Red Sorrell ($6.80) in Race 1 and Frank First ($5.80) in Race 2 before winning back-to-back with Sabina Park ($8.80) and Shanghai Mistress ($7.20) in Races 5 and 6, respectively. He finished off his five-win day aboard Gea ($7) in Race 1.

Ortiz has built a 20-win lead in the standing on the strength of numerous multi-win days, including a six-win performance Feb. 9. Ortiz, who rode Mucho Gusto to a win in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy Jan. 25, easily tops the earnings standings with $5.1 million in purses-won.

Brother Jose Ortiz doubled aboard Four of Swords ($7) in Race 4 and Lovely Luvy ($12.40).

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $250,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $250,000 at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Friday were each worth $1315.42.

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.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 will span Race 7-12 Saturday and will include the $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint (G3) in Race 9 and the $75,000 Any Limit in Race 11.

Lasting Legacy has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the six-furlong World of Trouble. The 6-year-old son of Tapizar won three straight races, including the ungraded Mr. Prospector at Monmouth upon being transferred to trainer Jason Servis and most recent finished second in the Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

Sound Machine, a convincing winner of the recent Glitter Woman Stakes, is rated as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Any Limit, a six-furlong stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool: $250,000 guaranteed (Saturday)

Super Hi-5 Carryover:  $11,387.52

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, February 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $44,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $25,000 $27,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Wednesday, February 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000
Race 3 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 6 Claiming – $40,000 $38,000
Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
Race 8 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000

Final Entries

Sunday, February 23
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000
Race 10 Allowance $51,000
Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000

Fanny Olsson Guests on Blew’s Clues

Sweden’s Olsson Getting Chances at Championship Meet

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fanny Olsson admits she was hoping to ride “one or two, here and there,” during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. But at one of the toughest meets in the country, Olsson’s business has picked up significantly.

On Thursday’s card, Olsson was named on three mounts, and she has mounts Friday and Saturday as well.

In the latest edition of Blew’s Clues, hosted by Gulfstream host and analyst Jason Blewitt, Olsson, a native of Sweden who rode in her native country as well as Norway and Denmark, discusses her decision to come to the U.S., the difference in riding styles, and her third-place finish aboard first-time starter Nikki and Papa in the Forward Gal (G3).

 

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, February 20
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $30,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Sunday, February 23 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000
Race 10 Allowance $51,000
Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000

Final Entries

Saturday, February 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 5 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $31,000
Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 8 Allowance $51,000
Race 9 World of Trouble Sprint S. $100,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000
Race 11 Any Limit S. $75,000
Race 12 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000

Yorkton Seeks 2nd Chance in World of Trouble Sprint

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner to Give Dirt Another Try


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Chiefswood Stables Limited’s Yorkton will enter Saturday’s $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park as the only multiple graded-stakes winner in a field of eight older horses.

The 6-year-old son of Speightstown, however, will be on a quest to win his first graded stakes on dirt in the 6-furlong sprint that will highlight a 12-race card that will also feature the $75,000 Any Limit, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.

“We want to try these horses on the dirt. If they train well enough on it, we do try them. He’s training really well on it,” trainer Stewart Simon said.

Yorkton, whose greatest successes have come over Woodbine’s synthetic surface, has run only four times outside of Canada, twice at Gulfstream Park in 2017. The Ontario-bred homebred raced on dirt for the first and only time Feb. 12, 2017, when he hit the gate at the start and lost all chance. He finished off-the-board in a 7 ½-furlong turf race in his next start at Gulfstream.

“When we ran him on dirt earlier in his life, he was young. I don’t think we got a fair assessment,” Simon said. “Based on how he’s trained on it, we wanted to give him another try on it.”

Yorkton, who captured the 2018 and 2019 Bold Venture (G3) at 6 ½ furlongs, has had a strong series of eight workouts at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training center in Palm Beach County, including a ‘bullet’ half-mile breeze in 47.60 seconds last week.

Yorkton has won five stakes from his seven career triumphs, including a victory in the 2017 Charley Barley Stakes on turf.

“His biggest thing is: whatever the surface is, he doesn’t like it deep,” said Simon, whose trainee has run five times on turf, including a narrow loss in the 2018 Nearctic (G2). “When the turf is hard and fast, he’ll run over the turf as well. He just got beat in a Grade 2 on turf and won another stake on turf. He runs well on synthetic too. He trains good on the dirt when it’s fast, as long as it’s not deep.”

Yorkton has demonstrated a solid turn of early speed in the majority of his races, including front-running victories in the Bold Venture.

“He has a lot of speed, but he doesn’t necessarily need the lead. He’s pretty versatile that way too. He’ll track or stalk also,” Simon said. “He is a fast horse, so he’ll find himself on the lead a lot too.”

Chris Landeros has the mount aboard Yorkton, who will break from the No. 8 post position.

Gary and Mary West’s Lasting Legacy will seek to return to winning form Saturday after finishing second in the Dec. 21 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream, beaten only a length by Diamond Oops, who went on to finish fourth in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy Jan. 25.

Lasting Legacy had won three straight races, including the ungraded Mr. Prospector at Monmouth Park, after being transferred to trainer Jason Servis, who campaigned World of Trouble.

Michael Dubb’s Admiral Lynch, a multiple stakes-placed 4-year-old son of Super Saver, is slated to make his first start for Servis in the World of Trouble.

Paco Lopez has the mount aboard the 6-year-old son of Tapizar, while Irad Ortiz Jr. has the call on Admiral Lynch.

Paradise Farms Corp. and Walder Racing’s Fast Pass enters the World of Trouble off a powerful 3 ¾-length triumph in an optional claiming allowance at Gulfstream, rallying from last with a strong late run.

“He’s awesome. It seems like he’s become a fan favorite, a throw-back Silky Sullivan horse,” trainer Peter Walder said. “I hope there’s as much speed in the race as his last race.”

Fast Pass earned an invitational to the Sept. 8 Korea Sprint in Seoul after winning three of four starts, including a victory in the Opening Lead Stakes and a third-place finish behind Diamond Oops in the Smile Sprint (G3). The 7-year-old son of Successful Appeal, who finished off the board in the race that was run over a muddy track, came back to finish second in the Claiming Crown Express, beaten by a nose, before returning to winning form in his most recent start.

“I think he ran his best race for us,” Walder said. “It’s amazing that he came back from Korea and run those two bang-up races.”

Cristian Torres has the return mount.

Epic Racing LLC’s Epic Dreamer, who will cut back in distance following an off-the-board finish in the Fred Hooper (G3); Tracy Pinchin’s Jackson, a multiple-stakes winner against Florida breds; The Four Horsemen Racing Stable Inc.’s Sweetontheladies, a Grade 1 stakes-place sprinter who will come off a six-month layoff; and Maria Inez Mejia’s Goldenlion; round out the field.

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Final Entries

Friday, February 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $31,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
Race 6 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $44,000
Race 8 Claiming – $25,000 $27,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000

Quenane Rewards Trainer’s Patience in Rough and Ready Win

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – IAB Stables and Walter Fralick’s Quenane rewarded trainer Tamara Levy’s patience on Monday’s Presidents’ Day program at Gulfstream Park, rallying from last to eke out a victory in Saturday’s $50,000 Rough and Ready

The Rough and Ready, a mile race for horses that started for a claiming price of $12,500 or lower, was one of 10 stakes for horses that have started for a claiming price on an 11-race program.

Quenane, who finished fourth and eighth in the Rough and Ready the last two years, respectively, had gone winless in 12 consecutive starts before prevailing by a nose under Irad Ortiz Jr. to collect his third straight score.

“He had never won two in a row and I asked myself, ‘Am I asking too much of him to do three and win his first stake?” Levy said.

Quenane ($11.60), a hard-knocking 6-year-old gelding who had won 10 of 39 starts going into the Rough and Ready, surely was up to the task, launching a wide rally on the turn into the homestretch and just catching heavily favored Yodel E. A. Who at the wire.

“Time. Time is my friend. When he didn’t come back to form last year, I gave him some time off and sent him home to the farm,” Levy said. “I was having some hard times with my help situation and started taking care of him myself.”

Quenane ran the one-turn mile in 1:36.40. Yodel E. A. Who finished 3 ½ lengths ahead of third-place finisher Dizzy Gillespie.

Levy who has trained a relatively small stable with success in South Florida since 2010, enjoyed a successful 2014 campaign with Courtney Ryan, who led the nation that year with 10 victories.

Quenane was one of three winners on Monday’s card for Ortiz, the Championship Meet’s leading rider.

Ortiz also scored aboard Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Bareeqa ($9.40) in Race 3 in the $60,000 Mary Todd, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares that had run for a claiming price of $25,000 or lower, and Aye Aye Sir ($7), who captured a five-furlong optional claiming allowance on turf in Race 6.

Super Super Stable’s Scarto ($153.20) pulled off a major upset in the $60,000 American Fabius, a seven furlong sprint for 3-year-olds that had started for a claiming price of $50,000 or lower. The Amador Sanchez-trained son of Paynter, who was ridden by Hector Berrios, won a $50,000 maiden claiming race in his most recent start after checking in second against maiden special weight foes in his debut. Scarto finished 1 ¼ lengths clear of Disc Jockey, the 3-5 favorite ridden by Ortiz, while running seven furlongs in 1:22.61.

The most impressive performance Monday was produced by Rancho Alegro’s Monforte ($5), who rolled to his fourth straight victory in the $60,000 Sage of Monticello, a mile turf race for 3-year-olds that had run for a claiming price of $35,000. The Ruben Gracida-trained son of Carpe Diem set all the pace while scoring by 3 ½ lengths in 1:35.29 under Jairo Rendon.

Patricias Hope LLC’s Home Base ($11.60), who finished fifth in the Mr. Prospector (G3) last time out, wore down pacesetter Early Entry by a neck to win the $60,000 Rail Splitter, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up that had raced for a claiming price of $35,000. Jose Ortiz was aboard the Michael Tomlinson-trained son of Street Sense.

Robert Murray’s Delarna kicked off the stakes action in Race 1 with 3 ¼-length victory in the $50,000 Little Magician, a mile turf stakes for horses that started for a claiming price of $12,500. Ridden by Victor LeBron, the Bobby Dibona-trained 6-year-old gelding was timed in 1:34.66 while defeating multiple-stakes winner My Point Exactly.

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Aquaphobia ($9) closed out the stakes action while making his first start for trainer Michael Maker a winning one in the $60,000 Old Man Eloquent, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 4-year-olds and up that had raced for a claiming price of $35,000. The 7-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway was claimed for $62,500 out of his most recent start.

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Monday, February 17
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Little Magician S. – $12,500 $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Trust Buster S. – $12,500 $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Mary Todd S. – $25,000 $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Lady Bird S. – $16,000 $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Mrs. Presidentress S. – $35,000 $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Rough and Ready S. – $12,500 $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 American Fabius S. – $50,000 $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Sage of Monticello S. – $35,000 $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Rail Splitter S. – $35,000 $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Old Man Eloquent S. – $35,000 $60,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Saturday, February 22 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 5 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $31,000
Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
Race 8 Allowance $51,000
Race 9 World of Trouble Sprint S. $100,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000
Race 11 Any Limit S. $75,000
Race 12 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000