Palm Meadows

Jesus' Team Breezes for Dubai World Cup

Grupo 7C Racing Stable's Jesus' Team (Tapiture), second in the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. Jan. 23, breezed six furlongs in 1:14.45 at Palm Meadows Training Center Saturday morning, three weeks out from a scheduled to run in the $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup Mar. 27. "He went perfect, just like I wanted," trainer Jose D'Angelo said. "He was spectacular on the gallop-out, faster than he finished. I think we're going to have a great trip to Dubai with him. He'll have one more work, an easy seven furlongs...

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Exercise Rider Becomes TikTok Sensation

How do we market racing to the younger generation? It seems to be the million-dollar question, but an exercise rider named Electra Boone may be nearing an answer. In just two years, Boone has reached an audience of millions on TikTok. The assistant trainer for Palm Meadows-based trainer Carlos David posts videos on the popular social media platform showcasing her daily life on the backstretch. Today her account, @electraboone, has 150,500 followers and has received 6.4 million likes. Each of her videos receives thousands of views and some of her...

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'Rising Star' Prevalence Eyeing Fountain of Youth

Godolphin's sophomore homebred and 'TDN Rising Star' Prevalence (Medaglia d'Oro), a jaw-dropping debut winner on the GI Pegasus World Cup undercard Jan. 23, breezed Friday morning in anticipation of a possible start in the GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27. There is also an optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles in the condition book for Thursday, Feb. 25. Prevalence went five furlongs in 1:01 (4/6) at Palm Meadows, his second work following his 8 1/2-length maiden special weight triumph. "He worked good...

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Unbeaten Tobys Heart to Stretch Out Versus Graded Company in Return

Unbeaten 'TDN Rising Star' Tobys Heart (Jack Milton) is aiming for a return to action in either the GIII Herecomesthebride S. at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27 or the GIII Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs Mar. 6. Both races are contested on grass at 1 1/16 miles. Co-owned by Terry Hamilton and trainer Brian Lynch, the 3-year-old filly was impressive in a pair of efforts sprinting on the lawn last term. After kicking off her career with a 'Rising Star' performance beneath the Twin Spires June 4--following a slow start,...

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Jesus' Team Fires Bullet in Pegasus Prep

GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile runner-up Jesus' Team (Tapiture) worked a bullet five furlongs in :59.75 (1/6) Saturday at Palm Meadows in preparation for the GI Pegasus World Cup Jan. 23. "He was very sharp. It was an amazing workout and an amazing gallop out too," trainer Jose D'Angelo said. "I am very happy with the work today. I think we will have a big chance in the Pegasus World Cup." Gulfstream Park. The conditioner added, "He will have two more breezes, six furlongs next week and four furlongs the...

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Circle 8 Ranch Partners on Chilean Strong Mandate Filly

Circle 8 Ranch's Troy Levy has announced that he has entered into a partnership with Chile's Haras Doña Icha to race the unbeaten Broken Dreams (Chi) (Strong Mandate--Fleetful Cat, by Van Nistelrooy) in the United States. The 3-year-old has arrived in Florida and is with Circle 8 Ranch trainer Michelle Nihei at the Palm Meadows Training Center. Broken Dreams has won both of her starts in Chile. "We are excited to have Broken Dreams in our training shed and to partner with Haras Doña Icha on this talented filly," Levy...

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Delay No Bar to DeVaux Ambition

Cherie DeVaux remembers a 2-year-old by Giant's Causeway coming in one summer. He was hot and raw and really wasn't showing a lot. Then, at Palm Meadows, she breezed him on turf for the first time. Now Chad Brown has a lot of horses and DeVaux watched plenty of others that morning. And they were just breezing, after all. So it took something special to make her call her boss, away for his Christmas break, as she walked back to the car. "I'm telling you," she said. "This horse is...

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Tiz the Law Has First Post FL-Derby Breeze

Top GI Kentucky Derby contender Tiz the Law (Constitution) had his first breeze since winning the GI Curlin Florida Derby two weeks ago, covering a half-mile in :52.80 (66/69) at Palm Meadows Saturday morning. "He was just stretching his legs," owner Sackatoga Stable's managing partner Jack Knowlton said. "We obviously don't have anything on the horizon, but we have to keep him in training. That's his first work back. In a normal world he'd work back in 10 days, 11 days. We don't want to go backwards on him, but...

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In Sharper Focus: Golden Tapit

Unbeaten on grass and certainly bred to be any kind, the very promising Golden Tapit (Tapit) posted his second straight decision for trainer Brendan Walsh in impressive fashion over the Gulfstream lawn Saturday. Off a beat slow--just like he was in his previous attempt while earning his diploma negotiating an additional furlong in Hallandale Feb. 8--the lightly raced 4-year-old son of Broodmare of the Year Fun House was on the move while riding the rail heading into the clubhouse turn in the one-mile allowance. Under a snug hold by Luis...

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Hope Springs Eternal with Ete Indien

Trainer Patrick Biancone has been down this road before. That is, the road to the Triple Crown. A Grade I winner at two and three, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Lion Heart finished second, 2 3/4 lengths behind victor Smarty Jones in the 2004 GI Kentucky Derby. Fast forward to 2020, Biancone has not one but two chances to go one better on the first Saturday in May. Few will argue that the current star of the barn is recent GIII Sam F. Davis S. scorer Sole Volante (Karakontie {Jpn}),...

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Mexico's Top Trainer Looking to Conquer U.S.

Fausto Gutierrez is not well known in U.S. racing circles and neither is his owner, St. George Stable. That may be about to change. Mexico's dominant trainer and owner have set up a U.S. division based at the Palm Meadows training center and, after a handful of starts in 2019, are ready for what they hope will be a successful 2020 season. It starts Saturday at Fair Grounds, where the star of the barn, Kukulkan (Mex) (Point Determined) will go in the GIII Louisiana S. and the well-bred first-time starter...

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