When trainer Luis Olivares entered Tackleberry to run on Friday's program at Gulfstream Park, it marked the impending homecoming of one of South Florida's most popular and beloved horses in recent years.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
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Owner-trainer Luis Olivares reports that his popular 6-year-old gelding Tackleberry has begun training on the farm in Ocala and will be shipped to Calder next week to continue preparation for an expected Gulfstream start.
Among Todd Pletcher's top 2-year-olds this year are Rose Junction and Onetwentyeight, who headline the $200,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) going six furlongs July 22 at Saratoga.
One year after registering his most lucrative victory, Duke of Mischief returns to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to defend his title in West Virginia's $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 14.
It appears the $1 million Charles Town Classic, which ended up being a key race in the older horse division last year, will attract a full field of 10 for its fourth running April 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
The son of Macho Uno wins his second stakes of the year in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
Mucho Macho Man breaks from the rail against a small field that includes Jackson Bend and defending champion Tackleberry in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 10.
Owner-trainer Luis Olivares' gelding Tackleberry, who emerged as a star in the handicap division last fall and winter, is gearing up for a 2012 campaign. Olivares said Dec. 30 that Tackleberry is back in light training.
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A large and evenly-matched field of 11 was drawn for the Met Mile, which headlines Belmont Park's Memorial Day lineup that also includes the Sands Point (gr. IIT).
An intriguing field of 10 head by Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude has been entered for the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III), the first graded stakes in the almost 80-year history of Charles Town.
The first two finishers in the controversial March 5 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) are ready for a rematch -- in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, proof of what a $1 million purse and graded status can do for a race.
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Tackleberry scored his third consecutive stakes win on March 12, holding on gamely for a narrow win in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 12.
Luis Olivares' Tackleberry will seek his fifth stakes victory in six starts when he returns to face seven foes in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) at one mile March 12.
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The distance doesn't matter these days for the red-hot Tackleberry, as he took over rounding the turn and went on to a two-length victory in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (gr. II) Feb. 12.
Sunshine Millions Classic winner Tackleberry returns from just a two-week rest to face Soaring Empire, who defeated him in the Hal's Hope (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Longshot Tackleberry wins the Sunshine Millions Classic by 2 1/4 lengths; odds-on favorite First Dude fourth.
The question of which state will win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic is moot this year as all 10 entrants were bred in Florida.
Morning Line, who last came into his own during the second half of his 3-year-old campaign and is expected to be one of the top older horses in 2011, makes his season debut in the Hal's Hope Stakes Jan. 8 at Gulfstream.
Tackleberry, who set the pace but relinquished his lead to longshot Dream Maestro, fought back in deep stretch and nipped his rival by a nose in a thrilling finish of the Fred Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 11 at Calder.
Mambo Meister, who has recorded all nine of his lifetime wins at Calder Casino & Race Course, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 11 at the South Florida racetrack.
Birdrun defeated Duke of Mischief by 4 1/2 lengths to win the $150,000 Carl Rose Classic Handicap, the finale of Calder Casino & Race Course's eight-race Florida Million for Florida-bred horses Nov. 13.
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