Saffie Joseph Jr.

Tonalist’s Shape Ignites Kentucky Oaks ‘Dreams’ For Saffie Joseph

Slam Dunk Racing, Legacy Ranch Inc. and Doug Branham’s Tonalist’s Shape kicked off Gulfstream Park’s 2019-2020 stakes schedule in impressive fashion, drawing off to an easy nine-length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Hut Hut. The sixth running of the Hut Hut for 2-year-old fillies was the first of six $75,000 stakes on an 11-race Juvenile Showcase […]

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Grade 1 Winner Math Wizard ‘Due For A Little Break’ After Classic Fifth

Math Wizard, 31-1 upset winner of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) for Gulfstream Park-based trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., will get some much deserved time off while the connections look for his next race. A 3-year-old son of Algorithms, undefeated in three career starts capped by the 2012 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream, Math Wizard […]

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Newly Minted Grade 1 Winner Saffie Joseph To Saddle First Keeneland Runner Friday

Saffie Joseph Jr., who earned his first Grade 1 victory Sept. 21 when 31-1 longshot Math Wizard won the Pennsylvania Derby, will send out his first Keeneland runner on Friday when e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Sound Machine starts in the sixth race. The 2-year-old Into Mischief filly was an early candidate for the afternoon’s featured Darley Alcibiades (G1), but […]

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Trainer Saffie Joseph Focuses On Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls Math Wizard, Chance It

After saddling Chance It to a dazzling victory in Saturday’s $400,000 In Reality Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park merely a week after sending out Math Wizard for an upset score in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx, up-and-coming trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.’s future would seem very bright. The […]

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Breeders’ Cup ‘On The Radar’ For Gulfstream In Reality Winner Chance It

Chance It’s obvious talent wasn’t in question leading up to Saturday’s $400,000 In Reality Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The prospect of the son of Currency Swap carrying his abundant talent around two turns, though, was a subject of debate leading up to the third leg […]

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‘Priceless Feeling’: Saffie Joseph Celebrates First Grade 1 Win In Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. was back to work Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park after Math Wizard provided him with his first Grade 1 stakes victory with his 31-1 upset score in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. Joseph sent Chance It to the track to prepare for a start in next Saturday’s $400,000 In […]

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Up-And-Coming Trainer Saffie Joseph Finding ‘Room To Get Better’

His mother, Kathleen, by his side, Saffie Joseph Jr. was filled with emotion as they watched Chance It power to a 9 ½-length maiden victory without extending himself June 29 at Gulfstream Park. “It brought tears to my eyes,” said Joseph, a 32-year-old Barbados native. “My mom was right next to me. She rarely comes […]

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$25,000 Claim, Ohio Derby Runner-Up Math Wizard ‘Improving Every Race’

Jockey Edgard Zayas was back at Gulfstream Park with a full book of mounts Sunday, less than 24 hours after he rode ex-claimer Math Wizard to a second-place finish behind Owendale in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio. Both Zayas, a nine-time graded-stakes winner with 1,363 career victories, and Math […]

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Will Numbers Add Up For Math Wizard In Saturday’s Ohio Derby?

Math Wizard will break from the rail in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio, but his biggest break came in January, when trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. claimed him for $25,000 out of a race at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Math Wizard debuted in a maiden special weight at […]

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Walder Aiming Trio For Claiming Crown On Opening Day Of Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Grade 1-placed Dream Saturday, claimed out of a victory earlier this fall in his previous start at Gulfstream Park, will make the first start for his new connections in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Dec. 2, opening day of the 2017-18 Championship Meet. Trainer Peter Walder is also planning to run Loooch Racing Stables’ Moonshine […]

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