Friday, January 01 2016


Gulfstream Today 1.1.16


Hall of Fame Jockey Velazquez to Ride Down Under
Apprentice Corrales Bounces Back from Miscue to Win
Rainbow 6 Carryover at $83,921 for Saturday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Jockey John Velazquez has competed at racetracks around the world during his Hall of Fame career, but the 44-year-old rider will be breaking new ground when he heads to Australia on Sunday.

Velazquez is scheduled to ride on the $10 million Magic Millions card at Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland Jan. 9, the richest program in Australian history that includes the $2 million 2-year-old Classic and $2 million 3-year-old Guineas.





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Grade 1 Winners Mshawish, Lochte Target Gulfstream Stakes


Total of 78 Nominations for Trio of Graded Stakes Jan. 9

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Led by Grade 1 winners Mshawish and Lochte, a total of 78 horses were nominated for a trio of graded stakes that will highlight the Jan. 9 program at Gulfstream Park.

Trained by Todd Pletcher for Al Shaqab Racing, Mshawish is among 32 nominees to the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on turf, and is also one of 17 nominations to the $150,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) for 4-year-olds and up going one mile on the main track.





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Thursday, December 31 2015


Gulfstream News & Notes: Thu 12/31


Mohaymen Breezes Half-Mile at Palm Meadows
Awesome Banner Making Big Leap into G3 Hutcheson
Noholdingback Bear Ready for Rematch with Sheikh of Sheikhs
Undefeated Cathryn Sophia Bypasses Old Hat for Forward Gal

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
- Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen, regarded as the top Triple Crown contender on the East Coast, returned to the work tab Thursday morning for the first time since his arrival in South Florida earlier this month.





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Flexibility the one to beat in G3 Jerome


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The Kentucky Derby trail will officially get underway in New York on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when a field of nine 3-year-olds will line up for the Grade 3, $200,000 Jerome at a mile and 70 yards on the inner track.
As part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby point system, the Jerome winner will receive 10 points toward a berth in the Derby, with four points going to second, two to third and one to fourth.





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Wednesday, December 30 2015


Gulfstream Today 12.30


Stablemates Itsaknockout, General a Rod Return in Deep Thursday Feature
Rontos Lily Wires Field to Win Lasix-Free Maiden Race Wednesday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Thursday’s New Year’s Eve Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Itsaknockout and Todd Pletcher-trained stablemate General a Rod make their return to the races Thursday at Gulfstream Park in a one-mile optional claiming allowance on the main track.





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Auntie Joy & Lira Lead Competitive $100,000 Ginger Brew


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream Park drew a field of 10 fillies, and the 7 1/2-furlong affair will provide a class test for Auntie Joy.

Bred and owned by Sanford Robertson, the daughter of Uncle Mo put forth a professional display when unveiled in a turf route at Churchill Downs on November 13. Auntie Joy settled in midpack, threaded her way into to contention, and outfinished her rivals in the stretch. Trainer Brendan Walsh has high regard for Auntie Joy, who is a half-sister to the talented grass horse Divine Oath.





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Awesome Speed Seeks Third in Row in Saturday’s Mucho Macho Man


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Colts Neck Stables’ Awesome Speed has been entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park, where the Alan Goldberg-trained colt is slated to seek his third straight victory in the mile stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds.

The Mucho Macho and the $100,000 Hutcheson (G3), the first important stakes for 3-year-olds on the 2016 calendar, will highlight a five-stakes program that includes the $100,000 Old Hat (G3), the $100,000 Dania Beach (G3) and the $100,000 Ginger Brew.






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Tuesday, December 29 2015


Michael Straight Making Strides into Gulfstream’s Winner’s Circle


Disabled Rider to Raise Awareness of Paralysis with help of Bionic Exoskeleton
Hall of Fame Riders Cordero, Solis, Santos, Prado & Blum to Join Straight

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
- Disabled jockey Michael Straight will raise awareness in the advancements of treating paralysis by walking into the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park Sunday, Jan. 3 with the help of a bionic exoskeleton.

Straight, paralyzed from the chest down in a 2009 spill, will walk with the help of the bionic exoskeleton manufactured by Ekso Bionics Inc., which provides upright ambulation for persons with chronic, disabling disorders such as spinal cord injuries. Straight's bionic exoskeleton costs approximately $87,000 with physical therapy.





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Big Business looks to repeat in Alex M. Robb


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - New York-bred veteran Big Business will aim to close out the year on a high note as he pursues back-to-back victories in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb at 1 1/16 miles on the inner track on Thursday, the final stakes race of 2015 at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Sunday, December 27 2015


Green Gratto grabs Gravesend; Extinct Charm upsets Damon Runyon


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Green Gratto picked up his second straight stakes victory at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday afternoon, taking the lead out of the gate and going on to post a 5 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Gravesend.

Earlier on the card, Extinct Charm split horses in deep stretch to beat E J's Legacy by a neck to upset the $100,000 Damon Runyon for 2-year-old New York-breds.





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Wednesday, December 23 2015


Dogwood Trail Seeks Second Graded Success in G3 Sugar Swirl


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jacks or Better Farm’s Dogwood Trail is geared up for Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where she will seek to run her record to 2-for-2 in graded-stakes competition.

“She’s doing good. She’s right where I want her to be,” trainer Stanley Gold said.





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Juveniles take center stage on Sunday at the Big A


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Two stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday offer 21 colts and fillies the opportunity to close out their juvenile campaigns on a winning note in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred fillies and the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series.





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