Saturday, January 21 2017


Final career work for California Chrome


North America’s richest racehorse breezes for Pegasus World Cup (G1)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - In what was the final breeze of his storied career on the racetrack, California Chrome worked Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for his swan song, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28.

California Chrome, with regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney in the saddle, stepped onto the track at precisely 7:32, on a balmy morning in South Florida. After being backed-up the wrong way for a quarter-mile, Gladney turned the 6-year-old around and began to gallop past the clubhouse, where fans and horsemen looked on in eager anticipation of the final breeze from North America’s richest racehorse.





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Friday, January 20 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.20.17


Rainbow 6 Carryover of $45,000 for Saturday Program
Breakfast at Gulfstream and California Chrome Saturday Morning

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream's 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday creating a jackpot carryover of $45,677.54 for Saturday’s 12-race program.

Multiple tickets sold with all six winners Friday returned $3,620.52.





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Gulfstream News & Notes:  Fri 1/20


Poseidon Possible for G1-Placed Cherry Wine Pending Saturday Work
Moment of Delight Ready for Debut in Sunshine Millions Distaff
Winter Vacation Nearly Over for Multiple Stakes Winner Cajun Delta Dawn

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Cherry Wine ran with some of the best horses in the country last spring, finishing third in the Blue Grass (G1) and second by a nose over Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes (G1).

A since-corrected breathing issue was to blame when Cherry Wine’s form tailed off in the summer and he was well-beaten in his comeback off a three-month layoff in late November, leaving trainer Dale Romans to look ahead to a 2017 campaign.






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A Day of Stars at Gulfstream Park


Public Invited to California Chrome's Final Workout Saturday
Sunshine Millions Leads Saturday's 12-Race Program
Stars Come Out Saturday Night for Eclipse Awards

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park will play host to the stars from morning until evening Saturday.

The day will begin at 7 a.m. with Breakfast at Gulfstream which will feature the final public workout of California Chrome's career as he prepares for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream.

California Chrome is scheduled to work with exercise rider Dihigi Gladney at approximately 7:30 a.m. The 6-year-old chestnut will be the only horse on the track during the work.





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Triple Pick 6 carryover of $306K Saturday at Aqueduct


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The Pick 6 went unsolved for the third straight day on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, triggering a three-day carryover of $306,342 into Saturday's live racing card.





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Thursday, January 19 2017


Hoppertunity, Stanford, Charming Kitten on Pegasus Undercard


111 Horses Nominated for Five Supporting Stakes (Video Links)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Hoppertunity leads a group of graded stakes winners that are among the 111 horses nominated to the five supporting stakes races, three of them graded, on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational program on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.





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Takrees seeks first stakes win in Sunday’s Interborough


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Shadwell Stable's homebred Takrees will look for her first stakes win after a couple of close finishes as part of a field of seven in the 96th running of the $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at six furlongs on the inner dirt track Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.





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Oaklawn Barn Notes:  Thu 1/19


Santana Jr. Set to Return Friday

Four-time Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana Jr. is scheduled to return to the saddle Friday after missing the first five days of the meeting because of five race-related suspensions stemming from the 2016 season.

Santana was facing a 21-day suspension from stewards this year at Oaklawn, but the penalty was reduced to 15 days after the jockey reached a settlement with the Arkansas Racing Commission last summer.





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Monday, January 16 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.16.17


Monday’s Rainbow 6 Solved for $72,179 Jackpot Payoff
Super Hi-5 Carryover of $8,289 Slated for Wednesday’s 1st Race

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved for the second time in three racing days Monday at Gulfstream Park, producing a jackpot payoff of $72,179.58.

The winning combination of 3-6-2-6-9-8 was completed in the 11th and final leg when the first-place finisher No. 3 Tale of Preseli was disqualified and placed fifth for interference, elevating runner-up No. 8 Falina’s Song ($62.80) to first place. Falina’s Song was one of three horses eligible to crack the jackpot.





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Green Gratto fends off late charge to win G3 Toboggan


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Green Gratto surged to the early lead from the inside post, set the pace and outkicked a charging All Star Red in deep stretch to capture the 124th running of the Grade 3, $125,000 Toboggan for 4-year-olds and up on the inner dirt track Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Owned by Gaston Grant, his trainer, and Anthony Grant, Green Gratto recorded his first win in six starts, wiring the field after setting fast early fractions of 22.60 seconds for a quarter-mile and 45.34 for the half.





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Sunday, January 15 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.15.17


Triple Crown Prospect Gunnevera Gearing Up for G2 Holy Bull
Impressive Edge a 3-Year-Old of Interest after Maiden Win
Rainbow 6 Carryover, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Monday’s Holiday Program
Luis Saez Makes Four Visits to Winner’s Circle Sunday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Triple Crown prospect Gunnevera continues to impress trainer Antonio Sano as the son of Dialed In prepares for his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 4.






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G1 Winner Noble Bird in Pegasus Mix Following Sunday Breeze


California Chrome Exits Work in Good Order
Argentine Star Eragon also well after his Pegasus move

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - John C. Oxley’s Noble Bird, whose multiple graded stakes wins include the 2015 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), is under consideration for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park following a sharp half-mile work Sunday morning.





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