Friday, December 22 2017

Agreement Represents Giant Step Forward in Florida Racing

Florida Sire Stakes Highlights Innovative $2.5 Million Deal

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – P.J. Campo calls the recently-signed agreement between Gulfstream Park, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) “a new beginning with unlimited potential.”

“We’re moving in an exciting direction with this agreement,” said Campo, Vice President of Racing for Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group.

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Thursday, October 19 2017

Puerto Rico’s Leading Jockey Diaz to Ride at Gulfstream

First Mount Friday at Gulfstream Park West
Friday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover $71,000

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Puerto Rico’s legendary jockey Juan Carlos Diaz, the country’s leading jockey the past 16 years and the all-time leader in stakes victories, will begin riding at Gulfstream Park West Friday.

With no racing being conducted at Puerto Rico’s main racetrack, Camarero, due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, Diaz has decided to move his tack to South Florida. According to Diaz’s agent, Charlie Benitez, Diaz will remain in Florida through the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, which will be held at Gulfstream Park as part of the Championship Meet Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Friday, September 29 2017

Summer Meet Entering Action-Packed Closing Weekend

$400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Finales Top Six-Stakes Saturday
‘Beer, Bourbon & Burgers’ Featured at Final Summer Soiree
Food, Drink Specials, Mandatory Payouts, Six Stakes on Closing Day Sunday
Jockey, Trainer Title Races Going Down to the Wire

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s highly successful summer meet will close with a flourish this weekend, featuring plenty of action on and off the track for racing fans and patrons alike.

A program of six stakes worth $1.1 million in purses is on tap for Saturday topped by the $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl, the finales of the 36th annual FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series for 2-year-olds by nominated stallions standing in Florida.

The In Reality for colts and geldings is led by 3-5 program favorite Soutache, coming off an impressive victory in the FSS Affirmed Sept. 2. Maiden Dessert Honeys is the morning line favorite in the My Dear Girl for fillies over the winners of the series’ first two legs, Go Astray (Desert Vixen) and Starship Bonita (Susan’s Girl).

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Thursday, September 28 2017

Campo to Focus on VP Duties

Badgett Named GM at Gulfstream
Camac Promoted to Racing Secretary

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Due to his growing responsibilities as Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group, P.J. Campo has relinquished his role as General Manager of Gulfstream Park.

Campo will spend additional time working with The Stronach Group’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Ritvo on ways to coordinate the racing schedules and race meets at all Stronach Group tracks while studying the feasibility of shared services and a centralized racing office.

Bill Badgett will assume the role of General Manager at Gulfstream effective immediately and Chris Camac has been named racing secretary.

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Saturday, September 23 2017

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Hit for $93,555.42

Jaramillo Notches Fifth Multi-Win Day in a Row

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot was hit Saturday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $93,555.42 payoff for the only ticket with all six winners.

The winning combination was 7-1-2-12-2-4.

The popular multi-race wager, which had gone unsolved for five consecutive racing days, was last solved Sept. 4 for a $166,304.59 jackpot payoff.

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Gunnevera Returns to the Worktab Saturday at Gulfstream Park West

Travers Runner-Up Breezed 4F in 49 Seconds for Breeders’ Cup Classic

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Margoth’s Gunnevera returned to the worktab at Gulfstream Park West Saturday for the first time since finishing second in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

In preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar Nov. 5, Gunnevera breezed a half mile in 49 seconds under jockey Edgard Zayas.

“He went really well. Nice and easy,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “It was his first work since the Travers, so it was an easy work.”

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Thursday, September 21 2017

Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $32,840 for Friday’s Twilight Card

Jaramillo Stays Hot Thursday with Three Winning Rides

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Thursday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $32,840.45 carryover jackpot for Friday’s 2:15 p.m. twilight program.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $4,867.30.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9.

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Friday, September 15 2017

Gulfstream News & Notes: Fri 9/15/2017

Surprise Wedding Favored for Turf Debut in Miss Gracie
Mama Joyce Seeks Repeat in $50,000 Sea of Grass Handicap
Saturday’s 11-Races Draw 113 Horses
Gaffalione Road Show Makes Stop at Laurel Saturday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A half-sister to the Sept. 3 $200,000 Susan’s Girl winner Starship Bonita, Surprise Wedding has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $100,000 Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The Miss Gracie is carded as the 11th race on a 13-race program, (12:15 p.m.) as live racing resumes at Gulfstream Park following a Hurricane Irma-imposed hiatus. Gulfstream will welcome back patrons with food and drink specials in the Breezeway, Tiki and Ten Palms Restaurant.

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Thursday, September 14 2017

Gulfstream Park Taking 2017-2018 Championship Meet to New Level

$16 Million Pegasus World Cup (G1) Tops $28.6 Million Stakes Schedule
Top Classic Prep $1 Million Florida Derby to be Run Saturday, March 31
Meet Opens Saturday, Dec. 2 with $1.1 Million Claiming Crown
Clasico del Caribe Makes North American Debut Saturday, Dec. 9
$350,000 Holy Bull (G2) Feb. 3, $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 3
$200,000 Forward Gal (G2) Feb. 3, $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) March 3
$300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf (G1) Feb. 10
$200,000 Royal Delta (G2) Feb. 19, $200,000 Inside Information (G2) March 17
$600,000 Sunshine Millions Saturday, Jan. 20

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) – the world’s richest race – and the 67th running of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) highlight a 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park with a stakes purse total of $28.6 million.

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be contested Saturday, Jan. 27. The inaugural running of the world’s most innovative and unique race was won last year by Longines World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate and featured many of the country’s top older horses, including two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome. Celebrities attending the race included Usher and Vanessa Hudgens, and the entertainment was provided by Thomas Rhett and Trombone Shorty.

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Wednesday, September 13 2017

Saturday, Sunday Cards Drawn for Return of Live Racing at Gulfstream

Back in Action with Full Fields: 134 Entries Saturday, 105 Entries Sunday
Saturday Post Time: 12:15 p.m.; Sunday Post Time: 12:45 p.m.
$100,000 Miss Gracie Stakes Headlines Saturday’s 13-Race Program
$50,000 Tamiami, $50,000 Perfect Season Highlight Sunday’s 12-Race Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Programs for Saturday and Sunday were drawn Wednesday in advance of the scheduled return of racing at Gulfstream Park. Saturday’s 13-race program attracted 134 entries, while Sunday’s 12-race card drew 105 entries.

First-race post time is set for 12:15 p.m. Saturday, while Sunday’s first race is scheduled for a 12:45 p.m. start. Fans will be welcomed back with $2 craft draft beer specials in the Breezeway and North Tiki and $3 slices of pizza. There will also be a specially-priced $35 buffet Saturday in Ten Palms.

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Tuesday, September 12 2017

Gulfstream’s Properties Back on Track

Horses Return to Training, Facility Prepares for Saturday Racing, Wednesday Simulcasting
Poker, Casino Open; Shops Opening in Village

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Just two days after Hurricane Irma left her mark on South Florida, Gulfstream Park, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West began returning to normalcy.

Horses trained over Gulfstream, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West Tuesday morning shortly after 6 a.m.

“I stood out here at 7 a.m. and, honestly, if you hadn’t known there was a hurricane two days earlier you never would have known what had gone on,” said trainer Chuck Simon, stabled at Palm Meadows. “We trained everyone. The track was perfect. Everyone showed up, the track was in great shape….like a normal day.”

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Monday, September 11 2017

Gulfstream to Resume Live Racing Saturday

Facility Open for Simulcasting Wednesday
Horses, People All Safe in Wake of Hurricane Irma

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park announced Monday it would resume live racing Saturday, Sept. 16, and that its facility would be open for simulcasting Wednesday.

Training will resume at Gulfstream, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Tuesday morning.

Assessing the facility Monday morning in the wake of Hurricane Irma, P.J. Campo, Gulfstream’s General Manager and Vice President of Racing, said Gulfstream fared “very well” during the pounding South Florida took the past two days.

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