Friday, April 24 2015
Mandatory Rainbow 6 Carryover Payout
Anticipation Builds for Saturday’s Mandatory Rainbow 6 Carryover Payout
Carryover Jackpot Pool Stood at $1,357,478 for Friday’s Program
Pool Expected to Reach $5 Million-Plus if Wager goes Unsolved Friday
Grade 3 Miami Mile, Powder Break Stakes Included in Six-Race Sequence
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Anticipation and the carryover have been building all week as Saturday’s mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover has drawn closer and closer at Gulfstream Park.
Wednesday, April 22 2015
Miami Mile (G3) Highlights 3-Stake Saturday Card at Gulfstream
Clement to Saddle Middleburg in Miami Mile, Discreet Marq in Powder Break
Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Could Climb as High as $5 Million
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream’s spring stakes schedule kicks off Saturday with a three-stake slate headlined by the $100,000 Miami Mile (G3), set to be run at Gulfstream for the first time in its 28-year history.
The 11-race card also includes the $75,000 Powder Break Stakes as well as the $60,000 Tarpon, an overnight handicap for 3-year-olds. The three events will be held in conjunction with Saturday’s Rainbow 6 mandatory payout, which, if the popular multi-race wager is not hit before then, could offer a jackpot upwards of $5 million.
Saturday, April 18 2015
Gulfstream News & Notes - Sat 4/18
Florida Derby Hero Materiality Tunes Up With ‘Super’ 5F Breeze
Stablemates Stanford, Itsaknockout, Competitive Edge Also Work
Oasis At Midnight Seeks Relief in Sunday’s Sand Dollar Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Alto Racing’s Materiality, who captured the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on March 28, tuned up for a scheduled start in the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 2 with a sharp five-furlong breeze at Palm Beach Downs Saturday.
Wednesday, April 08 2015
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Wed 4/8
Grande Shores Bounces Back from Bout with Colic
Princess Rooney Long-Range Goal for Little Alexis
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Stanley Gold had targeted the $100,000 Sir Shackleton on Florida Derby Day for Grande Shores, expecting a strong effort from the better-than-ever 7-year-old who had finished first or second in his last 13 starts. The son of Black Mambo, unfortunately, had a scary physical issue that kept him on the sidelines.
Thursday, April 02 2015
Little Alexis Looking For Big Return in $60,000 Orange Blossom
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Little Dreams Racing’s Little Alexis will make her 4-year-old debut and first start since last November’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) in Saturday’s $60,000 Orange Blossom Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Friday, March 27 2015
Gulfstream Florida Derby
Castellano To Ride All 14 Races Florida Derby Day
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – For a guy who wasn’t even supposed to be in South Florida on Saturday, jockey Javier Castellano is going to have a busy day.
The two-time defending Eclipse Award winner will ride all 14 races on Saturday’s spectacular program at Gulfstream Park, including Ami’s Flatter in the 64th running of the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1).
Thursday, March 26 2015
Florida Derby Notes 3.26
Materiality Following Familiar Path to Florida Derby
Florida Derby Performance to Decide Ami’s Flatter’s Stakes Future
Romans Fillies Facing Off in Gulfstream Park Oaks
$500,000 Late Pick,$300,000 Pick 5 Florida Derby Day
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Last March, trainer Todd Pletcher showed up in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) with a bay colt that was light on experience but heavy on talent. Constitution emerged from a protracted stretch battle with a neck victory in Gulfstream Park’s signature race.
Wednesday, March 25 2015
Gulfstream Florida Derby
Upstart, Itsaknockout Clash Again in $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby
Grade 1 Triple Crown Prep Highlights Saturday’s 14-Race Program with Nine Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ralph M. Evans’ Upstart figures to be very popular at the betting windows at Gulfstream Park Saturday when the 3-year-old son of Flatter is scheduled to make his final Triple Crown prep in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1).
Friday, March 20 2015
My Point Exactly Set for Return in Florida Derby
Kaplan Trainee Slated for Start in Gulfstream's Signature Race off Long Layoff
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- My Point Exactly is scheduled to run in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on March 28 off an impressive stakes debut victory last time out. The 3-year-old gelding is also set to start in Gulfstream Park's signature race off a layoff of almost seven months.
Thursday, March 19 2015
Upstart Readies for Final Florida Derby Breeze
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) winner and Besilu Stables Florida Derby contender Upstart will have his final pre-race breeze for Gulfstream’s signature event this weekend, according to trainer Rick Violette, Jr.
Florida Derby Day Stakes Draw 216 Nominations
Eight Stakes, Seven Graded, Worth $2.25 Million on March 28 Program
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A total of 216 horses were nominated to eight stakes, seven of them graded, worth $2,250,000 on the March 28 program at Gulfstream Park, anchored by the 64th running of the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1).
Tuesday, March 17 2015
Free as a Bird Ready to Fly in Wednesday’s Captiva Island
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Riding a five-race winning streak last fall, Free as a Bird was loaded onto a plane for a journey to Southern California in a quest to win her sixth straight stakes in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.
And then, the engines were turned on.