Friday, March 14 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/14
Orseno's Claim of Saint Midas a Bargain With Social Inclusion Victory
Decision Due this Weekend on Social Inclusion
Blossoming Parranda Seeks Another win in $200,000 Honey Fox
Mucho Macho Man Back Home
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Social Inclusion turned a number of heads when he ran away from respectable group of maidens at Gulfstream Park on the undercard of the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) on Feb. 22. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile earned a 93 Beyer Speed Figure for his 7 1/2-length success that afternoon, and that effort also caught the attention of trainer Joe Orseno. Together with partner Brian Miller of Silly Goose Racing, Orseno owns an 8-year-old mare named Saint Midas, who like Social Inclusion was produced by the graded stakes placed Saint Bernadette.
Thursday, March 13 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 3/13
Owner Considers Several Offers For Social Inclusion
Honor Code Doing Well After 3-Year-Old Debut
Maker Names Rosario on General a Rod
Swale Winner Spot Works Half Mile
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Following Social Inclusion’s record-setting allowance victory at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, owner Ron Sanchez of Rontos Racing Stable is considering several offers to purchase the 3-year-old Pioneerof the Nile colt.
Constitution To Make Stakes Debut In Florida Derby
Pletcher Says Anchor Down Also a Possibility
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Lightly raced unbeaten colt Constitution will make his stakes debut in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) on March 29 at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Todd Pletcher is pointing the 3-year-old son of Tapit to the 1 1/8-mile Florida Derby, Gulfstream’s signature race which carries a total of 170 qualifying points for the May 3 Kentucky Derby (G1), with 100 to the winner.
Saturday, March 08 2014
Palace Malice Rallies to Win $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap
Belmont Stakes Winner Surges Late to Capture 4-year-old Debut
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Palace Malice opened his 4-year-old season in dramatic fashion, surging in deep stretch after being passed by two horses to win the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) on Saturday.
$250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) Quotes
Trainer Todd Pletcher (Palace Malice) “He pressed solid fractions, and was carrying top weight and went a little wide. It looked like they took a couple big runs at him and he fought back. It was a heck of a horse race and a huge effort off the layoff. Those are good horses, too. You’ve got a Travers winner and a Prince of Wales winner and the runner-up in the Preakness. It was a good race, I thought.
Friday, March 07 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/7
General a Rod Confirmed for Besilu Stables Florida Derby
Palace Malice Ready for 4-year-old Debut in Gulfstream 'Cap
Unlimited Budget Returns Saturday at 7 Furlongs
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park Derby winner General a Rod will make his next start in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) on March 29, trainer Mike Maker confirmed Friday morning.
Wednesday, March 05 2014
Plesa Hoping to be ‘Lucky’ in $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap
Itsmyluckyday, Palace Malice to Make Season Debuts on Saturday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Itsmyluckyday and Palace Malice, major players on last year’s Triple Crown trail, will meet for the first time since the Kentucky Derby (G1) when they kick off their 4-year-old seasons in the one-mile $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) on Saturday.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Wed 3/5
Velazquez to Ride Wildcat Red in Besilu Stables Florida Derby
‘Golden’ Ticketed for Gulfstream Park Handicap
Kimmel Hopes Patience Pays off with Silvery Starlet
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - For the fifth time in as many starts, Wildcat Red will have a new rider when he returns in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on March 29.
Sunday, March 02 2014
$200,000 Swale (G2) Quotes
Trainer Nick Zito (Spot): “First, I’ve got to thank the Lord. Second, I have to thank Mr. (Joseph) Moss. He’s an elderly gentleman who loves this sport. He’s just looking for horses like this. He’s been trying for a two years now. We’ve got to a couple sales and things haven’t worked out. I watched this horse run a month ago, and I know (owner/breeder) Mr. (Curtis) Green very well. I approached him, and he said, ‘Why not?’ Mr. Moss is getting up there in age and has so much guts, it’s amazing.
Zito ‘Spot’ On in Saturday’s $200,000 Swale Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Nick Zito has been on a mission for a couple of years, doing everything he can to acquire a horse for owner Joseph Moss that would be a force in major 3-year-old stakes.
The Hall of Fame trainer’s mission finally produced results Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where he saddled newly purchased Spot for a 2 ½-length upset victory over heavily favored No Nay Never in the $200,000 Swales Stakes (G3).
Thursday, February 27 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 2/27
Smart Cover Returns in Saturday's Palm Beach
Cabo Cat Tries Added Distance in Palm Beach
War Dancer Returns in Tough Turf Allowance on Saturday’s Swale Undercard
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Smart Cover, injured running second to stablemate Cleburne in the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs last fall, returns to the races in Saturday’s $150,000 Palm Beach (G3) on the Gulfstream Park turf.
Undefeated No Nay Never Set for 2014 Debut in Saturday’s Swale Stakes
Ward Trainee Ready for Showdown With Juvenile Runner-Up Havana
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – No Nay Never certainly looks the part.
“His physical make-up is striking. It’s like the ultimate specimen of a horse,” said trainer Wesley Ward Wednesday morning at Gulfstream Park. “He has a beautiful head, a beautiful shoulder. He has a beautiful hip on him. He’s pitch black, not a spot of bay on him. He’s just gorgeous.”