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.
Wildcat Red Named Florida-Bred Horse of the Year
Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Continues Recovery at Gulfstream Park
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Steadily progressing from a back injury suffered in his 2015 debut, Wildcat Red was named champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association at their annual awards banquet Monday night in Ocala.
Sunday, March 15 2015
Gulfstream Today 3.15
Castellano Notches Fourth Straight 100-win Championship Meet
Returns from Saudi Arabia Sunday to Win Three Races in a Row
Luis Saez Caps Four-Win Day with 45-1 Winner in 12th
Tuesday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Stands at $76,500
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Javier Castellano’s dominance at Gulfstream Park in recent years was punctuated by yet another milestone at Gulfstream Park Sunday.
Saturday, March 14 2015
Gulfstream Today 3.14
Itsaknockout Works Easy Half-Mile for Besilu Stables Florida Derby
Pine Needles Impresses Again in Turf Test for Fillies
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Guaranteed at $100,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Starlight Racing’s Itsaknockout breezed an easy half-mile in 49.58 seconds Saturday at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for a scheduled start in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) March 28 at Gulfstream Park.
Friday, March 13 2015
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/13
Perchance Looking to Stay Unbeaten in Any Limit
Dogwood Trail Takes Win Streak into Any Limit
Yes I'm Lucky Returns in Silks Run
Souper Colossal Gets Freshening
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Favored in her only two career starts, each of them wins, Perchance will be among the top choices once again in Saturday’s $75,000 Any Limit for 3-year-old filly sprinters.
Thursday, March 12 2015
Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Hit for a $1,079,444 Payoff
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot was hit for a $1,079,444.22 payoff Thursday.
The popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 18 consecutive live programs since it was last hit for $133,874.46 with a $4 ticket on Feb. 12.
Saturday, March 07 2015
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/6
Castellano Previews Stakes Mounts on Saturday's Gulfstream Card
Defending 3-Time Titlist High on Daredevil, Honor Code, Night Prowler
Cay Dancer Set for Second U.S. Start in Sunday Allowance
Brown Updates Statuses of Lady Eli, Leave the Light On
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Already a winner of 14 stakes during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet -- nine of them graded, including the first two of three Grade 1 events on the stakes calendar -- two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano is poised to add to his totals this weekend.
Wednesday, March 04 2015
Daredevil Ready to Go Again in Saturday’s G2 Fasig-Tipton Swale
Grade 1 Winner Makes 2015 Debut in Rescheduled $200,000 Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – With a string of horses in the frozen Northeast, as well as his primary winter base of South Florida, trainer Todd Pletcher is used to the weather disrupting training and racing schedules alike.