Saturday, December 28 2013
Gulfstream Today 12.28
Big-Money Rainbow 6 and Pick 5 Carryovers for Sunday
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot Swells to $153,497.41
50-cent Pick 5 Carryover Will Be $87,627.85
Sunday, December 22 2013
Gulfstream Today 12.22
It’s déjà vu for Pletcher
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- It’s déjà vu all over again. For the second time in 10 days, a 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor from the Todd Pletcher made a successful return at short odds off a lengthy layoff. Zaikov took center stage on Friday the 13th and Catron followed suit in the fifth race on Sunday’s card at Gulfstream Park. A homebred for Aaron and Marie Jones, the big bay colt scored at even-money in his June 15 unveiling at Belmont Park, where he had earned an 84 Beyer Speed Figure. He hadn’t seen afternoon action since then, but was hammered down to 2-5 while facing only four rivals.
$100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Quotes
Trainer Nick Gonzalez (River Seven): “It’s quite a thrill. This is my first stakes win at Gulfstream. It was an impressive performance – a track record.
“I was wanting to get him back on the dirt from the time he ran (second) in the Prince of Wales at Fort Erie. That option was over in Canada because all we had was Polytrack and turf. We got him on turf and he was a rock star on turf so we couldn’t take him off that.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - December 22
Mucho Macho Man Steps Up Training at Gulfstream
Byrne Prepares Almost Famous for Gulfstream Derby
Casse Planning Ahead for Trio of Juveniles
$100,000 Dania Beach (G3) Quotes
Trainer Shug McGaughey (Mr Speaker): "He ran good. He’d been training good. His first two races were better than they looked. When I ran him at Saratoga, Javier rode him and missed the hole, but came back and told me that he liked him a lot. A bug boy rode him after that, probably moved a little bit early on him against Request; he might have been best that day. We were what, 10-1 today and Request was 2-1? Then he came back and broke his maiden—everyone took back and he just found himself on the lead.
Friday, December 20 2013
Gulfstream Today: 12.20
Shogun Samurai Makes Good First Impression, Contreras Return
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Kelly Breen has a 22-percent strike rate with his first-time starters, but there wasn’t much money coming in on Shogun Samurai, who drifted up to 15-1 when unveiled in Friday’s featured seventh race at Gulfstream. Favored in the 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies was 4-5 Lucky for You from the Todd Pletcher barn, and the $675,000 purchase Spring Blossom also attracted support at 5-1.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - December 20
Romans Readies 2-Year-Olds for Gulfstream Season
River Seven Seeks Pay Dirt in Sunday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday
Apriority Prepares For Mr. Prospector
Gulfstream Today 12.19
Duff One Ready for Stakes Again After Sharp Allowance Score
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Duff One is headed back to stakes company after drawing off to a two-length victory in Thursday’ s co-featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park.
Neck ‘n Neck Continues Comeback in Sunday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Neck ‘n Neck seemed poised to join Fort Larned among the handicap elite in 2013 after closing out his 3-year-old campaign with a convincing triumph in the Ack Ack Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs, one day before his trainer, Ian Wilkes, saddled his more established stablemate for a victory in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - December 18
Bourbon Courage Set for Sunday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday
Strong Group of Maidens Kick off Thursday Card
Brown To Saddle Two in Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach (G3)
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Chad Brown will saddle two of the nine starters in Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (G3), a one-mile test for juveniles on the grass. Both colts, Pleuven and Request, are coming off significant breaks.
Sunday, December 15 2013
Gulfstream Today 12.15
Coup de Grace Stays Unbeaten with Allowance score
Castellano Notches Four-Win Afternoon
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Having resisted the temptation to unveil touted 2-year-old Coup de Grace at Saratoga Race Course this summer, trainer Chad Brown is being rewarded for his patience.