Sunday, February 09 2014
$300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf (G1) Quotes
Trainer Marcus Vitali (Lochte):“It’s like they say in football after you win the Super Bowl, ‘I want to go to Disneyland.’ I talked it over with the owner and we were taking our chance here. His numbers were going up and up. Myself and my staff, we all felt really comfortable with the horse’s progress. The breeding shows he can get the job done. I didn’t see any reason why he couldn’t accomplish great things. I didn’t go into this expecting to come out on top but I surely hoped I would. Everything unfolded the right way, and here we are.”
Saturday, February 08 2014
Falling Sky Takes Flight in $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint
George Weaver-Trained Colt Sets Record for 7-Furlong Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Falling Sky set the pace in a recent mile allowance race at Gulfstream before tiring and giving way late to Revolutionary, a prominent contender for Sunday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1). To trainer George Weaver, the next step to take with the 4-year-old speedster was quite simple.
Friday, February 07 2014
Gulfstream Today 2.7.14
Triple Charm on the Turf
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- British import Triple Charm, making just her second start in the last 14 months, accelerated smartly in the stretch to annex today's featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, a $54,500 optional claiming event over a mile on grass. A winner of four times in 14 outings in her native country, the daughter of Pivotal missed 2013 entirely, and was saddled by trainer Christophe Clement for the first time on January 15 in a one-mile turf test at Gulfstream. The 6-year-old got off to a slow start that day and proved hard to settle for jockey Joe Bravo en route to a sixth-place finish.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 2/7
Trying to Spoil Groupie Doll's Party
Caroline Thomas Ready for Suwannee River
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Much of the attention, and deservedly so, will be on two-time Eclipse Award champion Groupie Doll when she makes her final start in Sunday’s $200,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
Wednesday, February 05 2014
Singanothersong Looms Dangerous in Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Sprint
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Ron Pellegrini entered Singanothersong in Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) hoping he’ll see more of what powered the son of Songandaprayer to victory in his last two races at Gulfstream.
Caroline Thomas gets started in Saturday’s $150,000 Suwannee River
Filly to make first start in four months in nine-furlong turf stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – He trained her mother to be a Grade 1 winner, and Barclay Tagg feels Caroline Thomas can be the same kind of filly. The first step in finding out comes on Saturday, when she kicks off her 4-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Suwannee River (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Wed 2/5
Tonalist Working For Return
Ribo Bobo to Bypass Gulfstream Park Sprint
Angelica Zapata Targeting Sabin Stakes on Feb. 16
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - An impressive come-from-behind maiden winner at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 18, promising 3-year-old colt Tonalist is gearing up for his return to the races.
Tuesday, February 04 2014
Will Take Charge Settles in at Gulfstream for Start in Donn Handicap
Eclipse Champion Alert and Bright After 20-hour Van Ride from Oaklawn
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Champion Will Take Charge arrived by van early Tuesday morning at Gulfstream Park, where the D. Wayne Lukas-trained 4-year-old star is slated to make his 2014 debut in Sunday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1).
Groupie Doll Preps for Career Finale at Gulfstream in Hurricane Bertie
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Mandy Pope reviewed the field for the Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland in the fall of 2011 to get an idea where her filly, Funny Sunny, stood among the 11 other 3-year-old fillies that had been entered in the seven-furlong stakes.
Sunday, February 02 2014
Will Take Charge 123 Pound Highweight for Donn, Ragtime Breaks Maiden
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Will Take Charge, the recently crowned 3-year-champion, will be the 123-pound highweight for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) on February 9 at Gulfstream Park.
Friday, January 31 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes
Cairo Prince Might Train up to Florida Derby
Alpha to Try Turf in Mac Diarmida
C. Zee Ready for Hutcheson
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Cairo Prince, impressive winner of the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25, may get some extra time before making his next start.
Sassicaia, Ragtime & Madd Exchange Lead Saturday Maiden Special
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park will feature the $200,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3) for sophomore sprinters, and there are also a trio of maiden special weight races for 3-year-olds earlier on the card. That sequence will start with the fifth race, a $47,000 affair contested at 6 1/2 furlongs that attracted a nine-horse field. Five of them are first-time starters, including Sassicaia, who will be unveiled by trainer Chad Brown on behalf of owner Robert LaPenta.