Wednesday, February 05 2014
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.
Gulfstream Park News & Notes
Travelin Man Takes to Turf in Sprint
River Seven Looking to Take ‘Charge’ in $500,000 Donn Handicap
Ribo Bobo Possible for Gulfstream Park Sprint on Feb. 8
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Travelin Man has lived up to his name, running at six racetracks in five states up and down the East Coast over his career. Now 6, the bay son of Trippi will try grass for the first time when he returns to the races on Saturday.
Friday, January 24 2014
Duff One, Ready to Act Meet Again in Sunday’s Sweetest Chant
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Sunday’s featured $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes has drawn a field of eight promising fillies looking for their first stakes victory. Duff One, owned by Lee Pokoik, defeated several of her Sweetest Chant rivals in a local allowance on December 19 and will be one of the main contenders on Sunday.
Thursday, January 23 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 1/23
Wolf Hopeful About Intense Holiday's Chances
Financial Mogul Gets Started in Holy Bull
Wildcat Red to Miss Holy Bull
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Intense Holiday will have the rest of the field inside him when he breaks from post 11 in Saturday’s $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park – the same scenario his sire, Harlan’s Holiday, faced 11 years ago in the Donn Handicap (G1).
Sunday, January 19 2014
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Sun 1/19
Mr Speaker Breezes Half-Mile for Holy Bull
Cairo Prince, Almost Famous Sharp in Holy Bull Tune-Up at Palm Meadows
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Dania Beach Stakes winner Mr Speaker breezed a half-mile at Payson Park Sunday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in next Saturday’s $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
“He worked in :49 2/5 and worked great,” trainer Shug McGaughey said.
Saturday, January 18 2014
Gulfstream: $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Quotes
Trainer Kathy Ritvo (Mucho Macho Man): “It was good to have him back. We put him in because he was ready to run. It was fun.
“It’s nice to win at home. We have total confidence in Gary (Stevens), so the whole race was fun. I was very comfortable today.
“One race at a time. He’s not even back at the barn yet.”