Monday, May 09 2011
Palm Meadows The Winter Home Of Another Kentucky Derby Winner
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – When Team Valor International’s Animal Kingdom won the 137th Kentucky Derby (G1) Saturday at Churchill Downs, he became the fifth horse in the last six years to win the Triple Crown event after wintering at Gulfstream’s state-of-the-art training facility Palm Meadows.
Six of the last nine Kentucky Derby winners have now wintered at Palm Meadows: Animal Kingdom (2011), Super Saver (2010), Big Brown (2008), Street Sense (2007), Barbaro (2006) and Funny Cide (2003).
Thursday, April 28 2011
Florida Derby Winner Dialed In Breezes At Palm Meadows
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Florida Derby (G1) winner and likely Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Dialed In worked an easy half-mile Thursday morning at Palm Meadows in :48 2/5.
With trainer Nick Zito looking on, Dialed In worked over a nearly deserted track before fewer than 12 spectators. After breaking off a half-length behind stablemate Miner’s Escape, Dialed In finished three lengths in front as he went :12.09. :24.47 and :36.91 before galloping out in 1:01 2/5, according to Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Welsch.
Tuesday, April 26 2011
Gulfstream Smashes All Handle & Attendance Records
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today new standards were set in its state-of-the-art facility during its 2011 meet for on-track and total handle, attendance, field sizes and the number of races run over the turf during its 79-day race meet.
Gulfstream’s memorable race meet, which included 33 graded stakes races and more than $34 million in purses from Jan. 5 through April 24, included:
Sunday, April 24 2011
Gulfstream Meeting Ends, Memories Linger
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 2011 thoroughbred meeting at Gulfstream Park was undeniably a spectacular artistic success, providing a program of 33 graded stakes that was supported by the most talented fields in memory from beginning to end.
Usually when a venture is labeled an artistic success, it’s used as an excuse to ease the disappointment of weak financial performance, but Gulfstream’s 79-day meeting proved that the adjectives, artistic and financial, are not mutually exclusive when it comes to business.
Rainbow 6 Returns $3,279.26 To 1,311 Winning Tickets
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 returned $3,279.26 Saturday to 1,311 winning tickets.
The winning numbers were 6-4-10-9-3-5. The winning horses were: Captain Crench ($10.40), Notonthesamepage ($10.20), Zero Rate Policy ($3.40), Performing ($5.80), Hariolus ($8.60), Rachel’s Girl ($22.80).
Saturday, April 23 2011
Rainbow 6 Saturday Guaranteed To Be Worth Several Million
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 is guaranteed Saturday to be worth a minimum of $1.5 million after there were no unique winning tickets on the wager Friday.
The entire pool of the Rainbow 6 will be dispersed Saturday. The pool is expected to be worth several million with the addition of New York Racing, all betting outlets in California, Woodbine and Parx Racing wagering into Saturday’s jackpot.
Friday, April 22 2011
NYRA, WOODBINE AND PARX JOIN SATURDAY’S RAINBOW 6
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park announced today New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), Woodbine and Parx Racing will offer its customers the opportunity to wager on Saturday’s historic 10-cent Rainbow 6.
The Rainbow 6 carryover, which is currently at $1.3 million, will have a mandatory dispersal Saturday if not hit Thursday or Friday. The carryover could grow to as high as several million come Saturday afternoon. The first race in the Rainbow 6, the seventh race, will go off at 4:15 p.m. To make sure no one gets shut out, Gulfstream will allow 50 minutes between the sixth and seventh races. Gulfstream will also allow its on-site patrons to wager on the Rainbow 6 with mutuel tellers as well as on self-service machines.
Soldat Impressive In Palm Meadows Work
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Soldat continued his preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby (G1) Thursday morning when he worked five furlongs at Palm Meadows in :59.07.
“He went very well, looked great,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who watched the son of War Front gallop out six furlongs in 1:12.76. “He’s always worked well down here and that’s why we went back to the dirt (after finishing second Nov. 6 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf). He’s been working well since December and January.”
Monday, April 18 2011
Tar Heel Mom Best In The Harmony Lodge
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Alex Rankin’s Tar Heel Mom, winner Jan. 15 of the Sugar Swirl (G3), drew off down the stretch Sunday to win the $75,000 The Harmony Lodge Handicap by 3 ½ lengths over the graded-stakes winner Hour Glass at Gulfstream Park.
Tar Heel Mom, a 6-year-old mare by Flatter trained by Stanley Hough and ridden by Alex Solis, covered six furlongs over a sloppy track in 1:09.97 and paid $3.40.
Gulfstream Turf The Ticket To Blue Grass
Horsemen will likely remember for future reference the best path to Keeneland’s $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1) may go through racing on the Gulfstream Park turf course in the wake of Saturday’s renewal of the famous Kentucky Derby (G1) preview as the first seven to finish competed on turf at Gulfstream earlier this year, five of them in their previous starts.
Live Oak Plantation had a leading Kentucky Derby prospect in To Honor and Serve with trainer Bill Mott earlier this season, but he has been sent to the sidelines with an injury after finishing third to Dialed In in Gulfstream’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) on Apr. 3.
Friday, April 15 2011
Gulfstream Park News & Notes - April 15 2011
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Alex Rankin’s 6-year-old mare Tar Heel Mom won the Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) early in this Gulfstream Park meet for trainer Stan Hough and Mill House’s 5-year-old mare Hour Glass scored in the Vagrancy Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park last season for trainer Todd Pletcher.
The two accomplished mares meet Sunday in a field of seven entered in the $75,000 Harmony Lodge overnight stakes at six furlongs on the next-to-last weekend of the 2011 Gulfstream racing season closing Sun., Apr. 24.
Thursday, April 14 2011
Coa To Be Released From Hospital Thursday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Eibar Coa, who suffered a severe spinal injury Feb. 18 in a spill after the running of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park, will be discharged from Memorial Regional Hospital South Thursday afternoon, according to hospital spokesperson Marla Oxenhandler.
Coa, who had limited movement from the neck down after the spill, has improved steadily since the accident. On March 29, while making his first public appearance at the Florida Derby Golf Tournament at Woodmont Country Club, Coa got up from his wheelchair and walked.