Tuesday, February 11 2014
Top Billing Among 54 Nominees for $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth
Commissioner Heads Group of 16 Nominated by Leading Trainer Todd Pletcher
Gulfstream Derby Hero General a Rod, Hutcheson Winner Wildcat Red Set to Run
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – William S. Farish and Edward J. Hudson Jr.’s Top Billing is among 54 horses nominated to the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), a major and historic prep for the Kentucky Derby scheduled for Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.
Sunday, February 09 2014
Lochte Pulls Shocker in $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)
Trainer Marcus Vitali, jockey Orlando Bocachica capture first career Grade 1 win
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – It took Lochte seven tries to break his maiden, debuting last April and graduating in mid-December. Three races later, he was a Grade 1 winner.
Longest shot in the field of eight at 39-1, the 4-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d’Oro saved ground inside before shooting through an opening in the stretch and sprinting clear to a 2 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s 29th renewal of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1).
$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.