Friday, February 19 2016

Gulfstream News & Notes:  Fri 2/19

Undefeated Mohaymen Puts in Final Breeze Friday for Fountain of Youth (G2)
Gulfstream Offering Guaranteed Pick 4, Pick 5 Pools Saturday

– Shadwell Stable’s undefeated multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen had his final breeze Friday morning for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

Considered the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, the gray or roan son of Tapit worked an easy half-mile in 49.60 seconds over the main track at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.

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Thursday, February 18 2016

Undefeated Mohaymen, Nyquist Top Fountain of Youth (G2) Nominations

Total of 228 Horses Nominated to Eight-Stakes Program Feb. 27

– Nyquist, the undefeated champion 2-year-old male of 2015, and similarly unbeaten multiple graded stakes winner Mohaymen top a total of 34 horses nominated to the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

The 70th running of the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth is one of eight stakes, six of them graded, that help comprise next Saturday’s program. Also on tap are the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale (G2), $150,000 Palm Beach (G3) and $150,000 Herecomesthebride (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on turf, $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3), $100,000 Sand Springs and $75,000 Texas Glitter.

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Nyquist Among Eligibles for $1 Million Bonus in Florida Derby

Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale Graduates Have Shot a Lucrative Incentive

– The 65th running of the Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park April 2 will offer a $1 million incentive above and beyond the $1 million purse up for grabs in the major prep for the Triple Crown.

Horses that went through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of selected 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream last March are eligible to earn a $1 million bonus by winning this year’s Florida Derby. The bonus was announced before the prestigious sale that was held at Gulfstream March 4.

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Sunday, February 14 2016

Penwith Breaks Through in $200,000 Royal Delta (G2)

First Graded Stakes Win Spoils Dirt Debut of Favored Sandiva

– Godolphin Racing’s Penwith continued to reward her connections for their patience by turning away even-money favorite Sandiva and earn her first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Royal Delta (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

It was the second straight win for the 5-year-old Bernardini mare since returning from nearly a year between races to capture a one-mile optional claiming allowance Jan. 21 at Gulfstream for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

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Friday, February 12 2016

Gulfstream News & Notes: Fri 2/12

Undefeated 3-Year-Old Mohaymen Sizzles in Return to Work Tab Friday
Stonetastic Opens Season in Sunday’s $65,000 Miami Shores
Fond of Sarah Looking for First Stakes Win in Miami Shores

– Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen, undefeated winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) Jan. 30 in his sophomore debut, sparkled in his return to the work tab Friday morning.

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Wednesday, February 10 2016

Presidents Day Card Draws 270 Nominations

Holiday Program Features 12 Starter Stakes worth $680,000

– A total of 270 horses were nominated to 12 starter stakes worth $680,000 in purses that will comprise a special Presidents Day holiday card Monday Feb. 15 at Gulfstream Park.

The $60,000 Old Man Eloquent for 4-year-olds and up that have started for a claiming price of $35,000 or less going 1 1/16 miles on turf had the most nominations with 40, led by Grade 3 winner Quiet Force, two-time defending Sunshine Millions Turf winner Manchurian High, and stakes winners Golden Rifle, Key to Power, Rizwan and Sayler’s Creek.

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Saturday, February 06 2016

Mshawish Earns G1 Status on Dirt in Saturday’s Donn Handicap

Pletcher-Trained Veteran Like to Start Next in Dubai World Cup

– Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish joined elite company Saturday with his thoroughly commanding triumph in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

His two-length triumph gave the Todd Pletcher-trained 6-year-old Grade 1 credentials on dirt as well as turf, a fairly rare accomplishment in the Thoroughbred world. The winner of the 2015 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) clearly demonstrated his equal affinity for dirt Saturday while posting his second-strength stakes triumph on the main track at Gulfstream.

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Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)

Lukes Alley Posts Mild Upset in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)

Even-Money Favorite The Pizza Man Finishes Fifth in $350,000 Stakes

– Trying Grade 1 company for the first time, Melnyk Racing Stables consistent homebred Lukes Alley ran down stubborn pacesetter Shining Copper in the final yards to win the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) by a neck Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

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Friday, February 05 2016

Gulfstream Today 2.5.16

Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $508,090 for Saturday
Donn Day Card to Feature Guaranteed Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 Pools

– There was no unique winner of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 on Friday, leaving a jackpot carryover of $508,090.75 for Saturday’s stakes-filled 13-race program, highlighted by the 58th running of the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1).

Since it was last hit for $76,799.38 by one lucky bettor on Jan. 13, the popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 17 consecutive programs. The largest payout of the current Championship Meet was $262,634.84 on Jan. 7.

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Sunday, January 31 2016


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Pricedtoperfection ($11.40) was ridden to perfection by jockey Joel Rosario in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3) to give trainer Chad Brown his fifth straight win in the one-mile turf test for 3-year-old fillies.

Owned by Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, the bay filly came into the Sweetest Chant off a fast-finishing second in the Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 2, and tucked into a ground-saving spot in midfield as longshots Go Ro Ro Go and Born to Be Winner disputed the lead.

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Thursday, January 28 2016

Gulfstream Notes 1.28.16

Maturing Greenpointcrusader Returns to Action in Holy Bull (G2)
Conquest Big E Carries High Expectations into Holy Bull
Gold Takes Time-Will-Tell Approach with Awesome Banner

Maturing Greenpointcrusader Returns to Action in Holy Bull (G2)

Three months after ending his juvenile season running a troubled seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Grade 1 winner Greenpointcrusader is set to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

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Friday, January 22 2016

Gulfstream Park News & Notes: Fri 1/22

Undefeated Zulu Likely to Return in G2 Fountain of Youth
H. Allen Jerkens Stakes a Sentimental Spot for Simon

- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Stonestreet Stables’ Zulu is being pointed to the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.

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