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.
Wednesday, April 13 2011
GULFSTREAM TO DISPERSE RAINBOW 6 CARRYOVER APRIL 23
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park announced today any carryover of the 10-cent Rainbow 6 will be dispersed on Saturday April 23 to assure bettors across the country an opportunity to participate in the mandatory payout of the popular and historic wager
The current carryover of the Rainbow 6 is $1.17 million. Gulfstream’s final day of live racing will be April 24.
Monday, April 11 2011
The Isabella Angel Wins Feature. Life At Ten Second
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Isabella Angel rated well off the pace before storming by the tiring pacesetters to capture the featured $80,000 allowance at Gulfstream Park by five lengths Sunday.
Life At Ten, the 1-5 favorite ridden by John Velazquez, finished second, a nose better than third-place finisher Jehan. It was the first start for Life At Ten since losing contact with the field and finishing last in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs last fall.
Battula Rides First Career Winner
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Aparna Battula arrived at Gulfstream Park Sunday with more than a hunch that it would be a special day in her riding career.
“I knew I was going to win,” said the 23-year-old apprentice jockey after guiding River North to victory by a nose in the third race.