Sunday, March 13 2011

Tackleberry Wins Gulfstream Park ‘Cap

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Tackleberry, owned and trained by Luis Olivares, won his third stakes race of the meet Saturday when he gamely held off seven opponents down the stretch to win the 67th-running of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2)

Tackleberry, who covered the mile in 1:35.23 for jockey Javier Santiago, previously won the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 29 and the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G2) Feb. 12. The 4-year-old gelding has won eight of 12 races and has won stakes races from six furlongs to 1 1/8th miles.

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Joes Blazing Aaron Wires Field In Palm Beach

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Joseph Witek’s Joes Blazing Aaron, who wired a field of $50,000 claimers Feb. 17 at $73.30-1, led from gate-to-wire once again Saturday under jockey Orlando Bocachica to win the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3) by 1 ¾ lengths over

Joes Blazing Aaron, a 3-year-old gelded son of Graeme Hall trained by Allen Hunter Jr.,, covered a firm 1 1/8th mile course in 1:47.85. Favored Queen’splatekitten was a head in front of third-place finisher Newsdad.

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Gulfstream News & Notes, March 12 2011

Division leading fillies and mares will be in the spotlight next weekend at Gulfstream Park with renewals of the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) at seven furlongs highlighting the Saturday program and the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (G3) to be run at 1 ½ miles on turf on Sunday.

Starlight Partners and C.E. Glasscock’s 4-year-old Hilda’s Passion was impressive winning the last Graded stakes for filly and mares on the Gulfstream stakes schedule, drawing off to win the 6 ½-furlong Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) by 2 ½ lengths on Feb. 13.

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Saturday, March 12 2011

Castellano In Front, Farthest Land Gets Second Start Back

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s 6-year-old gelding Furthest Land won a one-mile allowance race over the Gulfstream Park turf course on Mar. 5 in his first start since June, and will be among the choices in an open $66,400 allowance on Sunday over the course and distance, a race likely to yield a contender or two for the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (G3) to be run on Florida Derby Day, Sun., Apr. 3.

Jockey Julien Leparoux gets a return call on Furthest Land for trainer Mike Maker, who put in the claim for the son of Smart Strike for the Ramseys for $35,000 at Belmont Park in October of 2008. Furthest Land went on to score his biggest career victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita in the fall of 2009.

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Monday, March 07 2011

Gulfstream News & Notes - March 6

Mobilizer Returns in Thursday Allowance Feature

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - When Stronach Stable’s 4-year-old Canadian homebred colt Mobilizer was last seen under colors he was the lukewarm favorite making his fifth career start in the $1 million Queens Plate at Woodbine on July 4 for trainer Roger Attfield, but dropped out of contention in the upper stretch to finish 10th of 13.

Mobilizer is entered to return to competition in Thursday’s $55,600 ‘a other than’ allowance feature going one mile on turf at Gulfstream Park with Javier Castellano named to ride in a full field of 12. The son of Motivator has made all of his five starts on Polytrack surfaces, beginning with a third-place debut at Keeneland last April.

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Equestrio Gets Best Of Stablemate Dialed In

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable’s Equestrio took the lead entering the stretch and held off his stablemate and Florida Derby (G1) contender Dialed In to win a 1 1/8th-mile allowance race Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

Equestrio, a 4-year-old son of Elusive Quality, covered the distance in 1:51.12 while beating his 3-year-old stablemate by a half length. The first two finishers are both trained by Nick Zito. It was 4 ¼ lengths behind to Valerius in third.

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Saturday, March 05 2011

Coa Receives Winning Jockey’s Share of ‘Mucho’ Purse

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Eibar Coa received a visit Thursday evening from a special friend with a special gift.

Coa, the regular rider of Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Mucho Macho Man before breaking a vertebrae Feb. 18, was visited by the colt’s majority owner Dean Reeves. During an emotional visit, Reeves presented Coa with a check for $18,000. The sum signified the amount of money Coa would have received had he been aboard Mucho Macho Man for his victory Feb. 19 in the Risen Star (G3) at Fair Grounds.

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Gulfstream News & Notes, March 4 2011

Apriority Returns in Saturday Allowance

Emerging star Apriority returns to Gulfstream Park Saturday in a 6-1/2-furlong allowance race, carded as the eighth race. The 4-year-old son of Grand Slam was a fast-closing second in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Santa Anita on Jan. 29, falling short of victory by just a head.

“He ran huge. They got away from him a little bit the first part of it; he just couldn’t make up the ground in time,” trainer David Fawkes said. “We gave him a little bit of a break and didn’t run him back to quick. He’s doing good.”

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Thursday, February 24 2011


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced Thursday it will race year-round, beginning July 1.

Timothy Ritvo, VP of Racing, said Gulfstream will continue to race five-days a week during its current meet, which ends April 24. Beginning in July, Gulfstream will run year-round through June 30 of 2012. Ritvo said the decision was made during a Friday meeting with Frank Stronach, Chairman and CEO of MI Developments Inc., parent company of Gulfstream Park.

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Twilight Meteor In Canadian Turf Sunday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Peachtree Stable’s 7-year-old Twilight Meteor, winner of the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (G3) in 2009 when trained by Todd Pletcher, comes back in Sunday’s renewal of the one-mile grass course fixture in the care of trainer Marty Wolfson, who won back-to-back renewals of the Canadian Turf in 1995-96 with The Vid.

Jockey Alex Solis gets a return call on Twilight Meteor in the wide-open field of 10 after they teamed up to finished an even fifth last out in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) on Feb. 5, beaten only 2 ¼ lengths for it all. The son of Smart Strike was sidelined for 20 months after the Canadian in 2009 and returned to finish third in an allowance at Calder and win the Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) at Calder in the fall.

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Timing’s Right for Soldat

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Who’s going to complain about spending the winter in Florida? Not Kiaran McLaughlin.

The New York-based trainer has spent the past several winters at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training center in Boynton Beach, and he couldn’t more pleased with his stay this year, particularly as it concerns Soldat.

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To Honor and Serve Draws No. 7 Post in Saturday’s Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The ‘Road’ to the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) grows wider and faster Saturday at Gulfstream Park as Live Oak Plantation’s To Honor and Serve makes his 3-year-old debut as the solid favorite in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at 1 1/8 miles with John Velazquez aboard for trainer Bill Mott.

They teamed up to win the nine-furlong Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct by two lengths last out on Nov. 27 in a performance that stamped him with most observers as at least second best of his crop behind undefeated Eclipse champion Uncle Mo, the latter expected to make his first start of the year in the Timely Writer overnight stakes at Gulfstream on Sat., Mar. 12.

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