Wednesday, November 30 2011
Vexor on Fast Track for $100,000 Spectacular Bid
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – John Kimmel isn’t about to underestimate the competition in Saturday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but the veteran trainer’s primary concern will be focused on the sky.
With partly cloudy skies and only a slight chance of showers forecast for the opening day of Gulfstream’s 2011-2012 meeting, it looks like Kimmel will be able to relax and concentrate on Vexor’s task at hand in the six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds.
Friday, November 25 2011
Gulfstream’s Opening Day Spectacular Bid Draws 31 Nominations
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s opening day feature, the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 2-year-olds at six furlongs, drew 31 nominations, including Nashua Stakes (G2) winner Vexor, Jack Price Juvenile winner For Oby, and Keeneland 75th Anniversary winner Luke of York.
Gulfstream’s 2011-2012 racing season kicks off Saturday, December 3, with a first race post of 12:35 p.m. Opening day festivities include the return of the popular Breakfast at Gulfstream from 7-10 a.m. at the Tiki Hut and a handicapping seminar beginning at 11 a.m. in Sport of Kings with author and Daily Racing Form editor and publisher emeritus Steven Crist.
Thursday, November 17 2011
GULFSTREAM TO OFFER SUPER HI 5 WITH 15 PERCENT TAKEOUT
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today its wagering menu for the 2011-2012 racing season will include the introduction of the $1 Super Hi 5 and the return of the popular 10-cent Rainbow 6.
The Super Hi 5 will be a $1 wager. Fans will have to pick the first five finishers in the last race each day. If no one selects the first five finishers in the correct order, 75 percent of the wagering pool will be carried over.
Friday, November 11 2011
Gulfstream To Host New Floirda Sunshine Millions Day
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fl – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today it will be the exclusive host for the January 28 Florida Sunshine Millions Day.
The revamped Florida version of the Sunshine Millions will feature six races at Gulfstream Park, exclusively for Florida-breds, with a combined purse of $1.3 million. The previous nine editions of the Sunshine Millions showcased horses bred in Florida and California with the six races divided evenly between Gulfstream and Santa Anita.
Friday, October 28 2011
GULFSTREAM, PALM MEADOWS MAKING MARK AT BREEDERS’ CUP
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Led by Uncle Mo, Shackleford, Ruler On Ice and Stay Thirsty, 44 horses that either raced or wintered at Gulfstream Park and its state-of-the-art satellite training facility Palm Meadows have been pre-entered for the $26 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs November 4-5.
Eight of the 16 horses pre-entered in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic also either wintered or raced at Gulfstream or Palm Meadows. They are: Eclipse champion Uncle Mo, Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Ruler On Ice, Travers (G1) winner Stay Thirsty, Drosselmeyer, To Honor and Serve, Rattlesnake Bridge, Headache and 2010 Florida Derby (G1) winner Ice Box.
Saturday, October 22 2011
Gulfstream’s $3 Million Capital Improvements Underway
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fl – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino’s $3 million capital improvements project is in full swing as the world-class thoroughbred racing facility prepares for its December 3 opening.
Gulfstream is currently removing the Barco board from its infield, the three surrounding its walking ring and the two in the north and south towers to install six enhanced, higher resolution Daktronics LED displays. An additional LED board will be installed in the infield directly across from the Tiki Hut.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
Gulfstream & Palm Meadows Open Stable Areas
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fl – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino and its state-of-the-art satellite training center Palm Meadows opened its stable areas Wednesday, taking in the first horses that will race during the 2011-2012 meeting which begins December 3.
Approximately 60 horses arrived at the two facilities over the course of the morning. Eight horses trained by Cam Gambolati were the first to arrive at Gulfstream shortly after 7:30 a.m. Gambolati’s shippers included Soaring Empire, winner of Gulfstream’s Hal’s Hope Stakes (G3) last winter. Trainer Nick Canani arrived shortly after Gambolati with 26 horses.
Monday, August 29 2011
GULFSTREAM ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today a $3 million capital improvement project that will include the installation of six new Daktronics boards throughout the facility, approximately 250 stadium seats in the Tiki Hut area, and the addition of the Trakus system to enhance video and instantaneously digitize races.
Gulfstream will replace the Barco board in its infield, the three around its walking ring and the two in its north and south towers with enhanced, higher resolution Daktronics LED displays. An additional LED board will be installed in the infield directly across from the Tiki Hut to give fans a better view of the races.
Friday, August 05 2011
GULFSTREAM ANNOUNCES $9 MILLION STAKES SCHEDULE
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has announced today its 2011-12 race meet will feature 53 stakes races (33 graded) worth $9 million, highlighted by the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) on Saturday, March 31.
The 1 1/8th mile Florida Derby, which has produced the winners of 40 Triple Crown events in its 60-year history, will highlight a program featuring seven stakes races worth a total of $1.86 million. Six of the seven races will be graded, including the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2).
Thursday, June 16 2011
Gulfstream Announces Management Change
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today Steve Calabro has resigned as president and general manager to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family, who are located in New Jersey.
Mike Couch, director of gaming, will maintain the day-to-day operations of the casino while Timothy Ritvo, VP of Racing, will assume the responsibilities of the day-to-day operations of the building.
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.