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Sunday, December 08 2013

Gulfstream Today: 12.8

Castellano closing in on North American earnings record
McGaughey firster wins debut for Phipps Stable

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two-time defending Gulfstream Park riding champion Javier Castellano won three races on Sunday’s card and inched closer to breaking Ramon Dominguez’s all-time North American single-season earnings record.

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Gulfstream News & Notes December 8

Sunshine Millions Next for Ribo Bobo
Zito Turns the Page with Nevada Kid

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Jason Servis may have a pair of contenders for owner Mr. Amore Stable in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint, which will be run at Gulfstream Park in six weeks on January 18.

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$100,000 Sunshine State Quotes

Trainer Robert Dibona (Star Harbour): “It’s very exciting to claim a horse and to be able to run at this kind of level. You can pay a million dollars and not get a horse like this. He’s happy; he likes it here; he’s fast; they’re going to have to deal with him.

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Gulfstream Today 12.7

Miss Besilu Breaks Maiden

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - After watching Miss Besilu, a $2.9 million weanling purchase, break her maiden in Saturday's first race for owner Besilu Stables, owner Ken Ramsey shouted from the top of the scale house to winning assistant trainer Kenny McCarthy, "Kenny, I got outbid for that one."

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Nevada Kid Gives Zito Another Crowning Achievement in $200,000 Jewel

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Nick Zito notched another crowning achievement at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

Zito, who built his Hall of Fame career on success in the Triple Crown, ruled the day in yesterday’s $1 million Claiming Crown by saddling Nevada Kid for a victory in the $200,000 Jewel, the last and richest of eight races run in honor of Thoroughbred racing’s most enduring competitors, the claiming horse.

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Major Marvel Glimmers in $125,000 Emerald

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Major Marvel missed by a head in the 2012 Emerald at Gulfstream, but made amends this time with a perfect trip as the 8-5 chalk. The Ramseys won the Tiara with Deanallenskitten earlier on the Claiming Crown card.

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Saturday, December 07 2013

Jackson Bend Seeks to Make Amends in Sunday’s Sunshine State

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Two starts after nearly winning a Grade1 stakes at Saratoga, Jackson Bend ran in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park on Nov. 9, carrying the high expectations of the bettors and trainer Stanley Gold.

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Gulfstream: Prospect Prospectus

Promising 2-year-olds Kick off Saturday's Gulfstream Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream's Championship Meet has historically been a proving ground for youngsters from the nation's leading stables. Last winter, the speedy Verrazano was a stylish debut winner for trainer Todd Pletcher on New Year's Day, while eventual Kentucky Derby winner Orb started his rise to prominence for trainer Shug McGaughey in a first-level allowance on January 26. That day's card also featured another future star in Close Hatches, who aired in her unveiling for trainer Bill Mott and is a likely Eclipse Award finalist as champion 3-year-old filly.

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Gulfstream News & Notes December 6

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Stan Gold regarded Grande Shores as one of his top 2-year-olds when the Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred launched his career in 2010.

After completing his juvenile season, in which he was stakes-placed, the son of Black Mambo was stricken with a major case of colitis that kept him away from the races for a year. Having recovered sufficiently to resume his racing career, Grande Shores’ performance on the track was clearly compromised by the effects of his illness.

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Castellano makes triumphant return to Gulfstream in defense of riding title
$1Million Claiming Crown highlights Saturday’s 10-race card
Russian jockey wins first race in United States

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Friday, December 06 2013

Trainer Dallas Keen and Wife Establish Retirement Program


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - A horse like Deputiformer might not be your typical headline maker, but the redoubtable gelding epitomizes the type of runner celebrated in Saturday’s Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park.

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Claiming Crown Returns To Champion Racing’s Most Enduring Competitors

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Claiming Crown will return to Gulfstream Park Saturday, marking the first major event of the South Florida track’s 2013-2014 Champions Meet.

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