Saturday, December 14 2013
Gulfstream News & Notes December 14
Harlan’s Holiday Possible for Nikki’s Sandcastle
Hy Kodiak Warrior Returns in Sunday Allowance
Wolfson Has Options in Sunday’s $100,000 South Beach
Friday, December 13 2013
GULFSTREAM TODAY 12.13.13
Zaikov Sparkles in Return from Nine-Month Layoff at Gulfstream
Pletcher Trainee Captures Six-Furlong Allowance in 1:08.73
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Undefeated Zaikov punctuated jockey Javier Castellano’s record-setting day at Gulfstream Park Friday with a thoroughly dazzling return from a nine-month layoff in the sixth race.
Ana Luisa makes North American debut in crowded South Beach
Sixteen fillies and mares entered for Sunday’s turf sprint stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Brazilian import Ana Luisa will have plenty of company when she makes her first start on American soil in Sunday’s $100,000 South Beach at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream News & Notes December 13
Speechify Looks to Get Back on Track
What a 'Coup' for Brown
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- After winning his first two starts at Gulfstream Park, Speechify looked to be on his way to bigger and better things for owner Team Valor International. He will get a chance to get back on track in Saturday’s fifth race, a six-furlong optional claiming event.
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.
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.
$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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.