Thursday, January 01 2009

Frolic’s Dream & Elusive Heat Clash in Old Hat Sunday

Dare To Dream Farm’s Frolic’s Dream is undefeated in three starts for trainer Marty Wolfson, and Martin Schwartz’ Elusive Heat was brilliant winning her only start for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, and the two promising prospects will get the most attention in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies drawn for Sunday’s $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

Jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan has been aboard Frolic’s Dream in all of her starts and retains the mount in Sunday’s six-furlong test. Edgar Prado gets a return call on Elusive Heat. Frolic’s Dream is a roan/gray Florida homebred daughter of Smoke Glacken who won the $100,000 Cassidy Stakes by 12¾ lengths on Oct. 18 and $150,000 Joe O’Farrell Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 8 by 1¼ lengths in her last two starts at Calder after a winning debut.

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Hal’s Hope & Spectacular Bid Get Gulfstream Season Off to Fast Start

A full field of 14 older horses led by Hobeau Farm’s Delightful Kiss will go to the post for the $100,000 Hal’s Hope Handicap (G3), and eight 3-year-olds are set to clash in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes, the highlights of Saturday’s opening-day program at Gulfstream Park.

The Hallandale Beach, Fla. track will run on a five-day-a-week schedule, Wednesdays through Sundays, before closing on April 23. Post time for the first race daily is 1:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, December 31 2008


Hallandale, FL Facility Begins 79-Day Stand This Saturday, January 3

Hallandale, FL, Dec. 29 -- HorseRacing TV (TM) (HRTV) will provide complete coverage of one of Thoroughbred racing's signature race meetings when Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, FL opens its 70th annual race meeting this Saturday, January 3.

The Sunshine State's outstanding racing facility will kickoff its 79-date campaign with a 1:15 p.m. ET/10:15 a.m. PT post time. Gulfstream Park will conduct five-day race weeks (Wednesday-Sunday) through Closing Day, Thursday, April 23. A pair of $100,000 races -- the Spectacular Bid and the (Grade 3) Hal's Hope -- headline the Opening Day card.

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Tuesday, December 23 2008

Gulfstream Park Donates $25,000 Toward Hallandale Beach PAL’s Purchase of 15-Seat Van

Magna Entertainment Corp. Chairman Frank Stronach was on hand at Gulfstream Park Monday to present the keys to a 2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty® Extended Length XL van to the Hallandale Beach Police Athletic League.

“It is with great pleasure that Gulfstream Park and (its parent company) MEC makes this contribution to the community and to such a worthy organization as the PAL,” Mr. Stronach said. “We recognize that the key to a better society rests with its youth, and we recognize the many contributions that the PAL – through (Hallandale Police Chief) Tom Magill, Major Ken Cowley and Sergeant Paul Robert – have made. We take great pride in being able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

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Wednesday, December 10 2008

Stable-Area Population Continues to Grow at Gulfstream, Palm Meadows

With vans continuing to roll in on a regular basis since Thanksgiving, it will only be a matter of days before the barn areas in both Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park are operating at near-full capacity.

World-class racing returns to South Florida Jan. 3 when Gulfstream opens its 70th anniversary meet, with racing on a Wednesday-through-Sunday basis.

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Friday, November 21 2008

Nick Martinez Named Gulfstream Artist in Residence, 2009

Former jockey Nick Martinez has been named Gulfstream Park’s Artist in Residence for the 2009 meeting.

Gulfstream Park’s live program opens for a 79-day stand Jan. 3. Closing day will be April 23.

In making the announcement, Gulfstream Park President and General Manager Bill Murphy said, “As in years past, this was a difficult decision and it by no means is a judgment on the work of other artists. The program is designed to showcase the talents and various styles of today’s equine artists, and I believe all will agree that Nick certainly has his own style. He’s one of the finest talents of the age and he will have a contributing role in making this meet distinctive.”

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Tuesday, November 11 2008

Gulfstream Park’s Stable Area Opens; 2009 Meeting Not Far Away

Trainers Eddie Plesa Jr. and Billy Croll took their customary position at the head of the line Monday morning as the horse vans rolled in and Gulfstream Park’s stable gates swung open in anticipation of the 2009 meeting.

Gulfstream Park will be celebrating its 70th birthday when its live meet opens Jan. 3, or 54 days from today.

“All systems are ‘go’” for a fantastic meet in 2009,” said Gulfstream President and General Manager Bill Murphy.

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Thursday, October 30 2008

Gulfstream Park’s Luxury Boxes Available for Rent

Gulfstream Park announced today that its state-of-the-art box seats are now available for rent during the 2009 meeting, which begins Jan. 3.

The boxes offer their owners a grand view of the racetrack and a sense of luxury while keeping them in the midst of all the action at one of the nation’s foremost racetracks.

Each box has six Brielle chairs, known as the most comfortable in the outdoor-furnishings industry; granite countertops; a private TV and a self-serve betting terminal; a telephone; Internet access, and in-box food and beverage service.

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