Wednesday, January 14 2015
Toasting Looks for Redemption in Sunshine Millions Distaff
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – In her three-year race career, West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting has displayed moments of brilliance, winning the Dream Rush Stakes over now multiple graded stakes winner Merry Meadow, running head to head with the highly regarded Wedding Toast in the Comely Stakes (G3), and earning her way into the starting gate in three Grade 1 events.
Bad Debt Tries Again in $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Still showing the competitiveness and consistency that has earmarked his career, Bad Debt will open his 8-year-old campaign in a familiar spot.
A 15-time winner who has hit the board in 42 of 57 career starts over five racing seasons, the bay Grand Reward gelding will compete for the fourth consecutive year in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf, one of five stakes races worth $700,000 on the 13th annual Sunshine Millions program.
Wildcat Red, East Hall Set to Renew Rivalry in Sunshine Millions Classic
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – East Hall followed up an impressive triumph in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) with a decisive two-length decision over Wildcat Red in the Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West on Nov. 8. It was the first time the Bill Kaplan-trained gelding got the better of his fellow Florida-bred, who had finished ahead of him in their first four meetings.
Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Draws Diverse Field
Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Draws Diverse Field
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Several out-of-town horses led by multiple New York-bred stakes winner Effie Trinket help comprise a diverse field for the $100,000 Filly & Mare Turf. Pennsylvania-breds Dame Dorothy, Peace Talk and Waterway Run and Maryland-bred Awesome Flower are also entered.
Palm Meadows Blazes Trail With First Standing MRI
First Thoroughbred Track or Training Center in North America to Have Standing MRI
BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Palm Meadows, the satellite training center of Gulfstream Park and state-of-the-art facility conceived and designed by Frank Stronach, has become the first Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America to have a standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit.
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Stakes Advances: Louisiana Stakes
ALBANO KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN IN LOUISIANA STAKES
NEW ORLEANS (Monday, January 12, 2015) – Brereton C. Jones’ Albano will look to kick off what could be a breakthrough year for the son of Istan when he heads a six-horse field for the 69th running of the 1 1/16-mile Listed $75,000 Louisiana Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday afternoon. Trained by Larry Jones, the bay 4-year-old exits a sophomore season that saw him win the Grade III $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, finish second to subsequent Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern in the Grade I $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational and place in three other graded stakes. Since returning to training, the Kentucky-bred has worked phenomenally, including five bullet works in his last seven moves – highlighted by a five-furlong breeze in :59.60 on Jan. 6. Kerwin Clark rides from post five.
Sunday, January 11 2015
SAN PASQUAL STAKES QUOTES
MARTIN GARCIA, HOPPERTUNITY, WINNER: “I rode him with a lot of confidence; I knew I had the best horse. I just let him break, I saved ground on the rail and I knew they were going fast up front so I just had to wait. I expected that and more.”
SHAM STAKES QUOTES
ELVIS TRUJILLO, CALCULATOR, WINNER: “It was a perfect trip. I went wide because I’d rather go wide than be in between horses, or caught inside. I wanted a clean trip. He did it very easy today. Stretching out will be no problem for him; he’s very good.”
Monday, January 05 2015
Miami Shores Stakes
Wolfson Has Strength in Numbers for Wednesday’s Miami Shores Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Marty Wolfson has strength in numbers for Wednesday’s $60,000 Miami Shores Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
The veteran trainer is represented by five entries in a field of 12 for the seven-furlong event for fillies and mares. Although Wolfson may not actually saddle all five for the Miami Shores, he’ll still have a formidable group for the featured ninth race on a 10-race card.
Monday, December 29 2014
Mucho Macho Man Stakes to Kick off Gulfstream’s Road to Florida Derby
First Stakes for 3-Year-Olds to Highlight Card with Four Other Stakes Saturday
Nominees Set for Dania Beach (G3), Old Hat (G3), Ginger Brew, Spectacular Bid
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes is scheduled to kick off Gulfstream Park’s Road to the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) Saturday, highlighting a card of five stakes, including the $100,000 Dania Beach (G3) and $100,000 Old Hat (G3).
Friday, December 26 2014
Gulfstream News & Notes - Fri 12/26
Prado’s Return ‘Day to Day’
Wildcat Red Breezes 5 Furlongs
Weekend Pool Guarantees
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Edgar Prado was off his mounts Friday, still recovering from a spill in Tuesday’s seventh race. Prado’s agent, Bob Klesaris, said the popular Hall of Fame rider is “day to day,” after Prado went down when his mount, Equilibrium, clipped heels with another horse.
David Jacobson, winning trainer of Salutos Amigos (No. 4): "He was spectacular, as usual. The race laid out just the way we thought it would, with Dads Caps and Green Gratto setting the early pace. [Jockey] Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] did an amazing job again; there's not that much to say. We were hoping he would get through [along the inside], and then [Irad] lost his stick. It gets to be a concern, but this horse went into the race as good as he's ever gone into a race. It was a great performance and a great ride by Irad."
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