HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park will open Saturday, Dec. 1 with more than $1 million in customer-friendly improvements including a new 25-table restaurant overlooking the walking ring and 32 box suites overlooking the finish line.
The cost of the off-season improvements exceeded $1 million.
"Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group are committed to finding ways to upgrade our state-of-the-art facility and making customer service a priority," said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo. "Our customers wanted a unique dining experience near our walking ring that overlooks the fountain and the horses. The Fountain Club will provide such a location. Meanwhile the 32 boxes facing the track will each have six seats and will give our guests another unique location to spend the afternoon watching the races."
Along with the new boxes and Fountain Club, Gulfstream has replaced the roofs on 12 barns on its backstretch. "Along with constantly updating our main building, it's important we continue updating our barn area," Ritvo added. "Horsemen both locally and nationally have been enthusiastic supporters and partners of Gulfstream Park. Our relationship with the horsemen is very important and one we want to continue growing."
Gulfstream kicks off its 90-day meet Dec. 1 with the $850,000 Claiming Crown. First race post is 12:45 p.m.