“In recent years Gulfstream Park has proven itself to be an invaluable friend to the Guild and jockeys everywhere,” said John Velazquez, Guild President. “We thank Frank Stronach (Chairman of MEC, owner of Gulfstream Park) and Bill Murphy (track president and General Manager) for their continued support, deep commitment and invaluable friendship.”
“Riders risk life and limb every time they get into the saddle,” said Mr. Murphy. “Gulfstream and MEC have a long-running, positive relationship with America’s riders. Sympathetic state lawmakers also deserve credit for putting this law in the books, and we look forward to working with them in the future, expanding this program and creating programs for thoroughbred retirement.”
Saturday’s presentation came between the Holy Bull Stakes and the debut of Barbaro’s brother, Nicanor.