Edited Gulfstream Press Staff Release – Four stakes on the newly-installed Tapeta course will be featured during Gulfstream Park’s Fall Meet, scheduled to get under way Thursday, Sept. 30 and run through Nov. 21.
The $60,000 Journeyman Stud Juvenile, a mile-and-70-yard race for Florida-bred 2-year-olds, will be the first stakes to be run over the all-weather Tapeta course an Oct. 23 program that will also feature the $60,000 Khozan Juvenile Fillies Sprint, a seven-furlong sprint for Florida-bred 2-year-old fillies on the main track.
The $60,000 Brethren Juvenile Fillies, a mile-and-70-yard race on Tapeta for Florida-bred 2-year-old fillies, is scheduled to be renewed a week later on an Oct. 30 program that will also offer the $60,000 Ocala Stud Juvenile Sprint, a seven-furlong stakes for Florida-bred 2-year-olds on dirt.
The $65,000 Cellars Shiraz, a mile-and-70-yard event on Tapeta for 3-year-old fillies, is scheduled for Nov. 5 and the $65,000 Showing Up, a mile-and-70-yard race on Tapeta for 3-year-olds, is slated for Nov. 6.
The Journeyman Stud Juvenile, Brethren Juvenile Fillies, Cellars Shiraz and Showing Up were all contested on turf last season during the final Gulfstream Park West Meet.
The first official race on the Tapeta track is scheduled for Sept. 23, when Gulfstream Park will make history, becoming the only racetrack in the Americas with the ability to conduct races on turf, dirt and Tapeta surfaces.