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Gunnevera wins the Fountain of Youth
Gulfstream’s Fountain Of Youth Day Reports Record Handle Of $26.693 Million

Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Day – highlighted Saturday by nine stakes races and Gunnevera’s impressive 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth – handled a record $26.693 million. Total handle on the 13-race program eclipsed the previous record set last year of $24.291 million. “It was a great afternoon highlighted by the […]

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Gulfstream Lowers Minimum Wager On Pick 3

Gulfstream Park announced today it will lower the minimum wager on its Pick 3 to 50 cents beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Pick 3 had been a $1 minimum bet. “After careful consideration and feedback from our bettors, we decided that lowering the minimum on the Pick 3 would make the bet more accessible to […]

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Irish War Cry wins the Holy Bull
Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Program Handles Record $19.7 Million

One week after establishing an all-time record for total handle of $40.2 million, Gulfstream Park’s 12-race Holy Bull program Saturday handled $19.775 million. It was a record handle on Holy Bull Day, topping the previous mark of $17 million last year. Saturday’s Holy Bull program included five stakes races including the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy […]

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By winning the Pegasus World Cup, Arrogate topped $11 million in earnings
Gulfstream Sets All-Time Handle Record On Pegasus World Cup Saturday

Gulfstream Park set an all-time handle record of $40.217 million Saturday on its 12-race program highlighted by the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), won by Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate. The record topped the previous mark in Gulfstream’s state-of-the-art facility of $32.082 million set last year on the […]

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Gun Runner (Candy Ride) wins the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on 11.25.2016. Florent Geroux up, Steve Asmussen trainer, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney's Farm owners.
Gun Runner’s Connections Opt Out Of Pegasus World Cup Consideration

It was announced early last week that Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner was a candidate for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, when owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm made a deal with Pegasus slot-holder Mick Ruis. That deal was contingent upon lifting of the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds, […]

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Racing at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

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Mucho Macho Man in his Sunshine Millions Classic victory in 2014.
Florida: $300,000 Purse Cut For Sunshine Millions Series

The Sunshine Millions card, to be held the same weekend as the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park, has had its purses cut from $900,000 to $600,000 in 2017, reports the Daily Racing Form. Four of the event’s five races will now be worth $100,000 apiece, with the Sunshine Millions Classic down to $200,000. “Usually, the […]

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Racing at Gulfstream Park
Claiming Crown Handle Rises To Record $11 Million At Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park’s total handle on Saturday’s Opening Day program for the Championship Meet, highlighted by the 18th edition of the Claiming Crown, was a record $11.115 million. The previous record Claiming Crown handle of $10.362 million was set last year, also on Gulfstream’s Opening Day program. Handle has risen all five years that Gulfstream has […]

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A string of horses at Gulfstream Park, seen in Marcus Vitali's tack, were listed as being trained by Allan Hunter
Vitali Barred From Entry Box At Tampa Bay Downs, Hunter Ordered To Vacate Gulfstream Barn Area

Two months after he was ruled off at Gulfstream Park, trainer Marcus Vitali will not be permitted to enter horses at Tampa Bay Downs, according to track officials there. Vitali had entered Silver Wraith, a 3-year-old maiden in the track’s fourth race on the Nov. 26 opening day card and was an also-eligible. On Saturday […]

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Gulfstream Park West turf course
Unscathed By Hurricane, Gulfstream Park West Meet Kicks Off Saturday

The 2016 Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West is scheduled to get under way Saturday, having emerged unscathed from the threat of Hurricane Matthew that had prompted a three-day postponement. Sister facilities Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL and Palm Meadows Training Center in Palm Beach County were also unaffected by the hurricane. Horses […]

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