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Abimael Medina doused with water after his first win at Gulfstream Park
Apprentice Medina Wins First Race Of His Career Friday At Gulfstream

Jockey Abimael Medina notched the first win of his career Friday at Gulfstream Park while guiding Sir Hannoun ($4.40) to a decisive victory in the fifth race. A native of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, the 10-pound apprentice moved to South Florida and learned his trade at Gulfstream Park West. “The trainer told me I was […]

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Jorge Ruiz
Argentinian Jockey Jorge Ruiz Making A Splash At Gulfstream Championship Meet

After guiding Star Mily to an 80-1 upset victory in a maiden claiming race last August, a jubilant Jorge Ruiz celebrated his first U.S. victory in the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle with an eye toward the 2016-2017 Championship Meet. “I want to compete with the best jockeys in the country. I’m looking forward to riding […]

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Paco Lopez rode five winners Friday at Gulfstream Park
‘Lucky Day’ For Lopez Sees Jockey Pilot Five Winners At Gulfstream

Jockey Paco Lopez’s productive Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park continued with a five-win performance Friday. The 31-year-old two-time Championship Meet titlist notched his fifth win of the day in the ninth race, a $49,000 optional claiming allowance, aboard Yourdreamsormine, who provided Lopez with his 2000th career victory at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 4. “I know […]

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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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