Strike Power, Tip Sheet Put In Final Breezes For Florida Derby
Courtlandt Farms’ Grade 3-winning homebred Strike Power put an exclamation point on his final major preparation for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31 with a bullet half-mile breeze over Gulfstream Park’s main track Friday morning. Working in company with regular exercise rider Juan Oyola up, Strike Power was clocked in 47.87 seconds, the fastest of 27 […]
The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Safety Concerns?
While the Thoroughbred racing industry has made great strides in recent years to better protect horses and jockeys, there are still areas of concern. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the topic of safety with input from Hall of Fame jockey and Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez. Where […]
‘He Needed Me And I Needed Him’: OTTB Excels In Partnership With Gulfstream Outrider
Opening Wager, a retired Ohio-bred stakes winner, is yet another Thoroughbred who has not only transitioned to a successful second career but has become an integral part of the South Florida racing community as Gulfstream Park outrider Hayley Hoffman’s pony. The 15-year-old son of Maximum Wager, who ran 32 times, was adopted by Hoffman five […]
Rescued Thoroughbred Brings Comfort To High School Student After Parkland Shooting
Gulfstream Park will celebrate Thoroughbred Aftercare Saturday, March 24 with a variety of events including stories of retired Thoroughbreds who are making an impact on the lives of others. One of those is Touch, an unraced mare by Pass the Line who has been a tremendous form of comfort and therapy in the wake of […]
‘Push-Button’ Promises Fulfilled Tunes Up For Florida Derby
Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled tuned up for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Saturday during a four-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park. The workout for the historic March 31 Triple Crown prep, caught by Daily Racing Form clockers in 48.20 seconds, was the 3-year-old son of Shackleford’s first since his front-running victory in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth […]
The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Other March Madness?
When they start playing college hoops all day on a weekday, you know it’s also time for the Road to the Kentucky Derby to heat up. Last week’s trio of Derby preps, including that thrilling San Felipe stretch duel and stewards’ controversy was one heckuva buzzer beater and certainly set things in motion. On this […]
North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record
The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]
TCI: Weekend Preview, What Happened To Good Magic?
In this week’s edition of TCI, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham break down the biggest weekend of critical Kentucky Derby prep action to date, including a surprise race that is sure to be under the radar in comparison to the big three: the Tampa Bay Derby, Gotham & San Felipe. Jon & Joel hit all […]