Gulfstream’s March 31 ‘Battle Of The Apron’ To Raise Funds For Aftercare Program

by | 03.21.2019 | 6:33pm
Gulfstream Park paddock

The heat will be on at Gulfstream Park, as well as some of the best dishes from South Florida's top chefs when the first Battle of the Apron is held Sunday, March 31, in Gulfstream's beautifully renovated Flamingo Room.

The inaugural Battle of the Apron will benefit Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC), which has successfully retrained more than 500 retired Thoroughbreds into successful second careers and “forever” homes.

Top chefs from some of South Florida's most popular restaurants, including Christine Lee's, the Yard House, Brio, Frankey's, Ten Palms, Chef Dee's and GG's Waterfront, will serve up their best recipes and guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dishes.

The Battle of the Apron will also include special guest judges from Gulfstream's world-class jockey colony and a silent auction including halters from 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Awesome Again, and stallion seasons to Shaman Ghost and Capo Bastone.

Tickets are $30 per person and can purchased at

“We're very excited about this inaugural event because we're hoping to make Battle of the Apron an annual event,” said trainer and Florida TRAC vice president Jena Antonucci. “We've received fantastic support from Gulfstream Park and we're extremely happy to be able to partner with so many great restaurants and chefs in South Florida.

“We believe this is not only a wonderful and unique opportunity to support Thoroughbred aftercare, but a great chance to get together and have great food in a wonderful environment and have a lot of fun.”

One of Florida TRAC's former residents, Cool Man Walkin, was recently adopted by Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center in Miami. The center was visited by Gulfstream Park jockeys Joe Bravo and Tyler Gaffalione.

Whispering Manes Video

For more information on Florida TRAC go to:

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