Gulfstream Park Reports Big Numbers for July 4 Card

by | 07.05.2013 | 10:12am

Business has been booming at Gulfstream Park since it reopened for racing on June 25.

According to an article in the Blood-Horse, track officials report all-sources handle for the July 4 holiday card was $3.3 million, its best total in the three days of racing the facility has had so far.

The magazine also reports that the number of horses stabled at the track has increased to 650. Many trainers that have been based at Calder have moved their horses over to Gulfstream, since officials from Calder have stated that any horses stabled at the track that race at Gulfstream will not be allowed to return to the plant.

Read more at the Blood-Horse

  • harry

    Well on Saturday their card is so so weak. Who are those riders at Gulfstream Saturday. Calder and Summit of Speed card is much much much more appealing. Much bigger fields than Gulfstream . Ritvo can say all he wants but up to this point Gulfstream has had no compeitition. All this money they bet through simulcast not at track. Monday only 156.000 wagered on track out of over 2 million. I think the best is yet to come??? How about Maryland Mr.Stronach. Remember the 2 tracks you bought and well you have done NOTHING to upgrade. Sad!!

    • Hoops and Horses

      Aside from Saturday, I expect Gulfstream to win this battle long haul. Calder will win Saturday with the Summit of Speed, but Gulfstream will win the war.

    • CJP

      No competition? Wasn’t that the excuse used to downplay the July 1 handle? Last I checked, every major track in the country was running Thursday – except that dump Calder – and handle was still big. So try again Harry.

  • Tipton

    Gulfstream apparently lying to the horsemen. Now that several have shipped their stables from CRC to GP or Palm Meadows Gulfstream management is starting to change their stance on restricted access/free market…supposedly giving trainers major warnings about stabling at GP but running at CRC. It went from “Mr. Stronach doesn’t believe in that” to a Bronx Tale-esque “now yous can’t leave!”

    • CJP

      Love semi-declarative comments that use words like apparently and supposedly. Well researched comment, Tipton.

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