Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed Handle Up 30 Percent Over 2016

by | 07.01.2017 | 7:31pm
Trainer Luis Carvajal and jockey Javier Castellano celebrate Imperial Hint's Smile Sprint victory

Gulfstream Park set a record on Summit of Speed Day with total handle Saturday of $12,660,617.

Saturday's handle eclipsed the previous year's handle of $9,702 million by 30 percent and the 2015 handle of $8,071 by 50 percent.

The 14-race card featured victories by Curlin's Approval in the Breeders' Cup “Win & You're In” Princess Rooney (G2) and Imperial Hint in the Breeders' Cup “Win & You're In” Smile Sprint (G3). Jockey Luis Saez flew in from New York to win three races, including the Princess Rooney and Azalea aboard Who's the Lady, while Javier Castellano won aboard Imperial Hint. Jockey Edgard Zayas won three races, including two stakes.

In its last year at Calder in 2013, total handle on the Summit of Speed program was $4.678 million. After Calder did not run the Summit in 2014, Gulfstream focused on rejuvenating summer racing and the Summit of Speed.

“We want to thank the fans throughout the country for making Saturday's Summit of Speed a success,” said P.J. Campo, Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group and General Manager of Gulfstream Park. “Horsemen continue to support our summer program with great racing. We witnessed some incredible performances today by our equine and human athletes.

“We will continue to build summer racing in Florida and we're excited about the rest of our holiday weekend culminating with our free Grand Illumination fireworks show.”

  • J

    They are making alot of Money & do nothing for the Fans. Limited Air Conditioning & Very Hot. Most of the money was made thru simulcast.

    Three RULES was the Best.

    • theosmachine

      I’m sure there was plenty of AC in the casino.

  • bocapunter

    Take it easy, guys. I’m a regular and I have to say it was a pretty good betting card. It looked like they raised purses. We’re lucky that the place didn’t give way to high rises. Find your cool spot and bet online.

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