Florida Derby

Signalman ‘Solid’ In Fountain Of Youth Tune-Up; Harvey Wallbanger To Wait For Florida Derby

Graded-stakes winner Signalman breezed five furlongs in 1:02.52 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, turning in a ‘solid’ tune-up for next Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), the 1 1/16-mile final prep for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. “It was a nice solid workout. We wanted a maintenance breeze. We didn’t want […]

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Former $16,000 Claimer Maximum Security Turns Heads At Gulfstream Park

Undefeated in three career starts, the sophomore colt who broke his maiden for a $16,000 tag could make his next start in the Florida Derby, according to XBTV. A homebred for Gary and Mary West, Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) turned heads at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday with an 18 1/4-length romp in a starter allowance […]

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McPeek Ponders Next Starts For Signalman, Harvey Wallbanger

Kenny McPeek-trained Signalman and Harvey Wallbanger breezed at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for upcoming stakes on the Road to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. Signalman, who captured the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs in his 2018 finale, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.11. The workout, the third fastest […]

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Maximus Mischief ‘Plenty Fit’ For Holy Bull, Despite Weather Woes

Cash is King and LC Racing’s undefeated Grade 2 winner Maximus Mischief galloped over Gulfstream Park’s main track Sunday morning, less than a week before he is expected to be favored for his sophomore debut in the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2). The 30th running of the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull is the next step […]

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Pletcher: Hot Pegasus Pace Will Play To Audible’s Advantage

Todd Pletcher-trained Audible’s stock in Saturday’s $9-million Pegasus World Cup (G1)  plunged when the 4-year-old colt was upset at 1-10 odds in his Gulfstream Park prep for the 1 1/8-mile event for older horses. The New York-bred son of Into Mischief lost the Dec. 15 Harlan’s Holiday (G3) by a half-length, faltering late after closing […]

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Flavien Prat Named To Ride Audible In Pegasus World Cup

Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president and […]

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Audible ‘In Good Form’ Through Penultimate Pegasus Workout

Audible, the 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.91 Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. “Audible’s training really well. I’ve been pleased with all of his works, particularly this morning. It was a good, solid five-eighths […]

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‘Resolute’ Mihos Puts Jerkens On Derby Trail With Mucho Macho Man Win

Centennial Farms’ Mihos rallied off the pace to make his stakes debut a winning one in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park. The Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes on Gulfstream’s Road to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), was the last of five stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday’s 11-race program. Mihos, […]

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Gulfstream Park Posts Record Handle Of Over $2 Billion In 2018

A record $2.01 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2018, representing a $122.7 million increase over the previous record in 2017. Live wagering was up from $1.632 billion to $1.750 billion despite two fewer days of racing. Gulfstream’s 2018 highlights included the second-running of the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), won by Gun […]

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Pegasus World Cup Double Highlights 80th Anniversary Meet At Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park will celebrate its 80th anniversary during the 2018-2019 Championship Meet, honoring a long tradition of Thoroughbred racing while also envisioning a future of sustained success through innovation. Gulfstream Park takes pride in having hosted racing’s all-time great horses and horsemen during its storied history and looks forward to maintaining its stature among the world’s […]

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