Florida horse racing

South Florida Racing Moves To Gulfstream Park West For Fall Turf Festival

With the conclusion of the Summer Meet at Gulfstream Park Sunday, Thoroughbred racing in South Florida will move to Gulfstream Park Wednesday for the Fall Turf Festival Meet. Live racing at Gulfstream Park West, located eight miles west of Gulfstream Park, will be conducted five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, through Nov. 24.  Racing […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: States Of Disruption

The dominos continued to fall this week for the U.S. horse racing industry from coast to coast. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss developments in California, Illinois and Florida and what they might mean for the sport going forward. Watch The Friday Show below and share your thoughts.

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Florida Horsemen Incensed By Latest Tactics At Oxford Downs

Horsemen’s organizations in Florida say the latest development at Oxford Downs has eliminated any shred of credibility the racetrack had left, and it didn’t really have any to begin with. Oxford has been running “races” for the past five years to maintain a card room license. During that time, the track has taken in more […]

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Gulfstream Park: Lakow To Take Over As VP Of Racing Operations

The Stronach Group announced today that Mike Lakow has been appointed Vice President of Racing Operations at Gulfstream Park. Lakow brings extensive knowledge and experience to Gulfstream Park and its world-renowned racing program in all facets of the industry.  Most recently he served as Racing Secretary for the New York Racing Association at Saratoga Race […]

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Longtime Florida Trainer Rene Mendez Dies At 84

Former Florida-based trainer Rene E. Mendez passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Daytona Beach, FL. He was 84 years old. Mendez, a Cuban-born jockey in the 1950s, later was an exercise rider for a number of East Coast trainers in the 1960s before becoming a trainer himself in 1975. With his wife Janet Mendez […]

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Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Up To $497K For Friday Twilight Card

The Rainbow 6 will offer a $497,629.11 carryover jackpot for Friday’s 2:15 p.m. twilight program at Gulfstream Park. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 19th consecutive program Thursday, when multiple tickets with six winners were each worth $2.042.34. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with […]

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Gulfstream Park Championship Meet: September Deadline Set For Stall Applications

Stall applications for Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, which begins Saturday, Nov. 30 are due by Friday, Sept. 6. Stall applications can be found at: http://www.gulfstreampark.com/docs/default-source/stall-application/winter-stall-application.pdf?sfvrsn=6 Gulfstream’s Championship Meet will play host to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series (G1), $1 million Florida Derby (G1), $1.1 million Claiming Crown, $400,000 Fountain of Youth […]

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Trainer Jorge Delgado Living Out His Dream As A Trainer At Gulfstream

Born into Thoroughbred racing, Jorge Delgado always wanted to be a trainer. He just never wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle in his native Venezuela. After attending a two-year school for training and then saddling just one starter in his homeland, Delgado set out to make his way in the […]

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Summit Of Speed Returns At Gulfstream, Features Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’

There has never been a shortage of searing heat in South Florida summers. At one time, though, sizzle was lacking. At least when it came to summer racing. No track understood that better at one time than Calder Race Course, which once held the summer dates for decades.  “It was kind of dead,” said former […]

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Memorial For J.J. Crupi Set For June 10 At OBS

A Celebration of Life for noted horseman James “J.J.” Crupi is scheduled for Monday, June 10th at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company auditorium, 1701 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala FL, 34474 at 4:30 p.m. James “J.J.” Crupi, who passed away on Thursday, May 23rd at the age of 79, enjoyed a long, distinguished career in the […]

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