Florida horse racing

Jockey And Grandfather Of Six: Gary Bain Still In The Saddle In South Florida

Being a jockey isn’t a long-term profession for very many riders, as struggles with weight and injuries take their toll after a couple of decades. South Florida rider Gary Bain doesn’t seem to have gotten that memo, however. At age 66, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel notes the grandfather of six is still going–and winning. Bain […]

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Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Pool Likely To Reach $1 Million For Thursday

Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 is expected to top $1 million Thursday as the 20-cent wager will have a carryover of $817,189.50. Entering Thursday’s 10-race program, the Rainbow 6 has gone unsolved for 21 consecutive racing days. The Rainbow 6 kicks off Thursday with the fifth race, a 7 ½ furlong turf event for fillies and mares. […]

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After Hanging Out His Shingle, Trainer Sweezey Always ‘Aiming Higher’

By mid-afternoon Monday, less than 24 hours after winning Sunday’s seventh race with his 6-year-old Florida-bred mare, Imperial Sea, Kent Sweezey was on the road to Lexington, Ky., looking to add key pieces to his barn from the offerings at the Keeneland April Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. Traveling long […]

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YMCA Program Brings Students To Gulfstream, Helps Them Plan For The Future

Gulfstream Park recently welcomed 35 students from the Fort Lauderdale YMCA STEP Program for a tour of its backstretch and meetings with several department heads to talk about various vocations. The STEP program (Supported Training Employment Program) is designed to help teens and young adults with special needs transition to independence and identify and explore […]

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Heat Is On Cookie Dough In G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks Saturday

Arindel’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Cookie Dough, overlooked making her first start in 22 weeks last month, figures to garner plenty of attention as she goes after her first career graded triumph over her home course in Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). Based at Gulfstream year-round with trainer Stanley Gold, Cookie Dough exits the one-mile […]

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From The Brink Of Death, Needles Became Florida’s Racing Hero, Inspiration For Breeding Industry

Stallion farms around the world have graveyards to honor the horses that built and sustained their operations. The heart and hooves of Needles rest on the property of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., instead of his home farm, because he belonged to the entire state of Florida. Needles set plenty of the milestones that future Florida-breds […]

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Tampa Trainer Darien Rodriguez’s Thirteen-Horse Operation Allows Him To Focus On The Details

With only 13 horses in his stable, Darien Rodriguez might go a week without making a start. But sharp bettors have learned to peruse the entries closely to avoid letting any of Rodriguez’s horses slip away. Since Jan. 27, the 39-year-old conditioner has won six times from 14 starters, with five seconds and two thirds. […]

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Navarro: ‘I Still Get Nervous For Every Horse’ From Claimers To Stakes Runners

After earning career victory No. 1,000 in Saturday’s Grade III Fred W. Hooper Stakes at Gulfstream Park with 6-year-old gelding Aztec Sense, trainer Jorge Navarro was quick to emphasize the teamwork behind his ongoing success. “I give thanks for my owners and my staff, because without them I probably would be sitting at 1 (victory),” […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Cosequin: The Cow Who Thinks She’s A Thoroughbred

When any farm animal grows up as a cherished pet instead of one of a herd, it’s natural to have a little species confusion. That’s the easiest explanation for why Bessie Cow, as the big white Brahma at South Fox Farm LLC is known, thinks she’s in training for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Now […]

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Rainbow 6 Carryover Up To $201K For Friday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for a fourth straight racing day at Gulfstream Park Thursday, producing a carryover jackpot of $201,965.30 for Friday’s program. Multiple tickets will all six winner were each worth $6,886.50. The popular multi-race wager was hit for a $188,900.81 jackpot payoff Dec. 9. After going unsolved for the first 12 […]

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