Florida horse racing

Bozzo, Oldest Winning Thoroughbred Trainer In History, Dies At 98

Jerry Bozzo, who passed away Sunday at the age of 98, will be remembered as the oldest winning Thoroughbred trainer in history,  as well as a gentleman and a scholar. “He was a great gentleman. It was a pleasure to ride for him, but it was also a pleasure to know him,” said jockey Luca […]

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Friday Rainbow 6 Carryover At Gulfstream Park West Up To $36,187

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot climbed to $36,187.04 Thursday when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the eighth consecutive program at Gulfstream Park West. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $314.72. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. […]

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Carlos David, Longtime Assistant To Jason Servis, Saddles First Winner

When Alta Bambina captured Wednesday’s third race at Gulfstream Park West, Carlos David hardly had a difficult time finding the winner’s circle to celebrate his first victory as a trainer. The 35-year-old native of Cali, Colombia certainly was no stranger to the winner’s circle during his five years as assistant to trainer Jason Servis in […]

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Rainbow 6 Carryover Up To $80K For Friday At Gulfstream Park West

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot rose to $80,009.93 for Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park West when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved Thursday for the ninth consecutive program. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,933.18. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Prepares For Record Stakes Schedule

Many of the top Thoroughbreds in training are expected to participate in the Tampa Bay Downs 2018-2019 stakes program, which includes 28 stakes races worth a record $3.74-million in purse money. The stakes schedule includes six graded races and a $1-million Festival Day program on March 9, highlighted by the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South […]

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Paco Lopez Returns To The Irons At Gulfstream For The Fall

Jockey Paco Lopez made an early return to South Florida Thursday, riding three horses on Thursday’s twilight program at Gulfstream Park. “I’m excited to be home. This is my home,” Lopez said. “I decided to come a little early instead of riding in Kentucky and New York.” The 32-year-old Mexico native, who has won numerous […]

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Claiming Crown To Remain At Gulfstream Park Through 2021

The Claiming Crown, which has seen unprecedented growth the past five years while being hosted at Gulfstream Park, will remain in South Florida through 2021. Gulfstream, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), announced Thursday a three-year agreement beginning in […]

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Gulfstream To Host Clasico Internacional Del Caribe Dec. 8

Gulfstream Park announced Thursday it will host the Clasico Internacional del Caribe – the Caribbean and Latin America’s premier Thoroughbred event – on Saturday, Dec. 8 during its Championship Meet. This will be the second consecutive year Gulfstream hosts the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, featuring five races for Thoroughbreds from eight Caribbean and Latin American […]

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FTBOA: Churchill Using ‘Bait And Switch’ At Calder, May Halt Racing In Favor Of Jai Alai

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association distributed the following statement to media late Thursday. Churchill Downs obtained a permit to host summer jai alai earlier this year, which may allow it to link the jai alai meet to its casino license, as opposed to a live racing meet. On Aug. 23, the leading representatives […]

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Dennis Ward Saddles 1,000th (And 1,001st) Career Winner Thursday At Gulfstream

Dennis Ward notched the 1,000th victory of his training career Thursday at Gulfstream Park, saddling Greely Is Back for a half-length score in the fifth race. Ward came right back in the sixth to saddle winner Dreaming of J C, who won by three lengths. Both winners are owned by Ridenjac Racing. Ward, the father […]

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