Fort Lauderdale Stakes

Instilled Regard Takes Fort Lauderdale Off The Layoff

OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard, a graded-stakes winner on dirt as a 3-year-old, matched the feat on turf before the end of his 4-year-old season thanks to a heady ride from reigning Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz Jr. in Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale […]

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Weekend Lineup: Solid Stakes Lineup At Gulfstream

This weekend’s graded stakes action is centered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, with four stakes planned on the 11-race card. The highlight will be the G3 Harlan’s Holiday, featuring fan-favorite Bodexpress taking on Todd Pletcher trainee Prince Lucky and the hard-knocking War Story over 1 1/16 miles. Earlier on the card, the G3 Sugar Swirl […]

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Channel Cat Taking Cut In Distance For Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale

Calumet Farm’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Channel Cat will back up to his shortest distance in seven months with an eye on January’s Pegasus World Cup International Day program for his next start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up on the […]

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Eclipse Finalist Glorious Empire ‘Picking Up The Pace’ Toward 2019 Debut

Matthew Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the top male turf horse of 2018, continues to progress toward his 8-year-old debut. Sidelined since an impressive triumph in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park over a field that included 13 graded-stakes winners, five of them Grade […]

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Shining Copper All The Way For Fort Lauderdale Victory

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Shining Copper fought back in the shadow of the finish line to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The multiple Grade 1 stakes-placed 8-year-old gelding was headed by 30-1 longshot One Go All Go in deep stretch, only to fight back to prevail in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes by […]

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Improving Flatlined Just Gets Up In Fort Lauderdale

Trainer Scooter Dickey had every reason to think that the best was yet to come from Flatlined when he saddled the 5-year-old son of Flatter for Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “The Flatters just get better with age, like I had with Flat Out. If they don’t go wrong, they’re at their […]

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Equibase Analysis: Heart To Heart Goes For Repeat In Fort Lauderdale

The Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes drew a full field of 12 turf runners, many with stakes credentials, but no more so than 2016 Fort Lauderdale winner Heart to Heart (ON). With 11 career wins, his bankroll stands less than two-thousand dollars short of a million, and from the rail we can be sure this […]

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Heart To Heart Nears Million-Dollar Mark After El Prado Victory

With an eye on bigger prizes at Gulfstream Park this winter, Heart to Heart got off to a hot start at the 2016-17 Championship Meet by winning the $100,000 El Prado on Saturday afternoon. Piloted by Julien Leparoux, the 5-year-old son of English Channel set a pressured pace in the 7 1/2-furlong turf race and […]

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Mshawish Takes Charge in Ft. Lauderdale

Despite swinging out wide on the far turn, Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park, earning his first stateside graded stakes victory in the process. Javier Castellano took a hard hold of Mshawish and settled him behind pace-setting Silver Freak, pouncing on the […]

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