Gulfstream Park Oaks

Favored Point Of Honor Rebounds In Black-Eyed Susan

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing’s Point of Honor rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the Gulfstream Park Oaks to capture Friday’s G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico as the 5-2 favorite. The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin carried jockey Javier Castellano to his fifth win on the card (his fourth in a stakes race), defeating […]

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Kentucky Oaks: Champagne Anyone ‘Excelling,’ Street Band ‘Feeling Good’

Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade II) winner Champagne Anyone along with Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) victor Street Band highlighted a chilly Monday morning training session at Churchill Downs as they began to ramp up their preparations for the $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on May 3. Champagne Anyone, with regular rider Chris Landeros in the […]

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Champagne Anyone Posts $17.20 Upset In Gulfstream Park Oaks

Six Column Racing and Randall Bloch’s Champagne Anyone, third in back-to-back graded events earlier at the Championship Meet, gave her connections reason to celebrate by rallying past pacesetter Cookie Dough in mid-stretch and holding off favored Dunbar Road for her first career stakes triumph in Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). The 49th running of […]

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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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Coach Rocks Blows By Take Charge Paula In Gulfstream Oaks

Bet down to 5-2 from her 8-1 morning-line odds, Roddy Valente, RAP Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Coach Rocks came flying late to capture the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks by a half-length on Florida Derby Day. The sophomore filly by Oxbow earned 100 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, guaranteeing herself a spot in the […]

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Take Charge Paula Seeks To Regain Winning Ways In Gulfstream Park Oaks

Four weeks after having her streak snapped at three consecutive stakes, Peter Deutsch’s Take Charge Paula seeks a return to her winning ways in Saturday’s $250,000, Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. The 48th running of the 1 1/16-mile Gulfstream Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies is one of seven stakes, five graded, worth $2.3 million in purses […]

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‘Ultra-Impressive’ Salty Will Require Late Nomination To Enter Kentucky Oaks

Trainer Mark Casse reported Sunday morning that Salty, the impressive winner of the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) Saturday, will ship to Churchill Downs this week. Salty, who won her first start in a stakes in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, came from off the pace to blow away seven rivals in the 1 1/16-mile race […]

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Salty Stretches Out With Success In Gulfstream Park Oaks

Making her first start around two turns, even-money favorite Salty put her connections on the road to the Kentucky Oaks with an impressive 4 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks on the Florida Derby day undercard. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Joel Rosario, Salty – a 3-year-old filly by Quality […]

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Weekend Lineup: Can First Round Of 100-Point Preps Clarify This Muddy Derby Picture?

This may well be one of the most confusing lead-ups to the Kentucky Derby in the history of the race. With just five weeks before the big dance, there is no clear favorite and many of the top candidates have serious questions surrounding either their fitness or ability to get the distance. Hopefully, this first […]

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