Gulfstream Park Stakes

Mucho Macho Man ready to launch campaign in Sunshine Millions Classic

As Mucho Macho Man headed to post at Aqueduct on Nov. 9 for the first time in more than five months, trainer Kathy Ritvo was about to learn just how much the Triple Crown campaign had taken out of the Florida-bred colt. Only one of three horses to compete in all three spring classics – […]

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Derby contenders Union Rags, Take Charge Indy sizzle at Palm Meadows

Promsing Kentucky Derby contenders Union Rags Take Charge Indy topped the workout tab at Palm Meadows Tuesday. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Union Rags – by Dixie Union – popped the second-fastest of 28 recorded five-furlong works, going 1:00.82 over the main track.  The only runner that went faster was Take Charge Indy, who, like Union […]

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Perfection on the line for Awesome Feather in Sunshine Millions

Perfect. That’s the word trainer Chad Brown uses to describe the condition of Awesome Feather since her victory Nov. 26 in the Gazelle (G1) at Aqueduct. It’s also the word to describe the 4-year-old filly’s record. When Awesome Feather makes her 2012 debut Saturday in the $300,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff, she’ll do so with […]

Continue reading Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

The Fair Grounds Race Course, in New Orleans, presents its first two graded stakes of the year on Saturday when the Lecomte Stakes and Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap, both Grade 3, will be run, along with four other stakes. The Bradley is the 7th of 13 races, and has attracted eight runners, led by high-weight […]

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Gulfstream: Santiva opts for turf start in Fort Lauderdale

Santiva, who returned from a six-month layoff recently with a sharp second-place finish on turf, had been nominated for both the $100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) on the main track and the $100,000 Fort Lauderdale (G3) on turf, both scheduled for Saturday Gulfstream Park. Trainer Brendan Walsh, though, opted to keep the 4-year-old son of Giant’s […]

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Flat Out tries turf against Teaks North in Fort Lauderdale Stakes

Resolute Group Stable’s 5-year-old gelding Teaks North established his national credentials last year posting a 25-to-1 upset victory in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) going 1 1/8 miles for trainer Justin Sallusto and went on to another major score in the 11-furlong United Nations Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park in early July. Teaks North […]

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Soaring Empire, Jackson Bend set for battle in Hal’s Hope

Ol Memorial Stable and C.E. Glasscock’s 5-year-old Soaring Empire, who captured the $100,000 Hal’s Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park early last year over a field that included Rule and Morning Line, is back to defend his title in the one mile test on Saturday. The Hal’s Hope will share the spotlight on Saturday’s 11-race […]

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Florida Derby: Dialed In by a head

Dialed In dropped well off the pace once again but came running when it counted, as he tracked down a 60-1 longshot just before the wire to win the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Under Julien Leparoux, Dialed In fell 14 lengths behind down the backstretch, but in a furious […]

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S.S. Stone scores in Skip Away Stakes

S.S. Stone did his best running late, getting clear in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sunday. With Julien Leparoux riding, S.S. Stone wore down pacesetter Colizeo and kept Jackson Bend at bay late to win by two lengths in 1:55.73 for 1 3/16 miles.  S.S. Stone […]

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