Turf Triple On The Horizon For ‘Very Impressive’ Decorated Invader

Christophe Clement secured his 2,000th win in North America when Otter Bend Stables’ Gufo won a grassy optional-claiming event on Friday at Gulfstream Park, and the veteran conditioner didn’t rest on his laurels winning with 3-of-7 starters on Saturday including a successful seasonal bow for Grade 1-winner Decorated Invader. Miguel Clement, assistant trainer to his […]

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Castellano: Feeling Fine, But COVID-19 Positive Is ‘One Of The Toughest Challenges In My Life’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano spoke about contracting COVID-19 for the first time on Monday, calling in for a conversation with Barry Abrams’ In The Gate podcast. Agent John Panagot posted the news of Castellano’s positive test to Twitter on Thursday, March 26, indicating that the rider was “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.” […]

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Florida Derby Card Features Mandatory Payout Of Rainbow 6

A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park is expected to generate an estimated pool of $5 million Saturday, when the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) will highlight a spectacular 14-race program featuring 10 stakes, six graded, worth $1.825 million in purses. First-race post time is set for 11:30 a.m. The Rainbow […]

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Christophe Clement Celebrates 2,000th Victory Friday At Gulfstream

Trainer Christophe Clement notched his 2000th career victory with Gufo ($6.20) in Friday’s last race at Gulfstream Park. Gufo scored by a half-length under Joel Rosario in the optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds an 1 1/8 miles on turf to give his trainer the milestone victory. Clement, a son of a successful French trainer Miguel […]

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Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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Pegasus Turf Winner Zulu Alpha ‘Holding Form,’ To Start In Saturday’s Pan American

Michael Hui’s claimer-turned-Grade-1-winner Zulu Alpha had been pointing to the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic on the undercard for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, reports, but the postponement of the Run for the Roses had trainer Mike Maker seeking out an alternative. Now the 7-year-old gelding is expected to start in this Saturday’s G2 […]

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Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 Pool At Gulfstream Guaranteed For $1.9 Million

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a guaranteed jackpot pool of $1.9 million Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 18th racing day in a row Sunday since being hit for a jackpot of $468,945 Feb. 27. Multiple tickets with all six winners Sunday were each worth $1,139.28 The carryover […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Ready To Go’ For Florida Derby

At Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, Sackatoga Stable’s Grade 1 winner Tiz the Law put in his final breeze for the Florida Derby with a five-furlong move in 1:02.65 over the main track for trainer Barclay Tagg. “I talked to Barclay and he said that the track was really, really […]

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Independence Hall ‘Really Bounced’ Over Gulfstream Surface In Sunday Workout

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleeen Verratti and Robert Verratti’s Grade 3 winner Independence Hall got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday ahead of a scheduled start in the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28. The 69th running of the 1 1/8-mile Florida Derby for 3-year-olds anchors a […]

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