Hurricane Bertie Stakes

Dream Pauline Up The Rail For Hurricane Bertie Victory

Making it back-to-back wins in her last two starts, Stonestreet homebred Dream Pauline took an inside route to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths. Third choice on the board at 5-2, the 4-year-old Tapit filly ran seven furlongs over Gulfstream’s sealed/sloppy main track in 1:21.45. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Dream […]

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Eclipse Finalist Shamrock Rose Heads G3 Hurricane Bertie Field

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose, upset winner of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs in November and an Eclipse Award finalist for champion female sprinter, will commence her 4-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Hurricane Bertie (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong dirt race for fillies and mares, 4 […]

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Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor Holy Bull, Hurricane Bertie Stakes

Gulfstream Park announced today that Fasig-Tipton will be the title sponsor for the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) and the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3). The Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull, to be contested at 1 1/16 mile Saturday, Feb. 2, is a major prep for 3-year-old classic contenders. The race has been won in the past by Audible, […]

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Curlin’s Approval Scores Easily In Hurricane Bertie

Alter’s Racing Stable’s Curlin’s Approval earned graded-stakes credentials at Gulfstream Park Saturday, scoring a dominating 2 ½-length triumph in the $100,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3). The 20th running of the seven-furlong stakes for fillies and mares was the first of six supporting stakes on Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) program. Owned and bred […]

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Consistent Genre Cuts Back To Seven Furlongs In Hurricane Bertie

Cheyenne Stables’ Grade 3 winner Genre, never worse than third in eight starts last year, will cut back to a sprint for the first time in her career in the $100,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) for females 4 and up at seven furlongs. The 48th running of the $100,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at seven furlongs, for […]

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From Last to First, Groupie Doll Goes Out a Champ in Hurricane Bertie

Two-time champion Groupie Doll punctuated a brilliant career Sunday at Gulfstream Park with a spectacular last-to-first romp in the $200,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3). Making her 23rd and final start, the popular 6-year-old mare trailed the field by open lengths on the backstretch before circling her six rivals on the far turn and drawing away […]

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Bradley: Groupie Doll Was ‘The One We’ve Been Waiting For’

As he prepared Groupie Doll for her career finale in Sunday’s $200,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning, trainer Buff Bradley took a moment to look back at the first seconds of his two-time champion’s life. “I remember, when she came out, telling Kim, ‘This is the one we’ve been waiting for out […]

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Pope on Groupie Doll: ‘I Just Kind of Fell in Love With Her’

It was never in Mandy Pope’s plans to race Groupie Doll in Sunday’s $200,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Pope had purchased Groupie Doll as strictly a broodmare prospect for $3.1 million last November, a few days after the Buff Bradley-trained champion captured her second-straight $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. A […]

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Hurricane Bertie to Get Purse Bump Should Groupie Doll Run

Gulfstream Park announced Sunday that if two-time champion Groupie Doll runs in the Feb. 9 Hurricane Bertie (G3) as expected, the purse will be increased $50,000 to $200,000. Groupie Doll put in her final workout for the race Sunday, breezing four furlongs in :48 1/5 under the watch of trainer Buff Bradley and owner Mandy […]

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