Hutcheson Stakes

Kentucky-Bred Gladiator King ‘Acclimatized Well,’ To Make Dubai Debut On Jan. 2

One of the more promising American 3-year-old sprinters was acquired over the summer and is about to make his UAE bow on the first night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival (Jan. 2). Gladiator King, an impressive winner of the history-laden Hutcheson Stakes (G3) and five-time victor for previous trainer Jaime Mejia and owner Thoroughbred […]

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Gladiator King Goes Gate-To-Wire In Hutcheson

Thoroughbred Champions Training LLC’s Gladiator King, the longest shot in a four-horse field, took control right from the start of the $100,000 Hutcheson (G3) at Gulfstream Park and continued on to register a comfortable four-length victory under Leonel Reyes. The 65th running of the Hutcheson, a six-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds, headlined Saturday’s 13-race program that […]

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Madison’s Luna Dominates Stakes Debut In Hutcheson

Rigney Racing’s Madison’s Luna conceded considerable experience Saturday at Gulfstream Park while making his stakes debut in only his second lifetime start, but the 3-year-old son of Tapit possessed more than enough class and talent to run away from his five rivals to capture the $100,000 Hutcheson (G3). Madison’s Luna ($11), an impressive debut winner at Tampa […]

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Gulfstream: Valuable Jan. 7 Card Attracts Promising Hemsworth, Bode’s Dream

Graded stakes winners Made You Look and Hemsworth are among 136 horses nominated to five stakes, two of them graded, worth $500,000 in purses Saturday, Jan. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Let’s Go Stable and Three Chimneys Farm’s Made You Look, who won the With Anticipation (G2) Aug. 31 at Saratoga in his third career start, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carrying A ‘Banner’ For The Backstretch Melting Pot

The racetrack has a way of bringing people together across cultures and across miles. “We’ve got just about every country in America on the backside. That’s the racetrack,” said Stanley Gold. Gold, trainer of Grade 3 Hutcheson Stakes winner Awesome Banner, should know all about the draw of the racetrack—he logged thousands of miles on […]

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Awesome Banner Geared Down In Hutcheson Victory

Six months after breaking a Gulfstream Park track record in his unveiling, Jacks or Better Farm homebred Awesome Banner returned with a command performance to capture his stakes debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Hutcheson (G3). The 67th running of the six-furlong Hutcheson was the first of five stakes on Gulfstream’s 11-race program and kicked off the […]

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Road To The Florida Derby Begins Jan. 2

The road to the 2016 Florida Derby (G) and Triple Crown starts at Gulfstream Park Jan. 2 with the runnings of the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes and $100,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3), the first major 3-year-old races on the new calendar. The Mucho Macho Man, a one-turn mile stakes that attracted 21 nominations, and the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Barbados ‘The Type Of Horse You Look For’

Last November, an impressive maiden-breaking juvenile by Speightstown went through the auction ring at Keeneland; the hammer fell at $340,000. The colt, Barbados, has won both of his subsequent starts – a pair of stakes races at Gulfstream Park – for new owner Paul Hanifl. “On the racetrack, he’s just level-headed, moves real nice, and to me, he’s […]

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Injury Sidelines Hutcheson Winner Barbados

Barbados, winner of the Grade 3 Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park, will undergo surgery Feb. 3 at Rood and Riddle Equine Medical Center to repair a non-displaced fracture in his left knee, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Mike Tomlinson told the DRF that the injury is on the outer, upper […]

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Barbados Battles for Hutcheson Win

Odds-on favorite Barbados found a determined rival in pace-setting X Y Jet on the far turn but prevailed after a stretch-long battle in the Grade 3, $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Exiting impressive victories in a maiden special weight and the Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 3, Barbados sat third under Luis Saez off […]

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