Luis Saez

War Front Colt Halladay Dominates Gulfstream Park Turf Foes

Harrell Ventures LLC’s Halladay never gave another horse a chance at Gulfstream Park Saturday, taking control from the start of the featured optional claiming allowance and speeding to a dominating three-length victory. The Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old son of War Front set a hot pace in the stakes-quality mile turf race for 4-year-olds and up on […]

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After Two Days Of Five Wins Each, Saez Voted Jockey Of The Week

After winning five races twice in consecutive days and leading the Nation with 17 total wins, Luis Saez was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 23rd – March 29th. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Pletcher Back Atop Gulfstream Standings; Irad Ortiz Jr. Repeats As Leading Rider

After having his streak stopped at an unprecedented 15 consecutive titles last winter, Todd Pletcher ended Gulfstream Park’s 2019-2020 Championship Meet in his familiar perch atop the trainer standings. A winner with one of five starters in four races on Sunday’s 10-race Closing Day program at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track, Pletcher finished with a […]

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Plan B Works Out For Motion, Mean Mary In Orchid

Alex G. Campbell Jr.’s Mean Mary led from start to finish to win her third straight race with authority in the $100,000 Orchid presented by Rood & Riddle (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 56th running of the Orchid, a 1 3/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares, was one of 10 stakes, six graded, worth […]

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Gulfstream Park: Luis Saez Bags Five Winners; Edgar Prado Ties Cordero (Again)

Jockey Luis Saez rode five winners on Thursday’s 10-race card at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., while notching his fourth straight 100-win Championship Meet season in the process. Saez rode his 100th winner in Race 4 aboard Blakey ($5.20) before going on to win four more races. He came right back in Race 5 to […]

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Gulfstream Park: Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed At $2 Million

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a guaranteed jackpot pool of $2 Million Thursday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 19th racing day in a row Wednesday since being hit for a jackpot of $468,945 Feb. 27. Multiple tickets with all six winners Wednesday were each […]

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Facing Uncertainty Outside The Racetrack, Working Jockeys Are Happy For Some ‘Normal’

Uncertainty may be a part of a jockey’s everyday life, but that feeling has risen immeasurably as the rest of the world grinds to a halt in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Several states have shut down racing entirely, so riders at tracks still operating are quick to express their gratitude for being able […]

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‘It Feels So Different’ Without Fans: Racing Participants Thankful Gulfstream ‘Doing The Right Thing’

If a horse wins a race and no one is there to see it, did the horse really win? Yes, as far as trainer Michael Yates is concerned. Yates saddled De Pura Sangre for a victory in Race 1 at Gulfstream Park, where a 10-race program was conducted as scheduled but without the public in […]

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Four Grands Impresses On Debut At Gulfstream, ‘Could Show Up In The Gulfstream Oaks’

Albaugh Family Stables LLC’s Four Grands made her career debut in style Sunday at Gulfstream Park, scoring impressively and comfortably by 6 ¼ lengths in Race 2, a six-furlong maiden for 3-year-old fillies. The homebred daughter of Honor Code, who was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, ran six furlongs in 1:11.67 while geared […]

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