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Gulfstream Reports Increases In Total, Average Handle Over Spring Meeting

Gulfstream Park’s spring meet, which concluded Friday, showed record increases in total and average handle for the second consecutive year. Total handle on Gulfstream’s races for the meet was $312 million, a 13-percent increase while surpassing last year’s record of $276 million and the 2015 total of $246 million. Average handle also continued rise, climbing to […]

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Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed Handle Up 30 Percent Over 2016

Gulfstream Park set a record on Summit of Speed Day with total handle Saturday of $12,660,617. Saturday’s handle eclipsed the previous year’s handle of $9,702 million by 30 percent and the 2015 handle of $8,071 by 50 percent. The 14-race card featured victories by Curlin’s Approval in the Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Princess Rooney […]

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Gulfstream Park Adds Jason Blewitt To Broadcast Team

Gulfstream Park announced today that popular handicapper and television host Jason Blewitt will join its broadcast team as co-host and racing analyst beginning Thursday, May 4. Blewitt will add his unique talents alongside handicapper and co-host Ron Nicoletti and paddock and trackside reporter and handicapper Acacia Courtney during Gulfstream’s spring and summer meet, Championship Meet […]

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Florida Derby Handle Of $30.6 Million Second-Highest In History

Saturday’s 66th running of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) produced a total handle of $30.614 million, the second highest ever in Florida Derby history and the third largest handle at Gulfstream Park excluding Breeders’ Cups. Total handle on Saturday and Sunday of Florida Derby Week was a record $48.792 million compared to $40,457 […]

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Gulfstream’s Fountain Of Youth Day Reports Record Handle Of $26.693 Million

Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Day – highlighted Saturday by nine stakes races and Gunnevera’s impressive 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth – handled a record $26.693 million. Total handle on the 13-race program eclipsed the previous record set last year of $24.291 million. “It was a great afternoon highlighted by the […]

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Gulfstream Lowers Minimum Wager On Pick 3

Gulfstream Park announced today it will lower the minimum wager on its Pick 3 to 50 cents beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Pick 3 had been a $1 minimum bet. “After careful consideration and feedback from our bettors, we decided that lowering the minimum on the Pick 3 would make the bet more accessible to […]

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Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Program Handles Record $19.7 Million

One week after establishing an all-time record for total handle of $40.2 million, Gulfstream Park’s 12-race Holy Bull program Saturday handled $19.775 million. It was a record handle on Holy Bull Day, topping the previous mark of $17 million last year. Saturday’s Holy Bull program included five stakes races including the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy […]

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Gulfstream Sets All-Time Handle Record On Pegasus World Cup Saturday

Gulfstream Park set an all-time handle record of $40.217 million Saturday on its 12-race program highlighted by the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), won by Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate. The record topped the previous mark in Gulfstream’s state-of-the-art facility of $32.082 million set last year on the […]

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Gun Runner’s Connections Opt Out Of Pegasus World Cup Consideration

It was announced early last week that Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner was a candidate for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, when owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm made a deal with Pegasus slot-holder Mick Ruis. That deal was contingent upon lifting of the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds, […]

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Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

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