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Bill Badgett Named Executive Director Of Florida HBPA

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has tabbed veteran trainer and racing executive William ‘Billy’ Badgett to fill the groups vacant position of executive director. Badgett, 67, recently left his position as Vice President of racing at Gulfstream Park after a five year stint on the frontside following a long and distinguished career as […]

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Gulfstream Park: Lakow To Take Over As VP Of Racing Operations

The Stronach Group announced today that Mike Lakow has been appointed Vice President of Racing Operations at Gulfstream Park. Lakow brings extensive knowledge and experience to Gulfstream Park and its world-renowned racing program in all facets of the industry.  Most recently he served as Racing Secretary for the New York Racing Association at Saratoga Race […]

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Gulfstream’s Championship Meet To Feature 98 Stakes Races For Purses Of $28.6 Million

The $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which has become one of sport’s most prestigious and exciting days, and the $1 million Florida Derby (G1), which has produced the winners of 59 Triple Crown events, highlight Gulfstream Park’s 2019-2020 Championship Meet beginning Friday, Nov. 29. The Championship Meet, which has attracted the world’s […]

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Gulfstream Releases 2019 Summer Stakes Schedule With $3.775 Million In Purses

Gulfstream Park announced today a 2019 Summer Stakes Schedule worth $3.775 million highlighted by Summit of Speed Day, featuring the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) and $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3), and the rich $1.4 million FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes. Gulfstream’s 2019 summer season runs from April 4 through Sept. 29. Stall applications are due Wednesday, March […]

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Fountain Of Youth Card Produces Record Handle, Total Up Nine Percent Over 2018

Saturday’s 14-race program at Gulfstream Park, highlighted by Code of Honor’s victory in the 73rd running of the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), produced a record total handle on Fountain of Youth Day of $31,230,535, a 9-percent increase over last year’s 14-race program. Saturday’s 14-race program featured nine graded-stakes races. Along with Code of Honor’s […]

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Three Races Off-The-Turf, But Pegasus Day Handle Down Only 10 Percent

Despite a sloppy track, rainy conditions and three races being taken off the turf, Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Day was a huge success at Gulfstream Park. On-track handle for the 12 races was $4.123 million, flat with last year’s on-track handle of $4.131. Total handle, despite the conditions was $37.786 million, down just 10 percent […]

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‘I’ve Never Met Anyone Like Her’: Gulfstream Remembers ‘Mickie’ Poleo

The South Florida racing community held a moment of silence Friday in memory of Mildred “Mickie” Poleo, one of the most loved and colorful members of the Gulfstream staff who passed away last week. Mickie worked the concession stands at Gulfstream since 1963 and also worked concession stands at Monmouth, Atlantic City and Gulfstream Park […]

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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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Gulfstream Park Posts Record Handle Of Over $2 Billion In 2018

A record $2.01 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2018, representing a $122.7 million increase over the previous record in 2017. Live wagering was up from $1.632 billion to $1.750 billion despite two fewer days of racing. Gulfstream’s 2018 highlights included the second-running of the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), won by Gun […]

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Gulfstream Jockeys Complete Baseline Tests For New Concussion Protocol

Baseline testing was conducted on jockeys Friday at Gulfstream Park as part of its concussion protocol procedures. The tests, used to assess an athlete’s balance, memory skills and ability to focus and solve problems, were conducted by members of Baptist Health South Florida and Dr. Michael Swartzon, who works with the Miami Dolphins of the […]

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