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Eclipse Champ Irad Ortiz Takes Gulfstream Title By One Win Over Defending Luis Saez

Reigning Eclipse Award champion Irad Ortiz Jr. claimed the 2018-2019 Championship Meet riding title at Gulfstream Park Sunday, prevailing over defending two-time titlist Luis Saez, 135-134. “It feels great. I got a lot of support from the owners and trainers and my agent, Jay Rushing, does a great job. I have no words for how […]

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Saez ‘Walked The Dog’ With Maximum Security In Florida Derby

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security exited his dominating triumph in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in good order Sunday morning. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day continued his unlikely ascension from $16,000 claimer to serious Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate in the 68th Florida Derby, in which he won […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jumps To $1.9 Million For Wednesday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot at Gulfstream Park grew to $1,900,013 for Wednesday’s program when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for 23rd consecutive racing day Sunday. First-race post time for Wednesday’s card is set for 1:15 p.m. A total of $547,868 was bet into the popular multi-race wager, which began with a pool […]

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Fountain Of Youth Program Offers $750,000 Guaranteed Rainbow 6 Pool

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 11th consecutive racing day Friday, triggering a guaranteed jackpot pool of $750,000 for Saturday’s 14-race Fountain of Youth Day program featuring nine graded-stakes worth $1.65 million in purses. First race post time is 11:30 a.m. A total of $264,958 was bet into the popular multi-race wager, which began […]

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Bellavais Makes The Grade In Marshua’s River To Give Castellano Stakes Double

Bortolazzo Stable’s Bellavais, already a multiple stakes winner, shot through an opening along the inside in mid-stretch and sprinted clear for her first career graded-stakes triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Marshua’s River at Gulfstream Park. The 17th running of the 1 1/16-mile Marshua’s River for fillies and mares 4 and older was the second of two […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $2,916 To 37 Bettors On Friday

Thirty-seven bettors walked away with $2,916.90 each for selecting the correct winners in Friday’s Stronach 5. The national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout featured three races from Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet and two from Laurel Park. The lowest price winner in the five-race sequence was $8.20 – coming in the last leg at […]

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Hernandez ‘Off To A Good Start’ In First Winter At Gulfstream Park

His standing among the riding elite in the Midwest cemented by a banner 2018 season, Brian Hernandez Jr. has ventured to Gulfstream Park to test his abundant skills against the world’s best jockeys on a daily basis during his first Championship Meet. The 33-year-old journeyman, who has ridden the winners of 1882 races and more […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Up 14 Percent To Kick Off Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park opened its 2018-2019 Championship Meet with a record handle on the 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $13.612 million, smashing the previous Claiming Crown record set last year of $11.925 million, or 14 percent. Handle on the Claiming Crown has grown every year since Gulfstream starting […]

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Gulfstream Opens Championship Meet On Saturday With Renovated Turf Course

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, which includes the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, Florida Derby (G1), Eclipse Awards, Claiming Crown and Clasico Internacional del Caribe, begins Saturday, Dec. 1 with a renovated turf course. The $1 million renovations on the 180-foot course began over the summer, according to Gulfstream General Manager Bill Badgett. […]

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Gulfstream Park Turf Course Undergoing Complete Overhaul

The turf course at Gulfstream Park is scheduled to be completely re-done in time for Championship meet in December, according to drf.com. The first 96 feet, closest to the inner rail, will be torn up this week, while the rest of the course is scheduled to be overhauled during the meet at Gulfstream Park West. “We’ll […]

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