championship meet

Saez To Team With Gunnevera In Pegasus; Jockey Says ‘He’s Ready For The Race’

Margoth’s Gunnevera continued to step up his preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27, breezing five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 at Gulfstream Park West Saturday morning. The multiple graded-stakes winner turned in the fastest clocking of 23 recorded at the distance while being ridden for the first time by jockey Luis Saez. […]

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Gulfstream Announces Increased Purses During ‘Owners’ Appreciation Week’

Gulfstream Park announced today that Dec. 26-31 will be Owners’ Appreciation Week, with purse increases from $7,500 to $10,000. Purse increases during Owners’ Appreciation Week come on top of the 10-percent purse increase announced for December at the beginning of the Championship Meet. Maiden special weight and allowance races will be increased $10,000 during the week while […]

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Gulfstream: Four-Win Friday Makes A Statement As Pletcher Seeks 15th Consecutive Title

Trainer Todd Pletcher was represented by four winners on Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park, making an early statement in his quest for and unprecedented 15th consecutive Championship Meet title. The defending 14-time training champ’s big day was capped by Bold Envoy’s dazzling front-running victory in the featured ninth race, a six-furlong optional claiming allowance. Ridden by […]

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Flowers For Lisa Wins Claiming Crown Jewel To Complete Big Saturday For Navarro

Flowers for Lisa finished off a banner day for trainer Jorge Navarro Saturday, registering a front-running triumph in the $200,000 Jewel, the grand finale of the $1 million Claiming Crown and an 11-race program on the first day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-2018 Championship Meet. About an hour after Navarro saddled 2017 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) winner […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Rises Another Seven Percent For Record Total

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet opened Saturday with a record handle in the 19th running of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $11.925 million, up seven percent from last year when $11.141 was wagered on an 11-race program. Handle in 2015 was $10.362 million. Handle on the Claiming Crown has gone up every year since […]

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Mended Wins Her 10th Consecutive Race In Claiming Crown Glass Slipper

Troy and Maritza Onorato’s Mended kicked off the $1.11 million Claiming Crown Day program in style, extending the longest win streak in the country to 10 races with a 6 ¾-length romp in the $110,000 Glass Slipper Saturday, opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-18 Championship Meet. The one-mile Glass Slipper for fillies and mares 3 and […]

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Maker Will Hit The Ground Running At Gulfstream

No one will be busier on Opening Day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-18 Championship Meet than trainer Mike Maker, who has horses entered in all 11 races on Saturday’s $1.11 million Claiming Crown Day program. Maker, 48, already holds the record with 15 Claiming Crown victories and owns four multi-win days topped by taking four of seven races […]

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Gaffalione ‘Hoping For A Great Start’ At Gulfstream; Saez Prepared For Title Defense

Ranking second in wins and 12th in purses-won nationally, jockey Tyler Gaffalione is hoping to cap off a breakthrough 2017 campaign with a fast start for the 2017-2018 Championship Meet that gets underway Saturday at Gulfstream Park. “I’m really excited this year. This is going to be my fourth winter meet here and every year it’s been such […]

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Opening Day Of Gulfstream’s Championship Meet Features Trio Of Guaranteed Pools

Saturday’s Opening Day at Gulfstream will feature 11 races featuring the $1.1 million Claiming Crown as well as guaranteed pools in the Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 and Rainbow 6. The Late Pick 4 will have a guaranteed pool of $200,000 while the Late Pick 5 will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000. The 20-cent […]

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‘Rebuilding’ Pletcher Seeks His 15th Consecutive Title In Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

From his first career winner in 1996 to his 4,000th twenty winters later, Gulfstream Park has been very good to Todd Pletcher. He has won its signature race – the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) – four times, more than any single trainer, and it is where he stepped on stage to claim the last two […]

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