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Prado Off To A ‘Beautiful Start’ At Gulfstream Championship Meet

Just in time for the winter meet, Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado is heating up. The 52-year-old Prado won with his lone mount Friday at Gulfstream Park, guiding 19-1 long shot Fritzi ($41.20) to a one-length maiden special weight triumph in the 3-year-old Graham Motion-trained filly’s second career start. It was the sixth victory […]

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Fan Favorite Bodexpress Takes On Gulfstream-Loving Prince Lucky In Harlan’s Holiday

Daniel McConnell’s Prince Lucky, a back-to-back graded-stakes winner during the 2018-2019 Championship Meet, is prominent on the list of 16 nominations for the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3), one of four graded stakes on the Dec. 14 program at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Prince Lucky captured the Hal’s Hope (G3) prior to scoring a […]

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Reinvigorated Navarro Readies For Championship Meet Title Defense At Gulfstream

No matter how much success Jorge Navarro has enjoyed and how many more accomplishments may come his way, the 44-year-old native of Panama City, Panama will always embrace the humble beginnings of his burgeoning training career. Navarro looks back at his early days on the Calder Race Course backstretch with pride, using them as a […]

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Gulfstream Handicappers Key In On Top Strategies For Championship Meet Wagering

While Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet provides fans an opportunity to see many of the top horses and jockeys in the world, it can also be a bit of a puzzle for bettors looking to cash tickets and make a score. “From a betting perspective, with so many top trainers and jockeys, it can be a […]

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Gulfstream Undergoes $20 Million Modernization Ahead Of Championship Meet

When Gulfstream Park opens for its Championship Meet Friday, Nov. 29, guests will be greeted by a $20 million modernization of the legendary venue that will transform the fan experience and enhance its world-class events. These significant improvements continue The Stronach Group’s commitment to keeping Gulfstream one of South Florida’s premier entertainment destinations. While not […]

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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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