gulfstream park championship meet

Rajiv Maragh Triumphant In Return To Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

After wintering at Aqueduct the past several years, jockey Rajiv Maragh made a triumphant Championship Meet return Friday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 34-year-old Jamaica native, who rode his first race at Calder Race Course in 2003, guided Uncle Gregory ($11.60) to victory in Race 2 on Opening Day of the 2019-2020 […]

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Stronach 5 Anchored By Two Races On Gulfstream Park’s Opening Day

The Championship Meet begins Friday at Gulfstream Park, and two turf races from the South Florida track will play a key role in solving the popular Stronach 5. Featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 will begin at 3:50 p.m. when a field of eight claimers go to post at […]

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California Chrome’s Half Brother Fort McHenry Tries Stakes Company At Gulfstream

Expectations for Fort McHenry were obviously high when Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor bought the son of Tapit for $1.1 million at the 2018 Keeneland September sale. Being a half-brother to California Chrome, the two-time Horse of the Year who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1), has done […]

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Sunshine And Roses: Gulfstream Park Championship Meet Kicks Off Florida Road To Kentucky Derby

You don’t have to pass through Florida to get to Kentucky. But history — at least as it involves the best path to the Kentucky Derby (G1) — suggests it pays to experience a little sunshine and salt air before preening in the shadows of the Twin Spires come May. Once again, when Gulfstream Park […]

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Gulfstream Championship Meet Opens With $100,000 Guaranteed Rainbow 6 Pool

Gulfstream Park will open its Championship Meet Friday, Nov. 29 with a $100,000 guaranteed pool in its popular 20-cent Rainbow 6. First race post for the 10-race Opening Day card is 12:35 p.m. Gulfstream’s 89-day Championship Meet will offer $28.6 million in stakes purses with highlights including the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series (G1) […]

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Dave Bailey Named Racing Secretary At Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park has announced that well-respected racing official Dave Bailey has been named racing secretary at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. For Bailey, the appointment is a homecoming. He served in the same capacity at Gulfstream from 2000-2007. “We’re ecstatic to have Dave join Gulfstream Park,” said Mike Lakow, vice president of racing at […]

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Gulfstream Park Finish Leads To Jockey Of The Week Title For Irad Ortiz, Jr.

After earning his first Gulfstream Park Championship meet riding title, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 25-31, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Gulfstream Sets Pool Guarantees For Saturday’s Opening Day Program

The opening-day program of the 2018-’19 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park Saturday will feature $200,000 pool guarantees for both the Late Pick 4 and the Late Pick 5, as well as a $50,000 guaranteed pool for the 20-cent Rainbow 6. The Late Pick 4 (Races 8-11), the Late Pick 5 (Races 7-11) and the Rainbow […]

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Pegasus World Cup Double Highlights 80th Anniversary Meet At Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park will celebrate its 80th anniversary during the 2018-2019 Championship Meet, honoring a long tradition of Thoroughbred racing while also envisioning a future of sustained success through innovation. Gulfstream Park takes pride in having hosted racing’s all-time great horses and horsemen during its storied history and looks forward to maintaining its stature among the world’s […]

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