gulfstream park west

Leading Puerto Rican Trainer Morales Gets First Stateside Winner

Ramon Morales, who has trained multiple champions and 82 stakes winners in his native Puerto Rico, recorded his first U.S. victory Saturday when he saddled Devine Aida for a commanding victory in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park. The Stronach Stable’s 2-year-old daughter of Unbridled Song pressed and/or set the pace from the inside into […]

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Calder: Injured Jockey Sues Track, Claims Negligence in Failure To Prevent Accident

Jockey Zarella Ore has filed a lawsuit against Calder Race Course after suffering severe injuries in a spill that occurred June 27. Local news station NBC Miami 6 reports that in the lawsuit, Ore claims she was the victim of harassment and bullying from fellow jockey, Jocelyne Gomez. The lawsuit states that Gomez repeatedly “verbally […]

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Helman Saddles First Career Winner at Gulfstream West

Trainer Tara Helman saddled the first winner of her career Monday when her 5-year-old homebred mare Bellatara won the second race by a half length under jockey Juan Leyva. Helman, who bred the graded-stakes winner and champion Florida-bred female sprinter of 2013 Wildcat Lily, has worked around horses all her life, competing with hunters and […]

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Dirt Mile: Valid Wins at Gulfstream Park West, Could Aim for Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Marcus Vitali got what he was looking for in Saturday’s $75,000 Eight Miles West Stakes – a sign that Crossed Sabres Farm’s Valid deserved a trip to Santa Anita for a possible start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Oct. 31. “That was my objective here,” Vitali said after Valid’s half-length […]

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Ritvo: Simulcast Issues Resolved at Gulfstream Park West

Gulfstream Park management was made aware of a unique situation that made it difficult the past two days for some bettors at simulcast facilities around North America to wager on races at Gulfstream Park West. After working aggressively to solve the issue, we can say today the problem has been corrected. We want to sincerely […]

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All Gulfstream, All the Time: Gulfstream Park West Prepares To Open Meet

New management, larger purses, a revitalized turf course, refurbished barns, fresh paint… A new era in Florida racing begins Wednesday when the inaugural Fall Turf Festival is run at Gulfstream Park West. The Fall Turf Festival, located eight miles west of Gulfstream Park at Calder Race Course, will be operated by the management of Gulfstream […]

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Calder Gets Extensive Renovations and New Name: Gulfstream Park West

In preparation for the upcoming Gulfstream Park Fall Turf Festival, the facilities at Gulfstream Park West, formerly Calder Race Course, have undergone extensive renovations. Overseen by Gulfstream Park consultant Bill Badgett, the project has been in the works since Gulfstream took over management of the Miami Gardens property earlier this summer. Under an agreement with […]

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