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Weekend Lineup: Hal’s Hope, Buena Vista

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action still offers intrigue this Saturday, with the return of Quip to racing in the G3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park and the streaking Vasilika in action in Santa Anita’s G2 Buena Vista. The Hal’s Hope also features Copper Town, Breaking Lucky, and Mr. Jordan in the eight-strong […]

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Signalman ‘Solid’ In Fountain Of Youth Tune-Up; Harvey Wallbanger To Wait For Florida Derby

Graded-stakes winner Signalman breezed five furlongs in 1:02.52 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, turning in a ‘solid’ tune-up for next Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), the 1 1/16-mile final prep for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. “It was a nice solid workout. We wanted a maintenance breeze. We didn’t want […]

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Million-Dollar Stronach 5 Pool Pays $10,945 To 83 Bettors Friday

The Stronach 5, which grew to more than $1 million Friday afternoon, was hit by 83 bettors who each received $10,945.40. The national pick 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicked off at Laurel where Dat Dares Gold, who went off at 9-1, ran down favored My Chesa Charm to return $20. The 7-5 favorite […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Builds To $249,414 For Saturday Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the sixth consecutive racing day Friday, growing the carryover jackpot to $249,414.03 for Saturday’s 11-race program. First race post time is noon. A total of $184,512 was bet into the popular multi-race wager, which began with a carryover of $205,137.61 from Thursday’s card. Multiple tickets with all six […]

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Fountain Of Youth: Bourbon War, Hidden Scroll Record Final Breezes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War breezed an easy half-mile Friday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2. The 3-year-old son of Tapit covered the four furlongs in 48.68 seconds under regular exercise rider Juan Oyola in his final tune-up […]

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Former $16,000 Claimer Maximum Security Turns Heads At Gulfstream Park

Undefeated in three career starts, the sophomore colt who broke his maiden for a $16,000 tag could make his next start in the Florida Derby, according to XBTV. A homebred for Gary and Mary West, Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) turned heads at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday with an 18 1/4-length romp in a starter allowance […]

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Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Jackpot Grows To $204,137 For Friday Program

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park will be $204,137.61. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for five consecutive racing days after an Xpressbet player hit the jackpot for a $227,505.88 payoff last Friday. Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth $52,792.38. There will also be a […]

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Hal’s Hope: Sir Anthony Eyes Another Upset For Namesake Trainer

Trainer Anthony Mitchell went along with owner/breeder Richard Otto’s plan to name a horse after him…with one stipulation. “OK, but make it a good one,” Mitchell told his longtime client with whom he enjoyed a successful trainer/owner association, primarily in Illinois. Otto obliged Mitchell by naming a son of Mineshaft and the Smart Strike mare […]

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Gulfstream Park: Brisset Has ‘Hope’ With Quip’s Return From Layoff

As trainer Rodolphe Brisset was preparing Quip for his career debut in Kentucky during the early fall of 2017, the former jockey was also getting on a 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy that soon would be bound for trainer Bob Baffert’s Southern California stable and unforeseen glory. Quip, who will return from a nine-month layoff […]

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Injured Romero Maragh Visits Gulfstream, Eager To Return To The Saddle

Apprentice jockey Romero Maragh was a most welcome visitor Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. The 19-year-old Hollywood, Fla., native was making his first visit to Gulfstream since being injured in a spill Jan. 31. “I miss the track,” he said. “I couldn’t stay away,” Maragh underwent surgery to fuse four vertebrae at Aventura Hospital following the […]

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