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‘Always Looking Forward’: Luca Panici Returns To The Saddle Saturday At Gulfstream

Five weeks after suffering two broken ribs in a spill at Gulfstream Park, jockey Luca Panici is scheduled to return to riding this weekend. Panici, 46, was hurt when his mount, Mrs. Miniver, collapsed from a heart attack during the running of the fourth race April 24 and crashed into the inner rail. It was […]

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Jockey Luca Panici Diagnosed With Two Broken Ribs After Friday Spill

Veteran reinsman Luca Panici was diagnosed with a pair of broken ribs after a spill in Friday’s fourth race at Gulfstream Park, reports the Daily Racing Form. Panici was aboard Mrs. Miniver, who crashed into the inside rail shortly after the start of the race. Agent Kevin Meyocks said that the 3-year-old daughter of Chitu had suffered […]

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Ete Indien Takes Them All The Way In Fountain Of Youth; Dennis’ Moment Last

While the outside-drawn (12) Chance It was scratched from the field of the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes early Saturday afternoon, the 11-post didn’t stop last month’s Holy Bull runner-up Ete Indien. Breaking from the far outside of 10 starters, the 3-year-old son of Summer Front got a hot start and made it over to […]

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Jockeys Luca Panici, Jose Ortiz To Miss Several Weeks With Fractured Collarbone, Wrist

Jockeys Luca Panici and Jose Ortiz will be sidelined for several weeks. Panici, who rode Sole Volante to victory in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and Ete Indien to a second-place finish behind Tiz the Law in the Holy Bull (G3), is expected to miss several weeks due to a fractured collarbone suffered Friday afternoon […]

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Gulfstream Park Jockeys Bring Smiles To Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Patients

Several jockeys from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., brought smiles and gifts to patients Wednesday at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in nearby Hollywood. Jockeys Edgard Zayas, Luca Panici, Carlos Montalvo and Cristian Torres visited patients and their families for two hours in the long-term intensive care unit and outpatient wing. They spent time talking […]

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Gulfstream Jockeys Visit Joe DiMaggico Children’s Hospital

Jockeys and staff from Gulfstream Park visited children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in nearby Hollywood Monday afternoon. Jockeys visited children in the play room before visiting children and parents in individual rooms. The jockeys brought coloring books, stuffed animals, backpacks, bracelets and goggles. Children also took pictures wearing jockey silks. Jockeys attending included Tyler […]

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Veteran Bozzo Breaks Own Record As Oldest Winning Thoroughbred Trainer

When Gusty Wind drew off to win Saturday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park by 3 ¾ lengths, Jerry Bozzo, 97, maintained his status as the oldest trainer to win a race in Thoroughbred racing history while breaking the record he set last year. “It’s very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner’s circle,” […]

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Midnight Soiree’s Owners Plan To Appeal Martha Washington Disqualification

In Saturday’s $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Midnight Soiree crossed the wire three-quarters of a length in front of Camila Princess, but stewards disqualified Midnight Soiree based on interference in the stretch. According to, Midnight Soiree’s owners plan to appeal that decision. The bumping between the two fillies extended through the final furlong […]

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Panici Carrying Success, ‘Confidence’ Into Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Jockey Luca Panici’s steady rise among the leading jockeys in South Florida continued this year with strong showings at Gulfstream Park’s spring and summer meets as well as the Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West. Hoping to carry that momentum into the 2016-17 Championship Meet, the 42-year-old rider got off to a strong start […]

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