mr. prospector

After Wicked Pace Duel, Diamond Oops Picks Up The Pieces In Mr. Prospector

Diamond Oops parlayed a fast start, a perfect setup and a peak performance into one-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, who most recently finished off the board in the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita after stumbling at the […]

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Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Pool At Gulfstream Park Guaranteed At $1 Million

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool will be guaranteed at $1 million Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 16th consecutive racing day Friday. Tickets with all six winners were each worth $6,177.78 Friday. The Rainbow 6 jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold […]

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‘Little Rocket’ Imperial Hint Sharp In Final Work For Saturday’s Mr. Prospector

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint continues to please trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. with his preparation for a return to action in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Imperialism breezed five furlongs in 59 seconds Sunday morning at Tampa Bay Downs under assistant trainer Alejandro Contreras. “I don’t think I’ve ever […]

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Top Sprinter Imperial Hint Headlines Nominees To Mr. Prospector

Raymond Mamone’s Grade 1 winner Imperial Hint is prominent among 21 horses nominated to the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Saturday, Dec. 21 at Gulfstream Park. The 65th running of the seven-furlong Mr. Prospector for 3-year-olds and up will be the first race for Imperial Hint since the 6-year-old captured the six-furlong Vosburgh (G1) by a nose Sept. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Scratch Imperial Hint Targeting Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Championship Meet

Raymond Mamone’s multi-millionaire Imperial Hint, forced to scratch from the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 2, is being pointed to make his return in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) Saturday, Dec. 21 at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong Mr. Prospector for 3-year-olds and up comes on the fourth Saturday of Gulfstream’s 2019-2020 Championship Meet, the country’s […]

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Winx To Be Bred To Record-Setting Sire I Am Invincible

Australian super-horse Winx – whose 33-race win streak ran from May 2015-April 2019 – has settled into her new surroundings and seems very content in her retirement but as one chapter closes, another opens as Winx now embarks on her career as a broodmare. The ownership group of Peter and Patty Tighe (Magic Bloodstock), Richard […]

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Coal Front Gets Back On Track With Mr. Prospector Victory

Making his second start off a 13-month layoff, Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front captured his third graded-stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park while registering a 3 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty was the beneficiary of a perfect trip under […]

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Uno Mas Modelo Goes Looking For One More In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector

Loooch Racing Stables’ Uno Mas Modelo will seek his sixth victory in his last seven starts Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 5 year-old gelding will face 10 rivals in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3). Favored at 2-1 in the morning-line for a bid for his third straight stakes victory, Uno Mas Modelo had won […]

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Coal Front, Conquest Big E Among Nominees For Mr. Prospector

Graded-stakes winners Coal Front, Conquest Big E and Wild Shot are prominent among 14 horses nominated to the 64th running of the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) for 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs Saturday, Dec. 22 at Gulfstream Park. Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front won four of six starts in 2017 […]

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Bloodlines: Size And The Thoroughbred

Several times over the past weeks, readers have commented on the look of the contemporary Thoroughbred in comparison with horses of past years. In particular, readers have noted that racers today appear to have lighter bone than the horses of yesteryear who raced so successfully season after season. From my personal experience in measuring horses […]

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