The Spectacular Bid Stakes has traditionally been the first stakes of the Gulfstream Park meet for 3-year-olds. After a change in the meet schedule, it is now the opening day stakes for 2-year-olds.
Three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning jockey Calvin Borel is moving south for the winter and will begin riding at Gulfstream Park at the conclusion of Churchill Downs' 21-day fall meet, according to agent Jerry Hissam.
A bill introduced Nov. 3 in the Florida legislature could allow Hialeah Park to again hold annual Thoroughbred meets, provided that it becomes a site for the Breeders' Cup.
Two bills that would authorize three destination resorts with casinos, including roulette and other table games, in the southeast Florida counties of Miami-Dade and Broward were introduced in the state legislature Oct. 26.
Calder Casino & Race Course will open its Tropical meet Oct. 1 and will have racing Thursdays through Mondays until Dec. 2. Gulfstream Park, which usually opens in January, will occupy the December calendar this year.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has launched the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program Website to raise awareness of Thoroughbred retirement.
Hialeah Park has hired Steve Calabro, a former Gulfstream Park president, for its new position of director of gaming, and believes the courts will uphold its plans to open a casino with slots and a poker room.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has unveiled a $3 million capital improvement project, including installation of the Trakus system, that will be completed in time for the 2011-12 season that runs from Dec. 3 through April 8.
Gulfstream Park has backed off plans to try to start a phase-out of race-day medications with the 2011-2012 race meet that runs Dec. 3 through April 8 at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track.
Gulfstream Park's meet, which will run from Dec. 3-April 8 will have 53 stakes. A second finish line has been added to allow for races at 1 1/16 miles. The Florida Derby (gr. I) to be run Saturday, March 31.
Gulfstream Park has not set a timetable for possible future contact with Florida racing regulators on chairman Frank Stronach's goal of phasing out use of legal race-day medications such as the anti-bleeding drug Salix.
The Stronach Group has officially acquired the racing and gaming assets of MI Developments, a company once headed by Frank Stronach.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino reported April 25 that the Florida track produced sizable increases in on-track and total handle, attendance, field size, and the number of races run over the turf during its 79-day meet.
Injured jockey Eibar Coa returned to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle on closing day April 24 and presented Paco Lopez with a trophy to commemorate his second straight riding title.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino's 10-cent Rainbow 6 returned $3,279.26 to 1,311 winning tickets April 23 as the track's total handle for the day exceeded $13 million.
Gulfstream Park's 10-cent Rainbow 6 wager will be worth a guaranteed minimum of $1.5 million on Saturday, April 23, after there were no unique winning tickets on the wager April 22.
Gulfstream Park will disperse any carryover of the 10-cent Rainbow 6 on Saturday, April 23.
Joyce Robsham saw homebreds R Heat Lightning, Awesome Maria, and Travelin Man all win graded stakes at Gulfstream the weekend of April 2-3. Read Blog
Effective April 8 Gulfstream Park for the last three Fridays of its current meet is sending the simulcast signal of its full live card to two local facilities on an experimental basis.
Although Dialed In established himself as one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby with his win in the Florida Derby, trainer Nick Zito said there are no plans to send the son of Mineshaft to Kentucky anytime soon.
Gulfstream Park's combined pari-mutuel handle the weekend of April 2-3 was $33.6 million, shattering the previous weekend record set last year in Gulfstream's new building by 29%.
Robert LaPenta's S.S. Stone again showed his affinity for the main track at Gulfstream Park with an easy victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) April 3.
HRTV will continue its coverage of key prep races for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when it travels to Gulfstream Park this weekend for April 3, $1 million Florida Derby.
Shareholders of MI Developments voted March 29 to end the company's "dual class share" structure and turn its racing-related holdings over to chairman Frank Stronach.
After watching Stay Thirsty breeze five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 in company with a stablemate at Palm Meadows the morning of March 27, trainer Todd Pletcher will likely make an equipment change for the April 2 Florida Derby.
E. Paul Robsham Stable's 3-year-old filly R Heat Lightning drilled a bullet half-mile in :47 3/4 at Gulfstream Park March 27 for her role as the likely favorite in the April 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II).
Gulfstream Park is reporting its third straight annual handle growth as it heads into the final month of its racing season. New exotic wagers and good weath contribute to the strength.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced March 23 it will raise Florida owners awards 20% beginning March 26.
Gulfstream Park announced March 18 it will have twilight racing on the final three Fridays of the meet -- April 8, 15, and 22.
After sitting on the sideline for nearly a month, jockey Paco Lopez couldn't wait to get back to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle March 16. He didn't have to.
The Florida legislature began its annual session March 8, with a bill that would authorize up to five Las Vegas-style casino hotels topping its list of issues that would impact the state's Thoroughbred industry.
Luis Olivares' Tackleberry will seek his fifth stakes victory in six starts when he returns to face seven foes in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) at one mile March 12.
The Yavapai County Fairgrounds' board of trustees has contracted Bill Murphy to be its consulting executive director and Mike Mullaney to be its on-site general manager. The Arizona track slated to open May 28.
Welcome to Palm Meadows Training Center, the new and widely praised home of the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Analysis: Gulfstream/Calder resolution opens door for more questions regarding the future of racing in South Florida.
Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have selected schedules that will have Gulfstream rather than Calder holding races through most of December 2011, with no overlap of dates.
A meeting in Louisville Feb. 25 between MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach and Churchill Downs Inc. chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen ended without resolving a racing dates dispute between Gulfstream and Calder.
Jockey Eibar Coa was resting comfortably the morning of Feb. 26 after undergoing a second surgery on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken Feb. 18 in a spill after the running of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Park went on the offensive in its dispute with Calder Casino & Race Course Feb. 24 when it said it plans to race year-round during the 12 months beginning July 1.
Gulfstream Park on Feb. 23 said it plans to add approximately 200 temporary stalls in its stable area for trainers who send horses from Calder Casino & Race Course to run in Gulfstream races.
Calder officials said that starting Feb. 26 their track will not allow horses that ship from Calder to race at Gulfstream Park to re-enter Calder without the prior written approval from Calder's racing secretary.
Jockey Eibar Coa remained in good spirits and showed slight improvement overnight after undergoing surgery Feb. 19 on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken in a spill following the finish of the sixth race the preceding day.
Jockey Eibar Coa underwent approximately six hours of surgery Saturday, Feb. 19 at Memorial Regional Hospital on his C-4 vertebra, which was broken in a spill following the finish of Friday's sixth race.
Amen Hallelujah, a grade II winner last year at Gulfstream Park, will be making her second start at the current Gulfstream meeting when she takes on seven rivals in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 19.
Mike Repole confirmed Feb. 16 that he and trainer Todd Pletcher are considering the newly-written Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park for champion Uncle Mo when he makes his 3-year-old debut.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced Feb. 16 they have signed a contract with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association that will run from March 1 through December 2012.
Four jockeys escaped serious injury after being unseated from their mounts in during the stretch run of the fifth race at Gulfstream Park in South Florida Feb. 11. Apprentice jockey Jose Alvarez fell in the first race.
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The horsemen in Oregon have joined the list of groups supporting the New England chapter of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association as dispute over a 2011 live racing contract at Suffolk Downs continues.
Just because there are no 3-year-old dirt stakes at Gulfstream this weekend doesn't mean there are no races with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) implications.
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