Neither has crossed the wire in front since notching their respective first graded stakes victories in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) a year apart, but Speechify and Singanothersong hope to end that streak Dec. 19.
Long before the 3-year-old filly crossed the wire first, she was already a winner. The $18,000 claiming race was just her third start and first in nine months, having overcome a bout with pneumonia that nearly took her life.
What was initially believed to be minor injuries sustained by Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado when he was unseated Dec. 13 has been diagnosed as six broken ribs that will sideline the rider for up to two months.
Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital complaining of chest soreness after being unseated from his mount, Legs Like Betty, at the start of Gulfstream Park's seventh race Dec. 13.
Multiple stakes winners Singanothersong and Weekend Hideaway each put in half-mile breezes Dec. 13 in preparation for expected starts in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (gr. III) Dec. 19 at Gulfstream Park.
Valid returned from a trip to the Breeders' Cup and relished the chance to get back to his favorite track, winning the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes Dec. 12 at Gulfstream Park over Madefromlucky.
Cali Star put away Best Behavior in early stretch and drew off to victory in the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) to claim the first stakes victory of her career in the one-mile test for fillies and mares Dec. 12.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Presented by Equibase watch video
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Rampart Stakes.
Jockeys Edgard Zayas and Tyler Gaffalione, who were unseated in separate incidents at Gulfstream Park Wednesday, Dec. 9, took off their mounts for the Dec. 10 card, but are expected to return to riding as early as Friday.
In its last running before being elevated to grade III status for 2016, the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday will offer another highly competitive field that includes a quartet of graded stakes winners Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Marty Wolfson will have Cali Star, Best Behavior, and Curlin's Princess in the one-turn-mile Rampart Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 12, and also has Lori's Store in the $100,000 South Beach on the Saturday card at Gulfstream.
Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park, Japan, Turfway Park & More! view slideshow
Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park, Japan, Turfway Park & More
Total handle on the 17th edition of the Claiming Crown, contested for the fourth year Dec. 5 at Gulfstream Park, was $10.12 million, up 0.6% from 2014.
Jockey Javier Castellano guided Royal Posse to victory in the Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes to secure his fourth win in the event on the day Dec. 5 at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Park has added a pair of new wagering options for the 2015-16 meet that begins Saturday, Dec. 5.
Claiming Crown survived, and now thrives
The $1.1 million Claiming Crown, which gives claiming horses their shot in nine stakes restricted to horses who have started for a tag in 2014 or 2015, will return to Gulfstream Park Dec. 5.
Swagger Jagger, Lira, Ballet Diva, Rafting, Full Salute, and Bella Flor all won races on the program that featured six stakes for 2-year-olds Nov. 28.
Mongolian Stables' Mongolian Saturday breezed a half-mile clockwise over Gulfstream Park's main track Nov. 27 in anticipation of his next assignment in the Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I).
The Dec. 5 Claiming Crown, with total purses of $1.1 million for nine races, has attracted 309 nominations and will highlight opening day of Gulfstream Park's Championship Meet.
OwnerView in January will present its first New Owner of the Year Award, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.
Gulfstream Park, Churchill Downs, Aqueduct, Australia, Charles Town, Del Mar & More.
Laurel Park has attracted 110 horses, including those on also-eligible lists, for its $410,000 Claiming Crown preview Nov. 1. The Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 5 at Gulfstream Park.
Harold Queen's multiple grade I winner Sheer Drama breezed five furlongs over Gulfstream Park's main track Oct. 21, her final work for the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Gretna Racing, which won a license to offer Quarter Horse barrel racing as a steppingstone to apply for slot machines, was dealt a setback when the Florida First District Court of Appeal Oct. 2 reversed its earlier opinion.
All-sources and live wagering and purses increased substantially during Gulfstream Park's 55-day summer meet that concluded Oct. 3 with the $1.3 million Florida Sire Stakes.
Keeneland, Santa Anita, Belmont, Australia, Gulfstream Park, Woodbine and More. View Slideshow
Keeneland, Santa Anita, Belmont, Australia, Gulfstream Park, Woodbine & More
The Oct. 3 Florida Sire Stakes finale at Gulfstream Park will feature three juveniles seeking their second win in the series.
Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid gamely put away an onslaught of closers to win the $75,000 Groomstick Stakes Sept. 26 at Gulfstream Park.
The Maryland Jockey Club Sept. 18 announced it will partner with Gulfstream Park and the Claiming Crown to hold nine "Win and You're In" races Nov. 1 at Laurel Park.
Fasig-Tipton will stage The Florida Sale, its premier juvenile in-training sale, at Gulfstream Park Wednesday, March 2.
Florida-based sire Get Rich Quick saw his first winner Sept. 4, when his first starter, Set and Go, won a maiden claiming race for 2-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.
Central Kentucky-based sire General Quarters picked up his first winner Thursday, Sept. 3 when Golden Legacy Stable's Beautiful Sin won a maiden claiming race by 3 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream Park.
Adios Charlie, a grade II-winning son of Indian Charlie who stands at Ocala Stud in central Florida, got his first winner Sept. 3 when R Sweet Exchange won the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Park will present a stakes program worth a record $11.61 million in purses during its 2015-2016 "Championship Meet," highlighted by the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.
Jacks or Better Farm and trainer Stanley Gold are well-positioned to improve on their record 16 wins in the Florida Sires Stakes Series in the Affirmed and Susan's Girl divisions at Gulfstream Park Sept. 5.
Sheer Drama, winner of the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) in her previous start, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.50 on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the Personal Ensign Stakes.
Honor Code pips Liam's Map in the Whitney at Saratoga and more in the August 15, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Saratoga, Del Mar, Monmouth, Woodbine, Arapahoe, Gulfstream Park, Arlington & More
Dream of Me and It's High Time secured victories in divisions of the Florida Sire stakes series for 2-year-olds and 2-year-old fillies Saturday, Aug. 8 at Gulfstream Park.
Crown of Thorns was represented by his first winner Aug. 8 when I'malreadythere won the seventh race at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Stanley Gold is gearing up for the start of the 2015 Florida Sire Stakes series Aug. 8 at Gulfstream Park.
Alto Racing LLC announced Aug. 7 that Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Materiality has been retired as a result of a soft tissue injury he sustained while training.
Trainer Kristin Mulhall visited the Gulfstream Park winner's circle for the first time Aug. 6, when Thunder Basin prevailed by 6 1/2 lengths in the day's third race, a the mile maiden claiming event on the dirt main track.
Grade II winner Wildcat Red, who returned to winning form in the $100,000 Teddy Drone Stakes Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park, is scheduled to race next in the $700,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
Jacks or Better Farm and trainer Stanley Gold, who have teamed for a record 16 victories in the Florida Sire Stakes series, are in a good position to improve on that tally at Gulfstream Park Aug. 8.
Rebounding from an eighth-place finish in the Smile Sprint (gr. II), Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger's Falling Sky captured the $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes at Gulfstream Park Aug. 1.
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