GULFSTREAM PARK, Hallandale, FL
|1||Ancient Rome||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: D||$60,000|
2009 | Bay Ridgling | Roman Ruler - Wish It Were, Is It True
Sire: Roman Ruler , Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Lifetime: 229 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Is It True, Bay, 1986.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2011 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, ($62,000).
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $35,000.
|2||For Oby||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: B+||$20,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | With Distinction - Sexy Seattle, Mining
Sire: With Distinction , Dark Bay or Brown, 2001. Lifetime: 146 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mining, Chestnut, 1984.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2010 Open Yearling Sale, ($10,000).
|3||Town Prize||Margin: 3¼||TrueNicks: C||$10,000|
2009 | Chestnut Colt | Speightstown - Prized Stamp, Prized
Sire: Speightstown , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 4 years. 16 starts, 10 wins, $1,258,256. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Prized, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. In 2009: 1.40 AEI.
|1||Ancient Rome||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||Anthony W. Dutrow|
|2||For Oby||Julio A. Garcia||Pedro Maestre|
|3||Town Prize||Luis Saez||Darwin D. Banach|
|4||Jordan's Image||Daniel Centeno||Angel Quiroz|
|5||Rex's Last Tour||Fernando Jara||Barry R. Rose|
|6||Vexor||Javier Castellano||John C. Kimmel|
Merit Man proved his mettle in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 1, coming back off a runner-up finish to Hightail in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint to prove his class at Gulfstream Park.Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher supplemented grade I-placed Big Blue Nation to the $100,000 OBS Championship colts and geldings division for 3-year-olds.Sunday, March 11, 2012
Stretched out to two turns for the first time, Reveron responded with a half-length victory in the inaugural $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby Jan. 1 for his third consecutive win.Sunday, January 01, 2012
Awesome Belle, Bet to Win, and Say a Novena, all consistent performers until their most recent stakes efforts, will try to take a step back in the right direction when they contest the Old Hat (gr. III) Jan. 1 at Gulfstream.Thursday, December 29, 2011
Michael Dubb's Ancient Rome edged longshot For Oby by a nose in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes on opening day at Gulfstream Park Dec. 3.Saturday, December 03, 2011
Jason, Tom and Evan Ciannello from TwinSpires.com handicap the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, December 01, 2011
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.Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Vexor, the longest shot in the field at odds of 18-1, outlasted Trinniberg for a three-quarters-length victory in the $150,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park Oct. 2.Sunday, October 02, 2011
Stakes winner Hal's Image sired his first winner when his son Jordan's Image won at Calder Casino and Race Course Aug. 7.Monday, August 08, 2011
Morning Line, who last came into his own during the second half of his 3-year-old campaign and is expected to be one of the top older horses in 2011, makes his season debut in the Hal's Hope Stakes Jan. 8 at Gulfstream.Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Three-year-olds, both males and females, get their first chance to face stakes competition at Gulfstream Park in 2010 when they run a pair of six-furlong sprints on Jan. 9.Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Notonthesamepage grabbed the lead soon after the start and never looked back, romping by more than eight lengths in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds, the first stakes race of the Gulfstream Park winter season on opening day at the Hallandale Beach track Jan. 3.Saturday, January 03, 2009
You Luckie Mann and Silent Valor figure to attract most of the attention in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes, the six-furlong event which kicks off Gulfstream Park's 2009 series for 3-year-olds on opening day Jan. 3.Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Exclusive Quality, a track record-setting son of leading sire Elusive Quality, will enter stud in 2008 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.Thursday, November 08, 2007
Martin Cherry's Wynn Dot Conma began his 3-year-old campaign on a winning note Saturday when he passed three horses in the stretch to win the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, January 10, 2004
Among the horses expected to compete this weekend at Gulfstream Park are House Party and Smokume from Allen Jerkens' barn and Ghost Mountain from Nick Zito's shedrow.Wednesday, January 07, 2004
The sorting-out process for the best 3-year-olds begins in earnest Saturday with the Spectacular Bid (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, and trainer Mark Hennig will have decisions to make with Cherokee Spook and Notorious Rogue over the next week.Sunday, January 04, 2004
Irving and Marjorie Cowan's First Blush, with Jorge Chavez riding, stormed from out of the pack to win Friday's $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on opening day at Gulfstream Park.Friday, January 03, 2003
Gulfstream Park's opening weekend, from Friday, January 3, through Sunday, January 5, features five stakes, free grandstand admission, giveaways and rolled-back prices on selected food and drink favorites, weekend appearances by leading thoroughbred trainers, concerts, and more.Monday, December 23, 2002
A wide open field of eight 2-year-olds will battle Saturday in the $75,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Arlington Park.Thursday, September 05, 2002
First crop sire Confide was represented by his first winner Friday when Texas-bred Confiding Winner went wire-to-wire to win a maiden race at Lone Star Park.Sunday, June 23, 2002
Two contenders for Saturday's grade II Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park worked Monday morning in preparation for the seven furlong, $150,000 test.Monday, January 28, 2002
Maybry's Boy closed from seventh-place to win the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) on opening day of the 2002 Gulfstream Park meeting. One race earlier on the card, Bill Mott-trained 3-year-old Blue Burner earned a victory in a mile and 70 yard allowance race.Thursday, January 03, 2002
Four stakes races highlight the opening week of Thoroughbred racing at Gulfstream Park. The South Florida racetrack opens a 90-day meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3 that extends through April 24.Wednesday, January 02, 2002
With the winds of change swirling hard around the South Florida racing scene, Gulfstream Park opened for its 2001 meet on Jan. 3 with its usual accompaniment of the top horses and outfits from across the East Coast and Midwest. Perhaps appropriately, with a wrecking ball due to demolish the plant once the meet concludes as part of a Magna Entertainment major reconstruction, and a war over racing dates in the offing, the results of a trio of opening week stakes were as likely as Frank Stronach joining Tim Smith for a friendly round of golf.Wednesday, January 03, 2001