New stalls are under construction at Gulfstream Park.

New stalls are under construction at Gulfstream Park.

Courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Jon Kral

Work Under Way on New Gulfstream Stalls

The Florida track said the structure will house 380 stalls near the one-mile chute.

Gulfstream Park said Sept. 30 it has started construction of a $4 million structure with 380 new stalls on the south side of racetrack property.

The structure measures 600 feet long by 84 feet wide and is 156 miles per hour hurricane-resistant. The wood stalls with sliding doors will be located just west of the one-mile chute.

"The Stronach Group continues to invest in Gulfstream Park and Florida Thoroughbred racing," Gulfstream Park president Tim Ritvo said in a release. "It's very important to Mr. (Frank) Stronach that we continue improving Gulfstream's backstretch and its infrastructure.

"Earlier this year we invested $1 million in a new drainage system, and our dormitories at Gulfstream and Palm Meadows (Training Center) provide the finest private amenities for backstretch workers."
The first stalls are expected to be completed by the end of October.