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Gulfstream Summer Condition Book Goes Out

South Florida track releases it first summer race schedule.

Gulfstream Park has released the first condition book for its historic summer race meet that is set to begin July 1.

The book, which runs through July 28, also includes the races for June 25, which will be the final day of Gulfstream's 91-day 2012-2013 season.

Gulfstream is poised to run head-to-head on summer weekends with Calder Casino & Race Course, eight miles away. A deal may be pending to avoid the conflict.

The condition book for Gulfstream's summer season includes the July 4 program, which will be highlighted by the $100,000 Armed Forces Stakes for Florida-bred 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Thereafter, a 10-race card will be conducted every Saturday and Sunday.

Other stakes on the schedule include the $75,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes for 3-year-old fillies July 13 and the $75,000 Showing Up Stakes for 3-year-olds July 20. Both stakes will be run at 1 1/16 miles on the grass.

"We're excited and looking forward to this new era in Florida racing," said Gulfstream president Tim Ritvo in a statement. "Not only have we invested more than $1 million into our main track and turf course these past two months, but our chairman, Mr. Frank Stronach, has approved the construction of 500 new stalls at Gulfstream.

"We are committed to Thoroughbred racing. We are also excited about continuing to grow our relationship with horsemen throughout North America and we look forward to welcoming our great race fans and new guests to our world-class facility this summer."