Keyword: Aventura Stakes

  • Street Magician Pulls Out Aventura Triumph

    Jumping from a maiden victory into the $139,500 Aventura Stakes for 3-year-olds, R. Larry Johnson's homebred Street Magician surged to the lead mid-stretch and held on gamely for for a half-length victory over Yesbyjimminy Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Blue Bullet Brings Two-Race Streak to Aventura

    Hobeau Farm's homebred Blue Bullet has the look of a potential star for trainer Allen Jerkens in Saturday's $175,000 Aventura Stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park, where he faces eight rivals with leading Gulfstream jockey Cornelio Velasquez aboard.

  • Doctor Decherd, right, with Shaun Bridgmohan on board, duels Itsallaboutthechase to the wire to win the Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Doctor Decherd Wins Nose Job in Aventura

    Doctor Decherd commenced a strong rally entering the lane to nip Itsallboutthechase by a nose in a head-bobbing stretch duel to capture Saturday's fifth running of the $125,000 Aventura Stakes, the opening leg of this year's Florida Derby (gr. I) series for 3-year-olds.

  • High Fly Romps to Impressive Aventura Win

    Live Oak Plantation's undefeated High Fly overtook Magna Graduate coming off the turn and put in an explosive stretch run to win the $125,000 Aventura Stakes for 3-year-olds by nine widening lengths.

  • One-Turn Mile Races New for Gulfstream Meet

    Gulfstream Park, currently undergoing a major reconstruction, will have a one-mile chute on its dirt track when its 2005 racing season gets under way Jan. 3. The 86-day meet runs through April 24.

  • Gulfstream Ponders Florida Derby Date Switch

    In a move that could have significant implications for the slate of Triple Crown prep races, Gulfstream Park may revamp its schedule of 3-year-old stakes and delay by three weeks the 2005 Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Local Influence in Gulfstream's Aventura

    The $250,000 Aventura Stakes for 3-year-olds is chock full of Florida-based and Florida-bred horses. All eight entrants made their last start in the Sunshine State, and six of the eight were bred within the state's boundaries.

  • Humorously at Crossroads in Aventura

    Humorously, a quickly developing propsect, can build on an impressive victory in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Championship earlier this month in Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Supah Blitz Ready to Roll in Aventura

    Trainer Manny Tortora is more than pleased with his 3-year-old colt Supah Blitz coming into Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes. The Aventura will be run at 1 1/16 miles over Gulfstream Park's main track.

  • Supah Blitz Tackles Aventura Stakes

    Bee Bee Stables and Jacqueline Tortora's Supah Blitz, fourth in the Florida Derby and second in the Fountain of Youth (both gr. I) at Gulfstream earlier this season, may go favored in Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes at the Hallandale Beach oval.

  • Offlee Wild, Supah Blitz Work in Florida

    Offlee Wild, trained by T. V. Smith, worked a half-mile at Gulfstream Park Sunday in :48 1/5. At Calder, Supah Blitz, second in the Fountain of Youth (gr. I) and fourth in the Florida Derby (gr. I) worked five furlongs in 1:01 handily.

  • Derby Starter Not Likely to Come From Aventura Field

    A day after Marasca upset Equality in the inaugural running of the $250,000 Aventura Stakes the connections of those horses said the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is not on their respective agendas.

  • Gulfstream Park Race Report: First Flight

    The bird has flown, leaving us instead with the Aventura Stakes, Gulfstream Park's $250,000 replacement for Hialeah's signature Flamingo Stakes that served as a springboard to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) for the likes of Citation and Seattle Slew. Based upon the returns of the inaugural Aventura, run on April 6, none of the nine 3-year-olds are likely to follow that path.

  • Equality Heads Nine in Aventura Stakes

    Right after Gulfstream Park simulcasts the Illinois Derby (gr. II) Saturday, it will run its own Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep, the Aventura Stakes.

  • After this victory in the Gotham at Aqueduct, Mayakovsky will contest the Santa Anita Derby.

    Haskin's Weekend Analysis: Prep Races on Two Continents

    We are well aware that the term 3-year-old analysis this year is an oxymoron. Maybe 3-year-old guesses would be more suitable a title. But the trouper that we are, we will attempt to link the word analysis with 3-year-old and try to make some kind of sense of this weekend's stakes, which actually look crystal clear compared to what is in store for us the following weekend.

  • Mountain Forum Headlines Aventura Stakes

    The much-improved Mountain Forum will be seeking his third straight victory when he starts in Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old event will be run at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Equality, Booklet Work at Gulfstream

    Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Equality and Fountain of Youth (gr. I) winner Booklet put in morning works at Gulfstream Park Saturday.