Keyword: Florida

  • Tepin winning the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland

    Tepin Gets Back to Work for Casse

    Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Tepin returned to the worktab Jan. 8 for the first time since her Oct. 31 victory over the boys, clocking a half-mile in an easy :52 under regular rider Julien Leparoux at Palm Meadows.

  • Mohaymen<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-7ptWGbz">Order This Photo</a>

    Mohaymen Sharp in Half-Mile Work

    The undefeated Tapit colt went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows as he continues to prepare for his season debut Jan. 30 in the Holy Bull (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Study of EIPH in 2-Year-Olds Completed

    A study designed to determine the levels of exercise-industry pulmonary hemorrhage in 2-year-olds racing in South Florida is complete, but the data won't be released until a scientific paper is published after peer review.

  • Itsaknockout returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SbJB7Wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsaknockout Returns a Winner at Gulfstream

    Starlight Racing's Itsaknockout, who hadn't raced since his ninth-place finish in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream.

  • Full Salute won the Hall of Fame Stakes at Parx Racing Sept. 26.

    Full Salute, Sheikh of Sheikhs Top Hutcheson

    Stakes winners Full Salute and Sheikh of Sheikhs top the field of seven 3-year-olds entered in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 2, one of five stakes on the first Saturday card of 2016.

  • Gulfstream to Broadcast Eclipse Finalists

    Eclipse Award finalists will be revealed live at 11:05 a.m. EST Jan. 6 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on GulfstreamPark.com, Xpressbet.com, and all outlets carrying the Gulfstream Park simulcast feed.

  • Kisskiss Telltell First Winner for Telling

    Winner of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) got off the mark as a sire when Kisskiss Telltell won her debut Dec. 27 in the sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Gerald (left) and Dale Bennett are familiar faces at Tampa Bay Downs

    Father and Son a Force at Tampa Bay

    Dale Bennett learned about Thoroughbred training from his father, Gerald, a native of Canada who has won more than 3,500 races in his career and regularly winters at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

  • Dogwood Trail

    Dogwood Trail Geared Up for Sugar Swirl

    Jacks or Better Farm's Dogwood Trail is geared up for the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 26, where she will seek to run her record to 2-for-2 in graded stakes competition.

  • X Y Jet runs away from the competition in the Mr. Prospector Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-sch7NgV">Order This Photo</a>

    X Y Jet Easy Winner of Mr. Prospector Stakes

    X Y Jet continued his roll on Saturday, Dec. 19 as he easily secured the first stakes score of his career while nailing down his third straight win overall in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Two-Year-Olds Focus of Tampa Bay Stakes

    The road to the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) begins locally Dec. 19 when 2-year-olds face off in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The Saturday card features two other stakes.

  • Kirk Ziadie

    Trainer Kirk Ziadie Faces Six-Year Suspension

    A Florida administrative law judge has recommended South Florida-based trainer Kirk Ziadie have his racing license suspended for six years and be fined $18,000 for repeated clenbuterol violations in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • Speechify won the 2014 Mr. Prospector Stakes.

    Mr. Prospector Winners Back for More

    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.

  • Cocos Cat won by 1 3/4 lengths on December 11.

    Cocos Cat Gives Simon Reason to Smile

    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.

  • Jockeys Zayas, Gaffalione Take Off Mounts

    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.

  • Florida Sunshine Millions Classic winner Sr. Quisqueyano<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-JqHQs3f">Order This Photo</a>

    Harlan's Holiday Comes Up Strong

    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.

  • Best Behavior is one of three for trainer Marty Wolfson in the Rampart Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fh22VZ9">Order This Photo</a>

    Cali Star Heads Wolfson Trio in Rampart

    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 is one of the Florida racetracks that has slot machines

    Decoupling Option Part of Tribal Compact

    A pricey compact between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe allows for the decoupling of casino gambling and pari-mutuel racing, but whether that provision becomes law remains to be seen.

  • Khozan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kQWKJpC">Order This Photo</a>

    Khozan Retired to Journeyman Stud

    Khozan, a son of Distorted Humor out of grade I producer and graded stakes winner Delta Princess, will stand the 2016 season at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. A fee will be announced in the future.

  • Lady Eli spent some rehab time at Dell Ridge Farm

    Lady Eli Tack-Walking in Florida

    Lady Eli, who stepped on a nail at Belmont Park and came down with laminitis July 4, has returned to trainer Chad Brown at his Palm Meadows Training Center base in Florida.

  • Tampa Bay Downs returns to action with 10 races Nov. 28

    Tampa Bay Finds Success Despite Competition

    As Tampa Bay Downs prepared to begin its meet Nov. 28, Peter Berube, general manager at the Florida racetrack, discussed its model for success in the face of competition from tracks with alternative gaming.

  • Lochte and Matthew Rispoli take the Tropical Turf Handicap in the rain.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pxBTVKm">Order This Photo</a>

    Lochte Scores in Soggy Tropical Turf 'Cap

    Since moving down to Florida in September, Crossed Sabres Farm's Lochte has been unbeatable. He continued his streak Nov. 21 at Gulfstream Park West, claiming the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Saraguaro takes the Sunshine Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-H3cVzHs">Order This Photo</a>

    Saragauro Solid in Millions Classic Preview

    Continuing an upward progression that began this summer, Saraguaro followed his first stakes victory last month with another strong performance Nov. 7, winning the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Preview by 1 1/4 lengths.