Keyword: Florida

  • Quality Rocks surges to the win in the Florida Oaks.

    Quality Rocks Rolls to Take Florida Oaks

    Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, and Wachtel Stable's Quality Rocks rallied from just off the pace to capture the $200,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Honor Code gets up late to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Honor Code Surges to Take GP Handicap

    Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code, in his first start of 2015, mowed down the front-runners with a strong rally to capture the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 7.

  • Ready For Rye leads all the way to take the Swale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-8df6Bqz">Order This Photo</a>

    Ready for Rye Upsets Daredevil in Swale

    Ready for Rye became Tom Albertrani's third winner on the day when he upset favored Daredevil by 2 3/4 lengths in the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at Gulfstream. The trainer entered the card 0-for-60.

  • Carpe Diem

    Coffee Pot Brews a Good One in Carpe Diem

    'He wouldn't run and hide behind his mother. He'd lead through the door,' Beau Lane of Woodline Farm said of Carpe Diem, a leading contender for the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Hip No. 130, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy -- Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch brought $1.4 million.

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Sale at F-T Florida

    Judging by the final results of Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park March 4, the sales company's decision to return its select offering to South Florida was clearly a winning one.

  • Gulfstream Park has selected racing dates for the July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 fiscal year.

    Status Quo for 2015-16 Florida Racing Dates

    In filings made to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay selected racing dates for the July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 fiscal year that are almost identical to its 2014-15 schedule.

  • Gulfstream Park canceled racing because of the rain.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mzDhTx3">Order This Photo</a>

    Gulfstream Park Cancels Card in Deluge

    Gulfstream Park canceled the remainder of its Feb. 28 card as a deluge pelted the South Florida area. The $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) and the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) were among the events lost.

  • Devine Aida comes home strong to win the Herecomesthebride Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-BkCNV42">Order This Photo</a>

    Devine Aida Aces Sloppy Herecomesthebride

    Stronach Stables' Devine Aida splashed home in an off-the-turf edition of the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 28, earning her first graded score at soggy Gulfstream Park and building a four-race win streak.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Reports 10% Hike in All-Sources Handle

    All-sources pari-mutuel handle is up 10.3% year-to-date at Tampa Bay Downs, which puts the Florida racetrack on course to average more than $4 million per day and finish with its highest wagering total since the 2010-11 meet.

  • Itsaknockout (right) won the 2015 Fountain of Youth via DQ.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tjfp7bG">Order This Photo</a>

    Handle-Wise, Gulfstream Has One of Best Days

    Gulfstream had all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,583,598 for its 12-race Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) card Feb. 21, its second-best wagering total on a non-Florida Derby (gr. I) day since it opened its new facility.

  • Khozan wins at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22
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    Khozan Impresses Again at Gulfstream Park

    A bumped start barely fazed heavily-favored Khozan in his second straight romp at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22. The $1 million purchase by Al Shaqab Racing impressed again with a 12 3/4-length win.

  • Itsaknockout (right) finishes second to Upstart in the Fountain of Youth, but is awarded the win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-5k6H4RJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Upstart DQ'd in FOY, Itsaknockout Wins

    Upstart was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park, with 5-1 Itsaknockout elevated from second to his first graded win.

  • F-T, Gulfstream to Host Poker Tournament

    Fasig-Tipton, in conjunction with Gulfstream Park, will host a charity poker tournament to benefit New Vocations and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in advance of the company's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Ralph Evans, on the right holding trophy, following Upstart's win in the Funny Cide Stakes.

    Upstart Has Hopeful Evans on Derby Trail

    A Thoroughbred owner for nearly 50 years, Ralph Evans has attended just one edition of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--the 1979 renewal. Upstart could take him back with a runner and is looking to continue on the path Feb. 21.

  • Eskenformoney will face 13 in the Davona Dale Stakes on Feb. 21. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hGs32ZF/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Eskenformoney Heads Davona Dale Lineup

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, a three-time winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will send out the duo of Eskenformoney and Enchantress Feb. 21 in the one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Main Sequence
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    Main Sequence Breezes at Palm Meadows

    Dual Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence breezed an easy half-mile on turf in :50 at Palm Meadows Training Center Feb. 16 in preparation for his scheduled 2015 debut in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Captain Stan, ridden by Javier Castellano, captured a win for White Wabbit Wacing at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 8. White Wabbit Wacing holds a narrow lead over two-time defending champions Ken and Sarah Ramsey in the competition for leading owner. <br><a tar

    In Search of Gulfstream Leading Owner Title

    More than halfway into the 2014-15 championship meet at Gulfstream Park, fast-rising White Wabbit Wacing holds a narrow lead over two-time defending champions Ken and Sarah Ramsey in the competition for leading owner.

  • OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

    The sale company will follow the uniform medication model rules adopted for racing by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Medication rule changes will begin in March.

  • Sandiva flies home to win the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CWrLg4m">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Surges to Capture Suwannee River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva won her second straight stakes and first North American graded contest with a length victory over Rosalind in the Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Confrontation (center) finished 2nd in the Hal's Hope on Jan. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-hBM4PDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    'Surprise' Confrontation Tough in Fred Hooper

    The War Pass gelding began his career winning a $50,000 maiden claiming event at Saratoga Race Course, and on Feb. 7 he will try to become a stakes winner in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream.

  • Catalina Red won the seven-furlong Pasco Stakes in a track record time of 1:21.40 Dec. 27.

    Ocean Knight, Catalina Red Top Sam F. Davis

    Stonestreet Stables' Ocean Knight, winner of his only start in solid fashion, and record-setting Florida horse Catalina Red head a group of 12 entered for the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 31 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • The fence at Calder

    No Movement on Plans for Calder Barn Area

    Calder and Churchill Downs Inc. still have not applied for any of the permits required to tear down barns and put up new structures, the head of the development department for the city of Miami Gardens said.

  • OBS Expects Solid Start for Auction Season

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. predicts a solid start to its 2015 auction season during the Jan. 28-29 winter mixed sale, which will offer a consignor preferred session, open session, and horses of racing age section.