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  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Meet Handle Averages $8.3 Million

    Even though it faced new weekend competition from nearby Calder Casino & Race Course, Gulfstream Park came close to its record for average daily all-sources handle during its 2013-14 winter meet that ended April 6.

  • Coup de Grace fights for victory in the Bay Shore Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162219038&k=w8MvHcW">Order This Photo</a>

    Coup de Grace Finishes Strong in Bay Shore

    A brief player on the Triple Crown trail in Florida earlier this year, Fox Hill Farm's Coup de Grace got back to sprinting and scored a game nose win in the $300,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • The Florida Derby

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    Gulfstream Sets Florida Derby Day Handle Mark

    Gulfstream Park set an all-time Florida Derby day handle record March 29 when $26.8 million was wagered on the live program highlighted by the 63rd edition of the grade I event sponsored by Besilu Stables.

  • Constitution gets through on the inside to win the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3149374171&k=zJFGfSB">Order This Photo</a>

    Constitution Edges Wildcat Red in FL Derby

    If horseplayers had a question of which runner to bet in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park March 29, the one Javier Castellano was named on seemed as sure a shot as any.

  • Micromanage and Javier Castellano take the Skip Away at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3149248165&k=bbthJcF">Order This Photo</a>

    Micromanage Returns to Winning in Skip Away

    Repole Stable's Micromanage seemed to have forgotten the way to the winner's circle, but he found it again March 29 in South Florida when galloping clear in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • In Tune outfights House Rules to win the Gulfstream Oaks.
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    In Tune in Rhythm in Gulfstream Oaks Win

    In Tune proved up to the challenge of stepping into stakes company as she outlasted House Rules in the stretch to win the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Onlyforyou delivers victory in the Davona Dale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088305212&k=dGRz7CL">Order This Photo</a>

    Onlyforyou Remains Unbeaten in Davona Dale

    Onlyforyou remained unbeaten with a front-running tally in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park as Javier Castellano and Todd Pletcher teamed for their fourth win on the program.

  • Normandy Invasion rolls to victory at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088094862&k=XPfQQVv">Order This Photo</a>

    Normandy Invasion Sets Track Record in Return

    Normandy Invasion, last seen finishing fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned with a track record win in an allowance optional claiming race Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • One for the Roses: General a Rod

    General a Rod defeated Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Wildcat Red by a head in the Gulfstream Park Derby, as they meet again in the Fountain of Youth Stakes.

  • Devil's Cave wins the Sabin Stakes.
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    Devil's Cave Romps to Track Record in Sabin

    Alpha Delta Stable's Devil's Cave delivered a superb frontrunning performance in the $200,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 16 at Gulfstream Park, setting a track record while earning her first graded stakes win.

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    Three Honored by Jockeys' Guild

    The Jockeys' Guild presented awards to three individuals for outstanding achievements and service to the horse industry Jan. 27 during its annual Assembly in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Onlyforyou dominates the Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream. 
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    Onlyforyou Takes Command in Forward Gal

    Glencrest Farm's Onlyforyou was away alertly at the start and took command of the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, going wire-to-wire over five 3-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong test.

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    Javier Castellano Earns First Eclipse Award

    Javier Castellano won his first Eclipse Award with a record-breaking year in 2013. The jockey rode mounts that earned $26,213,507, surpassing Ramon Dominguez's previous mark of $25,634,852 from 2012.

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    Three Jockeys Took Different Routes to Top

    Javier Castellano, Joel Rosario, and Gary Stevens took three entirely different routes to their positions as jockey finalists in the Eclipse Awards. Who wins could depend upon what criteria voters choose to use.

  • Revolutionary returns a winner at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017195222&k=pQ6cbKB">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Returns a Winner at Gulfstream

    WinStar Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Revolutionary returned to the races for the first time since the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a solid victory Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park, taking a one mile allowance event.

  • Sweet Whiskey takes control in the Old Hat Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005304607&k=Lr3q2g3">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet Whiskey Takes Rail to Old Hat Win

    Sweet Whiskey took the inside path in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park, charging past stablemate and runner-up Co Cola in the stretch to notch her first stakes victory.

  • Sweet Whiskey tries for her first graded stakes in the Old Hat Stakes.

    Sweet Whiskey to Take Old Hat Shot From Rail

    After closing 2013 with a runner-up finish in the Matron Stakes (gr. II), Sweet Whiskey will try to secure her first graded stakes win Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III).

  • Todd Pletcher compiled total purse earnings of $25,248,816.

    Castellano, Pletcher Best Among 2013 Leaders

    Javier Castellano led North American jockeys in victories and total purse earnings for the first time in 2013, while Todd Pletcher ended the year far ahead on the national earnings list for trainers for the eighth time.

  • Heart Stealer gets up late to win the Sugar Swirl Stakes.
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    Heart Stealer Rallies to Sugar Swirl Victory

    Newly crowned single-season North American earnings record holder Javier Castellano picked up a graded win Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park when he guided Heart Stealer in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes.

  • Honor Code gets his head in front of Cairo Prince at the wire in the Remsen Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940144558&k=PqMqMpr">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Fights Off Cairo Prince in Remsen

    Honor Code proved a popular winner of the 100th renewal of the $400,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 when he battled back along the inside to nip Nashua Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince in a terrific finish at Aqueduct.

  • Wedding Toast holds off Toasting to win the Comely Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940058517&k=KGZrJQN">Order This Photo</a>

    Wedding Toast Hangs On to Win Comely

    Godolphin Racing's Wedding Toast took charge at the start and held on for a head victory over hard-charging longshot Toasting in the $400,000 Comely Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Stopchargingmaria goes by late to win the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940038647&k=C9zkPSH">Order This Photo</a>

    Favorite Stopchargingmaria Wins Demoiselle

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria edged stablemate Got Lucky to win the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II). The 2-year-old filly got the 1 1/8 miles in 1:52.62 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trainer Todd Pletcher conditions both.

  • Javier Castellano celebrates his 6th win at Aqueduct on November 9.

    Castellano Wins Six at Aqueduct

    Jockey Javier Castellano won six races at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, but missed what he thought was going to be his best mount of the day when Anjaz was scratched from the featured Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Stopchargingmaria wins the Tempted Stakes.
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    Stopchargingmaria Romps in Tempted Stakes

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria, the 4-5 choice in a field of five, took the early lead and never looked back en route to a blowout victory in the $245,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Nov. 3.

  • Bobby's Kitten wins the Pilgrim Stakes.
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    Ramseys Win Pilgrim with Bobby's Kitten

    Already with no shortage of Breeders' Cup possibilities, Ken and Sarah Ramsey found another World Championships entrant Oct. 6 when favored Bobby's Kitten rolled to a 6 1/4-length victory in the Pilgrim Stakes.

  • Princess of Sylmar leaves Royal Delta behind to win the Beldame.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2796274024&k=c7Jhnzg">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Defeats 'Delta' in Beldame

    Princess of Sylmar, facing older foes for the first time, sprung a mild upset Sept. 28 when the 3-year-old filly collared two-time champion Royal Delta and went on to win the $400,000 Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I).

  • Cluster of Stars is in control in the Gallant Bloom Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2780832028&k=3WgvBqR">Order This Photo</a>

    Cluster of Stars Wires Gallant Bloom

    Turtle Bird Stable's Cluster of Stars improved her undefeated record to six wins at the cost of Dance to Bristol in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Hyper holds off Finnegans Wake to win the Bowling Green Handicap.
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    Hyper Extended in Narrow Bowling Green Tally

    Hyper had his consistency rewarded with his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on the inner turf at Belmont Park Sept. 7 as odds-on favorite Boisterous fizzled in the stretch.

  • Bashart leads the way home in the With Anticpation.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2731862940&k=W5hVxWT">Order This Photo</a>

    No Catching Bashart in With Anticipation

    Wheeled back in 11 days after breaking his maiden, Bashart led all the way to capture the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIIT) with style Aug. 29 on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Escapefromreality runs away from Amberjack to win the Albany Stakes.
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    'Reality' Hits Amberjack in Big Apple Triple

    Escapefromreality denied Amberjack a sweep of the Big Apple Triple while earning his first stakes victory, leading all the way in the $150,000 Albany Stakes for New York-breds Aug. 21 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Caroline Thomas wins the Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes.

    Caroline Thomas Takes Lake Placid Due to DQ

    Caroline Thomas picked up the first stakes win of her career when moved up in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) due to the disqualification of original winner Nellie Cashman Aug. 18 at Saratoga.

  • Princess of Sylmar rolls to victory in the Alabama Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706410329&k=xJmb5Qm">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Crowned Queen of Alabama

    Princess of Sylmar likely wrapped up an Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old filly with another sharp victory in the Alabama Stakes Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course, her third grade I victory in a row.