Keyword: Tim Ritvo

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michael Ritvo wins his first race aboard Little Daniella.

    Michael Ritvo Notches First Win at Gulfstream

    Riding in only his second race, apprentice jockey Michael Ritvo notched his first victory by guiding Little Daniella to a front-running tally in the second race at Gulfstream Park March 23, a $25,000 maiden claiming event.

  • Gulfstream Plans Greater Transparency on DQs

    Gulfstream Park plans to enlist its stewards and public address announcer in an effort to provide bettors more information and greater transparency whenever there is a disqualification or objection on any of its races.

  • Deadline Nears for Florida Dates Conflict

    The clock is ticking toward the final day for Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course to reach an agreement that would prevent another bruising 12 months of head-to-head racing.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream, Calder Have No Deal on Dates

    Unless serious talks resume soon and quickly produce a settlement, Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course appear to be headed toward another 12 months of bitter head-to-head weekend racing.

  • Gulfstream Park

    More Head-to-Head Racing in South Florida?

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have sent the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering preliminary dates filings that would result in another 12 months of head-to-head weekend racing starting in July 2014.

  • Parents Honor winning the 2012 Claiming Crown Jewel.
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    Ramseys Ready for Claiming Crown

    The first major event of the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet will take place Dec. 7 with the Claiming Crown, a collection of eight stakes races worth a total of $1 million.

  • Workers' Comp Plan Sought for Gulfstream

    John Patrick Unick, who has advised several Thoroughbred racetracks and horseman's groups in arranging workers' compensation insurance policies, is helping southeast Florida horsemen prepare a similar program for Gulfstream.

  • Calder Drops to Last in Host Track Business

    Calder Casino & Race Course came in last among Florida's three Thoroughbred tracks in July in the lucrative business of host-track simulcasting of races from Thoroughbred tracks outside the state.

  • Gulfstream Park has held an almost 2-1 edge in pari-mutuel handle.

    No Easy Answers in South Florida Track Battle

    Southeast Florida began its fourth head-to-head racing weekend July 27 with Gulfstream holding an almost 2-1 edge in pari-mutuel handle and Calder rejecting speculation it might soon cancel racing dates.

  • Palm Meadows

    Gulfstream Park to Open Palm Meadows

    In the latest salvo in the Florida racing turf war, Gulfstream Park announced it will open its Palm Meadows training facility to accommodate horsemen who have been impacted by Calder Race Course's "restricted access policy."

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder Believes Dates Overlap Will Be Avoided

    Calder Casino & Race Course is optimistic it will strike a deal with Gulfstream Park to call off the head-to-head weekend racing they are scheduled to begin in July, Calder general manager John Marshall said.

  • Gulfstream's Racing Secretary to Step Down

    Dan Bork, who has served as racing secretary at Gulfstream Park for the past four years, will leave at the conclusion of the meet. Jeffrey Noe, who has been an assistant racing secretary at Calder, will replace him.

  • My Pal Chrisy wins the 2012 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap.

    Calder, Gulfstream Fail to Resolve Date Fight

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course apparently have failed to strike a deal on racing dates, meaning they could race head-to-head on all Saturdays and Sundays during the year beginning July 1.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Files to Race Year-Round

    Gulfstream Park's preliminary filing for racing dates shows it plans to have racing every week, in some cases just on Saturdays and Sundays, with a total of 153 race days during the 12 months beginning July 1.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Proposes Year-Round Racing

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have started the annual process of picking racing dates, with Gulfstream stirring up yet another dispute by saying it plans to expand its four-month schedule.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Expects Fast Start to 90-Day Meet

    Gulfstream Park will begin its 2012-2013 race meet Dec. 1 and the track's president and general manager Tim Ritvo expects the opening day Claiming Crown to help provide a fast start on the track and in wagering.

  • King David, who won the Jamaica Handicap on October 6, is the probable favorite in the Emerald.

    Claiming Crown Gets Big Gulfstream Welcome

    The Claiming Crown comes to Gulfstream Park for the south Florida oval's season opener Dec. 1, and local horsemen have responded enthusiastically with 97 entrants in the seven-race series worth a total of $850,000 in purses.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Redevelopment Set for Apr-Nov

    Gulfstream Park has set aside April-November 2013 as its timetable for a redevelopment that will add two sections of grandstand seating, two track-side hotels, and a stand-alone casino building.

  • Claiming Crown 2012

    Listen to Tom LaMarra discuss the 2012 Claiming Crown with TOBA president Dan Metzger, Gulfstream Park COO Tim Ritvo, and Owner/Breeder Ken Ramsey.

  • Another Battle Looms Over South Florida Dates

    Gulfstream and Calder appear headed toward another dispute over southeast Florida racing dates, with Gulfstream preparing for a major expansion in the second half of 2013 and Calder planning to push for December racing again.