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Gulfstream Park Diaries: On the Right TRAC

The Paulick Report is in South Florida to share the experience of Gulfstream Park during Florida Derby Week. Gulfstream Park, together with Calder Race Course, Florida’s horsemen, and jockeys,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Gulfstream Park Diaries: It Takes a Village

The Paulick Report is in South Florida to share the experience of Gulfstream Park during Florida Derby week. One thing that stands out about the track is the “village” that is built... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Gulfstream Park Diaries: Collmus and His Craft

The Paulick Report is on the scene in South Florida for Saturday’s Florida Derby, historically perhaps the most significant prep race for the Kentucky Derby. Between Gulfstream, the Triple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Derby Fever Strikes Again: $15 Million for an Allowance Winner?

Today is the day Ronald Sanchez said he’ll decide whether or not to sell Social Inclusion, the unbeaten 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile who carried his Rontos Racing Stable silks to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Accident at Gulfstream Raises Liability Questions

Feb. 5 marked a turning point in the career of 3-year-old colt Malibu Blues, although it wasn’t because he won his first race. The colt did beat a maiden claiming field in Gulfstream Park’s last race... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Accident at Gulfstream Raises Liability Questions

Feb. 5 marked a turning point in the career of 3-year-old colt Malibu Blues, although it wasn’t because he won his first race. The colt did beat a maiden claiming field in Gulfstream Park’s last race... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Controversial Calls: Stewards’ Rulings Need More Transparency, Accountability

Remember Game 3 of the 2013 World Series, the one that ended with an obstruction call, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox after it appeared the game would be going into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Rainbow 6 DQ: Character Attacks on Gulfstream Stewards, GM Deplorable

Gulfstream Park stewards on Saturday called an inquiry in the day’s final race, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-olds carrying a $75,000 claiming price. It was a race that had the potential to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Commissioner Gets Top Billing in Early-Season 3-Year-Old Race

It was only an entry-level allowance/optional claiming race with a purse less than $50,000, but a couple of horses in Friday’s ninth at Gulfstream Park in sunny Florida managed to warm the soul on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

CDI Takes Financial Hit in Florida Racing Dates Battle

The South Florida racing wars will enter their sixth month soon, and Churchill Downs Inc. has paid a steep price for the lack of agreement between the track it operates, Calder Race Course and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

Horsemen, Calder Sign Deal, But Momentum on Gulfstream’s Side

It took a threat from horsemen to cut off the simulcasting signal, but the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Calder racetrack and casino have a signed purse contract for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Horsemen, Horseplayers Suffer in South Florida Battle

There is an old Kenyan expression that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. If Churchill Downs and the Stronach Group – owners of two South Florida tracks currently waging war with one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Dust Clears After First Battle in South Florida Racing War

It only made sense that the first day of head-to-head South Florida racing competition between Gulfstream Park and Calder began on Saturday with each track’s opening race being run at the same time.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Florida: The New Twilight Zone

“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

A Gulfstream-Calder Deal in the Works?

Rumors have been floating around for weeks that the Stronach Group, owner of Gulfstream Park racetrack and casino, may be purchasing rival Calder, the racetrack and casino owned by Churchill Downs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Gulfstream Lands Year-Round Simulcast Rights; Calder Appeals

As Gulfstream Park and Calder racetrack get closer to their South Florida showdown, the state’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has given the green light for Gulfstream to run one day, June... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Florida Racing Dates: Is It Really About Live Racing?

Gulfstream Park says it’s all about live racing. Calder says it’s all about live racing. But I’m beginning to wonder: Is the dates conflict that will have the two South Florida Thoroughbred tracks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

2013 Kentucky Derby Season Officially Begins

The Road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby intensifies this weekend with the launch of the second chapter of the new points based system the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The first chapter called the Kentucky Derby Prep Season consisted of 19 races across the United... Read More...

Battle Ensues in 2013 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

This time of year, the attention is usually on the three year old male division due to the prep races leading up to the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown races (Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes). This week however, the focus comes away from the three... Read More...

2013 Holy Bull Stakes Continues Prep Season

The Kentucky Derby Prep Season has 13 races under its belt with six remaining. Of the first 13 races, just two horses have won twice. The first is Goldencents and the other is recently crowned two year old male champion Shanghai Bobby. The Harlan’s Holiday... Read More...

Indy Upsets Union Rags, Hero is Made in Louisiana

It had been just over a week since all the sports talk was surrounding the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning and potential first round pick Andrew Luck. Another Indy decided to get the city name back in the spotlight and make headlines of his own. The... Read More...

Reveron Aims for Second Derby Win

Reveron hasn’t received much media attention heading into Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. But the son of Songandaprayer proved game in winning the Gulfstream Park Derby earlier in the meeting for owner Walter Stipa and trainer Aug... Read More...

2012 Florida Derby Preview – Union Rags and ??

For good reason, the overwhelming favorite in the 2012 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park this Saturday is Union Rags. He has raced 5 times, with 4 wins and a 2nd place effort which came in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Hansen). His one... Read More...

Rematch on Tap in Pan American

Simmard and Newsdad meet again in Saturday’s $150,000 Pan American Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Last time the two clashed they were separated by just a neck in the Mac Diarmiada Stakes (G2) at 1 3/8 miles with Simmard prevailing at the wire. Today... Read More...

‘Awesome’ Battle on tap in Rampart

The Rampart Stakes on the Florida Derby undercard March 31 at Gulfstream Park is expected to offer a highly-anticipated match-up between Awesome Feather and  Awesome Maria. Frank Stronach’s Awesome Feather has yet to taste defeat. The popular an... Read More...

Gemologist Returns in Style

Gemologist returned to the races in style on Friday, coming off a 3 ½-month layoff to post a seven-length victory in an $80,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow, who had been idle since winning the Kentucky Jockey Club (... Read More...

Keiber Coa notches first win

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Jockey Keiber Coa, 19, scored his very first career winner Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Santa Anita Park, when he guided Five Star Cruise to victory in the third race of the day. Read More...

Gotham Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the recent attrition on the Kentucky Derby trial, and bring in Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa to help break down Saturday’s Gotham Stakes. Read More...

Eclipse Champion Hansen Tops Gotham

Photo of Hansen courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Flashy colt seeks to rebound from a loss in the Holy Bull Stakes Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and Eclipse Award champion Hansen headlines Saturday’s Gotham Stakes (G3)... Read More...

Dialed In Returns in Gulfstream Allowance

Photo of Dialed In courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Last year’s Florida Derby winner makes his long-awaited comeback at Gulfstream Park. Robert LaPenta’s Dialed In, winner of the Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park last year, is enter... Read More...

Change in Plans for Currency Swap’s Return

Photo of Currency Swap courtesy of NYRA/Coglianese photo Connections of Currency Swap remain hopeful for a run at this year’s Kentucky Derby. Florida-bred Currency Swap, winner of last year’s Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, was being pointed to a ... Read More...

Union Rags Dominates Fountain of Youth Foes

Union Rags photo courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo In a sparkling performance, Union Rags establishes himself as a clear Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags’ reputation may have taken a hit when he lost last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenil... Read More...

Here to Win beats Keertana in The Very One

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Here to Win (BRZ), a Group 1 winner in South Africa, notched her first U.S victory on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, proving best in The Very One Stakes (G3). Read More...

Awesome Maria Storms to Sabin Score

Photo courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo The striking gray daughter of Maria’s Mon makes a successful return in Sabin Stakes to remain undefeated at Gulfstream Park What was expected to be a showdown between returning stakes stars Royal Del... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup winners in Gulfstream spotlight

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Racing fans at Gulfstream Park this afternoon will be treated to three graded stakes races, two of which feature returning Breeders’ Cup winners Royal Delta and Perfect Shirl. Read More...

Castellano Notches 3,000th Winner

Photo courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Javier Castellano achieves career milestone at Gulfstream Park on Friday Jockey Javier Castellano reached a milestone at Gulfstream Park on Friday, piloting the 3,000th winner of his career. He accompl... Read More...

Travel plans set for Hansen

By NYRA PRESS Champion Two-Year-Old Male Hansen’s ravel plans for next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham are set, co-owner Dr. Kendall Hansen said Friday. Dr. Hansen said the colt will fly to New York on Feb. 29, the Wednesday before the Gotham, after turning in his final breeze at Gulfstream Park, possibly on Monday. Read More...

Let’s Get Serious

2012 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel preview a serious weekend of Kentucky Derby preps, headlined by Sunday’s Fountain of Youth. The guys discuss what to expect from early Derby fave Union Rags in his seasonal debut, along with the Pletcher duo – Algorithms and Discreet Dancer. They talk El Padrino, the rest of the Risen Star cast and […] Read More...

Fountain of Youth Stakes attracts compact, competitive field

By MICHAEL COMPTON As the Kentucky Derby trail kicks into high gear this weekend, Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park should go a long way in helping sort out the 3-year-old picture, at least in South Florida. With a field that includes the undefeated Todd Pletcher-trained pair of Algorithms and Florida-bred Discreet […] Read More...

Pletcher Pair to Clash With Union Rags

Photo of Algorithms courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park promises answers in sorting out contentious 3-year-old division. As the Kentucky Derby trail kicks into high gear this weekend, Sund... Read More...