Breakfast at Gulfstream Debuts Jan. 8

Breakfast at Gulfstream Debuts Jan. 8

01/03/2011

Public Invited To Watch Workouts, Meet Trainers And Jockeys

 
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today the launch of ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream,’ a new tradition beginning Jan. 8 that will allow the public to attend Saturday morning workouts, enjoy breakfast, and meet some of the world’s greatest trainers and jockeys.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m., every Saturday, the public will be invited to come to Gulfstream’s state-of-the-art facility to watch the sport’s best thoroughbreds workout while ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream’ host Lisa Wintermote explains what’s happening, who’s on the track, and welcomes special guests.
 
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our fans to be part of a very unique experience,” said Steve Calabro, President and GM of Gulfstream Park. “Training hours at the racetrack is a wonderful daily ritual. Our fans will be able to get an intimate look at what takes place in the mornings while meeting many of the sport’s biggest stars.
 
“For the jockeys, trainers and exercise riders, it will be just as rewarding an experience; meeting fans and welcoming visitors to the Gulfstream facility that we are so proud to show off.”
 
Timothy Ritvo, VP of Racing, MI Developments Inc., and a former trainer and jockey, said there’s nothing in the world of sports like a morning at the racetrack.
 
“It’s a special time unlike any other in the world of sports,” Ritvo said. “There are a hundred horses galloping across the track, working out for upcoming stakes races. And the jockeys and exercise riders aboard these horses are the most talented athletes you can find. We’re very proud to showcase the horses and these men and women who make our game the best there is. This is something not only for our core fans, but for families to enjoy and be part of.”
 
Host Lisa Wintermote will provide those attending ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream’ with all the up-to-the-minute information while interviewing special guests from Hall of Fame jockeys and trainers to exercise riders, blacksmiths, clockers and outriders.
“All of us at Gulfstream Park are very excited about this new tradition and promise it will be an incredible experience,” said Wintermote, a former assistant trainer and outrider. 
 
The ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream’ buffet, served at the Jameson Jockey Club, will be $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12. Other breakfast items will also be available.