News & Barn Notes

Dialed In Breezes, Pleases Zito

By Ed Gray & Jack Will

A thick fog blanketed the backstretch of the track at Palm Meadows Thursday morning, obscuring the beginning of Dialed In’s half-mile workout. When the Nick Zito-trained colt came into view and powered past Miner’s Escape to finish seven lengths ahead of his workmate, it became quite clear that Dialed In was ready to run in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream on April 3.  

Breakfast At Gulfstream, Racing From Dubai

Some of the top thoroughbreds in the world, including South Florida residents Fly Down, Gio Ponti and I Want Revenge, will compete Saturday in the Dubai World Cup, an eight-race, $20 million program that fans will be able to watch and wager on at Gulfstream Park. 

Eldaafer & Prince Will I Am Meet Again In Pan American

By Jack Will

Prince Will I Am had a bad day at the Breeders’ Cup after his wild run through the stretch, but has fared much better in two starts since for trainer Michelle Nihei. The son of victory Gallop won the ‘off the turf’ W.L. McKnight Handicap (G2) at Calder over a ‘sloppy’ track on Dec. 18 and the Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2) going 1 3/8 miles on turf over the Gulfstream course on Feb. 19. Jockey John Velazquez will have the mount

Gulfstream News And Notes, March 23

By Jack Will

Kuehne Racing Stable’s 4-year-old Candyman E has won both of his starts at the Gulfstream Park meet this year and appears likely to be favored to make it three straight in Friday’s ‘two other than’ optional/allowance feature with jockey J.L. Castanon taking a return call for trainer Michael Mareina.

La Luna De Miel Stars In Orchid Stakes

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – La Luna de Miel continued a rapid ascension to turf stardom Sunday at Gulfstream with an impressive victory in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (G3)
The length decision in the 1-1/2-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares was her second victory in as many starts at Gulfstream for trainer Graham Motion since being imported from Germany, where the daughter of Monsun had won one of two races.

'Mucho Macho' & Kathmanblu Drill For Louisiana Engagements

By Jack Will

 Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and partners’ 3-year-old colt Mucho Macho Man and Five D Thoroughbred and Wind River Stable’s 3-year-old filly Kathmanblu each posted workouts Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park ahead of a trip to New Orleans next week 

Cal Nation Back In Action At Gulfstream

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Cal Nation’s second start has been greatly anticipated since the Todd Pletcher-trained colt pulled away to victory by nearly eight lengths under a hand ride from John Velazquez at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 5.
The wait is over. The 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor will make his second lifetime start in Saturday’s third race, a stakes-quality, entry-level allowance race for 3-year-olds.

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