News & Barn Notes

Soldat Sharp in Return Sunday at Gulfstream

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Harvey Clarke and partners’ 4-year-old Soldat made a very impressive return to competition Sunday at Gulfstream Park as he drew off to win a 1 1/16 miles turf test by three lengths as the 4-to-5 favorite under leading jockey Javier Castellano. It was his first starts since finishing 11th behind Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby (G1) last spring at Churchill Downs.

Author Dandrea to Sign Copies of Book Saturday at Gulfstream

Author Phil Dandrea will sign copies of his book Sham: Great Was Second Best at Gulfstream Park Saturday March 10. 

Hat Trick for Calabrese, Canani & Rocco Jr. on Sunday Program

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Horses owned by Frank Calabrese, trained by Nick Canani and ridden by Joe Rocco Jr. swept the first three races Sunday at Gulfstream Park. 

Doubles Partner Aces Canadian Turf at Gulfstream

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – When favored Little Mike was prompted to set a quick early pace by longshot Trend in Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3), it proved to be game, set match for stretch-running Doubles Partner.

Castellano Extends Lead in Gulfstream Standings with Five Winners

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fresh off riding the 3000th winner of his career, Javier Castellano visited the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle five times on Saturday.

Pants On Fire Wins; Dialed In Fourth in 2012 Debuts

Trainer Kelly Breen indicated early in the week that Lori and George Hall’s 2011 Louisiana Derby (G2) hero Pants On Fire was more than ready for his first start since late July, and the 4-year-old colt confirmed that assessment conclusively Saturday at Gulfstream Park as he drew clear in the stretch for a 4 ½ lengths victory in a one-mile allowance race.

Soldat Back on Home Turf Sunday at Gulfstream Park

Soldat Back on Home Turf Sunday at Gulfstream Park

Cajun Breeze Probable for Gulfstream Park Handicap
Velazquez, Lezcano and Others Make Saturday Day Trip

Brendan Walsh Saddles First Winner

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Brendan Walsh, former assistant to Eddie Kenneally, saddled his first winner as a trainer when Mrs. James Moseley’s Sandcastle won the fifth race, a maiden special weight event, Friday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. 

Dialed In to Get Baptism by 'Fire' in 2012 Return

By Ed Gray

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Dialed In will make his first start in more than eight months in Saturday’s seventh race at Gulfstream Park, but Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito found no easy spot for his 2011 Florida Derby champion’s return in the $67,1000 optional claiming allowance.

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