Gulfstream Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Hardbound Book

Gulfstream Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Hardbound Book

01/23/2014

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group announced today the release of a limited edition, 241-page hardbound history book entitled, 'Gulfstream Park, Celebrating 75 Years,' featuring 283 historical and detailed photographs and stories by several award-winning writers, including Jay Hovdey, Jennie Rees, Mike Welsch, Dave Grening and Ed Gray.                             

The hardbound book also features photographs and memorabilia from Gulfstream Park, the Donn Family, National Museum of Racing and Keeneland Library archives, as well as photographs by Adam Coglianese and staff, Jon Kral, Equi-Photo, Harold Roth, Benoit Photos and Natalie Fawkes.                        

"So much has happened over the past 75 years at Gulfstream and we felt this was the perfect opportunity to honor Gulfstream's past, present and future," said Gulfstream Park President and The Stronch Group's Chief Operations Officer Tim Ritvo. "Our staff did a wonderful job of compiling photographs and researching this historical Thoroughbred facility and detailing its past.                       

"The photography is beautiful and the stories memorable. I was amazed to read and look at photos from Opening Day in 1939 all the way to this winter. The book will preserve our history while we eagerly look ahead to all the great things that will be happening at Gulfstream in the future."            

Research and interviews of Douglas Donn, Walter Blum, Dave Erb, Mickey Solomone, Allen Jerkens, Manny Ycaza, Randy Winick, Bill Mott and others was conducted by Gulfstream staff and Mike Kane, co-author of 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga.                       

The book was published by Stern/Bloom Media and edited by Dave Joseph, Ed Gray and Scott Powers. Gulfstream Park, Celebrating 75 Years is available at Gulfstream's gift shop for $65 and by phone for $75 (including shipping and handling).

For phone orders call 954.457.6201.