Gulfstream Moves Donn & Gulfstream Turf Handicaps To Sunday, Feb. 9
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- Gulfstream Park announced today it has moved the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) and $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) to Sunday, Feb. 9 to help kick off The Jockey Club Tour on Fox television.
The 1 1/8-Donn, won in the past by Invasor, Saint Liam, Graydar, Medaglia d'Oro and Cigar (twice) and 1 1/8 -mile Turf, won by Point of Entry by 1 1/4 lengths last year over 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Animal Kingdom, were to be run originally on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Gulfstream's program for Sunday, Feb. 9 will now include two Grade I races as well as The Hurricane Bertie (G3). The $150,000 Suwannee River (G3) and the $150,000 Gulfstream Sprint Championship will still be contested on their original date of Saturday, Feb. 9.
"While we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, we believe this partnership with The Jockey Club and Fox Television gives Thoroughbred racing, Florida racing, horsemen and Gulfstream Park added exposure," said Gulfstream Park President Tim Ritvo. "Kicking off The Jockey Club Tour on Fox with two Grade I races that historically attract the finest Thoroughbreds in training is something we're proud of sharing with those throughout the world."