Gulfstream Prepares For Historic Tuesday Program

Gulfstream Prepares For Historic Tuesday Program

06/24/2013

First Time Races Will be Conducted in the Month of June

 

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - For the first time in its 74-year history, Gulfstream Park will run Thoroughbred races in the month of June when it plays host to a full eight-race program Tuesday afternoon.

First race post is 12:50 p.m.

Gulfstream, which opened on Feb. 1 1939, has previously operated only during the winter. Tuesday's eight-race program, which drew 84 entries, will serve as the closing day of Gulfstream's record-breaking 2012-2013 meet. Gulfstream's first summer meet will begin July 1.

To prepare for its first summer of Thoroughbred racing, Gulfstream completed a $1 million construction project to strengthen its drainage system. Despite receiving approximately 14 inches of rain during the afternoon and evening of June 7, horses stabled at Gulfstream were training over the track the following morning.

There will be free seating Tuesday in the grandstand as well as in the Silks simulcast room.

Gulfstream's signature restaurant, Ten Palms, will open at 11:30 a.m. and feature a new menu with innovative entrees, including Shrimp Provencal and Churrasco Steak - along with sandwiches ranging from burgers to lobster rolls. Desserts will include Key Lime Pie, Flan De Coco and Warm & Tipsy Bread Pudding.

Gulfstream's wagering menu will be the same as it was during the winter. The 10-cent Rainbow 6, a popular multi-race wager that has produced multi-million-dollar payoffs, will get underway in the third race, while the 50-cent Pick 5 will begin in the fourth race. Because Tuesday’s program is the official final program of the 2012-2013 meeting, there will be mandatory payoffs for both wagers. Beginning on July 1, there will be a carryover pool for the Rainbow 6, as well as the Pick 5, if no one holds a unique winning ticket.

 

GULFSTREAM PARK is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets.The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at david.joseph@gulfstreampark.com or call 954.457.6451.