All-Access Pass to Backstretch, Jockey’s Room, Announcer’s Booth and Winner’s Circle
Meet Trainers, Jockeys, Handicappers and Horses
Enjoy Lunch at a Table in Ten Palms and Present a Trophy
Watch Larry Collmus Call a Race
Proceeds to Thoroughbred Aftercare Program
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Gulfstream VIP Fan Experience will once again be made available to racing fans during the 2013-2014 meeting scheduled to get under way Saturday, Nov. 30. The unique and exclusive experience will provide fans with an all-access and behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred racing from the training of thoroughbreds in the morning to presenting a trophy in the winner’s circle in the afternoon.
The Gulfstream VIP Fan Experience will offer Thoroughbred racing fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to view areas previously accessible only to the sport’s owners, trainers and jockeys. It will also afford them opportunities to meet some of the sport’s biggest stars. The full day of activities and access is offered for a $250 donation.
All proceeds raised through the VIP Fan Experience will go to Thoroughbred Aftercare Program (gpaftercare.com). Established by Mr. Frank Stronach, Chairman of Gulfstream Park, the Aftercare Program helps to raise funds and awareness for retired Thoroughbreds and match them with loving owners willing to make lifelong commitments to their health, safety and well being. The Aftercare Program also offers a curriculum for elementary schools and opportunities to adopt and sponsor retired Thoroughbreds through Florida Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care (TRAC) and a number of other organizations.
“The Gulfstream VIP Fan Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes look at our sport as well as a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for our aftercare program and our equine athletes," said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo.
The Gulfstream VIP Fan Experience includes:
A morning tour of Gulfstream’s backstretch and an opportunity to meet trainers and jockeys as horses are trained and exercised.
Presenting a plaque in the winner’s circle to the winning connections of a race.
A race named in the fan’s honor.
A personal seminar on the day’s races with Gulfstream handicappers.
Watching track announcer Larry Collmus call a race.
A tour of the jockey’s room with popular clerk of scales Victor Sanchez.
Lunch at Ten Palms.
A visit to the Walking Ring.
A Gulfstream Park gift bag.
For more information contact Nancy.Berry@gulfstreampark.com or call 954.457.6284.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.457.6451.