News & Barn Notes

Pletcher Holds Strong Hand in Two Thursday Allowance Features

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Thursday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park offers a pair of 6 ½-furlong allowance features, one for 3-year-olds and one for older horses, and leading trainer Todd Pletcher appears have the favorites in both races with E. Paul Robsham Stable’s 4-year-old Travelin Man in the third and Bortolazzo Stable’s 3-year-old Stat in the eighth.
 

10-Cent Rainbow 6 Carryover $162,147.53

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover Sunday of $162,147.53. 

Musical Flair Breathes Easy in Needles Stakes

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Musical Flair took a deep breath in the stretch at Gulfstream Park Saturday and sprinted to victory in the $60,000 Needles Stakes.
The 3-year-old son of Songandaprayer, who underwent surgery to repair an entrapped epiglottis after finishing 11th in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland last October, scored by three-quarters of a length in the five-furlong sprint on turf.
 

Preakness Winner Shackleford Works for Donn

By Ed Gray & Jack Will

Shackleford breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:01.45 Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) on Feb. 11. The 2011 Preakness Stakes winner was ridden by jockey Jesus Castanon.
 

Saturday's 10-cent Rainbow 6 Carryover $134,548.44

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover Saturday of $134,548.44. 

Photo Day Winners Announced

Strong, Costa & Turo Take the Top Three Spots

Prado a Frequent Visitor to Gulfstream Winner's Circle Again

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Edgar Prado has been making the most of his opportunities during the 2011-2012 meeting at Gulfstream Park, having already visited the winner’s circle on five more occasions than he did during the entire 2011 meeting.
 

Soaring Empire Breezes for Likely Start in Donn Handicap

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Ol Memorial Stables and C.E. Glasscock’s 5-year-old Soaring Empire breezed five furlongs in 1:01 flat Friday morning at Gulfstream Park, and trainer Cam Gambolati confirmed him as a probable starter in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) to be run Saturday Feb. 11 at 1 1/8 miles.
 

Musical Flair Returns in Needles Saturday

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofant’s Musical Flair, a 2 ¾ lengths winner in August of the five furlong Fasig-Tipton Turf Dash in his only start on grass, is set for his 2012 debut Saturday in a field of seven 3-year-olds going the same distance over the Gulfstream Park course in the $60,000 Needles Stakes.
 

Gulfstream Guarantees $10,000 Jockeys vs. Joes Poker Tournament Feb. 17

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today the inaugural Jockeys vs. Joes Poker Tournament with guaranteed prize money of $10,000, to be held Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Gulfstream’s poker room. 

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