News & Barn Notes

Flat Out, Teaks North, Jackson Bend & Soaring Empire Return Saturday

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Ol Memorial Stable and C.E. Glasscock’s 5-year-old Soaring Empire, who captured the $100,000 Hal’s Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park early last year over a field that included Rule and Morning Line, is back to defend his title in the one mile test on Saturday.
The Hal’s Hope will share the spotlight on Saturday’s 11-race program with the $100,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G3) to be run at 1 1/16 miles on turf and a full field of 12 with Grade 1 winners Teaks North and Flat Out prominent in a wide-open contest.
 

Animal Kingdom Arrives Palm Meadows

By Ed Gray

Animal Kingdom Arrives at Palm Meadows

Dullahan’s Schedule Set on Road to Kentucky Derby 

Jackson Bend to Make 2012 Debut Saturday in Hal's Hope

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Just when it looked like his best days were behind him, Jackson Bend’s career took a turn for the better last year.
Trainer Nick Zito added a sprinting star to his stable by subtracting a turn from the gritty Florida-bred’s racing regimen.
 

The Tale of a Man and His Breeders' Cup Winning Namesake

Dr. Kendall Hansen has owned horses on and off for 30 years. Over that time, his stable has consisted mostly of what he calls “nice claimers.”  

But years ago, with the hope that one day he would come across a star, Hansen began jotting down potential names and keeping them in a shoe box to be used on that special occasion.

R Holiday Mood, Delightful Mary Dead-heat in Ocala Stakes

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –As Delightful Mary made a last-ditch lunge to catch pacesetter R Holiday Mood and force a photo to determine the winner of Sunday’s $60,000 Ocala Stakes, it seemed destined that the connections of one of the 4-year-old fillies would walk away from Gulfstream Park dejected while those of the other would celebrate their good fortune.
 

Gulfstream to Host Photo Day Monday, January 16

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino invites amateur and professional photographers to spend Monday morning, January 16, photographing the country’s top thoroughbreds during training hours while being hosted by award-winning photographer Adam Coglianese. 

Gulfstream's 10-Cent Rainbow 6 Rewards One Player $414,166.52

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-Cent Rainbow 6 was hit Saturday afternoon by one player for $414,166.52. 

Grass is Greener for Heavenly Landing in Marshua's River

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Heavenly Landing looked like a future stakes star from the moment she broke her maiden with a three-length victory at Saratoga on Aug. 23, 2009. It just took eight more starts and a switch from dirt to turf to realize her potential in Saturday’s $100,000 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
 

Romans Stars Back to Work for 2012 Campaigns

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Dale Romans had Michael Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge’s 2011 Preakness Stakes (G1) hero Shackleford on the track at Gulfstream Park for his first breeze of the season Saturday morning as well as Donegal Racing’s top 3-year-old prospects Dullahan and O’Prado Again as those two get ready to jump on the 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Triple Crown trail.
 

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