News & Barn Notes

Casse Looking Forward to Weekend Stakes at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A cursory glance at the past-performance lines of Exclusive Love might lead handicappers to assume that she is a filly with a history of physical problems. The many gaps between her races, though, have nothing to do with soundness and everything to do with weather.
“She’s The Rainmaker,” said trainer Mark Casse, explaining Exclusive Love’s inconsistent racing schedule.
The 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein, weather permitting, is scheduled to run in Saturday’s $100,000 Marshua’s River (G3) over the Gulfstream Park turf course.

Gulfstream News & Notes: Jan. 2

By Ed Gray & Jack Will

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner Never Retreat Retired

Troilus Posts Impressive Allowance Victory Sunday

Dialed In Back to Work at Palm Meadows 

Reveron Takes Inaugural Gulfstream Park Derby

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Agustin Bezara capped off a career afternoon on the New Year’s Day program when he saddled Reveron for a half-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby.

Sacristy Captures Old Hat With Strong Stretch Run

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Sacristy may have given the bettors who sent her to the starting gate as their 6-5 favorite a few uneasy moments during the early running of Sunday’s $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3), but the 3-year-old filly looked much the best in the Gulfstream Park stretch while edging clear by 1 ¾ lengths.

Flat Out Works on Turf in Preparation for Upcoming Race

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Charles “Scooter” Dickey sent Flat Out to the Gulfstream turf course Sunday morning for a five-furlong workout, which the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner completed in 1:00.35 under jockey Alex Solis.

Apriority Puts on a Show in Mr. Prospector Stakes

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Big Drama was a very tough act to follow in the stable of trainer David Fawkes, but Apriority still put on quite a show Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
Apriority didn’t come close to the track record of 1:08.28 that Big Drama set while winning $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3), but the 4-year-old son of Grand Slam turned in a mind-boggling performance of his own to give Fawkes back-to-back triumphs in the 59th running of the six-furlong stakes.

Servis Gets Back on Road to Kentucky Derby

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – John Servis considers himself extremely fortunate to have enjoyed an idyllic journey along the Road to the Kentucky Derby in 2004 with Smarty Jones, who emerged undefeated from the first two legs of the Triple Crown before suffering his first loss in the Belmont Stakes.
The Pennsylvania-based trainer doesn’t expect to relive that once-in-a-lifetime experience, but he will have the benefit from that experience when he sends Yourhonorandglory onto this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby in Sunday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby.

Three Carryovers at Gulfstream Saturday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will close out the year with three carryovers. 

Motion Hopes to Strike 'Gold' In Gulfstream Derby

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Graham Motion tasted victory in the Kentucky Derby this year for the first time with a horse that hadn’t even registered a blip on the national radar at this time last year.
No 2-year-old saddled by Motion will ever again evade detection from those on the lookout for Kentucky Derby prospects. Thus, when Gold Megillah cavorted to a maiden victory by more than 18 lengths over a sloppy Churchill Downs racetrack on Nov. 16, the son of Purim instantly became a serious horse to watch.

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