News & Barn Notes

Gulfstream Meeting Took Off Running and Kept Going

Records Set for On-Track and All-Sources Handle

Pletcher and Castellano Set Career Milestones
Take Charge Indy Caps Record Florida Derby Day

Jonathan Gonzales Rides First Winner

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Apprentice jockey Jonathan Gonzales notched the first victory of his career Saturday at Gulfstream Park, rallying in the stretch aboard Si Senora for a three-quarter length victory in the third race.

Eddie Plesa Jr. Saddles 2,000th Winner

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. reached a career milestone at Gulfstream Park Friday, making his 2000th trip to the winner’s circle after saddling Salt Water Cowboy for a victory in the fourth race.

Gulfstream Guarantees 10-Cent Rainbow 6 Pool Saturday for $100,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Gulfstream Park’s mandatory payout of its popular 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 Saturday, April 7. 

Gulfstream News & Notes: 4.6.12

Entrustment & Ruthenia Make Season Debuts in Saturday Feature
Broadway’s Alibi, Trinniberg & Gemologist in Action at Aqueduct Saturday 

Rainbow 6 Pays Out Record $791,364

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A single ticket on Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 wager returned a record $791,364.73 Sunday to one bettor.

The total cost of the winning ticket - $2.40.

Yes, $2.40.  

Gulfstream Sets Derby Day Records

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park set new standards on Florida Derby Day for attendance and on-track and total handle in its state-of-the-art facility. 

Exciting Finishes Highlight Derby Day Undercard Stakes

By Laura Villasana

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Fort Larned’s track record in the $100,000 Skip Away (G3) headlined the Florida Derby Day undercard, chock full of exciting finishes coming in the $100,000 Appleton (G3), $150,000 Orchid (G3), and $70,000 Sir Shackleton Stakes.

Take Charge Indy Takes Charge in Florida Derby Upset

By Ed Gray Photo Credit: Coglianese Photos

Favored Union Rags Finishes Third, Reveron Second

Grace Hall Establishes Strong Kentucky Oaks Credentials

Michael Dubb and partners’ 3-year-old filly Grace Hall more than atoned for finishing second as the odds-on choice in her first start of the season at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 25 in the Davona Dale Stakes (G2) with a commanding 6 ½ lengths victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) Saturday.

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