News & Barn Notes

The Hunk Set for Stakes Debut in Mr. Prospector Saturday

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - New Farm’s New Jersey homebred colt The Hunk looked good winning an allowance race at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 10 while going wire-to-wire at six furlongs. It’s a performance that sends him to his stakes debut on a four-race win streak in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3).

Gulfstream To Run Special Live Program Monday, Jan. 2

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today it has received permission from the state to change its live racing schedule next week. Gulfsteam will now run Monday, Jan. 2 and be closed Wednesday, Jan. 4. The  Racing Calendar with all the live race dates, special events, promotions and stakes race dates can be seen here:



Ancient Rome To Stretch Out in Gulfstream Park Derby

Trainer Anthony Dutrow admits he isn’t sure if his soon-to-be-3-year-old Ancient Rome will be able to stretch out around two turns, but by the time the field for Sunday’s inaugural running of the Gulfstream Park Derby hits the wire he should have a pretty good idea.

Gulfstream News & Notes: 12.26.11

By Jack Will & Brian Skirka

Sacristy Hoping To Start New Year Right in Old Hat
Hansen & Soldat Post First Winter Breezes on Christmas Eve Morning
Grande Shores Resumes Promising Career Thursday
Awesome Belle Possible for Old Hat or Sweetest Chant

Animal Kingdom Has First Work Back

By Barry Irwin

Photo by Equisport Photos

Animal Kingdom is pointing for the Gulfstream Park Handicap, which he will employ as a prep for the Dubai World Cup.

Rocco Motivated for First Gulfstream Season

Joe Rocco Jr. has established himself as a solid journeyman jockey for the past 12 years while bouncing from track to track in the Mid-Atlantic region, never staying in one place long enough to put down roots.

Gulfstream Holiday Hours

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will host a special Christmas Eve program, Saturday, Dec. 24, with a noon post time.

Gulfstream Notes: 12.23.11 - Zito, Borel and Indiano

By Ed Gray and Jack Will

Zito Pointing Casual Trick to Gulfstream Park Derby
Borel Finds Gulfstream Winner’s Circle Right Out of Gate
Indiano Set to Return in Mr. Prospector

Gulfstream Park News & Notes: 12.22.11

By Brian Skirka and Jack Will

Tarrant Filly ‘Ready’ For Saturday’s Ginger Brew

Bush to Saddle Wholelottashakin in Ginger Brew

Capt. Candyman Can on Target for Mr. Prospector 

Frolic's Revenge Debuts on Turf in Ginger Brew Saturday

By Jack Will

Stride Rite Stable’s 2-year-old Kentucky homebred filly Frolic’s Revenge had a very wide trip from post 12 when finishing ninth of 14 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs. She gets a chance to get back on track as she makes her first start on turf in Saturday’s $60,000 Ginger Brew Stakes going 1 1/16 miles at Gulfstream Park.

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