News & Barn Notes

'Macho Man' Set For Derby Journey After Final Gulfstream Work

By Ed Gray and Jack Will

An NBC film crew was on hand to film Mucho Macho Man’s final work at Gulfstream Park Saturday before trainer Kathy Ritvo ships her Kentucky Derby hopeful to Churchill Downs on Sunday.

Florida Derby Golf Tournament Raises More Than $50,000

The first annual Florida Derby Golf Tournament, held March 29 at Woodmont Country Club, raised more than $50,000 for thoroughbred retirement and injured jockey Eibar Coa. 

The Beat Goes On At Gulfstream Park

Although the annual exodus of horses and horsemen to other major tracks to the north has begun, Gulfstream Park’s record-setting 2011 meeting has maintained its momentum while producing large fields and high-quality races.
Bettors need look no further than Saturday’s card for proof of the sustaining power of Gulfstream’s 2011 racing program that has generated record handles. A grand total of 155 horses were entered for the 12-race card, which includes one stakes race, three allowance races and a pair of maiden special weight events.

Jara Seeks Fresh Start at Gulfstream

By Ed Gray

Success came early for the Panama native Fernando Jara. Too early.

Gulfstream To Disperse Rainbow 6 Carryover April 23

Gulfstream Park announced today any carryover of the 10-cent Rainbow 6 will be dispersed on Saturday April 23 to assure bettors across the country an opportunity to participate in the mandatory payout of the popular and historic wager

The current carryover of the Rainbow 6 is $1.17 million. Gulfstream’s final day of live racing will be April 24.  

Battula Rides First Career Winner

By Ed Gray

Aparna Battula arrived at Gulfstream Park Sunday with more than a hunch that it would be a special day in her riding career.
“I knew I was going to win,” said the 23-year-old apprentice jockey after guiding River North to victory by a nose in the third race.

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