News & Barn Notes

Gulfstream News & Notes

Printing Press Needs To Step Up In Holy Bull

Sacco Barn Hoping for Big Sunshine Millions

Florida-Trained ‘Sunshine’ Team California-Bound

Four-Way Tie for Lead in Gulfstream Trainer Standings

  

Fawkes Hopes To Make 'Mischief' In Sunshine Millions Classic

By Ed Gray

Big Drama is the undisputed star of David Fawkes’ stable, but there was a time a few years ago that the 2010 Eclipse Award-winning sprinter’s superiority wasn’t so clear-cut.

As Fawkes was preparing Big Drama for his career debut in the spring and summer of 2008, the Calder-based trainer was also impressed with his workmate, another unraced 2-year-old named Duke of Mischief. 

Stradivinsky Triumphs In Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint

By Ed Gray

It may not have been an artistic success, but Stradivinsky triumphed as the even-money favorite in the $60,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Sunday. 

First Dude Returns In Sunshine Millions Classic Saturday

By Jack Will

Donald Dizney’s homebred colt First Dude became a familiar name on the national scene last season placing in the Preakness Stakes (G1), Belmont Stakes (G1) and other major 3-year-old events. Now the 4-year-old gets his 2011 campaign going as one of the choices in Saturday’s $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. 

Gulfstream Ready For Big Weekend

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will be the focus of the racing world Jan. 29-30 when it plays host to the $400,000 Holy Bull (G3), the first major prep on the road to the Triple Crown, the $200,000 Forward Gal for 3-year-old fillies, and the ninth edition of the $1.8 million Sunshine Millions.

First Dude, Mucho Macho Man Work For Big Weekend at Gulfstream

First Dude works for the Classic, Mucho Macho Man for the Holy Bull, and Wolfson Sends out four for Sunshine Millions.

Gulfstreampark.com i-phone & i-pad Compatible

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today www.gulfstreampark.com has been improved, allowing i-phone and i-pad users to view Adobe PDF files in their entirety. 

Kathmanblu Wins Sweetest Chant as First Step to Oaks

Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables’ 3-year-old filly Kathmanblu was a highly-accomplished 2-year-old with stakes victories on turf and dirt. She set out on her 2011 campaign Saturday with a very professional 1 ¼ lengths victory in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream Park. 

McLaughlin’s ‘Other’ Young Prospects

By Jack Will

While Soldat is easily the highest-profile 3-year-old in the McLaughlin barn, he also has a couple of other promising young colts that are expected to see action as the Gulfstream meet unfolds in Namcook Stable’s Liberty Cup, who campaigned in England last season, and Darley Stable’s Crossbow, a sharp maiden winner last out at Aqueduct on Jan. 2. 

Soldat Passes Main-track Test in Gulfstream Feature

By Ed Gray

Soldat stamped himself as a prominent Triple Crown candidate at Gulfstream Park Friday while posting a dominating 10 ¾-length victory in the featured ninth race. 

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