News & Barn Notes

Mucho Macho Man Sharp for Gulfstream ‘Cap Saturday

When handicappers examine the past performance lines of the entrants for Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), they will take special note of Mucho Macho Man’s triumph in the $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 28.

Macho Man, Tackleberry & Jackson Bend Clash In Gulfstream Park Handicap

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Reeves Thoroughbreds and partners’ 4-year-old Mucho Macho Man and Robert LaPenta and Jacks or Better Farm’s 5-year-old Jackson Bend have each won a major stakes race at Gulfstream Park to begin their 2012 seasons, and are the likely favorites in a field of six older horses entered for Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) to be run at one mile.

Ever So Lucky Likely Choice in Swale

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Augustin Stable’s Ever So Lucky and Lantern Hill Farm’s Motor City were last seen under colors running second and first in graded stakes last fall at Churchill Downs, and the two will meet as the likely favorites in a field of 10 3-year-olds drawn for Saturday’s $150,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at seven furlongs.

Jackson Bend: The Little Horse that Could

By Ed Gray

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Nick Zito couldn’t have been more impressed with Jackson Bend’s triumph in the Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14. The Hall of Fame trainer was less impressed with his part in the gritty 5-year-old’s victorious 2012 debut.

TOBA To Hold Pedigree and Conformation Clinic, Ownership Seminar in South Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will hold a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Thursday, March 22 at Gulfstream Park and a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Sunday, March 25 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Inspired Runs off with Ladies Turf Sprint

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Peter Blum Thoroughbreds’ 5-year-old homebred mare Inspired raced up to take the lead not long after the start of Sunday’s $70,000 Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream Park, and was never threatened as she held a safe margin of one length to the finish in the five-furlong grass course dash.

Soldat Sharp in Return Sunday at Gulfstream

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Harvey Clarke and partners’ 4-year-old Soldat made a very impressive return to competition Sunday at Gulfstream Park as he drew off to win a 1 1/16 miles turf test by three lengths as the 4-to-5 favorite under leading jockey Javier Castellano. It was his first starts since finishing 11th behind Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby (G1) last spring at Churchill Downs.

Author Dandrea to Sign Copies of Book Saturday at Gulfstream

Author Phil Dandrea will sign copies of his book Sham: Great Was Second Best at Gulfstream Park Saturday March 10. 

Hat Trick for Calabrese, Canani & Rocco Jr. on Sunday Program

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Horses owned by Frank Calabrese, trained by Nick Canani and ridden by Joe Rocco Jr. swept the first three races Sunday at Gulfstream Park. 

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