News & Barn Notes

Solis Back At Gulfstream And Among The Leaders

By Ed Gray

Alex Solis doesn’t even try to hide his delight about his triumphant return to Gulfstream Park this winter.
“It’s crazy and amazing…and fun to come back to Gulfstream Park,” enthused the 46-year-old veteran jockey through a broad smile.

Strike It Rich Returns in Friday Allowance Feature

By Jack Will

Waterville Lake Stable’s 4-year-old filly Strike It Rich was on a roll the first half of last season winning three straight, including the Little Silver Stakes and Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park for trainer Christophe Clement. Things didn’t go her way, however, when finishing last of 12 as the favorite in the Lake George Stakes (G2) last out at Saratoga on July 28.

Zito Weighs Options for Dialed In

By Ed Gray For

“It’s a great bonus and a great idea,” Zito said. “If you win something like that… it’s not bad.”

Giant Oak Has Break-Through Win In Donn

By Ed Gray

Giant Oak slipped through the back door to grab his Grade 1 credentials, but the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway broke down the door Saturday at Gulfstream Park. 

Teaks North Roars To Grade I Victory In Gulfstream Turf

By Ed Gray

After riding Teaks North to an upset victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) Saturday, Jose Valdivia Jr. pretty much shared the opinion of the bettors who sent the relatively unknown gelding to post at 25-1. 

Zito Has Powerful One-Two Combination In Donn

By Ed Gray

Understandably overshadowed in the frenzy created by the monumental photo finish between Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs last fall was Fly Down’s race-long battle against adversity.

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