News & Barn Notes

Gulfstream News: Flat Out, Thunder Moccasin, Pletcher Nears 3,000 Wins

By Ed Gray & Jack Will

Flat Out Back on Familiar Ground in Donn

Thunder’ Figures to be Lightning Fast in Hutcheson

Pletcher Closing in on 3,000 Career Wins Milestone 

Napravnik to Ride Belmont Winner Ruler On Ice Saturday at Gulfstream

By Brian Skirka

Also Named on Pants On Fire on Gulfstream’s Donn Day

10-Cent Rainbow 6 Hit For $237,765.48

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Wednesday afternoon for $237,765.48. 

Boisterous & Get Stormy Clash in Gulfstream Turf

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Phipps Family Stable’s 5-year-old Boisterous ended his 2011 campaign with a pair of graded stakes victories on turf in New York and Sullimar Stable’s 6-year-old Get Stormy won a pair of Grade 1 turf stakes in Kentucky in the spring. The two high-class grass course runners meet as the likely favorites in a field of 11 drawn for the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) Saturday.
The Gulfstream Turf at 1 1/8 miles leads three graded stakes to be run earlier on Donn Handicap Day. The other races include the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs and the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

Shackleford & Ruler On Ice Lead Strong Field Assembled for Donn

Flat Out, Undefeated Trickmeister & Mission Impazible Also Entered

Ever So Lucky Expected to Make 2012 Debut in Hutcheson

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Despite a concern about Ever So Lucky’s final tune-up, trainer Jonathan Sheppard entered Augustin Stable’s 3-year-old colt in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes on Saturday’s Donn Handicap (G1) program at Gulfstream Park. 

Dutrow Looking Forward To Saturday's Donn

By Leona Velazquez

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The stars going into Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) are unquestionably Preakness (G1) winner Shackleford and Belmont (G1) winner Ruler On Ice.

But by the time dusk descends on Gulfstream Park Saturday evening, trainer Rick Dutrow could have racing’s newest star in his barn

Dutrow, who’s always enjoyed great success over the years while wintering at Gulfstream, will have a strong hand in Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile feature in the forms of the undefeated Trickmeister and Discovery Handicap (G3) winner Redeemed. 

Belmont Winner Ruler On Ice Presents a Challenge in Donn Handicap

By Ed Gray Photo Credit: Coglianese Photos

A cursory glance at Ruler On Ice’s consistently solid past performance lines in the Gulfstream Park program might lead one to assume that George and Lori Hall’s 4-year-old is a trainer’s dream.

To be sure, Ruler On Ice took Kelly Breen to the very top of the thoroughbred world last year, but the son of Roman Ruler has hardly been a pleasure to train.

Pletcher Holds Strong Hand in Two Thursday Allowance Features

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Thursday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park offers a pair of 6 ½-furlong allowance features, one for 3-year-olds and one for older horses, and leading trainer Todd Pletcher appears have the favorites in both races with E. Paul Robsham Stable’s 4-year-old Travelin Man in the third and Bortolazzo Stable’s 3-year-old Stat in the eighth.

10-Cent Rainbow 6 Carryover $162,147.53

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover Sunday of $162,147.53. 

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