News & Barn Notes

Coa's Son Embarks on Jockey Career at Gulfstream

By Ed Gray

As Eibar Coa continues on the road to recovery from severe injuries suffered in a racing accident last February, his son will follow in his footsteps Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Breeders' Cup Runner-Up Excaper Leads Cast for Dania Beach

Richard Kaster and Frederick Wietling’s 2-year-old Excaper finished a game second last out behind Irish invader Wrote in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) as a 33-to-1 longshot under regular rider Emma Jayne Wilson. They will go off a lot shorter odds Sunday when they team up again in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Gulfstream Park News & Notes: 12.15.11

Fawkes Stable Stakes Runners Ready for Winter Campaigns
Canadian Jockey Champion Wilson Back on Excaper Sunday

Dutrow Trio Getting Ready For Action at Gulfstream

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – After taking a glance at their respective past performance lines in the Daily Racing Form, Trickmeister, Boys At Tosconova and Redeemed are tough to separate on paper.
For trainer Rick Dutrow, the three horses with a big future in the 2012 handicap ranks will be tougher to separate on the racetrack.

Gulfstream News & Notes: 12.14.11

‘Charly’ Faces ‘Charlie’ in Friday Feature at Gulfstream
Florida Derby Winner Dialed In Back to Work at Palm Meadows
Hess Milestone Could Come East or West

Gulfstream News & Notes: 12.13.11

UnionRags Resuming Light Training

Uptowncharlybrown Entered to Race Friday at Gulfstream  

Thai Haku Enjoys Great Trip in South Beach

By Ed Gray

Thai Haku was the beneficiary of a dream trip under jockey Julien Leparoux for a trainer who learned his lessons from the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel.

Gulfstream Park News & Notes: 12.11.11

By Jack Will & Ed Gray

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Runner-Up Excaper Likely for Dania Beach
Martin Has Big Plans for Nathan’s H Q
Broadway Alibi Likely Choice in Thursday Allowance Feature
Bob Hess, Jr. Nears 1,000 Career Win Milestone

Pomeroys Pistol Fires Best Shot in Sugar Swirl

By Ed Gray

Pomeroys Pistol was challenged by seven talented fillies and mares Saturday at Gulfstream Park, but the most daunting test facing the 4-5 favorite in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (G3) was her post position.
Owner, breeder and trainer Amy Tarrant's concern about her 3-year-old filly's rail post position in the six-furlong sprint quickly dissipated with a stellar two-length victory.

Full Brother to Barbaro Rolls to Victory at Gulfstream

Margano, a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) champion Barbaro, gained entry into the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle Saturday with an authoritative triumph in the seventh race, a 1 1/16-mile maiden turf event.

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