News & Barn Notes

Saturday Derby Preps Filled with Gulfstream Alumni

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Some of the more promising 3-year-olds that competed this winter at Gulfstream Park – including champion Hansen, Dullahan, Howe Great and Ever So Lucky – will be in key preps Saturday for the Kentucky Derby (G1).
And Gulfstream will be the place to wager and watch all the action in Florida’s most luxurious surroundings.
 

Plum Pretty takes on small field in Apple Blossom

Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1), will look to display the form that placed her among the best in her division last year when she makes her 2012 debut against a compact field in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on Friday at Oaklawn Park.

Secret Circle looks to complete sweep in Arkansas Derby

Thoroughbred Times: http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2012/04/11/secret-circle-looks-to-complete-sweep-in-arkansas-derby.aspx

Hansen looks to make lasting impression in Blue Grass Stakes

Thoroughbred Times:  http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2012/04/11/hansen-heavy-favorite-in-bulky-blue-grass-field.aspx

Gulfstream Sets Handle Records

On-Track and All Sources Records Set During 2011-2012 Meet 

On-Track Handle Tops $50 Million for First Time in New Facility
New Standards Set on Florida Derby Day Both On and Off Track

Gulfstream Meeting Took Off Running and Kept Going

Records Set for On-Track and All-Sources Handle

Pletcher and Castellano Set Career Milestones
Take Charge Indy Caps Record Florida Derby Day

Jonathan Gonzales Rides First Winner

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Apprentice jockey Jonathan Gonzales notched the first victory of his career Saturday at Gulfstream Park, rallying in the stretch aboard Si Senora for a three-quarter length victory in the third race.
 

Eddie Plesa Jr. Saddles 2,000th Winner

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. reached a career milestone at Gulfstream Park Friday, making his 2000th trip to the winner’s circle after saddling Salt Water Cowboy for a victory in the fourth race.
 

Gulfstream Guarantees 10-Cent Rainbow 6 Pool Saturday for $100,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Gulfstream Park’s mandatory payout of its popular 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 Saturday, April 7. 

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