News & Barn Notes

Strike the Moon Drills 'Bullet' for Sugar Swirl Start

R. Larry Johnson’s 3-year-old Kentucky homebred filly Strike the Moon worked a sharp half-mile in 47 flat Saturday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center for trainer Michael Trombetta in preparation for a probable start in next Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) going six furlongs at Gulfstream Park.
 

Ancient Rome Conquers Spectacular Bid Stakes

Favored colt wins Gulfstream’s opening-day feature by a nose

Win a Day at the Races and Night on the Town with Chef Ralph Pagano

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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL– Chef Ralph Paganowants to spend a day at the races and a night on the town with you!
 
Chef Pagano, Gulfstream’s executive chef who also happens to be a lifelong horse player and the popular television star of Iron Chef America, Hell’s Kitchen and Pressure Cook, will play host to one lucky couple in January by spending a day at the races with them at Gulfstream Park before taking them out on the town after the last race.
 
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Gulfstream Wine Walk to Benefit Retired Thoroughbreds Dec. 7

 Gulfstream Park and The Village at Gulfstream Park will play host Wednesday, December 7 to a Wine Walk to benefit the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program (www.gpaftercare.com).
 

Wine Walk To Benefit Retired Thoroughbred Horses Dec. 7

Gulfstream Park and The Village at Gulfstream Park will play host on Wednesday, December 7 to a Wine Walk to benefit the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program 

Gulfstream Park Opens For Historic 2011-2012 Season

For Fun Things to Do In Miami, This Year's Horse Racing Meet Includs $100,000 Spectacular Bid, Giveaways, Super Hi 5 and Seminar Highlight Opener

         New Picnic Area and Video Boards, Additional Seating and Trakus Graphics, and  Iron Chef Ralph Pagano unveils new concessions and Ten Palms Menus

Pompay Looks to 'Zero' in on Sunday Stakes

By Ed Gray

When Zero Rate Policy goes to post in Sunday’s $60,000 Sunshine State Stakes at Gulfstream Park, the 3-year-old gelding will have a lot going for him in the seven-furlong event for Florida-bred horses.
“He’s feeling good; his coat looks great; he’s happy; he loves this track,” said trainer Terri Pompay, listing the positives in the son of Trippi’s preparation for the Sunshine State. “I expect he’ll put in a really good effort.”
 

Gulfstream Opens Saturday For Historic 2011-2012 Season

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino begins its historic 2011-2012 race meet Saturday, December 3 with the finest racing in the country highlighted by Hall of Fame trainers and jockeys, the top Triple Crown contenders, the best older horses, and numerous improvements to enhance the fans’ experience. 

Vexor on Fast Track for $100,000 Spectacular Bid Opening Day

By Ed Gray

John Kimmel isn’t about to underestimate the competition in Saturday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but the veteran trainer’s primary concern will be focused on the sky.

With partly cloudy skies and only a slight chance of showers forecast for the opening day of Gulfstream’s 2011-2012 meeting, it looks like Kimmel will be able to relax and concentrate on Vexor’s task at hand in the six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds.

First race post is 12:35 p.m. 

Nicoletti, Pacheco and Guests on Live Chat Friday Night

Gulfstream Park television analysts Ron Nicoletti and Jessica Pacheco will host a live chat at www.GulfstreamPark.com Friday night to discuss the upcoming 87-day meet, which begins Saturday, Dec. 3 with a first race post of 12:35 p.m. 

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