News & Barn Notes

Pletcher And 'Mo' Ready To Go

By Ed Gray

Todd Pletcher understands that expectations for Uncle Mo far exceed an anticipated victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Timely Writer at Gulfstream Park. With 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta retired and confirmed in foal to Bernardini, his undefeated 3-year-old colt is widely viewed as thoroughbred racing’s Next Big Thing – a rare specimen with the talent and charisma to capture the imagination of the American public. 

Olivares, Tackleberry Back For More In Gulfstream Park 'Cap

By Brian Skirka

 In the past four months, Tackleberry has won five races including the Hal’s Hope (G3), Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G2) and the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic.

Those races were run at one mile, seven furlongs and 1 1/8 miles, respectively. 

Jackson Bend Goes For 'Gold' In Gulfstream Park Handicap

By Ed Gray

Winless since completing a sweep of the Florida Stallion Series in the In Reality at Calder on Oct. 17, 2009, Jackson Bend will be going for gold again in Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2)…literally. 

Belle Watling Gets Second Chance In Friday Allowance

By Jack Will

 Belle Watling Syndicates’ 5-year-old Chilean-bred champion mare Belle Watling came from her native country to trainer Patrick Biancone with a big reputation - 13 victories in 16 starts. In her North American debut Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park, she ran a respectable fourth in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (G3) going 1 3/8th mile on the turf.
 

Florida Derby Golf Tournament Set For March 29

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today the first annual Florida Derby Golf Tournament will be held March 29 at Woodmont Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. 

Santos At Gulfstream March 12 For Book Signing

Retired jockey Jose Santos, who launched his Hall of Fame career in South Florida, will launch his just-released biography, ‘Above It All: The Turbulent Life of Jose Santos,’ at Gulfstream Park March 12. 

Dialed In Upset By Stablemate Equestrio

By Ed Gray

Sunday’s fourth race at Gulfstream Park was somewhat of a mixed bag of fortunes for Nick Zito. The Hall of Fame trainer had a few reasons to be happy and another to be disappointed. 

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