News & Barn Notes

Gulfstream News & Notes: 12.26.11

By Jack Will & Brian Skirka

Sacristy Hoping To Start New Year Right in Old Hat
Hansen & Soldat Post First Winter Breezes on Christmas Eve Morning
Grande Shores Resumes Promising Career Thursday
Awesome Belle Possible for Old Hat or Sweetest Chant

Animal Kingdom Has First Work Back

By Barry Irwin

Photo by Equisport Photos

Animal Kingdom is pointing for the Gulfstream Park Handicap, which he will employ as a prep for the Dubai World Cup.

Rocco Motivated for First Gulfstream Season

Joe Rocco Jr. has established himself as a solid journeyman jockey for the past 12 years while bouncing from track to track in the Mid-Atlantic region, never staying in one place long enough to put down roots.

Gulfstream Holiday Hours

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will host a special Christmas Eve program, Saturday, Dec. 24, with a noon post time.

Gulfstream Notes: 12.23.11 - Zito, Borel and Indiano

By Ed Gray and Jack Will

Zito Pointing Casual Trick to Gulfstream Park Derby
Borel Finds Gulfstream Winner’s Circle Right Out of Gate
Indiano Set to Return in Mr. Prospector

Gulfstream Park News & Notes: 12.22.11

By Brian Skirka and Jack Will

Tarrant Filly ‘Ready’ For Saturday’s Ginger Brew

Bush to Saddle Wholelottashakin in Ginger Brew

Capt. Candyman Can on Target for Mr. Prospector 

Frolic's Revenge Debuts on Turf in Ginger Brew Saturday

By Jack Will

Stride Rite Stable’s 2-year-old Kentucky homebred filly Frolic’s Revenge had a very wide trip from post 12 when finishing ninth of 14 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs. She gets a chance to get back on track as she makes her first start on turf in Saturday’s $60,000 Ginger Brew Stakes going 1 1/16 miles at Gulfstream Park.

Gulfstream News & Notes: 12.21.11

By Jack Will

Boys At Tosconova Continues Comeback in Friday Feature

Jay Em Ess Stable and partners’ Boys At Tosconova was expected to be a major player in the 3-year-old division early this year after having won the Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga and finishing second to Uncle Mo in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) in 2010. But ankle issues kept him on the sidelines for 11 months until finishing third in an allowance race at Belmont Park on Oct. 8.

Little Mike Ready For Return To Action Thursday

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Little Mike really took to the Gulfstream Park turf course last season while scoring three-graded stakes victories. Earlier in the week, the 4-year-old gelding took to the infield course again, skipping five furlongs over the grass in 58.95 seconds.

Summer Front Overtakes Rivals in Dania Beach Stakes

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ramon Dominguez was obviously confident in Summer Front’s ability when the Eclipse Award-winning rider decided to make the New York-to-California-to-South Florida weekend journey to ride the 2-year-old colt the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes. 

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