News & Barn Notes

To Honor And Serve Seeks Redemption In Florida Derby

To Honor and Serve was widely touted as the horse most likely to pose a danger to Uncle Mo this spring, but his popularity took a considerable hit after fading badly to finish a distant third in the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 26.

How is the Bill Mott-trained colt going to challenge the unbeaten Eclipse Award champion if he couldn’t put up a stronger showing against less acclaimed 3-year-olds? 

Soldat & Dialed In the Favorites in 60th Florida Derby Sunday

By Jack Will

Harvey Clarke and partners’ Soldat, winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), and Robert LaPenta’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3) winner Dialed In will be the choices in Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

Alex Brown at Gulfstream Saturday To Sign Copies Of Barbaro Book

Author Alex Brown will be at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, April 2 promoting and signing copies of his book ‘Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy.’   

R Heat Lightning & Unrivaled Belle Star On Ladies Day Saturday

By Jack Will

E. Paul Robsham Stable’s 3-year-old filly R Heat Lightning will be a heavy favorite in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) and Peter Vegso and Gary Seidler’s 5- year-old mare Unrivaled Belle is set to make her season debut in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (G2), the two races highlighting Saturday’s Ladies’ Day program at Gulfstream Park to kick off Florida Derby weekend.

Gomez Comes To Gulfstream In Search Of Derby Victory

By Brian Skirka

Two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey Garrett Gomez has never won the Derby...not at Churchill Downs or Gulfstream Park. But the 39-year-old rider hasn’t given up trying and his quest for his first victory in the Run for the Roses will bring him to Gulfstream Park Sunday for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1).  

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