News & Barn Notes

Walsh Ready To Launch Training Career at Gulfstream

By Ed Gray

After going out on his own at the end of October, Brendan Walsh is getting ready to saddle his first horse as a full-fledged trainer, perhaps as soon as Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Gulfstream News & Notes: 12.8.11

Hills playing Catch-up in Sugar Swirl

McGaughey to Remain Patient with Data Link

Escaper & Lucky Chappy Lead Nominations for Dania Beach 

Tarrant Hoping Good Year Gets Better in Sugar Swirl

By Brian Skirka

It’s been quite a ride for trainer Amy Tarrant and her 3-year-old filly Pomeroys Pistol over the past 12 months.

The daughter of Pomeroy began her 2011 year on Jan. 5 at Gulfstream Park – just a maiden win to her name – by finishing second in the Old Hat (G3) at odds of 34-1. Nearly 10 months to the day later, Pomeroys Pistol crossed the wire fourth, beaten just 3 ¾ lengths as the 6-1 third choice in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1). 

Pica Slew Could Give Lynch Special Win in Saturday's Sugar Swirl

By Jack Will

Terra Di Sienna Stable’s 4-year-old filly Pica Slew has shown considerable talent in her limited career of six races from coast to coast. But she will likely be a longshot as she makes her first start since January at Santa Anita and first start in the care of trainer Brian Lynch in Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

Zero Rate Policy Matures in Sunshine State Stakes

By Ed Gray

Trainer Terri Pompay had a lot of confidence in Zero Rate Policy going into Sunday’s $60,000 Sunshine State Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The son of Trippi had shown a fondness for the racing surface by breaking his maiden in his last start over it on April 23 and demonstrated that he had returned to peak form with a four-length triumph at Monmouth Park in his most recent start. 

Wine Walk to Benefit Retired Thoroughbreds Wednesday, 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 (
For $10 per person, guests will be able to sample from five wine tasting stations and seven food stations throughout the Village, which is illuminated with holiday decorations for its nightly Festival of Lights show. 

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.
And it’s simple to enter. All you have to do is like Chef Ralph Pagano’s Ten Palms Restaurant on Facebook.
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