News & Barn Notes

First Dude Returns In Sunshine Millions Classic Saturday

By Jack Will

Donald Dizney’s homebred colt First Dude became a familiar name on the national scene last season placing in the Preakness Stakes (G1), Belmont Stakes (G1) and other major 3-year-old events. Now the 4-year-old gets his 2011 campaign going as one of the choices in Saturday’s $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. 

Gulfstream Ready For Big Weekend

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will be the focus of the racing world Jan. 29-30 when it plays host to the $400,000 Holy Bull (G3), the first major prep on the road to the Triple Crown, the $200,000 Forward Gal for 3-year-old fillies, and the ninth edition of the $1.8 million Sunshine Millions.

First Dude, Mucho Macho Man Work For Big Weekend at Gulfstream

First Dude works for the Classic, Mucho Macho Man for the Holy Bull, and Wolfson Sends out four for Sunshine Millions. i-phone & i-pad Compatible

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today has been improved, allowing i-phone and i-pad users to view Adobe PDF files in their entirety. 

Kathmanblu Wins Sweetest Chant as First Step to Oaks

Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables’ 3-year-old filly Kathmanblu was a highly-accomplished 2-year-old with stakes victories on turf and dirt. She set out on her 2011 campaign Saturday with a very professional 1 ¼ lengths victory in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream Park. 

McLaughlin’s ‘Other’ Young Prospects

By Jack Will

While Soldat is easily the highest-profile 3-year-old in the McLaughlin barn, he also has a couple of other promising young colts that are expected to see action as the Gulfstream meet unfolds in Namcook Stable’s Liberty Cup, who campaigned in England last season, and Darley Stable’s Crossbow, a sharp maiden winner last out at Aqueduct on Jan. 2. 

Soldat Passes Main-track Test in Gulfstream Feature

By Ed Gray

Soldat stamped himself as a prominent Triple Crown candidate at Gulfstream Park Friday while posting a dominating 10 ¾-length victory in the featured ninth race. 

Gulfstream Teams Up With Walt Disney Studios Jan. 29

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today it will team up Jan. 29 with Walt Disney Studios to be the first to publicly celebrate the Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Movie Download of Disney’s SECRETARIAT. Celebration launch to include: giveaways, memorabilia, and a chance to meet members of the “Secretariat” family. 

Stradivinsky Speeds Into Sunday's Turf Sprint

On paper, there appears to be a lot of speed in Sunday’s second running of the $60,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint.The fastest of the seven horses, however, appears to be 8-year-old Stradivinsky who is coming off a tiring 13th-place finish in the Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. 

War Prospector Steps Up In Class For Sweetest Chant

By Brian Skirka

War Prospector, an $85.40 winner opening day, steps up in class for the Sweetest Chant

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