News & Barn Notes

Gulfstream News & Notes: 2.10.12

Million-Dollar Baby Set for Debut at Gulfstream

Force Freeze Leads Cast Expected for Sprint Championship 

Red Hot Doll Tries Turf in Madcap Escapade Sunday

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Brian Lynch Racing Ltd.’s Red Hot Doll is very fast and has won three of eight starts for her owner-trainer on dirt and synthetic tracks. On Sunday she will make her turf course debut in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies drawn for the $60,000 Madcap Escapade Stakes at Gulfstream Park to be run at five furlongs on grass.

Shackleford Starts His 2012 Campaign in Donn Handicap Saturday

Opponents Include Ruler On Ice, Flat Out & Trickmeister

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is Launched

A broad-based group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced today the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)—an organization designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. 

Gulfstream News: Flat Out, Thunder Moccasin, Pletcher Nears 3,000 Wins

By Ed Gray & Jack Will

Flat Out Back on Familiar Ground in Donn

Thunder’ Figures to be Lightning Fast in Hutcheson

Pletcher Closing in on 3,000 Career Wins Milestone 

Napravnik to Ride Belmont Winner Ruler On Ice Saturday at Gulfstream

By Brian Skirka

Also Named on Pants On Fire on Gulfstream’s Donn Day

10-Cent Rainbow 6 Hit For $237,765.48

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Wednesday afternoon for $237,765.48. 

Boisterous & Get Stormy Clash in Gulfstream Turf

By Jack Will

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Phipps Family Stable’s 5-year-old Boisterous ended his 2011 campaign with a pair of graded stakes victories on turf in New York and Sullimar Stable’s 6-year-old Get Stormy won a pair of Grade 1 turf stakes in Kentucky in the spring. The two high-class grass course runners meet as the likely favorites in a field of 11 drawn for the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) Saturday.
The Gulfstream Turf at 1 1/8 miles leads three graded stakes to be run earlier on Donn Handicap Day. The other races include the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs and the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

Shackleford & Ruler On Ice Lead Strong Field Assembled for Donn

Flat Out, Undefeated Trickmeister & Mission Impazible Also Entered

Ever So Lucky Expected to Make 2012 Debut in Hutcheson

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Despite a concern about Ever So Lucky’s final tune-up, trainer Jonathan Sheppard entered Augustin Stable’s 3-year-old colt in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes on Saturday’s Donn Handicap (G1) program at Gulfstream Park. 

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