News & Barn Notes

Leparoux Seeks Derby Victory With Union Rags

By Courier-Journal

Jockey Julien Leparoux, who spent the winter competing at Gulfstream Park and rode Union Rags to victory in the Fountain of Youth (G2), is looking to capture his first Kentucky Derby Saturday at Churchill Downs. 

Florida Derby Winner Take Charge Indy Keeps Byrne Smiling

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – After watching Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy work five furlongs easily Thursday morning at Palm Meadows in 1:00 2/5, trainer Pat Byrne lowered his binoculars as the colt was galloping out and said to a handful of onlookers on the clocker’s stand, “There you go. How do you like those apples?” 

Velazquez, Ghostzapper Lead Hall of Fame Class

By Thoroughbred Times

John Velazquez, who spends the winter at Gulfstream, and 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will be inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in August along with trainers Roger Attfield and Robert Wheeler.

Union Rags Leads Courier-Journal's Original Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Union Rags remains atop the Louisville Courier-Journal's Original Kentucky Derby Media Poll.  

Florida Derby WInner Take Charge Indy Works at Palm Meadows

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday morning at Palm Meadows, Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy worked an easy five furlongs in 1:01.47. 

Gulfstream Launches Fountain Club Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant to ‘Pop-Up’ in Walking Ring Surrounded by Colored Fountains  
Chef Pagano’s Menu to Feature Blue Crab, Lobster and Tuna Nachos

Gulfstream and Palm Meadows Making Impact on Derby Trail

Gulfstream will once again be the place in Florida to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby. There is will drink specials, dining in Ten Palms, and voucher giveaways for GP Advantage Club members.
To reserve a carrel in the Silks Simulcast Room on Kentucky Derby Day, call 954-457.6201. For reservations in Ten Palms, call 954.455.6760.

Kentucky Derby 2012 field definitely is deep

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It’s Tricky in fine fettle following G2 Distaff H. victory

  • NYRA Rewards wagering jumps after NYRA, Gulfstream Park coordinate post times
  • The Lumber Guy will make two-week turnaround to compete in G2 Jerome
  • Caixa Eletronica returns to Belmont Park a millionaire after winning G2, $1 million Charles Town Classic
  • Saratoga Grade 1s remain long-term objectives for Agave Kiss

Saturday Derby Preps Filled with Gulfstream Alumni

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Some of the more promising 3-year-olds that competed this winter at Gulfstream Park – including champion Hansen, Dullahan, Howe Great and Ever So Lucky – will be in key preps Saturday for the Kentucky Derby (G1).
And Gulfstream will be the place to wager and watch all the action in Florida’s most luxurious surroundings.

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