Stakes Recap

Mucho Macho Man Posts Towering Victory in Gulfstream Park Handicap

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Mucho Macho Man towered over his four rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), physically and competitively, as the strapping chestnut colt rolled to a commanding two-length victory in the mile feature.
The 3-5 betting favorite, who had previously captured the $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream on Jan. 12, claimed his third straight victory since teaming with jockey Ramon Dominguez after devouring the stretch with long, powerful and seemingly effortless strides.

Inspired Runs off with Ladies Turf Sprint

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Peter Blum Thoroughbreds’ 5-year-old homebred mare Inspired raced up to take the lead not long after the start of Sunday’s $70,000 Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream Park, and was never threatened as she held a safe margin of one length to the finish in the five-furlong grass course dash.

Doubles Partner Aces Canadian Turf at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – When favored Little Mike was prompted to set a quick early pace by longshot Trend in Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3), it proved to be game, set match for stretch-running Doubles Partner.
The early pressure that turned out to be the undoing of favored Little Mike was a turn of good fortune for Doubles Partner, who was able to reserve his energy with a ground-saving trip under Julien Leparoux before launching an impressive stretch bid in the mile turf event.

Simmard Holds Off Newsdad in Mac Diarmida

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Haras Santa Maria de Araras’ 7-year-old Kentucky homebred Simmard kept digging in after taking the lead in the final turn of Sunday’s $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park, and held on for a game nose victory over James Karp’s 2-to-1 favorite Newsdad in the 1 3/8 miles turf test.

Union Rags Scores Dominating Victory in Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth

Michael Matz-trained colt on course for March 31 Florida Derby
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Union Rags’ reputation may have lost some luster when he suffered his first defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) last fall, but the 3-year-old colt’s star couldn’t be shining more brightly in the aftermath of his breathtaking triumph in Sunday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

Here to Win and Bravo Charge to Victory in The Very One

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trick or Treat International’s Here to Win, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden perfectly by jockey Joe Bravo, held off the multiple-stakes winner Keertana down the stretch to win the $100,000 The Very One (G3) by a length. Woodford Belle was third while Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) winner Perfect Shirl checked in eighth.
Here to Win, an $11.20-1 shot, covered 1 3/8-mile on a firm  turf course in 2:13.22.

Awesome Maria Pulls Off Dominating Repeat Victory in Sabin

Champion Royal Delta Second in Prep for Dubai World Cup
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A glamour match-up was featured in Saturday’s $100,000 Sabin (G3), for which Gulfstream Park bettors gave Awesome Maria a slight edge over Royal Delta, sending trainer Todd Pletcher’s gray monster mare to the starting gate as the 4-5 favorite over trainer Bill Mott’s Eclipse Award champion and even-money second choice.

'Holiday Mood' Brightens Gulfstream Park Winner's Circle

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A step up into graded-stakes company and a drop-back in distance resulted in a gutsy triumph for R Holiday Mood in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

Returning to action off a dead-heat victory in the one-mile Ocala Stakes for Florida-bred fillies, in which she fought back at the wire to finish on even terms with Delightful Mary, R Holiday Mood once again demonstrated the courage to retake the lead nearing the wire to narrowly prevail in the 6 ½ -furlong sprint.

Force Freeze Brilliant in Gulfstream Sprint Championship

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Saeed Naser al Romaithi’s 7-year-old gelding Force Freeze was simply brilliant winning Saturday’s $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G2) by 3 ¾ lengths in his first start since finishing a game second by a neck behind Amazombie in the $1.5 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5.

Get Stormy Goes Wire-to-Wire To Win Gulfstream Turf

Sullimar Stable’s Get Stormy got started on his Grade 1-winning form right off the bat for 2012, cruising to a wire-to-wire victory in the 1 1/8-mile $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1).

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