Stakes Recap

Pomeroys Pistol Fires Best Shot in Sugar Swirl

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Pomeroys Pistol was challenged by seven talented fillies and mares Saturday at Gulfstream Park, but the most daunting test facing the 4-5 favorite in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (G3) was her post position.
Owner, breeder and trainer Amy Tarrant's concern about her 3-year-old filly's rail post position in the six-furlong sprint quickly dissipated with a stellar two-length victory.

Zero Rate Policy Matures in Sunshine State Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – 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.

Ancient Rome Conquers Spectacular Bid Stakes

Favored colt wins Gulfstream’s opening-day feature by a nose

 

            HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ancient Rome was heavily favored in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes after notching an uncontested victory by nearly eight lengths in his previous start.

Gulfstream Meeting Ends, Memories Linger

 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 2011 thoroughbred meeting at Gulfstream Park was undeniably a spectacular artistic success, providing a program of 33 graded stakes that was supported by the most talented fields in memory from beginning to end.

Usually when a venture is labeled an artistic success, it’s used as an excuse to ease the disappointment of weak financial performance, but Gulfstream’s 79-day meeting proved that the adjectives, artistic and financial, are not mutually exclusive when it comes to business.

Tar Heel Mom Wins Harmony Lodge, Solis Wins Four

 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Tar Heel Mom asserted her class over four rivals Sunday to score her second stakes triumph of the Gulfstream Park meeting with a 3 ½-length decision in the $75,000 Harmony Lodge.

The 6-year-old daughter of Flatter, who defeated Hilda’s Passion in the Sugar Swirl (G3) on Jan. 15, was coming off a fourth-place finish behind that Todd Pletcher-trained star in the Hurricane Bertie (G3) on Feb. 13.

Miss Blakely Game In South Beach Victory

  HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A steady early afternoon rainfall forced Gulfstream Park officials to switch seven of the eight turf races scheduled for Saturday’s 12-race program to the main track. Only the featured $60,000 South Beach Stakes was left on the yielding turf course, and trainer Joe Orseno couldn’t have been happier.

Dialed In Wins Florida Derby. Eligible For Preakness 5.5 Bonus

HALLANDALE, FL – Dialed In stormed from last with a stirring stretch rush to capture Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1), providing trainer Nick Zito with his third victory in Gulfstream Park’s signature race, as well as an exciting candidate to collect a third triumph in the Kentucky Derby.

Travelin Man Puts Pletcher Back in Winner's Circle

 HALLANDALE, FL – One day after saddling five winners, including Gulfstream Oaks (G2) heroine R Heat Lightning and Rampart (G3) winner Awesome Maria, trainer Todd Pletcher got right back to his winning ways on the Sunday’s Florida Derby Day program at Gulfstream Park.

The 2011 meeting’s leading trainer sent out heavily favored Travelin Man for a popular victory in the $150,000 Swale (G2), carded as the third race on the 12-race program.

'Lightning' Strikes for Pletcher in Gulfstream Oaks

 HALLANDALE, FL – While many in attendance wore pink at Gulfstream Park on a day that benefited the “Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,” trainer Todd  Pletcher sported a winning smile Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

The 2011 meeting’s leading trainer saddled five winners on the card, including R Heat Lighting, an 8 ¼-length winner of the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (G2), and Awesome Maria, who powered to an 8-length victory in the $150,000 Rampart (G3).

Dutrow-Trained Filly Commands 'Respect' In The Ocala

 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – All Due Respect returned to the state of her birth to capture the $60,000 The Ocala at Gulfstream Park Sunday, defeating five rivals in the stakes restricted to Florida-bred fillies and mares.

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