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GULFSTREAM PARK VILLAGE RE-OPENING

The Village is open for business. Please help support our restaurants and retailers - many of which are now open.  Additionally some are offering curbside pickup, delivery service, personal appointment shopping, free shipping and special hours for seniors. As the situation remains fluid, we highly suggest calling them before stopping by for shopping/dining. Gulfstream Park fully supports each of our business partners at the center in their individual decisions to help stem the COVID-19 worldwide.

Updated Policies & Procedures
 
Relying on the expertise of local health care and government authorities, Gulfstream Park Village has implemented a number of important policies and procedures to safeguard the health and well-being of its valued guests and employees, including:

  • New curbside pickup for retailers located at both the North and South Valet and on Derby Lane. Dedicated pickup spaces available. 
  • Touchless door handles in in all restrooms
  • Healthy Shopper Guidelines posted throughout the Village
  • The addition of signage at elevators, restrooms and office buildings to remind visitors of the importance of continuing to practice social distancing, staying a minimum of 6 feet from others while they shop and eat
  • The addition of signage at each restroom reminding visitors of the importance of frequent and thorough hand washing
  • Expanded seating areas for restaurants including Christine Lee’s, Yard House and Pastry is Art
  • Open door policy for most retailers with fewer touch points for all guests
  • Shopping center employees will be wearing face coverings to ensure the health and safety of guests
  • The Village Center Green Space is temporarily closed for the health and safety of guests
  • Significant upgrades ― made during the past two months ― include select garage painting, reserved parking for retail and restaurants in the garage, all fountains resurfaced, common area landscaping and tree shaping, better wayfinding throughout the Village, and concluding the $17 million clubhouse upgrade at the racetrack-casino
  • Increased schedule for the frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch common areas, including door handles, handrails, restrooms, elevators, and more
These policies and procedures have been implemented throughout the common areas of Gulfstream Park Village. Individual retailers and restaurants are responsible for implementing their own policies and procedures, but have been asked to follow similarly stringent protocols to ensure the safety of each guest and employee.
 

GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

RACING TO PAUSE FRIDAY AND RESUME SATURDAY FOR JOCKEYS’ ROOM UPDATE

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, March 21.
 
Last week, Gulfstream Park took strict measures to limit exposure by closing the facility to the public for live racing and simulcast. Gulfstream Park has operated in full compliance with all government and local health orders, while ensuring the protection of the essential personnel that care for the over 3,200 horses that are stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows. 
 
The following protocols have been implemented at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Maryland Jockey Club and are now in force at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.
 
Controlled Access and Documentation:

  • Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing.
    • These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands.
  • Only horses racing and shipping from in-state training centers – and accompanied by essential, licensed personnel - will be allowed to the stable entry gates.
    • Once at the stable entry gate, essential personnel will be tested by American Medical Response (AMR).
    • Horses will only be allowed to enter the stable areas of Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Security personnel at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.

Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:

  • Only trainers and essential personnel licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Racing who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.
    • Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the state, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility.
  • To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.   
  • No guests, no exceptions.
  • No congregating in any areas.
  • Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.
  • All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.
  • Additional sanitation and handwashing stations have been installed at Gulfstream Park.
  • Escalated cleaning schedules throughout relevant facilities, including a focused sanitization on high touch areas such as doorknobs, buttons, handrails, counter tops.
  • All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds.
    • Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff).
  • No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.
  • Press Box will be closed.
  • Official chart callers to use their designated office space only.

Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:

  • Only essential personnel licensed by the state and jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.
  •  All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.
  • Jockeys’ Room lockers and workstations will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.
  • All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.
  • Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.
  • Jockeys are required to leave the Jockeys’ Room immediately following their last ride.
  • Sauna and extraneous facilities are closed. Showers will remain open and will be sanitized frequently throughout the day.
  • Travel for jockeys will be restricted and a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine is in effect for all jockeys and personnel who have travelled internationally.

Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:

  • Only trainers with horses stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West, Palm Meadows and essential personnel licensed by the state who are responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.
    • All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area.
  • Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.
    • Users will be encouraged to carry out their food.
  • All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers.

THE CASINO AT GULFSTREAM PARK TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

March 16, 2020

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, the Casino at Gulfstream Park will temporarily close to the public tonight at 10:00pm and will remain closed until further notice.

Gulfstream Park will continue live racing as scheduled with only those personnel essential to racing who are licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Racing in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.

All areas of the Clubhouse, including the walking ring and the apron, will be closed with perimeter fencing and security.

The Village at Gulfstream Park will remain open however, we encourage our guests to check with specific retailers’ operating hours.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will post any updates here on our website. We look to welcoming all our fans and guests back again soon.


INFORMATION FOR MEDIA COVERING 1/ST RACING

In the best interest of protecting the health and welfare of the horsemen and women, officials and staff, special media credentials will be required to cover live racing from The Stronach Group tracks. 

A limited number of deadline media with pre-approved credentials will be permitted access to cover the event.  The credentials will be issued through the respective track media offices. 

Previously issued seasonal credentials are not valid at this time.

Media issued special press credentials, including TVG employees and still photographers, are not allowed access to the stable during this time to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to the specialized population who care for the horses.  Their health our top concern.

We thank you and appreciate your continued commitment to covering the sport of Thoroughbred racing and look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.


GULFSTREAM PARK TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19; RACES TO CONTINUE WITH LICENSED PERSONNEL

March 12, 2020

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, Gulfstream Park will temporarily close to the public for racing and simulcast at the conclusion of racing today.

Gulfstream Park will continue live racing as scheduled with personnel licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.

The Florida Derby, scheduled to take place at Gulfstream Park on March 28, will move forward with live racing but will also be closed to the public.

The Casino at Gulfstream Park will remain open for slot machine play only. All areas of the Clubhouse including the walking ring and apron will be closed with perimeter fencing and security.

The Village at Gulfstream Park will remain open however, we encourage our guests to check with specific retailers’ operating hours.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will post any updates here on our website. We look forward to welcoming our fans and guests back again soon.