One-Mile Turf Stakes Marks First Start in 400 Days for G2 Winner
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Susan and Jim Hill’s Phantom Currency, more than a year since becoming a graded-stakes winner over the same course, is set to launch his comeback in Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Appleton (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
Among 10 Stakes, Six Graded, Worth $2.2M on Florida Derby Card
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.’s multiple stakes-winning mare Beautiful Lover, who earned graded status in the La Prevoyante (G3) to kick off her 6-year-old season, will head to the breeding shed after making her final start in Saturday’s $150,000 Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Courtlandt Farms’ Greatest Honour is scheduled to make his long-awaited return to Gulfstream Park, the site of the son of Tapit’s greatest performances of his career thus far, to run in Saturday’s $100,000 Ghostzapper (G3), one of 10 stakes worth $2.2 million on a program headlined by the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa.
Richest of Five Turf Stakes on Florida Derby (G1) Day Program
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Otter Bend Stables’ Gufo, a multiple Grade 1 winner unraced since the first off-the-board finish of his career in last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), is set to open his 5-year-old season in Saturday’s $200,000 Pan American (G2) presented by Rood and Riddle at Gulfstream Park.
McGaughey-Trained Filly 4-5 Morning-Line Favorite
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Winngate Stables LLC’s Kathleen O. will put an undefeated record on the line when the 3-year-old daughter of Upstart makes her two-turn debut in Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) after producing three late-closing gems around one turn.
“I’m looking forward to running her around two turns Saturday and see how that goes,” Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said. “I think she’ll run around two turns. She’s never done it, but she’s out of an Arch mare and Flatter is A.P. Indy – that’s all two-turn dirt. I think it will be fine.”
Fountain of Youth, Holy Bull Winners Top Deep Field of 11
Simplification 5-2, White Abarrio 3-1 in Morning Line
G1 Florida Derby Headliner among 10 Stakes Worth $2.2 Million
Guaranteed $750,000 Pools for Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5
First-Race Post for 14-Race Program Set for 11:30 a.m.
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Tami Bobo’s Simplification and C2 Racing Stables LLC and La Milagrosa Stable LLC’s White Abarrio are scheduled for a long-awaited rematch in Saturday’s $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa at Gulfstream Park.