Races Friday from Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel and Golden Gate
HALLADALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach 5 will be paused after April 15, so there’s only two more chances to play the popular Friday wager which has resulted in strong returns on investment.
Friday’s Stronach 5 will be highlighted once again with a low 12 percent takeout and competitive races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.
Last week’s Stronach 5 returned $2,729.90 with three winning favorites.
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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fresh off saddling White Abarrio for a victory in Saturday’s $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. was able to celebrate his first Championship Meet Title at Gulfstream Park Sunday.
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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. expressed pleasure with White Abarrio’s condition Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park following his victory in Saturday’s $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, and he has reason to believe that the son of Race Day will be even better on the first Saturday in May.
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – In his first start in over a year, Susan and Jim Hill’s Phantom Currency led from gate to wire Saturday to win the 70th running of the one-mile Kitten’s Joy Appleton (G3) by a half-length at Gulfstream Park.
The 6-year-old son of Goldencents was sent to the Hill’s Margaux Farm in Midway, Ky. last year to rehab a soft-tissue injury after back-to-back victories in an optional claimer and the Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park. He returned to trainer Brian Lynch’s care this winter and worked steadily for this comeback race.
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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Tyler Gaffalione, who grew up in nearby Davie, capped off a five-win day with a victory aboard White Abarrio in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1).
Along with the Derby, Gaffalione won Orchid (G3) with Family Way ($5.60), the Sand Springs with Crystal Cliffs ($8.20), the Sir Shackleton with Weyburn ($10.60) and Race 8 with debut winner Wish You Well ($5.20).
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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable LLC’s White Abarrio punched his ticket for Louisville, Ky. Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the gray son of Race Day took the lead in the stretch and held off Charge It to capture the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa.
“It means the world to me. The Florida Derby is up there with the Kentucky Derby because we’re based at Gulfstream,” emotional trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. said.