Gulfstream's latest announcement is another in a series of initiatives to thank horsemen for supporting the summer meet. Gulfstream is keeping its satellite training center Palm Meadows open to horsemen free of charge this summer as well as helping to pay the costs for all horsemen who ship to Gulfstream to run from anywhere in the country.
Trainers will receive a $250 bonus for any field that leaves the paddock with eight horses or more from Wednesday, July 1 to the end of the summer meet Saturday, Oct. 3.
"Our summer meet continues to grow due to our great fans and the support of horsemen from around the country," said The Stronach Group's Vice President of Racing and Gulfstream's General Manager P.J. Campo. "By keeping Palm Meadows open, helping horsemen with shipping costs and offering a trainer's bonus, we want to show our commitment to the horsemen. We also want to continue building our summer program with competitive fields while maintaining an exciting racing program throughout the summer."