The South Florida racing community held a moment of silence Friday in memory of Mildred “Mickie” Poleo, one of the most loved and colorful members of the Gulfstream staff who passed away last week. Mickie worked the concession stands at Gulfstream since 1963.
“Everyone looked forward to visiting and talking to Mickie every day at Gulfstream,” said Gulfstream General Manager Bill Badgett. “She loved her customers, her co-workers, her job, and loved racing. She was an incredible person. I’ve never met anyone like her. She will be greatly missed.”