Gulfstream Park West

This Side Up: Horsemen Worthy of Their Heritage Will Enhance it

What is it, beyond our obvious bond in the Thoroughbred, that most vitally comprises the fabric of the Turf? It's a question answerable in too many ways, requiring definition of too many intangibles, to be easily condensed. But I think we'll get somewhere close if we ponder the retirement this week of Stan Hough, an old-school horseman of a type largely overwhelmed in the era of the super-trainer. And especially because his departure from the stage coincides with the removal of two key features of the scenery: Calder Race Course,...

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The Week in Review: For Plesa, a Bittersweet Ending to Calder Saga

From a racing standpoint, there could not have been a more appropriate way for Calder to go out. There when the track ran its first ever race in 1971, trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. won the last race run at the track that had been rebranded as Gulfstream Park West. Plesa won for the 1,326th time at Calder/GPW Saturday when Diligent (Temple City) won the final race that will ever be run at the South Florida racetrack. "I didn't ask anybody to put me in the last race. It just happened....

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Gulfstream Park West Turf Stakes Rescheduled

Continuing wet weather conditions in South Florida have led Gulfstream Park West officials to postpone four Florida-bred turf stakes scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 to Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22. The $60,000 Millions Turf Preview for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles and the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf at one mile have both been moved to the Nov. 21 program. Females three and up will go 7 1/2 furlongs in the $60,000 Filly & Mare Turf Preview, and 2-year-olds will travel one mile in the $60,000 Juvenile...

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Gulfstream West Cancels Sunday Card

Gulfstream Park West canceled its live racing card Sunday due to the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Eta. Entries will be taken Sunday for Friday's program and live racing returns to the Miami Springs track Wednesday.

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