Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Increases Overnight Purses

Overnight purses will be raised 10-15% at Gulfstream Park beginning in June. "We were very conservative with our purse structure beginning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Gulfstream's Vice President of Racing Mike Lakow. "Without our casino operating and with no on-track attendance and handle we had to make adjustments with the purse account. The horsemen have been incredibly understanding and have worked with us throughout this process. We want to thank them for their support and we're pleased to provide this increase."

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Bernardini Filly Off the Mark at First Asking in Gulfstream Slop

4th-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 5-24, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:10.83, sy. GRAND CRU CLASSE (f, 3, Bernardini--Christmas Lass, by Lemon Drop Kid), a $335,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic pick-up last year off a :22 1/5 breeze, sported a steady series of drills at Payson Park but was let go at 6-1 for this first go as the money poured in on regally bred sixth-time starter Doll Collection (Tapit--Groupie Doll). Away last but not by much, Grand Cru Classe was scrubbed on to vie for position early before eventually settling in along the fence as...

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May 23 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency WELL-BRED BERNARDINI DEBUTS AT CHURCHILL 3rd-CD, $79K, Msw, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 2:00p.m. Colts Neck Stables' SHADOW BOAT (Bernardini) makes his career bow in this spot for trainer Jorge Duarte, Jr. The $80,000 KEESEP buy is a half-sibling to GI Breeders' Cup F/M Turf victress and millionaire Shared Account (Pleasantly Perfect), who is the dam of GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner and 'TDN Rising Star' Sharing (Speightstown), who makes her 3-year-old debut in Saturday's Tepin S.; and SW Riley's Choice (Distorted Humor). Shadow Boat...

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Another Debut Winner for Freshman Sire Not This Time

2nd-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 5-22, 2yo, 5f (off turf), 1:00.00, ft. SWAGGY GEORGE (c, 2, Not This Time--Ottaviano, by Elusive Quality) provided his freshman sire Not This Time (Giant's Causeway) with his second winner in as many days with a smart debut victory in this rained-off affair at Gulfstream Park. The 9-1 shot was outsprinted early after exiting from post seven, but began to wind up with an eye-catching, sweeping move around the far turn. He kicked for home in complete command and stayed on down the lane to graduate in...

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Thursday’s Insights: Pair of American Pharoah Juveniles Debut in Churchill Opener

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-CD, $79K, Msw, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, post time: 1:00 p.m. ET Trainer Wesley Ward will look to get his juvenile mojo back when he saddles Magic Cap Stable's firster TEQUILA QUEEN (AMERICAN PHAROAH). The daughter of graded stakes winner Agave Kiss (Lion Heart) was a $325,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will also be represented in the race by Winchell Thoroughbreds' Mad Maddy. The first foal out of the unraced Tiger Tale (Tale of the Cat), the Steve Asmussen trainee was...

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Former Navarro, Servis Horses Entered at Gulfstream

The next chapter in the saga of Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis will begin Thursday at Gulfstream Park when the first of more than 100 horses that had been under the care of the two trainers before they were indicted will start for their new barns. Now trained by Mike Maker, Admiral Lynch (Super Saver) has been entered in Thursday's ninth race. The 4-year-old had been trained by Servis. On Thursday, Todd Pletcher will send out two horses that had previously been trained by Navarro. Three days after Navarro and...

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Cairo Prince Colt Goes Two-for-Two at Gulfstream

8th-Gulfstream, $39,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 5-16, 3yo, 1m, 1:36.57, ft. CASINO GRANDE (c, 3, Cairo Prince--Selective {GSP, $111,639}, by Tapit) took his record to two-for-two, winning a salty Gulfstream allowance. A front-running debut winner at Tampa Mar. 14, he fired a pair of bullet works at Payson leading up to this, including a five-furlong move in 1:02 3/5 (1/7) May 8. Dispatched at 5-1 here, the dark bay stalked the leaders from a two-wide third through a first half in :46.03. Sticking his nose in front on the backstretch...

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Friday’s Racing Insights: Baffert Loaded As Santa Anita Re-Opens

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 4th-GP, $45K, Msw, 3yo/up, 5fT, post time: 2:41 p.m. ET UNCLE GEORGE (Uncle Mo), a $310K acquisition out of the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Sale, gets his career started for Jump Sucker Stable and trainer Christophe Clement. The bay colt is a half-brother to fellow Empire-bred Epping Forest (Exchange Rate), who defeated open company at first asking sprinting five furlongs over the Belmont turf and was runner-up in the 5 1/2-furlong Coronation Cup S. at the Spa in 2017. Uncle George's dam was a...

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Into Mischief Filly Debuts Victoriously at Gulfstream

2nd-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 5-14, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.39, ft. DAYOUTOFTHEOFFICE (f, 2, Into Mischief--Gottahaveadream, by Indian Charlie), one of a trio of horses sent off the joint-second favorite at odds of 3-1, won the break and was never headed en route to a 4 3/4-length debut success Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Quickly into stride from the three hole, the dark bay set the pace along the inside, tracked intently by fellow 3-1 chances Acting Lucky (Tapizar) and Rock With Robin (Vancouver {Aus}) deepest on the track. She shrugged off...

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May 14 Insights: Pletcher Unveils Pricey Pharoah Filly On Gulfstream Grass

Insights, Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 6th-GP, Msw, $45K, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 3:43 p.m ET A full field of 12 plus three also-eligibles signs on for this maiden turf route Thursday in Hallandale, headed by expensive Todd Pletcher debutante THANKFUL (American Pharoah). Owned by Bass Stables, the bay is a half-sister to GSW Brazen Persuasion (Indian Charlie) and hammered for $625,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling. She shows a steady series of breezes at Palm Beach Downs on both turf and dirt going back to mid-March, capped by a...

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Behind the Lens: Adam Coglianese

This is the second installment in a series highlighting racetrack photographers. We'll be asking about the most memorable horses, races, and people they've viewed through the lens and talking about how the craft of equine imagery has evolved. Each time we profile a photographer, TDN will feature their hand-selected favorite shots in multiple editions throughout the week. Members of the Coglianese family have been photographing horses at New York racetracks since the early 20th Century. Bob Coglianese, 85, first started shooting horse races in 1952 under the tutelage of an...

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Halladay Shuts Out Rivals in Sunshine Forever

Dispatched the 13-10 favorite for Saturday's featured Sunshine Forever S. at Gulfstream Park, Halladay (War Front) enjoyed a fairly soft time of things from the front beneath Luis Saez and proved not for catching, reporting home a 1 1/4-length winner from Aquaphobia (Giant's Causeway). Social Paranoia (Street Boss), last-out winner of the GIII Appleton H. Mar. 28, completed a 1-3 finish for the Todd Pletcher barn. Halladay hit the ground running and took some token pressure from a hard-held El Tormenta (Stormy Atlantic) and a three-wide Admission Office (Point of...

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