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EXCITING RACING EXPECTED IN MARTHA WASHINGTON/NOT SURPRISING

Tomorrow fans will be treated to two thrilling races when the FHBPA-sponsored Martha Washington and Not Surprising stakes go off in a 12-race card at Gulfstream Park. Going off in race 6, the Martha Washington has shaped up to be a competitive one. Nine lightly raced 3-year-old fillies will contend at one mile on the turf with a guaranteed purse of $100,000 and a $25,000 bonus for Florida-breds. Last year Todd Pletcher-trainee Adorable Miss took...
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STATE OF MIND: LOOK OUT CESAR MILLAN WE HAVE A HORSE WHISPERER

Perhaps it’s true. Gulfstream Park may have its own version of the “dog whisperer,” only this man talks to horses. Born in Villa Sola de Vega a town and municipality of Oaxaca Mexico, Roberto Calvo started working with horses at 6-years-old. Early on he developed a deep passion for them with an uncanny ability to communicate on their own level. “Horses are very intelligent, they know I’m caring for them and have their ways of...
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FHBPA/GP Florida-Bred Stakes Series – June Races

The 3rd and 4th races of the 10-race FHBPA/GP Spring/Summer Stakes Series featuring Florida-Breds were recently run. The next races in the Series will be The Not Surprising and The Martha Washington Stakes, both on July 7. These are $100,000 open one mile turf stakes races for 3-year-olds with an additional $25,000 enhanced purse for Florida-Breds finishing 1st through 3rd. The Soldier’s Dancer Stakes – Salute the Colonel Saturday June 9, 2018 was a good...
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2018 Spring/Summer Stakes Series

Four of the first ten races are in the books for the $1.1 million 2018 Spring/Summer Stakes Series presented by the FHBPA and Gulfstream Park. This is the second year for this popular series of races featuring Florida-Breds. All of the races carry a $100,000 purse with six being restricted to Florida-Breds and four being open races with a purse enhancement of $25,000 for Florida-Breds finishing 1st through 3rd. The Series started out this Spring...
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Funeral Service for Horseman Ron Gaffney June 9

Ron Gaffney   A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 9, for longtime horsemen Ron Gaffney, who passed away last weekend at the age of 77. The service will be held at 8 p.m. at His Place Ministries Church, 7020 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL. Gaffney, who rode and galloped horses early in his career in New England, was still galloping and ponying horses last year. He and his wife/partner Emmy, the daughter of...
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