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ADVISORY: Gulfstream Cancels Live Racing Thursday through Sunday

Sep 6, 2017 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park has cancelled live racing Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10 due to the unexpected path of Hurricane Irma. Gulfstream will be open this Thursday and Friday for simulcast wagering. Gulfstream will monitor the storm throughout the weekend. Racing is tentatively scheduled to resume Wednesday, Sept. 13, which was a scheduled makeup day. Guflstream’s casino will be open through Friday evening. “Obviously, our first priority is the...
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Sweet Khaleesi Takes Sugarloaf by a neck

By Jim Freer Sweet Khaleesi was the star at Gulfstream Park this past weekend, when other big stories were the rain at Gulfstream and South Florida favorite Gunnevera’s second place finish in the Travers (Grade 1) at Saratoga. Sweet Khaleesi turned the tables on Money or Love on Saturday, beating her by a neck in the $50,000 Sugarloaf Key Handicap at Gulfstream. On July 29 at Gulfstream, Money or Love defeated a late-running Sweet Khaleesi by...
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KROY WINS TORTUGAS, TRAINER EYES BEAR’S DEN

By Jim Freer Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Kroy came out of the $75,000 Tortugas Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday with his first stakes victory, and with his trainer Armando De La Cerda mapping plans for bigger stakes races. Meanwhile, trainer Ron Spatz is making stakes plans for Tortugas second-place finisher Love Conquers. The Tortugas was run on the turf at 7 ½ furlongs for 3-year-olds. With Emisael Jaramillo riding, Kroy won in the fast time of...
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Bonita Wins Panama City in Upset

By Jim Freer The many bettors who overlooked Bonita received a big surprise when she charged from last place entering the stretch and won Sunday’s $50,000 Panama City Handicap at Gulfstream Park. Bonita, at 9-1, won by a length over Josdesanimaux, at 5-2, in the one-mile turf race for Florida-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.  With Edgard Zayas riding, Bonita covered the distance in 1:36.26 on the course listed as firm. The victory was...
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Gunnevera and Zayas Headed to Travers

Gunnevera winning The Tangelo Stakes August 6, 2017. Copyrighted photo by Leslie Martin By Jim Freer It’s on to Saratoga and the Travers Stakes (Grade 1) for Gunnevera, and jockey Edgard Zayas will be going with the three-time graded stakes-winning colt. Since June, trainer Antonio Sano has had the $1.25 million Travers as the target race for his 3-year-old star Gunnevera.  The 1¼ mile Travers will be run Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course in...
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