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Post-Irma Backside Visits

  Members, I just recently concluded my visits to the backstretches of Gulfstream, Palm Meadows Training Center and Gulfstream Park West. Considering the strength of the hurricane, I was surprised and pleased that the three facilities suffered only minor damage along with short term power outages. The horses that shipped out from Gulfstream have for the most part returned and racing and training has resumed at all three facilities. Palm Meadows seemed to fare the...
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Kent Stirling Memorial Service Saturday 9/23, 11am at GP Sport of Kings

  Published in the Miami Herald on Sept. 17, 2017 Kent Hansen Stirling, age 72, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away at home on September 6, 2017 after waging his 4th courageous battle against cancer. Kent is survived by his devoted wife Sheri; his daughter, Ginger Allen and husband Michael; his daughter Lori Schneider and husband Marc; his grandchildren Stirling, Connor, and Rylie Allen and Regan and Calin Schneider; step-children, Juland (Paul) and Jarrod Holmes;...
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Galleon Mast Wins on Turf at Gulfstream

By Jim Freer Galleon Mast became a two-time stakes winner on Labor Day at Gulfstream Park. Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast beat Domino Enterprises, Inc.’s Blue Harbor by 2 ¼ lengths in the $50,000 The Vid Handicap at 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds and up. Galleon Mast is a 4-year-old gelded son of Mizzen Mast. He captured the Eight Miles East Handicap by a head after entertaining a competitor through the stretch run Aug. 6,...
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Last Chance to Move Horses to Palm Meadows

September 7, 2017 Any horseman stabled at Gulfstream Park or Gulfstream Park West that still wishes to move horses to Palm Meadows ahead of the storm should contact Gulfstream management immediately (John Hoffman, PJ Campo or Billy  Badgett). There are approximately 250 stalls still available as of Thursday night and any move would likely have to be arranged by Friday morning, September 8, due to availability of personnel, bedding, etc. All rooms have been taken...
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Kent Stirling, Longtime Executive Director Of Florida HBPA, Dies At 72

Kent Stirling, who for many years was the executive director of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, died Sept. 5 after a recurrence of cancer, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. He was 72. Stirling served as the executive director of the Florida HBPA from 1995 – 2015; he served as president of that […]

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