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Jockey Mount Fees to Increase Starting at GPW

The start of the Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West on Wednesday October 4, 2017 will see the first increase in jockey mount fees at Gulfstream since January 2009. After nearly a year of discussions with the Jockeys’ Guild, the FHBPA approved a $25 increase to non-percentage losing mount fees. All percentage fees remain the same. The Jockeys’ Guild has also set up a pension plan for riders at GP and GPW which will...
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Surface change doesn’t stop Kroy in Bear’s Den

By Glen Berman Switching from the scheduled 7 ½ furlongs on the turf to 7 furlongs on a dirt track listed as good couldn’t stop odds-on favorite Kroy from cruising to victory in The Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream on Sunday. The $100,000 Bear’s Den for Florida-bred three-year-olds was the 10th of a 10-race Spring/Summer Stakes Series presented by the FHBPA and Gulfstream Park which consisted of six Florida-bred races and four Florida-bred enhanced purse...
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Katinka noses out Surprise Wedding in The Miss Gracie Stakes

by Glen Berman Track announcer Peter Aiello shouted “It’s too close to call,” as Katinka with jockey Leonel Reyes and Surprise Wedding, ridden by Jesus Rios, hit the wire together. It was Katinka who won by a head-bobbing nose in the $100,000 Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday September 16. The Miss Gracie, a 7 ½ furlong turf race for 3-year-old Florida-bred fillies, was the ninth of ten FHBPA/GP stakes races featuring Florida-breds...
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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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