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Saturday’s Derby Preps at Fair Grounds and Gulfstream Park

The Kentucky Derby prep season moves into the “Championship” phase according to Churchill’s new points system. What that means is that this weekend’s Risen Star and Fountain of Youth Stakes are worth 50 points to winner. In the Risen Star … Continue reading

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Union Dues – Florida Derby Preview

This weekend marks five weeks until the Kentucky Derby and a key prep race is on tap: Saturday’s Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The Florida Derby has a history of producing legitimate Kentucky Derby contenders including recent Derby winners Barbaro … Continue reading

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Some Saturday Races to Watch (and a few worth betting)

There’s plenty of racing action to be had on Saturday from New York, Kentucky, Florida, and California. The best races for 3 year old colts, and potential Derby prospects, may be at Gulfstream Park instead of Aqueduct or Turfway Park. The … Continue reading

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Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap Analysis

Originally posted at ThoroFan. Just four weeks ago, many of the horses entered in Saturday’s co-feature at Gulfstream Park contested the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes over this same course. While that was run over a firm course and under sunny skies, … Continue reading

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Opinions on Gulfstream Park’s Saturday Card

The best racing card of the weekend arguably belongs to Gulfstream Park. It includes 4 graded stakes; the Grade III Swanee River, the Grade II Hutcheson (the only graded Derby prep his weekend), the Grade I Donn Handicap, and Grade I … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine In

On Saturday January 28, Gulfstream Park in South Florida will present its “Florida Sunshine Millions” racing program. The program features six stake races restricted to Florida-bred horses. Sunshine Millions this year will be different from prior years. Prior years featured … Continue reading

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Remembering Hal and Hoping For a Payday

The other major stake at Gulfsteam this weekend is the 24th Running of the Hal’s Hope Stakes. Hal’s Hope was a horse that dominated the Gulstream strip highlighted by a win the in 2000 Florida Derby. This year’s race is … Continue reading

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High on Grass – Ft. Lauderdale Edition

Race 10 at Gulfstream on Saturday offers a sneak peak into the male turf division for 2012, with the running of the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G3).  The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and temps in the 70s, so I’ve … Continue reading

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Gulfstream Park – Spectacular Bid & Hal’s Hope Edition

One of most anticipated and important race meets of the year; Gulfstream Park kicks off the 2011 campaign with an expanded wagering menu, including $0.50 pick fours, a $0.50 pick five and a $0.10 Pick 6.  The late pick four … Continue reading

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