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  • Birdatthewire rallies for Gulfstream Park Oaks win

    Even a dodgy trip couldn't keep Birdatthewire from being first at the wire. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Birdatthewire rallied from deep in the field to win the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks, Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile race is a major...
  • Materialty Wins $1M Florida Derby At Gulfstream

    HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — By the time Materiality and Upstart hit the top of the stretch, the other seven horses in the Florida Derby field were afterthoughts. It was basically a match race, and Materiality never gave up the lead. Staying perfect...
  • Upstart eyes more than Florida Derby win

    Upstart eyes more than Florida Derby win
    Rick Violette, trainer of Upstart, the 7-5 morning line favorite for the Florida Derby, is hoping to thread a really fine needle Saturday at Gulfstream. "We want to win," Violette said. "It's a million-dollar race. It's a Grade 1, so you can make a...
  • Linda Robertson: Jockey Luis Saez rides with heavy heart, no fear

    Sometimes, deep in the night, Luis Saez questions whether he still has the courage to keep racing horses. His younger brother died racing horses, but Saez knows he can't dwell on the spill that killed Juan five months ago. Fear is the jockey's most...
  • Honor Code goes last to first to win Gulfstream Handicap

     Honor Code goes last to first to win Gulfstream Handicap
    Shug McGaughey honed Honor Code all winter toward his 2015 debut in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap. A stride or two out of the gate in the one-mile Grade 2 McGaughey said he felt like leaving for home. Honor Code, breaking from the rail, stumbled...
  • Merry Meadow wins third straight stakes in Hurricane Bertie

    HALLANDALE — Merry Meadow, going for three stakes triumphs in a row, figured to be tough to beat in Saturday's Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream. Theoretically her task should have become easier when two of her six rivals scratched. But...
  • Merry Meadow heads Hurricane Bertie Stakes

    The intention was for Merry Meadow to have a fairly easy winter in Florida, according to trainer Mark Henning. His plan was to race her once or twice while gearing up for the rest of the year in New York. But she's already won a pair of stakes since...
  • Hyde: It's a tough ride for a surviving brother

    The sadness comes to Luis Saez mostly at night. When he mounts his horses in the day, he feels inspired wearing his brother's necklace. When he sits in the starting gate, he feels his brother in the saddle with him. But at night, in his sleep, when...
  • Constitution wins Donn Handicap

    Constitution wins Donn Handicap
    HALLANDALE BEACH — Even by his own lofty standards, Todd Pletcher had a pretty good day Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The leading trainer for the past 11 Champions meets, Pletcher pupils captured three of the four graded stakes on the card with the...
  • Pletcher's Unitarian wins Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream

    HALLANDALE — The H. Allen Jerkens Stakes presented a unique handicapping challenge at Gulfstream Saturday. The two-mile distance is so rarely run that only one of the 11 horses had gone that far. When in doubt, fans took a proven approach. They...
  • California Chrome wins Horse of Year, 3-year-old titles at Eclipse Awards

    California Chrome wins Horse of Year, 3-year-old titles at Eclipse Awards
    HALLANDALE — California Chrome, who came up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown, swept the two big prizes for which he was eligible at the annual Eclipse Award ceremonies Saturday night at Gulfstream. The winner of the Kentucky Derby,...