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  • Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes

    Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes
    HALLANDALE — Upstart might not be the leading Kentucky Derby candidate in the East but after Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, some other 3-year-old will have to do something extraordinary to knock him off that perch.
  • No horsing around: Eclipse picks not easy this year

    Elegant gowns and black ties will be the primary fashion choice Saturday night as Gulfstream Park hosts the 44th annual Eclipse Awards at its Sport of Kings Theater. The dinner and ceremony, considered the Academy Awards for thoroughbred racing, is...

    Gulfstream poker events raises $8,500 for jockeys' fund

    Gulfstream poker events raises $8,500 for jockeys' fund
     The Eclipse Awards Charity Poker tournament, held Wednesday evening at Gulfstream Park, raised more than $8,500 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).         The Gulfstream press release notes that jockey Joe Bravo (pictured) cashed $2,...

    California Chrome vies for Horse of Year at Eclipse Awards

    California Chrome vies for Horse of Year at Eclipse Awards
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, along with Bayern and Main Sequence, are finalists for Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards. California Chrome, Bayern and Shared Belief are finalists for 3-year-old champion male honors. The...

    Irish Mission wins for French trainer at Gulfstream

    Horseplayers who rely on past performances, stakes history or just plain hunches had an edge in finding Irish Mission, the winner of Saturday's La Prevoyante Handicap at Gulfstream. The race named for a filly with a French name was won for the fifth...