Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park is a thoroughbred racetrack in Hallandale Beach, Florida.  During its annual meet, which spans December through October, it is one of the most important venues for horse racing in America.

Gulfstream was opened on Wednesday February 1, 1939 conducting a four-day meet.  This initial meet drew a crowd of 18,000.  The Gulfstream Handicap was first run in 1946 and the Florida Derby began in 1952.  In that year the clubhouse was built and the Grandstand seating was expanded.  Turf racing was finally introduced to the venue in 1959.

Gulfstream hosted the Breeders’ Cup for the first time in 1989, and subsequently in 1992, and 1999.  The highlight of the 1989 BC was in The Classic, when Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner SUNDAY SILENCE was matched up against Belmont Stakes victor EASY GOER.  It was an epic battle with SUNDAY SILENCE beating EASY GOER by a neck.

 

This year on January 26th Gulfstream Park will host the third annual Pegasus World Cup which boasts a Nine Million Dollar purse.  March 30th is the Florida Derby which is a big Prep Race on The Road To The Kentucky Derby.  Be sure to check with the Daily Racing Blog as we will analyze both those big events.

 

 

 

 

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