Who Wins The Holy Bull Stakes?

Here’s a closer look at the field of eight for this years edition of the Holy Bull Stakes, which takes place Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. 1. LORD MILES [ML 4-1] Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Trainer: Saffie Joseph Jr. He enters the Holy Bull off of a fast-closing 3rd-place finish in the Mucho Macho Stakes at Gulfstream on New Year’s Day. He rolled through the stretch … Continue reading Who Wins The Holy Bull Stakes?

The Holy Bull Stakes

The road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby begins its Florida swing on Saturday with the $250,000 dollar, Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Inaugurated in 1990 as the Preview Stakes, the race was renamed in 1996 to honor the recently-retired 1994 Horse of the Year HOLY BULL, who captured the Florida Derby (G1) for one of his major stakes Wins at Gulfstream. The Holy Bull … Continue reading The Holy Bull Stakes

A Pegasus Primer

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race which first ran on January 28th, 2017 at Gulfstream Park. The races are named for Pegasus– a Greek mythical horse, of which, a 110-foot statue of which stands at Gulfstream Park. Returning for its 7th year, the 2023 Pegasus World Cup returns to Gulfstream Park this Saturday, January 28th. The feature race is run over the dirt at the distance of 11⁄8 miles (9 furlongs) and is … Continue reading A Pegasus Primer

Milestone For Gaffalione

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione rode his 2,000th Winner Friday at Gulfstream Park, where his riding career began back in 2014. The 28-year-old Florida native had closed to within one Victory of 2000 Wins in Friday’s third Race aboard TEMERITY ($8) before reaching the milestone aboard MEGACITY ($10) in Race 6. “I feel so blessed. I just want to thank the people who have gotten me to … Continue reading Milestone For Gaffalione

Synthetic Surface, Yes Or No?

Mark Casse is one of the most successful trainers in North America. He has worked with some very talented horses; CLASSIC EMPIRE, SIR WINSTON, TEPIN, and WAR OF WILL just to name a few. Casse is well known and respected throughout the industry, so just like (dated reference alert) EF Hutton, when Mark Casse talks people should listen. “Horses were not bred to run on the dirt,” said the … Continue reading Synthetic Surface, Yes Or No?

Where The Winners Prep

There are no Derby prep races this weekend. But, the 100-40-20-10 point preps are at hand- eight races compressed into 15 days, beginning next Saturday (03/26). As long as they are eligible (aka not Baffert horses), the Winners are mathematically assured of berths in the starting gate in the Run For The Roses. The 2nd-place horses have a good shot at getting there as well. … Continue reading Where The Winners Prep

Who Wins The F.O.Y. Stakes?

Another spot in the Kentucky Derby will be filled Saturday, as full field of twelve 3-year-olds clash in the $400,000 dollar, Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Winning horse will earn 50 qualifying points toward the Run For The Roses, which will assure him of one of the 20 spots in the starting gate. The contest is listed as race 12 on … Continue reading Who Wins The F.O.Y. Stakes?

Fountain Of Youth- A Look Back

The feature race at Gulfstream Park this Saturday is the $300,000 dollar, Grade 2, Fountain Of Youth Stakes. Some of the top 3-year-olds in the country will do battle in this 1 1/16-mile contest. As well as the Winners share of the purse, the first to cross the wire will also collect 50 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby. Here, the Daily Racing Blog takes … Continue reading Fountain Of Youth- A Look Back

Who Wins The Holy Bull?

Gulfstream Park kicks off their series of three official qualifying races for the 2022 Kentucky Derby with the Grade 3, $250,000 dollar Holy Bull Stakes.  The nine 3-year-olds that drew into the field will have to go around two turns at a distance of 1 1/16 miles. The top four finishers will earn qualifying points (10-4-2-1). The Holy Bull is listed as race 11 on a … Continue reading Who Wins The Holy Bull?

The Holy Bull Stakes

Gulfstream Park’s  Road to the Kentucky Derby begins this Saturday with the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes. The race offers ten qualifying points to the Winner as top 3-year-olds look to accumulate points and earn a place in the Derby starting gate. Inaugurated in 1990 as the Preview Stakes, the race was re-named in 1996 to honor the 1994 Horse of the Year HOLY BULL. It has … Continue reading The Holy Bull Stakes