Junior The Snow-Bird

He has been a year-round force on the New York Racing Circuit for the past several years. But not this year- jockey Junior Alvarado has returned to south Florida for the winter months to compete at Gulfstream Park, where he rode his first Winner in the United States back in 2007. “It’s around 12 years since I’ve ridden full time here. I’m pretty happy to … Continue reading Junior The Snow-Bird

Pegasus World Cup Is Back For 2021

The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series is returning to Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Launched in 2017 the Pegasus World Cup has evolved into a Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade I stakes races with a combined $4 million dollars in purses. The GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles, offers a $3-million total purse. The … Continue reading Pegasus World Cup Is Back For 2021

Mr. Bill Mott

As teenagers, some youngsters tend to think the world is theirs for the taking. Not so for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Mr. Mott did not dream big as a youth. “I was 18 years old and hauling horses around in a two-horse trailer to the bush tracks,” recalled the native of Mobridge, South Dakota. “I never imagined training for anybody else other than … Continue reading Mr. Bill Mott

New Race For Gulfstream Park

  While competition remains halted at many racetracks around the country, Gulfstream Park is still going strong.  On Saturday they host a newly written 3-year-old Stakes Race-the $75,000 dollar Unbridled Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. It is the feature race of the day and it drew an interesting field of seven horses, including familiar names from the Kentucky Derby trail. The Unbridled Stakes is Race … Continue reading New Race For Gulfstream Park

Florida Derby In Doubt

Broward County Florida has put a ban on conducting non-essential business amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  The city of Hallandale Beach (in Broward County) is where Gulfstream Park is located. With the track’s signature Florida Derby (G1) set for Saturday, newspaper reports indicate that Gulfstream has threatened legal action should local government stand in its way. “They need to stop the racing,”  said Hallandale Beach Vice … Continue reading Florida Derby In Doubt

Fountain Of Youth Picks

Saturday is the Grade 2, $400,000 dollar Fountain Of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The race offers 50-20-10-5 points toward the 2020 Kentucky Derby, and has attracted a field of 12. Here then is the Daily Racing Blog analysis of the entrants along with official Morning Line odds.  1.  CANDY TYCOON  [ML 15-1]  Trainer: Todd Pletcher.  Jockey: Manny Franco.  This colt always worked well last … Continue reading Fountain Of Youth Picks

Finding The Fountain Of Youth

The Road To The Kentucky Derby runs through South Florida this weekend as Gulfstream Park hosts the Fountain Of Youth Stakes on Saturday. To help you get better acquainted with this race, here are a few facts to help you learn and earn: 1. This year is the 74th edition of the race, which was first run back in 1945. 2. Horses will be competing … Continue reading Finding The Fountain Of Youth

Pegasus Picks

Both OMAHA BEACH (swelling in right hind leg) and SPUN TO RUN (hives) are out of the $3 million dollar Pegasus World Cup on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.  That pretty much makes this a wide open affair  for the remaining 10 horses. Here then a Daily Racing Blog closer look at the field: 1.  TRUE TIMBER  (15-1)  Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin.  Jockey: Joe Bravo.  Third in three … Continue reading Pegasus Picks