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

Pegasus A Two Horse Race

Saturday’s $3 million dollar, Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Stakes at Gulfstream is one of racing’s big success stories over the past several years. The 1 1/8-mile race for older dirt horses was introduced in 2017 and since then has featured some of the sport’s most popular and accomplished runners. It’s become one of the annual highlights of the racing calendar and a great way to kick off … Continue reading Pegasus A Two Horse Race

Pegasus Turf Races

The headline race- the $3 million dollar Pegasus World Cup will feature some of the country’s top older horses. The field is headlined by last year’s Winner, KNICKS GO, who then went on to Win the Breeders‘ Cup Classic  in November. His chief rival Saturday is LIFE IS GOOD, who is coming off an impressive Win in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.   But Pegasus … Continue reading Pegasus Turf Races

Irad Back In The Saddle

Top jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. will return to the irons this weekend at Gulfstream Park, after missing two weeks due to a knee injury suffered in the starting gate at Gulfstream on January 7th. The injury was initially diagnosed as a fracture and expected to keep Ortiz from riding for up to a month, but a second opinion has cleared the jockey for a gradual return … Continue reading Irad Back In The Saddle

Dangerous Occupation

Three-time Eclipse Award-Winning jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. could be out three to four weeks as a result of a knee injury suffered in a starting gate incident January 7th at Gulfstream Park. The jockey’s agent- Steve Rushing, said on Tuesday that Ortiz suffered a small fracture to his left knee. On the day of the injury his mount, SHEA ON A MISSION (a four-year-old filly), … Continue reading Dangerous Occupation

Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race which first ran on January 28th, 2017 at Gulfstream Park.   It is run over the dirt at the distance of 11⁄8 miles (9 furlongs) and is open to horses four years old and up. With a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running, the Pegasus World Cup surpassed the Dubai World Cup as the richest horse race in the … Continue reading Pegasus World Cup