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  1. Union Rags, El Padrino to Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    A field of at least seven 3-year-olds now seems definite for the $1 million Florida Derby on March 31, led by division leader Union Rags and El Padrino.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  2. Tapitsfly gets first graded stakes win in Honey Fox

    Mike Welsch

    Tapitsfly may be a Breeders' Cup winner, but she'd never won a graded stakes until Sunday when she took care of that little glitch in her resume with a three-quarter-length victory over Bay to Bay in Gulfstream Park's Grade 2 Honey Fox.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2012
  3. Gemologist, Currency Swap meet at Gulfstream

    Mike Welsch

    Gemologist and Currency Swap, two of the more highly regarded members of the 2-year-old class of 2011, will make their belated 3-year-old debuts against one another in Friday's $80,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  4. Mucho Macho Man set for GP Handicap

    Mike Welsch

    Mucho Macho Man looked a picture of health parading around the paddock between races here at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday, just minutes before his name was pulled out of the box along with only five others for Saturday's Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  5. Awesome Maria repeats in Sabin; Royal Delta a distant second

    Mike Welsch

    Awesome Maria successfully defended her title in Gulfstream Park's Grade 3 Sabin, and did it with style on Saturday, cruising to an impressive eight-length victory over Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic and Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2012
  6. Castellano opts to ride Algorithms over Union Rags in Fountain of...

    Mike Welsch

    After agonizing over the decision for several days, jockey Javier Castellano and his agent, Matt Muzikar, have chosen to ride Algorithms, not Union Rags, in Gulfstream Park's Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on Feb. 26.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2012
  7. Union Rags does a little extra in workout for Fountain of Youth

    Mike Welsch

    With regular exercise rider Peter Brette aboard, Union Rags came by the finish line the first time in an open gallop, going at better than a two-minute lick around to the half-mile pole.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  8. Algorithms easily defeats Hansen in Holy Bull

    Mike Welsch

    Eclipse Award winner Hansen may have been the center of attention, but it was Algorithms who stole the show in Sunday's $400,000 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  9. Triple Crown race winners target Feb. 11 returns

    Mike Welsch

    If the stars align just right and everybody sticks to their current plans, all three reigning Triple Crown race winners could wind up making their 4-year-old debuts on the same day, Feb. 11, at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  10. Animal Kingdom getting in gear for return

    Mike Welsch

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom launched his 3-year-old campaign on the grass, and there is a good chance trainer Graham Motion may use the same strategy to get Animal Kingdom legged up for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  11. Hansen picks up the pace for Holy Bull

    Mike Welsch

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen turned in his first serious work Saturday since arriving in south Florida, going a half-mile in 48.60 seconds.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2011
  12. Apriority scores in Mr. Prospector

    Mike Welsch

    Apriority left it all out on the track and a little in the winner's circle, too, after surviving an eventful start to get up in the final stride and nail pacesetter Zero Rate Policy by a nose in Saturday's $100,000 Mr. Prospector at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2011
  13. Royal Delta back with Mott

    Mike Welsch

    Royal Delta, winner of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, has returned to the barn of trainer Bill Mott and is being pointed to the $10 million Dubai World Cup next year, Mott said on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  14. Ancient Rome noses out For Oby in Spectacular Bid

    Mike Welsch

    Ancient Rome made his stakes debut a winning one, surging from between horses in the final 40 yards under jockey Joe Rocco Jr. to outfinish For Oby by a nose to capture the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  15. Gulfstream Park gambles on early opening to meet

    Mike Welsch

    For dyed-in-the-wool horseplayers, winter didn't officially start in south Florida until the first week of January, when Gulfstream Park would traditionally open for one of the premier race meets in North America.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  16. Casablanca Smile may be rusty for return appearance in La Prevoya...

    Mike Welsch

    The 2011 Calder racing season ends one month earlier than usual but will go out with a bang as Friday's 10-race closing-day program features a pair of Grade 3 stakes on the grass, the $150,000 La Prevoyante and $100,000 Tropical Turf handicaps.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011