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Format: 2014-10-20
Sat Mar 29
2014
Steven Crist
1:20 pm: It's a cloudy Florida Derby Day here at Gulfstream Park, with black clouds rolling over the ocean but so far only a few sprinkles of the "spotty showers" in the forecast. The latest meteorological entrail-reading calls for some mid-day rain, but the dirt is fast and the grass firm, with three races in the books and 11 to go, culminating with the $1 million Florida Derby slated to go as the 14th race at 6:48 pm. Here's the lineup, and I'll be filling in results as the afternoon goes on, and on:
Sun Jan 19
2014
Steven Crist
 HALANDALE, Fla. -- Here are the 17 Eclipse Award winners that were announced at Gulfstream Park  Saturday night, ranked in order of the percentage of the vote each winner received in his or her division. There were 249 ballots cast but abstentions in many categories including 52 in the steeplechase division and 29 in the voting for apprentice jockey:
Tue Dec 31
2013
Steven Crist
11:15 am: There's a two-day, $93k pick-6 carryover at Aqueduct for today's New Year's Eve card, and because it's the last day of 2013, the whole pool will be paid out whether or not anyone goes 6 for 6. That, in addition to a final chance to make a little score to improve one's 2013 parimutuel balance sheet, makes it worth a look. I'll be playing.
Thu Dec 19
2013
Steven Crist
Categories: Eclipse Awards
The Saturday column ( www.drf.com/news/steven-crist-will-take-charge-follows-rarely-taken-path-championship ) discusses the remarkable turnaround of Will Take Charge's 2013 campaign, which is about to be rewarded with a Champion 3-year-old Eclipse Award and is even garnering him some support for Horse of the Year, despite his distant finishes in all three Triple Crown races.
Sat Nov 2
2013
Steven Crist
12:45 pm: More than two hours until the first of today's nine Breeders' Cup races, but just 30 minutes until the start of the biggest pick-5 pool in the bet's history, with just over $891k carried over afternobody hit the wager amid the longshot parade in yesterday's early races.