Track Notes


Barbara Livingston
Promises Fulfilled works Saturday morning at Gulfstream in preparation for the Florida Derby.
Four prospective starters for the $1 million Florida Derby turned in their final works for that important Kentucky Derby prep Saturday.Full Story >>
YESTERDAY March 23, 2018
A busy weekend for prospective Florida Derby starters began Friday morning at Gulfstream Park, where Fountain of Youth runner-up Strike Power and Tip Sheet turned in their final major preps for the meet's marquee event next Saturday. Promises Fulfilled ...
Besides the Florida Derby and a mandatory Rainbow 6 disbursement, next Saturday's 14-race card also will offer six undercard stakes, four of them graded. Here's a quick rundown of the graded races:
Jockey Miguel Mena said he is likely to miss at least six months of racing because of injuries to his right ankle and heel sustained in a spill in the eighth race March 15 at Fair Grounds.
Take Charge Paula, who will make her fourth start of the Gulfstream Park meet in next Saturday's Gulfstream Park Oaks, worked a half-mile in 49.60 seconds Friday at the Palm Meadows training center in South Florida.
Madam Dancealot, who won the third graded or group stakes of her career in the Grade 2 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita on March 18, may race only in Grade 1 turf races through the spring.
Surely it will have to wait until he returns to Maryland next month, but the countdown is on for Edgar Prado as the Hall of Fame jockey nears the 7,000-win milestone.
Santa Anita will conduct a 10-race program Sunday for the first time this year after canceling Thursday's eight-race program because of wet conditions.
Mark North, a longtime jockey's agent in California and the mid-Atlantic region, died Wednesday due to complications of lung disease, according to his friend Alan Sherman.
Jockey Chantal Sutherland, injured in an accident at Fair Grounds on Jan. 25, will return to her native Canada and begin riding again with the opening of Woodbine on April 21, she said this week at Fair Grounds.
Trainer Steve Asmussen has a number of top 3-year-olds this year but had to hit the reset button with two of them, Copper Bullet and Principe Guilherme. Both will miss the Kentucky Derby, but Copper Bullet is back in a regular work pattern here at Fair ...