11/29/2013 3:26PM

Gulfstream Park: Valid looking like a heck of a buy


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – When trainer Marcus Vitali put up $115,000 of owner Caroline Vogel’s money to purchase the 3-year-old gelding Valid at the Fasig-Tipton mixed sale in October at Saratoga, he hoped to be getting a horse who might prove “useful” during the Gulfstream Park winter meet. What he got is a horse who ran off the screen to a 23 1/4-length optional-claiming win and earned a whopping 107 Beyer Speed Figure here last Saturday.