January 23, 2015
The pedigrees of the 3-year-old fillies in the eighth race here at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race, don’t get much richer.
Perchance earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure in a one-length victory in a six-furlong, first-level allowance here at Gulfstream Park on Thursday and is a possibility for the Grade 2 Davona Dale on Feb. 21, according to her connections.
Any chance of Little Mike returning to action here at Gulfstream Park this winter ended earlier this month when owner-trainer Carlo Vaccarezza sent the four-time Grade 1 winner back to the farm in Ocala.
The stars were out Friday at Payson Park, with Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and defending Donn Handicap champion Lea both working at the training center during the course of the morning.
Madame Giry might not win the Sunday feature at Gulfstream Park with Jose Lezcano riding, but in the long run, a wager on Lezcano on the grass has been a pretty solid investment.
January 22, 2015
The road to the 2015 Kentucky Derby begins in earnest Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where as many as 10 3-year-olds will lock horns in the $400,000 Holy Bull. The Grade 2 Holy Bull is the first of three local preps for the Derby, concluding March 28 ...
Chad Brown became an Eclipse Award finalist for the first time in 2014 largely on the success of his turf runners. More of the same appears on tap for this year, if a pair of $100,000 supporting features Saturday at Gulfstream Park is any indication.
The Holy Bull is the richest and most important event on Saturday’s outstanding 11-race program at Gulfstream Park. But for sheer quality from top to bottom, the field for the $200,000 Forward Gal could be just as good.
Assuming outside posts are preferred for one-turn races such as the seven-furlong Hutcheson Stakes, the set-up couldn’t be much better Saturday at Gulfstream Park for Bluegrass Singer, who was assigned the far outside in a field of eight 3-year-olds.
I would be surprised if Upstart doesn’t run another solid race and get another solid Beyer in the Holy Bull. On the Beyer Speed Figures, Barbados is definitely the horse to beat in the Hutcheson.