03/28/2007 12:00AM

Worker killed at Gulfstream


A backstretch employee at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., was killed early Tuesday, said local police and track officials. Police would not identify the dead man, but trainer Ralph Nicks said he was a groom who worked for him named Hugo Garibay.

Nicks and several of his employees said that Garibay was found stabbed in a dormitory area between 6 and 6:30 a.m. They said the victim was from Mexico and was in his mid- to late 20's, and had worked at the Nicks barn for two or three weeks.

Police on Tuesday did not say whether they had a suspect in the killing.