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By MIAMI HERALD | March 1, 1998
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Skip Away wasn't in a lively mood after his victory yesterday. He was so hot and exhausted that his handlers didn't wait for the horse to return to the barn for a post-race shower. Assistant trainer Pete Johnson grabbed a hose in the winner's circle and sprayed him with a refreshing blast of cold water.That's what having to carry 127 pounds for 1 1/4 miles will do. That's the price for contesting a viciously hot pace, as Skip Away was asked to do by his jockey in the $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap.
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Sports Digest | September 13, 2014
Et cetera Apprentice rider Ritvo wins at Laurel Park in his first race in Maryland Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park on Friday on his first Maryland mount. Ritvo, 20, who moved his tack from Gulfstream Park to the Mid-Atlantic last week, kept Winter Lady in close contention along the rail in the 6-furlong $45,000 optional allowance test for fillies and mares before slipping past front-runner Who Needs on the turn and turning back Proud to be Wild in the stretch to win by four lengths in 1 minute, 10.33 seconds.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2000
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- The first major confrontation leading to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness took shape yesterday when trainers entered 11 promising 3-year-olds in the Fountain of Youth Stakes tomorrow at Gulfstream Park. The stakes isn't the first of the year for 3-year-olds, but it's the first that showcases so many contenders for Triple Crown races. History will determine the Fountain of Youth's place in the defining picture of the spring classics. But history already reveals that its place is significant.
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Sports Digest | May 7, 2014
Preakness Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia might run Ria Antonia, the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, was added to the list of candidates Tuesday for the 139th running of the Preakness. If the daughter of Rockport Harbor is shipped to Pimlico Race Course to run in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown on May 17, she will be saddled for the first time by Tom Amoss . Ron Paolucci 's Loooch Racing Stable and Christopher T. Dunn have transferred their 3-year-old filly from Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert to Amoss after her distant sixth-place finish behind Untapable in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1999
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Breeders' Cup week is a symphony of the most talented, most beautiful and most valuable racehorses in the world. The music soars each time a grand thoroughbred such as Daylami, Forestry or Lemon Drop Kid prances to and from the track.Yet with all these equine stars and all their accomplished human connections, the clear leader of the symphony this week at Gulfstream Park is the once-obscure, now-ubiquitous trainer, Bob Baffert. Everywhere he goes there's a TV crew, a group of reporters, a visitor with a camera, all hoping to bask in the beam of his wit and charm.
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By New York Times News Service | January 4, 1994
NEW YORK -- New York will usher in a new era in betting on horse racing today when Aqueduct Race Track and Offtrack Betting parlors across the state will take bets on seven live races at Aqueduct plus five that will be televised from Gulfstream Park in Florida, 1,100 miles away.
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By Tom Keyser | March 18, 2000
Lemon Drop Kid, owned by part-time Marylanders Jinny Vance and Laddie Dance and one of last year's leading 3-year-olds, will make his first start of 2000 today in the Widener Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. -- if the track is dry. His trainer, Scotty Schulhofer, said he would scratch the Belmont and Travers winner if rain turns the track into mud.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | March 11, 1995
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Julie Krone, out of action since Jan. 13 with a broken left pinkie, returned yesterday to ride two horses at Gulfstream Park.Neither horse was expected to run well, and neither did. Aftefinishing eighth in a nine-horse field in the seventh race aboard the 11-1 shot In Her Glory, Krone dismounted and said: "I feel super. My muscles aren't sore at all."
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 2, 1991
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Hialeah Park will reopen in November if a vote scheduled today in the Florida Senate goes as routinely as expected.The bill, which would give the track 50 unopposed racing dates extending into 1992, passed yesterday in the State House by a vote of 101-16, after weeks of cajoling and a compromise with the owner of South Florida's two other thoroughbred race tracks.The historic track has been closed since December 1989, when it shut down after being dramatically outdrawn by Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Track in head-to-head competition.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 4, 1999
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- In his first start as a 4-year-old, Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop overwhelmed four opponents in a 1 1/16-mile allowance race yesterday at Gulfstream Park.Ridden by Jerry Bailey, the 3-10 Victory Gallop circled the field entering the stretch to win by 2 3/4 lengths in 1 minute, 43 4/5 seconds.His next start is to be March 28 in the $5 million Dubai World Cup.Pub Date: 3/04/99
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By Chris Korman | May 9, 2013
Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today. Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American corporations should have their tax rates cut by 10 percent on the provision that they return that savings entirely to workers. This, he says, is the best way to ensure employees are invested in the company's success. It is also the best way, he thinks, to jump-start and eventually stabilize the economy.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
The majority owner of Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks has agreed to a deal that would transfer all of its racing assets, including Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, to its chairman and chief executive Frank Stronach. In exchange, Stronach will give up control of Ontario-based MI Developments, according to the agreement announced late Monday. Stronach currently controls 57 percent of the real estate company's voting power. The restructuring means the racing operations would become a separate entity with assets including Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, both in California; Gulfstream Park in Florida and horse racing technology firm AmTote International, the Hunt Valley-based electronic bet-processing company.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Every spring the morning after the running of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness officials make the rounds of the Churchill Downs barns issuing personal invitations to the owners and trainers of the Derby horses to run in the Preakness Stakes. Then Preakness officials sit back, wait and hope the owners decide to overlook the short two-week gap between the two Triple Crown races and bring their horses to Baltimore instead of sending them to another high-paying race or awaiting the Belmont Stakes, five weeks away.
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By Sports Digest | February 18, 2010
A full brother of ill-fated 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro finished second in a race at Gulfstream Park in his second start of the year. Lentenor finished a half-length behind winner Doubles Partner in Wednesday's 1 1/8-mile race on the turf course at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track. The race drew a field of 11 3-year-olds. Like Barbaro, who broke down in the Preakness, the 3-year-old Lentenor is owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson and trained by Michael Matz . Matz had said that a strong performance in Wednesday's race could put Lentenor in position to run next month in the Florida Derby, a Kentucky Derby prep.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | November 3, 2007
Gulfstream Park, South Florida's major thoroughbred horse-racing track, installed slot machines last year, rows and rows of them. And gamblers came. Then they stopped. Today, many of those machines have little to do. The average one took in $74 a day after winnings in the July-September quarter, and that was before operating costs and state and local officials and others took a cut of more than 60 percent. It's a fraction of what neighboring slots parlors collected and is so little that the racetrack can't service the debt it took on to build the casino.
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December 9, 2005
Horse racing Gulfstream Park eligible for slots Gulfstream Park, which is owned by the Canadian company that also owns Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, will be eligible to get 1,500 Las Vegas-style slot machines under legislation passed by Florida lawmakers yesterday. Along with Gulfstream, a thoroughbred track owned by Magna Entertainment Corp., three other Broward County pari-mutuel facilities - a jai-lai fronton, a harness track and a greyhound track - will also get the machines if the legislation is signed by Gov. Jeb Bush, a move that's expected.
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By New York Times News Service | January 5, 1994
The great simulcasting experiment, intended to save New York horse racing from the ravages of winter weather by televising races from Florida, was foiled yesterday by winter weather.The snow and ice storm that swept across the East Coast forced Aqueduct Race Track in Queens to cancel its inaugural program of seven live races plus the five that were scheduled to be imported from Gulfstream Park.bTC Racing officials and stewards decided early on that the track was too slippery for jockeys and horses to run the live races and that the roads were too hazardous for the public to travel to the track to bet on the Florida races.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2003
Mike Gill, the leading owner of thoroughbreds in the country, said yesterday he plans on dispersing his 300 horses over the next two years and getting out of the horse business. With more than 100 horses stabled at Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center, Gill said the problems that have dogged him in recent months have taken the fun out of winning races. Delaware Park has prohibited him from racing horses there. Gill leads the country's owners in wins and recently broke the record for most wins at Gulfstream Park in South Florida.
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By TOM KEYSER | September 14, 2003
Embroiled in controversy, Michael Gill said in the spring that he was getting out of the business. He said again this summer that he was getting out, but only if he found a buyer for his entire operation. Now, the nation's leading owner of thoroughbreds - and the dominant owner in Maryland racing - says he's not getting out at all. In fact, he says he's going to be bigger than ever. "I'm in for the long haul," he said Thursday in a telephone interview from New Hampshire, where he lives and owns a hugely successful mortgage company.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2003
Mike Gill, the leading owner of thoroughbreds in the country, said yesterday he plans on dispersing his 300 horses over the next two years and getting out of the horse business. With more than 100 horses stabled at Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center, Gill said the problems that have dogged him in recent months have taken the fun out of winning races. Delaware Park has prohibited him from racing horses there. Gill leads the country's owners in wins and recently broke the record for most wins at Gulfstream Park in South Florida.
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