Six Juvenile Stakes Races Scheduled for December 8th at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) As part of an action-packed afternoon of racing on December 8th, Gulfstream Park will host not only the Clasico Internacional del Caribe series (showcasing some of the best horses from Latin America and the Caribbean), but also a half-dozen stakes races for two-year-olds. Those juvenile races comprise the first six events on the massive card, which kicks off at 11:50 p.m. Eastern. And since you never know where the next Kentucky Derby (gr. I) [...]

Claiming Crown Kicks Off Gulfstream Park 2018-2019 Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) The 2018-2019 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park will kick off with a bang on December 1st with the 20th running of the Claiming Crown, a series of nine races restricted to current or former claiming race competitors. With total purse money of $1.1 million, the Claiming Crown races have attracted deep and competitive fields that should be very appealing from a handicapping standpoint. Let’s take a quick look at what to look forward to [...]

A Star in the Making? Stormy Embrace Crushes Princess Rooney Stakes

Stormy Embrace winning the Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) - Coglianese Photos Look out, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contenders—there’s a new female sprinter in the spotlight, and she’s fast. Seriously fast. If you had never heard of Stormy Embrace prior to her blowout win in Saturday’s Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, you can be forgiven. The four-year-old daughter of Circular Quay had run but once before in graded stakes company, finishing ninth in [...]

Never in Doubt: X Y Jet Wins the Smile Sprint Stakes

X Y Jet winning the Smile Sprint Stakes (gr. III) - Photo by Coglianese Photos/Kenny Martin The race was over almost as soon as the gates opened, practically before the horses had completed the 30-foot run-up to start the official timer. That’s how dominant X Y Jet was in Saturday’s Smile Sprint Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Bettors seemed to think the race was over even before the start of the six-furlong sprint, sending X Y Jet [...]

How to Bet the Princess Rooney Stakes

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) As we enter the second half of the 2018 racing season, the schedule of “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs is starting to heat up. In fact, the first Win and You’re In event for the Filly & Mare Sprint will be held on Saturday, that being the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong event that has been won by some [...]