will open Saturday, Dec. 1 with more than $1 million
in customer-friendly improvements including a new 25-table restaurant
overlooking the walking ring and 32 box suites overlooking the finish
The cost of the off-season improvements exceeded $1 million.
"Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group are committed to finding
ways to upgrade our state-of-the-art facility and making customer
service a priority," said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo. "Our customers
wanted a unique dining experience near our walking ring that overlooks
the fountain and the horses. The Fountain Club will provide such a
location. Meanwhile the 32 boxes facing the track will each have six
seats and will give our guests another unique location to spend the
afternoon watching the races."
Along with the new boxes and Fountain Club, Gulfstream has replaced the
roofs on 12 barns on its backstretch. "Along with constantly updating
our main building, it's important we continue updating our barn area,"
Ritvo added. "Horsemen both locally and nationally have been
enthusiastic supporters and partners of Gulfstream Park. Our
relationship with the horsemen is very important and one we want to