2013 Gulfstream Park Derby (LS)

1/1/2013, Gulfstream Park
Post Time:
4:35 PM ET
1 mile (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Gulfstream Park Derby (LS)...

Trainer Patrick Byrne will be looking to ring in 2014 with Almost Famous in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby in the one-mile New Year’s Day feature. Owned by Chuck and Maribeth Sandford, the son of Unbridled’s Song stamped himself as a colt with a future in winning two of his three starts this fal...Read More
As we say our goodbyes to the holiday season and 2013, Gulfstream Park will help us ring in the New Year with the Gulfstream Park Derby for newly turned 3 year olds. A field of 9 will celebrate their birthday by going 1 mile on the main track as the Derby Trail officially begins. Read More
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  • Lisa111 · Sulivan, he did the same thing with him in his last race on turf. He went to the lead and you can see him getting pulled back. Again, im not givin excuses, he was ridden the same way in his last race on turf. Pablo has speed and stamina comin out his butt and likes the lead. · 105 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Lisa, I have saw your posts on him and I bet large on Pablo... I hope he does better next time. He looks like he has potential but he is a bit raw. @Floridaf, yes, I was impressed with how both of them finished. I was impressed with General A Rod's race more, though. He broke well. When they broke I thought he had the most natural speed. The jockey decided to take him back to stalk, which I thought was a perfect move. He got moved at the right time, his stride was nice and long, and he fought hard until the wire. I do want to see him perform without a perfect trip, which he got today, but his run against the speed bias was impressive. · 105 days ago ·
Unlike The Dark Horse, Chris Sorenson, who is taking the safe pick in Orb, I believe Itsmyluckyday has the ability to pull off a Kentucky Derby surprise.Read More
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  • amino998 · Interesting angle, but if Orb doesn't run his race for any of many possible reasons, IMLD could be best of the rest at a fat price. · 350 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · Funny Cide had the lead turning for home in the Wood, had it for a short time in the stretch before Empire Maker passed him. It was not by daylight, but under a hand ride. So, if we are being picky, it happened exactly 10 years ago. · 349 days ago ·
Have you ever looked at a trainer or an owner and just thought, “wow, what a whiner, what a baby. Just shut up and do what is best for your horse?” Right now, I’m looking at several who are moaning and whining about the new Derby Points system and thinking that exact quote.Read More
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  • streetsensefan · Really Laura? The point system is flawed. Think about this, 2 yr old BC champion may not qualify, no points for the Illinois Derby, I remeber War Emblem, an Illinois Derby winner , wiring the field to win the kentucky derby, Mine that Bird would not have qualified in 2009 based on this point system. As the next few months unfold, there will be heartbreak stories of good horses missing the derby. I already see on two of the three favorites in the Florida derby getting to the derby. The new players at Churchill have no concept of how to run a racetrack. Look a the number of nominations this year for Derby, all time low, proably becasue Don Richardson isn't there anymore. Laura, don't kid yourself that this is a good system.... · 394 days ago ·
  • AmbitiousD · Streetsensefan, I dont think it is completely valid to say those horses you mentioned would not have qualified. If the points system existed during those years, the trainers would have likely taken alternative paths to get their mounts into the race. The point system may not be perfect, but it emphasizes horses being at top form during the right time of year. To me the best potential long term effect of the points system will do is alter the mindset of breeders to try and breed horses to run 68 second 6 furlong races as two year olds and shift to try and breed 120 second 10 furlong horses as 3 year olds. · 394 days ago ·
Shanghai Bobby Upset by a New Face on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Read More
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  • BrianZipse · *Editor's Note* - Just because there was a name change, impeachthespeaker, does not mean the race did not exist before becoming the Holy Bull. · 445 days ago ·
  • amino998 · To call this well reasoned article "completely FLAWED" based on one discrepancy (an erroneous one at that) is over the top. · 445 days ago ·
does anyone know where I can find a replay of this race?
Blogger, Laura Pugh, offers up her Top 12 Derby prospects and Violence heads the list...Read More
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  • MerrilyFantus · Good analysis Ms Pugh. Enjoyed it and will keep it handy for the future! Thanks · 453 days ago ·
  • forego139 · still early and must tell you this list looks about right so far, excellent insight and very informative, now lets see how everything unfolds from this point until the first Sat. in May. · 447 days ago ·
Sophomore Soiree day at Gulfstream Park ended up being a veritable tour de force for many of the winners. Four stakes races for 3-YOs were on today’s card, but it was not just the stakes runners that were making statements. Three winners of non-stakes races combined to win their races by 20 ¾ length...Read More
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  • Floridaf · After seeing her decimate the Old Hat field, I'm really excited for a potential match-up with Groupie Doll later on down the road. It would be nice to see it at this meet, but I doubt her connections would want to run KK against her elders so early in the year. · 470 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Top Beyers from yesterday include Kauai Katie - 101, Itsmyluckyday - 95, and Live Lively - 94. · 470 days ago ·
Purple Egg & Uptown Anthem have scratched from the Gulfstream Park Derby.
Any difference of opinion concerning Itsmyluckyday’s future was settled rather emphatically Saturday in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby. Read More
A wide-open field of eight was entered in the one-mile, $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby with John Oxley’s Star Contender and Goodwood Racing II’s Purple Egg the likely choices. Read More
Sterling Racing’s promising 2-year-old colt Black Onyx breezed a half-mile in 48 4/5 Thursday morning at Gulfstream Park as he continues preparation for his 3-year-old debut, which could come as soon as Tuesday, New Year’s Day in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby at one mile. Read More
John Oxley’s Star Contender was among the most accomplished 2-year-olds in Canada this year for trainer Mark Casse and will make his 3-year-old debut in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby going one mile on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1.Read More
When Purple Egg couldn’t even handle participating in the post parade and was scratched twice at Monmouth Park last summer, it would have been difficult to believe that he would go on to become a major contender for the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby on Jan. 1. Read More
Trainer Eddie Kenneally is weighing his options for Bradester’s scheduled 3-year-old debut at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 1.Read More

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