2013 Gulfstream Park Hcp (G2)

3/9/2013, Gulfstream Park
1 mile (Dirt)
4+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Gulfstream Park Hcp (G2)...

Trainer Ian Wilkes reported Sunday morning that Fort Larned came out of his fall at the start of $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) with a grabbed quarter. Otherwise, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic victor seemed to have escaped further injury after stumbling and falling heavily to the track in h...Read More
  • travel_vic · good article about his speed segmentally...http://www.followhorseracing.com/en/the-latest/blogs/2013/03/11/so-how-fast-did-fort-larned-run/ · 398 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · The sub 5 second 1/16 caught my attention. · 398 days ago ·
In a strange turn of events, Discreet Dancer finished a pole behind the Breeders' Cup Classic champ, but got the official win over the riderless horse.Read More
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  • jay s. · His run without a rider sure makes Big Red's Belmont with a rider look even more impressive. · 401 days ago ·
  • nayrod64 · Watching that horse fly by the other horse's with jockey's. It makes me wonder how much jockeys hold horse's. ???? Just saying · 399 days ago ·
After a four-month freshening, the 2012 Breeder's Cup Classic winner will make his highly anticipated return to the races in Saturday's Gulfstream Park Handicap.Read More
1st- Fort Larned, 2nd- Swagger Jack, 3rd- Discreet Dancer, 4th- Fort Loudon.
DerbyWars presents a weekend Survivor contest featuring the next steps along the Kentucky Derby trail!Read More
1) Fort Larned 2) Discreet Dancer 3) Fort Loudon
Todd Pletcher will gladly accept a nine-pound concession from 124-pound highweight Fort Larned on Discreet Dancer’s behalf, but Gulfstream Park’s nine-time defending champion trainer isn’t quite sure how the weight assignments might affect the outcome of Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap ...Read More
Coming off a game and sharp triumph in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G3), Fort Loudon is scheduled to step up in distance and class Saturday. The Nick Zito-trained 4-year-old, who’ll be asked to stretch out from seven furlongs to a mile, is set to clash with Breeders’ Cup Classic...Read More
Brian Hernandez Jr. had originally planned to ride fulltime at the current Gulfstream Park meeting, only to make a last-minute decision to return to Fair Grounds for the winter. However, there will be no keeping the 27-year-old Louisiana native away from the Hallandale Beach track on Saturday, when ...Read More
1. Fort Larned 2. Fort Loudon 3. Swagger Jack 4. Gourmet Dinner
Janis Whitham’s 5-year-old Kentucky homebred Fort Larned won the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) last out at Santa Anita on Nov. 3 and Jacks or Better Farm’s 4-year-old Florida homebred Fort Loudon is in top form after a hard-fought half-length victory in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Ch...Read More
  • mdracing69 · Trainer Ian Wilkes reported Wednesday that Fort Larned has come out of his final workout for Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G1) in good order. The son of E Dubai breezed five furlongs in 1:01.30 at Palm Meadows Training Center on Monday. “It was a nice, easy breeze. He’s doing fine and he’s ready to go,” said Wilkes. · 405 days ago ·
Trainer Todd Pletcher had a very busy Sunday morning at Palm Meadows with more than a dozen stakes runners from his powerful stable hitting the work tab for upcoming stakes engagements, including E. Paul Robsham Stable’s 4-year-old Discreet Dancer in preparation for Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Pa...Read More
Having saddled Fort Larned for an extraordinary triumph in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita last November, Ian Wilkes was certainly prepared for the inevitability that his stable star would be asked to give weight to his rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap ...Read More
Mucho Macho Man breezed five furlongs in 1:02 Saturday morning in preparation for a probable start in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) on March 9.Read More
  • celio.ramirez · I hope he is a great horse and deserves to continue racing and wining · 416 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Defending Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) winner Mucho Macho Man will miss the March 9 race due to a mild virus. · 411 days ago ·
Many conclusions can be drawn from Saturday, some justified and others based purely on bias. A well-drawn conclusion would be that a new and dangerous face has emerged on the road to the Kentucky Derby. Another would be we may have witnessed the birth of a great American female sprinter. One conclus...Read More
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  • Mike in SB · I saw where both Shanghai Bobby and Itsmyluckyday are going to wait for the Florida Derby. It will be a good rematch but probably a much better field. Since both will need to hit the board to be sure of a place in the Derby lineup, it seems very possible one of them will not have enough points to make the Kentucky Derby field. · 442 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Bobby could get third and probably still have enough points. Itsmyluckyday would need to win or place, though. I do not mind either staying with their original plan, though I would like to see Bobby run back in the FOY w/o blinkers. I think that may help with his loafing on the lead, once he establishes a clear one. He is a horse that responds well to competition, with blinkers he cannot see the horse if they are slightly behind him nor even if they are abreast him. Take the blinkers off and he will be able to see them very clearly. · 442 days ago ·