Gulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale, Florida, 33009


Racing Dates: 2011-01-05 until 2011-04-24
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RacetrackTrack Length: 1 1/8 Miles
Stretch Length: 952 Feet, 2 inches
Stretch Width: 80 Feet
Infield Capacity: 16627
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Price General Admission: Free
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Gulfstream Park History

Opening in 1939, Gulfstream Park ran its first regular horseracing meet of 40 days in 1945. The year 1952 saw the Clubhouse erected, new addition to the Grandstand, and the inception of the Florida Derby. Gulfstream Park opened its turf course in 1959. The track held the $10 million Breeders’ Cup for the first time in 1989.

In 1991, the Donn Handicap was selected as the opening race in the American Championship Racing Series. Also, Gulfstream Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Orient Corp, acquired Gulfstream Park Racing Association Inc., owner of Gulfstream Park, from Catoctin International Racing Corp. The handle for the 68-day 1993 meeting was $248,661,887, largest in the history of Florida.

Wagering from simulcasting enhanced that total to $387,019,482. In 1994, Gulfstream Park enjoyed the most successful meeting in Florida history, with the total from all commingled and non-commingled sources reaching $560,962,021 in 62 racedays. The introduction of full-card simulcasting meant there were records in average daily handle, total commingled handle, on-track handle, ITW handle and ISW handle.

The 90-day 2002 meet saw Hal’s Hope becoming the only horse in Gulfstream history to win both the Florida Derby (2000) and the Gulfstream Park Handicap (2002). With a total of $825.3 million wagered during its 89-day 2003 season, Gulfstream established a Florida record for pari-mutuel handle for a single meet, with the Sunshine Millions being introduced in the same year. In 2004, Gulfstream Park began work on a massive renovation project. Meanwhile, slot machines were approved for Gulfstream Park in 2004.

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Stakes GradePurse Date
Fountain Of Youth StakesII$400,000February 21
Holy Bull StakesIII$150,000January 24
Hutcheson Stakes II$150,000February 26
Palm Beach Stakes III$150,000March 03
Donn Handicap I$500,000February 07
Richter Scale Handicap2$225,000March 03
Rampart Stakes.2$200,000March 09
Hals Hope Stakes3$100,000January 03
Spectacular Bid Stakes$100,000January 03
Ft. Lauderdale Stakes$100,000January 10
Marshuas River Stakes$100,000January 11
Dania Beach Stakes$100,000January 17
Mr. Prospector Stakes3$100,000January 17
Sweetest Chant Stakes$100,000January 18
Sunshine Millions Classic-$1,000,000January 19
Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf$500,000January 24
Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint$300,000January 24
Sunshine Millions Dash$250,000January 24
Suwannee River Stakes3$125,000February 01
Tallahassee Stakes$75,000February 07
Marion County Stakes$75,000February 08
Richter Scale Stakes2$150,000February 14
Hallandale Beach Stakes$125,000February 14
Coconut Grove Stakes$125,000February 15
Honey Fox Stakes3$100,000March 07
Sunshine State Stakes$75,000March 07
Ocala Stakes$75,000March 08

How to get there:

From Ft. Lauderdale. Take I-95 South to Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Go East to the corner of US-1 and Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Park entrance points are located on Hallandale Beach Boulevard, US-1. and NE 213th street. From Miami. Take I-95 North to Ives Dairy Road. Go east to the corner of US-1 and turn north. The Park is located between Ives Dairy Road and Hallandale Beach Boulevard with entrance points located on US-1, Hallandale Beach Boulevard and NE 213th street. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Exit Airport and go west on 595 to I-95 South. Exit at Hallandale Beach Boulevard and going east approximately 1.5 miles, the park will be found on your right hand side. From Miami International Airport. Exit airport and take State Road 112 east to I-95 North. Take I-95 North to Ives Dairy Road. Go east to the corner of US-1 and turn north. The Park is located between Ives Dairy Road and Hallandale Beach Boulevard with entrance points located on US-1 Hallandale Beach Boulevard and 213th street. From Opa-Locka Airport. Take 37th Avenue North to 826. Travel East on 826 to I-95 North. I-95 North to Hallandale Beach Beach Boulevard. Go East on Hallandale Beach Boulevard approximately 1.5 miles and the park will be on your right side just past US1.