The first two stakes of its Spring Meet will be on Sunday April 30.
The live stakes schedule at Gulfstream includes two on May 7, when it have simulcast betting on the Kentucky Derby and that day’s other races at Churchill Downs.
A look at Gulfstream’s condition books shows the following.
*Saturday April 30 -- $100,000 Miami Mile, one mile on turf for 3-YO and up
*Saturday April 30 -- $75,000 Powder Break, one mile turf for fillies & mares 3-YO and up
*Saturday May 7 -- $75,000 English Channel, 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YOs
*Saturday May 7 -- $75,000 Honey Ryder, 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO fillies
*Sunday May 8 -- $65,000 Bull Gator, seven furlongs on dirt for 3-YOs and up
*Sunday May 8 -- $65,000 Miss Gracie, seven furlongs on dirt for fillies & mares 3-YO and up
*Saturday May 14 -- $65,000 Cedar Key,1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO and up
*Sunday May 15 -- $65,000 Miss Hibiscus, 1 1/16 miles on turf for fillies & mares 3-YO and up
Entries for the two April 30 stakes will be announced this coming Wednesday.
The multiple graded stakes winner Grand Tito is among nominees for the Miami Mile.
Grand Tito won the Miami Mile in 2016 when it was run at Calder and finished second by a half-length to Rerun when it was run last year at Gulfstream. Rerun is not nominated for the April 30 race.
-- Jim Freer
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