Friday, August 31, 2018

GP-- Four Saturday Stakes, Including Second Legs of Sire Stakes

There will be four stakes races at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. 

Those races will be part   of a 13-race card with first post of 12:15.p.m.

Two of the races are the second legs of the Florida Sires Stakes (FSS) series. The races are for 2-year-old sons and daughters of Florida-based stallions whose owners have nominated them for the series.

The FSS races are the $200,000 Affirmed for males and the $200,000 Susan’s Girl for fillies.

Both races are seven furlongs on dirt.

The Susan’s Girl is the 11th race with scheduled post of 5:30 p.m.

The ten-horse field includes Capture Your Dream and Select Friday, the winner and second place finisher in the FSS $100,000 Desert Vixen at six furlongs on Aug. 4.

The Affirmed is the 13th race with  scheduled post  of 6:36 p.m.

There are fourteen entrants. That  includes  Cajun Firecracker, Fully Loaded and Garter and Tie. They were the first three finisher in the FSS $100,000 Dr. Fager at six furlongs on dirt on Aug. 4.

The Sire Stakes series is sponsored by the Ocala-based Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association.

The series will conclude at Gulfstream on Sept. 29 with the $400,000 In Reality  for males and the $400,000 My Dear Girl for fillies.  Both are 1 1/16 miles on dirt.

On Saturday, Gulfstream also will have two turf  stakes races for 2-year-olds.

The $100,000 Sharp Susan is for fillies and will be run at what Gulfstream calls “about 7 ½ furlongs.” It is the sixth  race.

The $100,000 Proud Man is for males and also will be about 7 ½ furlongs. It is the 12th  race.

Both races are open to horses bred in any state. But they are “Florida preferred” in that the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is offering  bonuses of up to $25,000 in each race for Florida-breds that finish first, second or third.

Gulfstream Park has added this coming Monday Sept. 3, which is 

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