Friday, March 13, 2020

Gulfstream Will Continue With Live Racing, But Will Be Closed to the Public Indefinitely

Gulfstream Park issued the following   news release on Thursday  evening--that it remains open for racing, but will be closed to  the public indefinitely  due to concerns about possible spread of the coronavirus. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020--With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., will temporarily close to the public for racing and simulcast at the conclusion of racing today.

Gulfstream Park will continue live racing as scheduled with personnel licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.

(Editor's Note--Fans may also watch and wager on Gulfstream races via other advance deposit wagering (ADW) Internet and phone platforms--including Twinspires, TVG and DRF Bets.  Many of the thoroughbred tracks, other pari-mutuels and Off-Track Betting locations that carry the Gulfstream signal are remaining open--but it is advisable to call in advance of going to any of them).

The Florida Derby, scheduled to take place at Gulfstream Park on March 28, will move forward with live racing but will also be closed to the public.

(Editor's Note--Gulfstream has racing from Wednesdays through Sundays during its championship meet, which will end on Sunday March 29.  It will begin its spring meet on April 2  and will have racing on Thursdays through Sunday)

The Casino at Gulfstream Park will remain open for slot machine play only. All areas of the Clubhouse including the walking ring and apron will be closed with perimeter fencing and security.

The Village at Gulfstream Park will remain open. However, we encourage our guests to check with specific retailers’ operating hours.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will post any updates on our website We look to welcoming our fans and guests back again soon.

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