Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship

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Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship
Grade III race
Location Gulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1972
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlong sprint
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the second week of February at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A Grade III event, it is open to horses, age four and up, willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt.

Inaugurated as the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship, from 2003-2009 the race was run as the Richter Scale Sprint Handicap in honor the Grade I winner, Richter Scale.[1] It was raced at six furlongs in 1987 and again in 1990. There was no race run in 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978-1980, and 1982.

This race was run at 6 1/2 furlongs in 2015 and 2016.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:20.65 - Falling Sky (2014)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Winners of the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship since 1972[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time
Grade
2016 X Y Jet 4 Emisael Jaramillo Jorge Navarro Rockingham Ranch/Gelfenstein Farm 6 1/2 fur. 1:15.95 III
2015 C Zee 4 Edgard J. Zayas Stanley I. Gold Jacks or Better Farm 6 1/2 fur. 1:17.84 III
2014 Falling Sky 4 Luis Saez George Weaver Newtown Anner Stud/Bulger 7-fur. 1:20.65 III
2013 Fort Loudon 4 Jose Lezcano Nicholas Zito Jacks or Better Farm 7-fur. 1:21.84 III
2012 Force Freeze 7 Paco Lopez Peter Walder Saeed Naser Al Romaithi 7-fur. 1:20.71 II
2011 Tackleberry 4 Javier Santiago Luis Olivares Luis Olivares 7-fur. 1:22.84 II
2010 Munnings 4 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Magnier/Tabor/Smith 7-fur. 1:22.49 II
2009 How's Your Halo 6 Juan Levya Brian Prichard Brian Prichard 7-fur. 1:23.16 II
2008 Commentator 7 John Velazquez Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 7-fur. 1:23.23 II
2007 Half Ours 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 7-fur. 1:22.21 II
2006 Mister Fotis 5 Rafael Bejarano Martin D. Wolfson Alago, Inc. 7-fur. 1:21.73 II
2005 Sir Shackleton 4 Javier Castellano Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 7-fur. 1:21.64 II
2004 Lion Tamer 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Michael Tabor 7-fur. 1:21.52 II
2003 Tour of the Cat 5 Abad Cabassa, Jr. Myra Mora Double G Stable 7-fur. 1:21.15 II
2002 Dream Run 3 Pat Day Paul J. McGee John P. Murphy, Jr. 7-fur. 1:22.30 II
2001 Hook and Ladder 4 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Chester & Mary Broman 7-fur. 1:21.85 II
2000 Richter Scale 6 Richard Migliore Mary Jo Lohmeier Richard & Nancy Kaster 7-fur. 1:23.30 II
1999 Frisk Me Now 5 Eddie L. King, Jr. Robert J. Durso Carol R. Dender 7-fur. 1:22.86 II
1998 Rare Rock 5 Pat Day Todd Pletcher Betty Massey/Jacob Pletcher 7-fur. 1:22.00 III
1997 Frisco View 4 Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers Lazy Lane Farm 7-fur. 1:23.14 III
1996 Patton 6 Robbie Davis Sonny Hine Marilyn Rothstein & Carolyn Hine 7-fur. 1:21.81 III
1995 Cherokee Run 5 Mike E. Smith Frank A. Alexander Jill E. Robinson 7-fur. 1:21.70
1994 I Can't Believe 6 Eddie Maple Frank A. Passero, Jr. John Brnjas 7-fur. 1:22.55
1993 Binalong 4 Jerry Bailey Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 7-fur. 1:22.35
1992 Groomstick 6 Wigberto Ramos Luis Olivares Cobbleview Farms 7-fur. 1:23.98
1991 Gervazy 4 Wigberto Ramos Francois Parisel Buckram Oak Farm 7-fur. 1:21.40
1990 Dancing Spree 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Shug McGaughey Ogden Phipps 7-fur. 1:10.00
1989 Claim 4 Craig Perret Shug McGaughey Claiborne Farm 7-fur. 1:23.40
1988 Royal Pennant 5 Jose Santos Angel Penna, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 7-fur. 1:23.20
1987 Dwight D. 5 Robert Lester Thomas W. Kelley Clarence B. Benjamin 6-fur. 1:10.80
1986 Hot Cop 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Scotty Schulhofer Dr. D. J. DeLuke 7-fur. 1:22.80
1985 Key To The Moon 4 Robin Platts Gil Rowntree B.K.Y. Stable 7-fur. 1:22.60
1984 Number One Special 4 Earlie Fires Warren A. Croll, Jr. Blanche Levy 7-fur. 1:21.20
1983 Deputy Minister 4 Don MacBeth Reynaldo H. Nobles Due Process Stable et al. 7-fur. 1:22.80
1982 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00
1981 King's Fashion - Jean-Luc Samyn Allen Jerkens Bohemia Stable 7-fur. 1:22.60
1978 - 1980 No Races - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00
1977 Yamanin 5 W. Gavidia 7-fur. 1:22.80
1975 - 1976 No Races - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00
1974 Cheriepe 4 J. Velasquez 7-fur. 1:22.40
1973 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00
1972 Close Decision 5 7-fur. 1:22.80
* In 1990, Pentelicus won but was disqualified for interference and set back to second.

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