Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes

The Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid-February at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A Grade III event, it is open to horses, age four and up, willing to race six furlongs on the dirt. Originally run as a handicap, the race is currently run under allowance weight conditions.[1][2]

Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes
Grade III race
LocationGulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated1972
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance6 furlong sprint
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and older
Weight124 lbs with allowances[1]
PurseUS$100,000 (since 2014)[2]

HistoryEdit

Inaugurated as the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship, from 2003–2009 the race was run as the Richter Scale Sprint Handicap in honor of Richter Scale, who won the race in 2000.[3] It reverted to the original name in 2010 for several years before it was renamed in 2020 as the World of Trouble Sprint Stakes. World of Trouble was a Grade I winner in 2019 on both turf and dirt.[4]

The race has been run at a variety of distances:[2]

  • 6 furlongs – 1987, 1990, 2019 to present
  • 6 12 furlongs – 2015–2018
  • 7 furlongs – 1972–1986, 1988–1989, 1991–2014

There was no race run in 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978–1980, and 1982.[5]

For the 2020 the event was known as the World of Trouble Sprint Stakes.[2]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs – 1:09.53 – Recruiting Ready (2019)
  • 7 furlongs – 1:20.65 – Falling Sky (2014)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 4 – Luis Saez (2014, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
Time
Grade
2020 Jackson 4 Luis Saez Jose Pinchin Tracy Pinchin 6 fur. 1:09.55 III
2019 Recruiting Ready 5 Luis Saez Stanley Hough Sagamore Farm 6 fur. 1:09.53 III
2018 Classic Rock 4 Luis Saez Katherine Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 6 1/2 fur. 1:18.32 III
2017 Unified 4 José Ortiz James Jerkens Centennial Farms 6 1/2 fur. 1:15.30 III
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 François Parisel Buckram Oak Farm 7-fur. 1:21.40
1990 Dancing Spree 5 Ángel 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 José A. 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 William Gavidia 7-fur. 1:22.80
1975 – 1976 No Races - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00
1974 Cheriepe 4 Jorge Velásquez 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chart of the 2020 World of Trouble". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 24 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Stakes profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 24 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ http://www.gulfstreampark.com/RACING/NEWS/Press+Releases/Details/Stakes+Schedule.ht
  4. ^ "World of Trouble Stakes Deja Vu: Lasting Legacy Favored". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 24 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Media Guide | 2019–2020 (downloadable PDF)". www.gulfstreampark.com. pp. 93–94. Retrieved 24 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)