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Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship

Grade II race
Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship
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
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

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 II 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.



Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:21.15 - Tour of the Cat (2003)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.








2010 Munnings 4 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Magnier/Tabor/Smith 1:22.49
2009 How's Your Halo 6 Juan Levya Brian Prichard Brian Prichard 1:23.16
2008 Commentator 7 John Velazquez Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 1:23.23
2007 Half Ours 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 1:22.21
2006 Mister Fotis 5 Rafael Bejarano Martin D. Wolfson Alago, Inc. 1:21.73
2005 Sir Shackleton 4 Javier Castellano Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 1:21.64
2004 Lion Tamer 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Michael Tabor 1:21.52
2003 Tour of the Cat 5 Abad Cabassa, Jr. Myra Mora Double G Stable 1:21.15
2002 Dream Run 3 Pat Day Paul J. McGee John P. Murphy, Jr. 1:22.30
2001 Hook and Ladder 4 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel Chester & Mary Broman 1:21.85
2000 Richter Scale 6 Richard Migliore Mary Jo Lohmeier Richard & Nancy Kaster 1:23.30
1999 Frisk Me Now 5 Eddie L. King, Jr. Robert J. Durso Carol R. Dender 1:22.86
1998 Rare Rock 5 Pat Day Todd Pletcher Betty G. Massey/Jacob J. Pletcher 1:22.00
1997 Frisco View 4 Jerry Bailey Frank L. Brothers Lazy Lane Farm 1:23.14
1996 Patton 6 Robbie Davis Sonny Hine Marilyn Rothstein & Carolyn Hine 1:21.81
1995 Cherokee Run 5 Mike E. Smith Frank A. Alexander Jill E. Robinson 1:21.70
1994 I Can't Believe 6 Eddie Maple Frank A. Passero, Jr. John Brnjas 1:22.55
1993 Binalong 4 Jerry Bailey Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 1:22.35
1992 Groomstick 6 Wigberto Ramos Luis Olivares Cobbleview Farms 1:23.98
1991 Gervazy 4 Wigberto Ramos Francois Parisel Buckram Oak Farm 1:21.40
1990 Dancing Spree 5 Angel Cordero, Jr. Claude R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:10.00
1989 Claim 4 Craig Perret Claude R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:23.40
1988 Royal Pennant 5 Jose Santos Angel Penna, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1:23.20
1987 Dwight D. 5 Robert Lester Thomas W. Kelley Clarence B. Benjamin 1:10.80
1986 Hot Cop 4 Jean-Luc Samyn Scotty Schulhofer Dr. D. J. DeLuke 1:22.80
1985 Key To The Moon 4 Robin Platts Gil Rowntree B.K.Y. Stable 1:22.60
1984 Number One Special 4 Earlie Fires Warren A. Croll, Jr. Blanche Levy 1:21.20
1983 Deputy Minister 4 Don MacBeth Reynaldo H. Nobles Due Process Stable et al. 1:22.80

* In 1990, Pentelicus won but was disqulalified for interference and set back to second.

Earlier winners

  • 1982 - no race
  • 1981 - King's Fashion
  • 1980 - no race
  • 1979 - no race
  • 1978 - no race
  • 1977 - Yamanin
  • 1976 - no race
  • 1975 - no race
  • 1974 - Cheriepe
  • 1973 - no race
  • 1972 - Close decision



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