Gulfstream Races

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The home of many world class attractions, Florida welcomes huge visitor numbers each year who along with residents enjoy all the leisure opportunities on offer.
Hallandale Beach in South Florida is perhaps less well known than other areas but for sports fans it will always mean the centre of Florida horseracing, held within Gulfstream Park since 1939.

Gulfstream Races, inside rail Between January and April, Gulfstream races form an integral part of America's racing output and with recent redevelopment, the course has grown to incorporate a great many further leisure options for visitors.

The key addition to the Gulfstream is a casino to form what is known as a 'racino' or combined casino and racecourse. A relatively modern concept, racinos have quickly become established and add an extra dimension for racegoers.

The benefits of adding a casino are more than just in increasing the leisure options for visitors; they also generate extra custom and revenue which can be factored back into the promotion and status of the races, increasing their value and appeal for fans, riders and trainers.

Hosting entertainment other than the Gulfstream races is well established and the course has been staging live music events since the 60s. In this respect the modern developments are a part of an ongoing process which has helped define Gulfstream Park as one of the most important leisure complexes in Florida.

However the course complex changes in the future, at its heart will always be the Gulfstream races. Races in the States are held on both dirt and turf tracks and races at the Gulfstream are no exception.

Forming outer and inner ovals of 1 1/8 and 1 mile respectively the dirt and turf tracks are both used to the fullest extent in staging a series of first class races.

These include Grade I events such as the Gulfstream Park Handicap, Donn Handicap, and the highlight feature, the Florida Derby. A host of other Grade II, III and ungraded races give ample opportunities racegoers to sample the Gulfstream races.
Gulfstream Races, winner

Horseracing and dining go hand in hand and there is a good choice of dining environments within the Gulfstream to choose from. For those on a budget there is no better value than the menu at Deuces Cafe and for those who prefer the elegance and style of sit down dining while taking in all the race action there is Ten Palms Restaurant.

Gulfstream Races, photo finish Situated by the trackside, Ten Palms is well placed to immerse diners in all the thrill and fun of the races and offers an excellent spread of buffet options during the day and a la carte dining in the evening.

An alternative to the Ten Palms is provided by Christine Lee's a famous name in dining from Miami Beach. Located on the third floor, signature dishes include steaks and specialities from Asia served until midnight.

On the first floor is a further dining facility, the Finish Line Deli, which is open till 1.00am. The newest addition to the Gulfstream is the Village, which features additional drinks, dining and shopping opportunities. To celebrate successes on the track in style the open air environment of the Breezeway Bar is perfect for enjoying a cocktail or two.

Hospitality at the Races probably isn’t as expensive as you think!“Do it in style”, there's nothing nicer than being waited on royally during your day at the races!

Race day dining packages are available for groups of over 20. The package includes reserved seating for the duration of the event, choices from the sumptuous and extensive buffet, a racecard, glass of wine and a betting voucher. Additional corporate and group packages are available for the exclusive private boxes and suites which have unparalleled views of the Gulfstream races.