Gulfstream’s Total Handle Tops $2 Billion in 2018

A record $2.010 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2018, representing a $122.7 million increase over the previous record in 2017. Live wagering was up from $1.632 billion to $1.750 billion despite two fewer days of racing. Gulfstream’s 2018 highlights included the second-running of the $16-million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, won by Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}), named Horse of the Year two days earlier at the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. All-sources handle on the Pegasus was a then-record $41 million, a four-percent increase over the 2017 inaugural running. The 67th running of the GI Florida Derby, won by Audible (Into Mischief), generated a total handle of $49.909 million, a single-day record handle.

“We’re grateful for all the support we received in 2018 from fans and horsemen,” said Gulfstream’s General Manager Bill Badgett. “The quality of racing, the stars both human and equine who participated at Gulfstream were incredible. We continue to rebuild year-round racing in Florida with the help of breeders, owners and horsemen. While we’re pleased with the record growth the past two years in handle, we believe there is room to continue growing. The Stronach Group’s commitment to reinvigorate Thoroughbred racing is evident by its pursuit of improved customer service, relevant entertainment and fine dining.”

Gulfstream Park Additional Supplements 2020

2-year-old maiden special weight FSS purse supplements

For the 2020 meet, up to twenty $5,000 win-only purse supplements are offered for 2-year-old maiden special weight races restricted to FTBOA registered Florida-breds and FSS eligible. Purses for supplement races are divided equally between colts and fillies.


The $1 Million Florida Derby (G1) has a $100,000 win-only supplement for FSS eligible Florida-breds.

The $250,000 Gulfstream Oaks (G2) has a $25,000 win-only supplement for FSS eligible Florida-breds.


*FSS stakes supplements vary each calendar year.

Gulfstream Park Racing Association, Inc.

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Tampa Bay Downs Additional Supplements 2019/2020

Florida-Cup Day – six guaranteed restricted Florida-bred stakes races with a total purse of $100,000 each.

Plus $10,000 FSS Win Supplements on each of the six stakes races on Florida Cup day.


$25,000 Florida-bred Win Supplements – Pasco, Gasparilla, Tampa Bay Stakes, Endeavor Stakes, Pelican Stakes and Hillsborough Stakes


$50,000 FSS Win Supplements – Inaugural Stakes, Sandpiper Stakes, Pasco Stakes and Gasparilla Stakes


$50,000 Florida-bred Win Supplements – Sam F. Davis and Suncoast Stakes


$25,000 Florida-bred Win Supplements  paid first through sixth – Lightning Stakes and Turf Dash


$50,000 Florida-bred Win Supplements paid first through sixth – Tampa Bay Derby and Florida Oaks


*FSS stakes supplements vary each calendar year.

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Tampa, FL 33626

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