=== Opening day features track improvements ===
Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Opening day of Gulfstream Park's
2012/13 racing season on Saturday, Dec. 1 will feature improvements to enhance
the customers' racing enjoyment.
"Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group are committed to finding ways to
upgrade our state-of-the-art facility and making customer service a priority,"
said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo.
Among the improvements at the South Florida track are a new 25-table Fountain
Club restaurant overlooking the walking ring and 32 box suites overlooking the
"Our customers wanted a unique dining experience near our walking ring that
overlooks the fountain and the horses," Ritvo noted. "The Fountain Club will
provide such a location. Meanwhile the 32 boxes facing the track will each
have six seats and will give our guests another unique location to spend the
afternoon watching the races."
Not to be left out, on Gulfstream's backstretch roofs have been replaced on a
"Along with constantly updating our main building, it's important we continue
updating our barn area," Ritvo added. "Horsemen both locally and nationally
have been enthusiastic supporters and partners of Gulfstream Park. Our
relationship with the horsemen is very important and one we want to continue
The 90-day winter meet begins Dec. 1 and runs through Friday, April 5. The
track will offer 61 stakes worth better than $10 million highlighted by the
$1 million Florida Derby which will be conducted for the 62nd time on
Saturday, March 30.
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