By HorseracingFLA Staff
Sunday, Aug. 2 — Falling Sky held off a late rally by Ledokol and won by a head in the $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Grande Shores, the 8-5 favorite, finished third – one and three-quarter lengths behind Ledokol.
Falling Sky, the 9-5 second choice, was ridden by Harry Hernandez and won the seven-furlong race in 1:22.63 on a track listed as firm.
The win was the sixth in 16 career starts and fourth in a stakes for Falling Sky, a 5-year-old son of Lion Heart.
Trainer Marty Wolfson said he is considering the Forego (Grade 1) at seven furlongs on dirt at Saratoga on Aug.29 as the next race for Falling Sky.
* Gulfstream will have 11 races today with a first post time of 1:15 p.m. There are no stakes races.
There will be a carryover of $100,698 on the Rainbow 6 on the day’s last six races.
Sunday’s big event will be the simulcast of the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (Grade 1) at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., where American Pharoah will make his first start since June 6 when he won the Belmont Stakes. That made the Bob Baffert-trainee the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
The Haskell will be the 12th race at Monmouth with scheduled post of 5:52 p.m. Gulfstream on Sunday will have a series of drawings and giveaways connected to American Pharoah.
Fans who purchase a Handicapper program or Daily Racing Form will receive an American Pharoah – Triple Crown T-shirt while supplies last.
Drawings will begin at 3:15 p.m. with 30 guests winning their choices of Triple Crown collectors’ items. (No purchase necessary to enter).