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Gulfstream Park opener features free stuff for fans

Several giveaways will greet fans attending Opening Day of Gulfstream Park’s 2012-13 thoroughbred meeting on Saturday as well as other upcoming dates.

Fans attending the races will receive a free calendar, featuring colorful photographs of Gulfstream's stars and highlighting important dates on the park’s $10.1 million, 61-race stakes schedule.

Fans who purchase a program on Opening Day will also receive a commemorative pin and coupons for the redemption of four other pins in a series that will be available on Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 23 and Florida Derby Day (March 30). A case to hold all five pins will also be given to fans who purchase a program on Saturday.

The opener of the 90-day meeting will feature the $850,000 Claiming Crown and a 10-cent Pick 7 on the seven claiming crown races with a guaranteed $100,000. Offseason improvements to the track include the addition of 32 box suites and a restaurant overlooking the walking paddock.

On Sunday, fans who purchase a seat at Ten Palms, Silks or the grandstand will receive a Gulfstream Park Polo Shirt. Subsequent Polo Shirt giveaways are scheduled for Jan. 26 and March 30.

Other scheduled giveaways include:

Dec. 22: Gym bag
Dec. 30: money clip or key chain bottle opener
Jan. 1: Bottle opener
Feb. 9: Anniversary hat
March 9: Pilsner glass

For more about Gulfstream’s winter meeting, visit

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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