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Thousands Flock to Gulfstream Park & The Village 

*  Gulfstream Park was opened on Wednesday February 1, 1939

*  The initial meeting had a crowd of 18,000.

*  The Gulfstream Park Handicap was first run in 1946

*  Florida Derby began in 1952. 

*  Gulfstream Park introduced turf racing for the first time in 1959.In 

*  The following year, the Florida Derby became the first stakes in Florida with a $100,000 purse.

*  A big break for Gulfstream Park came in 1972, when the track was awarded   "middle dates" for a 40-day January through     April meet.

*  In 1980, Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr. set a meeting record with 60 winners.

 * In 1986, the renovation of the track was completed with the new Gulfdome, a     domed dining terrace.

*  In 1989 Gulfstream Park hosted the Breeders Cup for the first time.

Village Gulfstream Park features brands name shops, restaurants,

bars and bowling alley. The Village & Gulfstream Park are a nightime and weekend destination with events , concerts and festivals taking place from November to April.