Pirate Beach steals Gulfstream Park pot
Treasure Beach gained his 15th winner and first of 2018 when Pirate Beach overpowered the field racing “about” 7 1/2 furlongs over the Gulfstream Park turf course yesterday. Jose Batista took the 3-year-old gelding away swiftly and had him in attack mode stalking the leader after a quarter of a mile. Pirate Beach then cruised up on his own to take over before the half and drew away to a 3 1/2-length lead in the stretch, finally scoring by a length in 1:31.62. The gelding’s maiden-breaking victory was worth $15,200 to owner Shade Tree Thoroughbreds.