The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Backstretch Fund will provide the “seed money” for the $250 trainer starter bonus recently announced by Gulfstream Park. The $250 bonus begins July 1 and runs through October 1, 2015.
Note: At least eight (8) horses must leave the paddock in order for all trainers in the race to be eligible.
The “Backstretch Fund” money does not come from purses (owners). This is a separate fund that is matched by 50% from Gulfstream Park’s bottom line. This is the third year that the trainer incentive has been in place at the Hallandale Beach, Florida racetrack.
Gulfstream will also fully cover shipping and return expenses within Florida for horses competing at the track.