Even before the start of the Gulfstream Park season in January, horse trainer Mark Shuman and his boss, New Hampshire mortgage banker Michael Gill, were talking large about their prospects. They had sauntered into Hallandale Beach like a couple of pistoleros, muscling their way into the pastoral confines of the horse track's backstretch, stepping on toes, verbally jostling the gentlemen of the barns. They had a stable full of speedy horses itching for action, they said, and they were comin' at the... More >>>
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Shuman (top left) waits for Sweet Promises to do his stuff. The horse rolls in -- in third (top right). At the start of the Gulfstream season (above), Shuman and Michael Gill were full of optimism.