The tournament, which featured a $10,000 guarantee and door prizes, drew more than 200 people, including jockeys
After more than six hours of play, three players – Victor Terenek, Mario Defoy and Pletcher, Gulfstream's leading trainer the past eight consecutive years – agreed to a chop of the prize pool.
"This was a very special and significant event due to the support of our fans, jockeys, trainers and owners," said Gulfstream Park President and General Manager Timothy Ritvo, via a press release. "It's imperative that we support these worthy organizations that meet the day-to-day needs of our disabled jockeys and retired equine athletes. Our hope is events like this will continue to grow and shine a light on these much-needed and valuable causes."
The Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program was established in February of 2011 by Frank Stronach to help match retired thoroughbreds with loving owners who will provide a lifetime commitment to their health, safety and well being, the release says.