I arrived in Florida the morning of January 25, ahead of the Pegasus World Cup, for my first visit to this track. I loved the architecture, as seen in one of the photos below, and the picturesque paddock and track.
The beach house, seen below, was another unique feature of Gulfstream, along with sand spread along the area of the grandstand where it was.
I mostly focused on the ponies prior to this race, including a sweet moment with a baby feeding one a peppermint. It seemed like a small hometown type feel with the way people interacted with the ponies, including a lot of racegoers that seemed to know them and their riders well. I love seeing that type of connection forged between patrons and the ponies, to find an element of being involved, in a sense, beyond just watching.