Monday, November 11, 2019

GP West Rainbow 6 Carryover Passes $700,000

The Gulfstream Park West  meet's Rainbow 6 carryover is thirty days old and has grown to  $727,236. following a  Sunday of chalky winners.

The carryover will be up for grabs on Wednesday when the GP West meet resumes at Calder in Miami Gardens.

There will be eight races with first post of 1:20 p.m.

The Rainbow 6  will be on races  three to eight with the sequence  scheduled to start  at 2:20 p.m.  We plan to preview those races on Wednesday morning.

Note: Numbers in this  story are from HorseRacingFLA's review of Equibase charts on GP West races.

Sunday Results On Sunday there were 491 tickets with all six winners. Each  received $167.52 on the 20 cents per combination only bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 2-6-7-7-5-8.

Five of the Rainbow 6 races were won by favorites and the other was won by a 7-2 shot.

That helps explain why there was the lowest Rainbow 6 payoff and the largest number  of winning tickets during the current cycle that began on Oct. 2.  That was opening day of the GP  West meet.

The Growing Carryover The carryover keeps growing because the meet has not  had any days with the jackpot payoff requirement of just  one ticket with all six winning horses.

The jackpot consists of the entire coming in carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet.

On days with multiple winning tickets, such as Sunday, meet sponsor Gulfstream Park takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet.  It then divides 56 percent among winning tickets and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

On Sunday, the carryover coming in was $691,990.  

The 40-day GP West meet will end Sunday Nov. 24 and the Gulfstream championship meet will open Friday Nov. 29.

A Florida law prohibits a pari-mutuel from extending  a carryover into another meet.

So on the last day of the  GP West meet there will need to be a mandatory payoff of the carryover--no matter the number of winning tickets.

It is likely that there also would be a  mandatory payoff on Saturday Nov.23--the heaviest betting day of the week.

If the carryover continues to GP West closing weekend, we expect it would be between $1 million and $1.2 million. In that  case betting on the Rainbow 6 would probably be $5 million or more--with  a large number of bettors who usually do not play the Rainbow 6 jumping in to chase money that others have lost.

Comparisons
The Gulfstream summer meet, which  ended Sept. 29, had a Rainbow 6 carryover that lasted 47 racing days.

It was hit by a single ticket on Friday Sept. 27, a non-mandatory payoff day, and paid $2,213,978 on a 20-cent bet.

The summer meet carryover after 30 days was $975,000 --34 percent higher than the current  carryover after 40 days.

In recent years, daily average total handle at the summer meet has been about $5 million, compared with about $4 million at the GP West meet.

The summer meet usually has nine races per day, with  four-day race weeks. GP West usually has eight races per day and five day weeks.

Because the summer meet is run at Gulfstream, it is more popular than GP West with simulcast  and ADW bettors.

Bettors at GP West have to  deal with makeshift conditions, since Calder tore down its grandstand in stages between  2015  and 2017.
--Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink


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Sunday, November 10, 2019

GP West Rainbow 6 Starts With Win By 4--5 Shot

Fortunate Friends (2), the 4-5 favorite, won Sunday's  fourth race at the Gulfstream Park West meet to start the Rainbow 6,

The carryover coming in was $691,990. Bettors added $146,888 to the pool.

Conditions are fast and firm.
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The fourth race had just six starters, and there are just 43 starters in the sequence.

And with syndicates and computerized programs going deep in some races, it might require three double digit-odds winners to have just one jackpot-taking down ticket with all six winners.

We will keep you posted on this 29th day of the carryover.

GP West: Results of Saturday Stakes Races; Lopez, Camacho Each Ride Three Winners



The Gulfstream Park West meet on Saturday held its annual Millions Preview program, with nine stakes races among its eleven races.

All of the stakes had purses of $75,000 and were restricted to Florida breds.  The GP West meet is conducted by Gulfstream Park and is run at Calder in Miami Gardens.

This story has a list of the stakes winners, below.  Later this weekend, we will have stories with additional details on the stakes races.

In other GP West news from Saturday:
*Paco Lopez and Samy Camacho each rode three stakes winners.  

The winning jockeys, trainers and odds are listed below.

Lopez added a fourth win, in the fifth race which was a claimer for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.

The four victories moved Lopez into second place in the GP West jockey standings.

He has 23 wins through Saturday, the 29th day of the 40-day meet that will end Nov. 24.

Cristian Torres, a five-pound apprentice, leads with 24.  Defending GP West champion Edgard Zayas and Leonel Reyes are tied for third at 22 wins. Emisael Jaramillo is next with 20.

The GP West meet started Oct. 2.  Lopez was not there until mid-October.  Instead, he was at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., where he led jockeys in wins.  He has won multiple riding titles at Gulfstream and Calder.

At the current GPW meet, Lopez has his 23 wins in 79 mounts.  His 29 percent winning percentage is the best among the meet's jockeys who have ten or more wins.

On Sunday, Gulfstream has a nine-race card with first post at 12:50 p.m.


Lopez has seven mounts for the day. Torres, Zayas and Jaramillo are each listed on six mounts.

Reyes suffered a broken arm and broken chin in a spill during the seventh race at GP West  on Nov. 1.  It is expected that he will not be able to ride until late December.


Reyes was unseated when the 3-year-old filly Blue Eyed Beth hit the rail.  She was uninjured.

Camacho has eight wins in 55 starts at the GP West meet.  His achievements include leading  jockeys in wins at the 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Downs meet.

*On Saturday, GP West had six turf races and five dirt races.

Only one race was won by a horse leading at every call.

That was Travy Boy, at 21-1, in the Millions Sprint Preview (6th race) at six furlongs on dirt with Lopez riding.

Through most of the meet, the dirt surface has been favorable to front runners and horses from mid-pack and closers have won most turf races.

Stakes Results:
Here are results of Saturday's stakes at GP West--with trainers, jockeys and odds.


An asterisk indicates that the race was a prep for a stakes race with similar conditions and distance that will be on the Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream on Jan. 18.

*Millions Turf Preview (1 1/16 miles, 3-YO and up):  Galleon Mast--David Fawkes, Paco Lopez, 9-5

.Millions Distaff (7  furlongs. F&M, 3-YO and up):  Wildwood's Beauty--Scott Baker, Samy Camacho, even money

Juvenile Turf (1 mile, 2-YO): Captain D--Saffie Joseph Jr., Edgard Zayas, 1-2


*Millions Classic Preview (1 1/16 miles, 3-YO and up): Red Crescent, John Vinson, Samy Camacho, even money

*Millions Sprint Preview (6 furlongs, 3-YO and up): Travy Boy, Michael Arieta, Paco Lopez, 21-1

Juvenile Fillies Turf (1 mile, 2-YO fillies): American Giant, Michael Trombetta, Samy Camacho, 5-1

Juvenile Fillies Sprint (6 1/2 furlongs, 2YO fillies): Ceci Valentina, Angel Rodriguez, Marcos Meneses, 7-2

* Filly and Mare Turf Preview (1 1/16 miles. F&M, 3-YO and up): Picara, Jorge Delgado, Rajiv Maragh, 28-1

Juvenile Sprint (6 1/2 furlongs, 2-YO): As Seen on Tv, Kelly Breen, Paco  Lopez, 6-5
--Jim Freer




Saturday, November 9, 2019

GP West Rainbow 6 Carryover Stays Alive, and Will Be $691,990 on Sunday's Card

By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink


Kantharos' Image (1) passed Harry's Ontheloose (2) in deep stretch and went on to win by three-quarters of a length in the 11th and final race at the Gulfstream Park West meet on Saturday.

The result kept the Rainbow 6 carryover alive for a 29th  day (the entire GP West meet thus far).

The carryover will be $691,990 on Sunday.  

The GP West meet, run at Calder in Miami
Gardens, will have nine races with first post at 12:50 p.m

The Rainbow 6 will be on races four to nine, with the sequence set to start at 2:22 p.m.

If Harry's Ontheloose had won yesterday's 11th race, there would have been just one ticket with all six  winning horses in the the Rainbow 6.  That ticket would have taken down a jackpot of  approximately $800,000.

Instead, the win by Kantharos' Image left two tickets with six winners.  Both received $65,741.60 on the 20 cents per combination only bet..

Program numbers of the winning horses were 5-3-6-5-5-1.

Other Rainbow 6 and wagering notes:
*Bettors added $206,650 to the Rainbow 6--the most on any day in the current cycle. Twenty-four percent of that was added to the carryover.


*Going into the last race there were 16 live tickets on the Rainbow 6.

* Four tickets had a horse singled in the $16,000 optional claiming raee at five furlongs on turf turf for 3-year-old and up.  In addition to Harry's Ontheloose, the singled horses had program numbers 3, 8  and 10.

Meet sponsor Gulfstream Park pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot (full carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet)  only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.

So, once again there was excitement in watching a last race at GP West, even if you were not alive in the Rainbow 6.

*Saturday  was Millions Preview day, with nine stakes races.

Two of those races had longshot winners, and both were part of the Rainbow 6.

Travy Boy (5) , at 21-1, shot out to the lead and went on to win the sixth race--the Millions Sprint Preview.

Picara (5)  at 28-1 won the ninth race--the Filly and mare Turf Preview.

*Betting on the Late Pick 5 was $124,888.

Tickets with  five winners made $8,884.90 on a minimum 50 cent bet. Tickets with four winners made $54.35.  The number of winning tickets was not readily available.

The  Late Pick 5 included Picara's win, but not Travy  Boy's win/

*Amid intermittent rain, conditions were listed as Fast and Firm throughout the day.

Total handle was  $5,530,719.

*GP West held its 2018 Millions Preview Day on Saturday Nov. 10.--with eleven races including the same nine stakes as this year.

Total handle was $6,321,759 on a clear day with Fast and Firm conditions.

The Rainbow 6 was hit by  a single winning ticket on the previous day.

Thus, there was a new Rainbow 6 pool with betting of  $60,517.  Of that, $14,518  was placed into a new carryover.

There were 43 tickets with all six winners and each received $726.92.

Rainbow 6: One Race Left, 4 Tickets with a Horse Singled

The 11th and final race is coming up at the GP West meet, and four live tickets have a horse singled.

Those tickets are among 16 live  tickets.
The singled hoses are numbers 2, 3, 8 and 10.

The race has a nine-horse field, following the scratches of 5 and 11.

If there is just one winning ticket it woulld take down a jackpot of about $800,000--nuilt up during a 28-day carryover.

Wininng program numbers thus far in the Rainbow 6 have  been 5-2-6-5-5.

Thr 11th race is a $16,000 allowance optional cliaimer at  5 furlongs  onturf for 3-YO and up.

Rainbow 6: Two Longshot Wins in First Four Races

Two longshots were among the winners in the first  four legs of the stakes-laden Rainbow 6 at the Gulfstream P:ark West meet on Saturday.

Travy Boy (5) , at 21-1, shot out to the lead and went on to win the sixth race--the Millions Sprint Preview.

Picara (5)  at 28-1 won the ninth race--the Filly and mare Turf Preview.

Other Rainbow 6 results:

7th race -- Juvenile Fillies Turf -- American Giant (2)  at 5-1
8th race --  Fillies Juvenile Sprint  -- Ceci Valentina (6)  5-2

The  victories by Travy Boyu and Picara increased the prospect that today might produce a single winning ticket in the Rainbow 6--after 28  days with multiple winners has led to a growing carryover.

It was $642,402 coming into today's card.  Bettors added $206,320  to rhe pool.  That is the most of any day in the current Rainbow 6 cycle




GP West: No Super Hi-5 Until Fifth Race

The Super Hi-5 will not be  offered until the fifth race today at the Gulfstream Park West meet.


Meet sponsor  Gulfstream Park requires  at least seven starters to have the Super Hi-5, a  $1 minimum bet that requires picking the first five finishers in correct order--with no consolation payoffs such as four of five.

Each of today's first four races have  six or fewer entrants, due to late scratches or original fields smaller than seven horses.

The fifth race is a $10,000 claimer for 3-year-olds and up, at one mile on turf.

The field has nine horses--program numbers one through ten, except for the scrached Labhay who  had program number 6.

GP West on Saturday: Nine Stakes Races; Rainbow 6 Carryover of $642,402

The Gulfstream Park West meet will have nine stakes races on Saturday, along with a carryover of $642,402 on the Rainbow 6.

First  post  will be 12:00 p.m. for an 11-race card, at Calder in Miami Gardens.


The stakes will be race numbers one through four, and then six through ten.  All are restricted to Florida breds and have $75,000 purses.

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm. The Weather Channel forecast is for a  30 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

We  will have previews and other coverage starting  late this morning on this blog.


This link http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RaceCardIndexGPW110919USA-EQB.html to the Equibase Web site has the GP West entries for this Saturday.  It provides access to past  performances and other handicapping products.

Meet sponsor Gulfstream Park is calling the card the Millions Preview.  Four of the races have distances and  conditions that  are similar to stakes races with larger purses that will be run on  the Sunshine Millions program at Gulfstream on Jan.  18.

The first race has a carryover of $2,417 in the Super Hi-5.

It is the Millions Turf Preview, at 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds and up.

The likely  favorite is Galleon Mast, who won this race last year.  Paco Lopez will ride for trainer David Fawkes.

The Rainbow 6 will be on races six to eleven, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:26 p.m.

The carryover is now 28 days old--following Friday that was still another day without the jackpot takedown requirement of just one ticket with all six winning horses.

On Friday there were  three tickets with all six winners.. Each paid $30,082 on the 20-cent per combination only bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were  3-4-1-5-1-12.

The small number of winning tickets is attributable largely to victories by Bunyan's Axe, at  12-1. in the fifth race and Alafia, at 19-1, in the eighth race.

Bettors put $161,182 into the Rainbow 6.  Following the 20 percent takeout, Gulfstream  distributed 56 percent of the day's  bet among the three winning tickets and added 24 percent to  the carryover.

Friday's Rainbow 6 betting was the second highest in the 28-day old GP West meet.

With the attraction of stakes races, we expect that  Rainbow 6 betting will be between $250,000 and $300,000 on Saturday.
--Jim Freer




Friday, November 8, 2019

Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 8-1 Shot

Shakika (3). at 8-1, won Friday's third race at the Gulfstream Park West meet to start the Rainbow  6.

The carryover coming in was $603,275.  Bettors adsded $167,182 to  the pool.

The carryover is now 27 days old. 

Today's eighth race could  determine whether there will finally be just one ticket wirh all six winners -- thus taking down a jackpot that would be about $645,000.

It is a $20,000 maiden claimer at one mile  on turf for 2-year old fillies,

The field is down to  eleven, following the scratches of Wonder Blondy (6)  and  Drill's Girl (8).






Nine Stakes Races at GP West on Saturday

The Gulfstream Park West meet on Saturday will have nine stakes races--all  restricted to  Florida bred and all with $75,000 purses.

First post will be 12:00 p.m. for  an  11-race  card at  Calder in Miami Gardens.

We will have previews on Saturday morning.

Meet sponsor Gulfstream Park is calling the program the Millions Preview.  Four of the races have distances and conditions similar to stakes races that will be run at Gulfstream on its Jan. 18 Sunshine Millions day.

This link http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RaceCardIndexGPW110919USA-EQB.html to the Equibase Web site has the GP West entries for this Saturday.  It provides access to past  performances and other handicapping products.

GPW Rainbow 6 Carryover Passes $600,000

There were ten tickets with all six  winning horses in the Rainbow 6 at the Gulfstream  Park  West  meet on Thursday.

Each received $6,548.56 on the 20-cent per combination only bet

Because there was more than one winning ticket, the Rainbow 6 carryover continues for a 27th day (entire  GP West meet thus far).

The carryover will be $603,725 Friday on the eight-race  card at Calder in Miami Gardens.

First post is 1:20 p.m.  The Rainbow 6 is on races three to eight, with the sequence scheduled to start at  2:20 p.m.

We  will have coverage this afternoon on this  blog.

On Thursday, program numbers of the wiinning horses were 5-6-2-5-8-6.  All winners were at 6-1  or lower.

The carryover coming into Thursday was $575,659. 

Heading into  the eighth and last race there were live tickets with  87 live combinations. None  of those tickets had a horse singled.

Dad's Yamkees, at  6-1, won the race--eliminating all but ten combinations (tickets).  The Rainbow 6 does not have consolation payoffs, such as five of six winners.

Bettors added $116,957 to the Rainbow 6. After the 20 percent takeout, meet sponsor Gulfstream Park divided 56 percent of the  day's bet among the ten winning tickets and added 24 percent to the carryover.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Rainbow 6 Opener Won By 3-5 Favorite

Island Girl  (3), the 3-5 favorite, won Wednesday's third race  at the Gulfstream Park  West meet, to  start the Rainbow 6.

The  carryover coming in was $533,241. Wednesday's  betting on the Rainbow 6 was $176,754--a large  amount for a weekday.

If several longshots come in and a single ticket has them.  that ticket would take down a jackpot of approximately $670,000.

GP West Fast and Firm for Wednesday

Conditions  are listed as Fast and Firm for  Wednesday's  eight-race  card at the Gulfstream Park West  meet.

First post is 1:20 p.m.--a  change  from the meet's previous first post time of 1:00 p.m.

The Weather Channel forecast is for just a  10 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The first race has a carryover of $1,884 on the Super Hi-5

The Rainbow 6 carryover, now 25 days old, is $533.241.

The 20-cent per combination only bet will be on the third through eighth race, with the sequence set to begin at 2:20 p.m.

We will have coverage during the afternoon on this blog.

Monday, November 4, 2019

GPW Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $533,241



By Jim Freer and Barry  Unterbrink

The  Gulfstream :Park  West meet is 25 days old and the Rainbow 6 carryover has grown on each of those days---reaching $533,241 when racing resumes on Wednesday.

First  post  will be 1:00 p.m. for an eight-race card at Calder in Miami Gardens.

The Rainbow  6  will be on races  three to eight with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, there were just three tickets with all six Rainbow 6 winners. Each  was paid $29,224.68  on the 20-cent per combination only bet.

Program numbers  of the winning horses  were 9-9-3-1-7-11.

The number of winning tickets was low primarily because  Takestwotowiggle  (11) at 29-1 won the eighth and final race.

Going into the eighth race there were tickets with 81 1ive combinations.  

Only one had a single--on Sharon's Law (3).  If that horse won, the ticket  holder would have taken down a jackpot payoff of  approximately  $630,000.  

That would have combined the entire coming-in carryover of $498,621 plus 80 percent of the day's Rainbow  6 bet of $144.042.

Sharon's Law  finished sixth in the field of eleven horses.

Odds on the other five winning horses were  7-1. 2-1. 9-2. 5-2 and 7-2.

On days with multiple tickets that have all six winners,.Gulfstream  takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6  bet. It then divides 56 percent of the day's Rainbow 6  bets among tickets with six wiinner  and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

The high odds on the eighth race winner led to these high payoffs:

*Late  Pick  5 =-$46,032  wagered;  tickets with  five of five wieners received    $14,672.10 on the minimum 50 cent bet. 

The number of winning tickets was not available.  But it probably was two or three.  Tickets with four of five winners received $80.55 on the minimum  50 cent=bet.

*Late Pick 4 -- $50,732  wagered; tickets with all four winners paid $8,052.28 on the minimum 50 cent bet.


On days, such as Sunday, with multiple tickets that have all six winners,.Gulfstream  takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6  bet. It then divides 56 percent of the day's Rainbow 6  bets and adds 24 percent to the carryover.


What's Ahead?
The  GP West carryover is growing almost as fast as a carryover at the recent Gulfstream Park  summer meet, when it
 took  20 days to reach  $500,000.

It lasted  47 days until it was hit by a  single ticket for  $2,211,784 .on Sept. 27

The 40-day GP West meet ends on Sunday Nov. 24.  Gulfsteam Park will not be allowed, under a state law, to continue a carryover into the  championship meet that will open on Nov. 29.

Thus the GP West meet on its final weekend will need to have a mandatory payout of   any Rainbow 6 carryover--no matter the number of tickets with six winners.

It is likely that Gulfstream will schedule that payout for Saturday Nov 23, and have a single-day pool the following day.

If the carryover continues into the closing weekend, it probably will be in the $1 million range and betting on the Rainbow 6 likely would be $5 million or more on mandatory payout  day.

The Rainbow 6  carryover has reached a size where some betting syndicates are no doubt going deep in some races.

That reduces the chances of there being just one ticket with all six winners.  But the large pools increase the prospect of large payoffs, like on Sunday, when there are only several tickets with all six winning horses.






Sunday, November 3, 2019

GP West Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 7-1 Shot

Summer Clothes (9), at 7-1, rallied down the stretch and beat Elusive  Molly (2) by  a half-length in Sunday's third  race at the Gulfstream Park  West meet.

The race was the opening leg of the Rainbow  6.

The  carryover coming in was $498,672.  Bettors  added $144,042 to the Rainbow 6  pool.

The race was a $48,000 maiden special  weight at one mile on turf for 2-YO fillies.

Summer  Clothes won in 1:39.90 overthe course listed as Firm, with Samy Camacho riding for  trainer Rodolphe Brisset.




Saturday, November 2, 2019

Breeders' Cup Classic Selections, and Analysis



HorseRacingFLA Staff

Post time is 8:44 p/m. Eastern (5:44 p.m. Pacific) for today's $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Calif.

The race is 1 1/4 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds and up and will be part of a live  telecast by NBC's over-the-air stations.



Here are the post positions with trainers, jockeys and morning line odds--followed by our suggested bets.

1. Math Wizard-- S. Joseph Jr, R. Santana  30-1
2.Seeking the Soul-B. Hernandez. D. Stewart 20-1
3.Owendale--B. Cos, J. Castellano 15-1
4. War of Will--M. Casse, T. Gaffalione  20-1 .
5. Yoshida--B . Mott, M. Smith 8-1
6. Elate--B. Mott. J/Ortiz  6-1
7/Hogher Power--F. Prat, J. Sadler  6-1
8. McKinzie--B, Baffert, J. Rosario    3-1
9.Mongolian Groom--E, Ganpath, E. Cedillo 12-1
10/ Vino Rosso--T. Pletcher, I. Ortiz  Jr.  4-1
11. Code of Honor--S. McGaughey, J. Vrlazquez 4-1

Suggested Bets:
* $3 Win and Show  6
*$3 Win and Show   8
$3 Win and Show    11      $18

$1 exacta  box    6  7   8  10      $12
$1 exacta  part wheel
first    6   8
second  2  5   6  8  11              $10

$50 cent trifecta  part wheel
first   6  8
second 2  6  8   10
third     2    5  6   7   8  10  11    $15

Total   $55

6 --  Elate  has won at  1 1/4 miles  three times and has beaten the boys.  Mott trainee has been working well, and we look for her to get  a  good trip..

8 -- McKinzie, trained by   Baffert,  has been ultra-consistent on both coasts.  

10 -- Vino  Rosso won  this year's Gold Cup at  Santa Anita, and comes west  again for Pletcher.

7 --  Higher Power won the Pacific  Classic  at Del Mar and is  on upswing for Sadler, who trained last year's BC Classic winner  Accelerate.

11  -- Code of Honor, trained by McGaughey, is this season's best  3-YO and has a win at  1 1/4 miles in Travers.

2 --  Seeking the Soul is coming off two  down efforts, but before that had  Grade 1  breakthrough  win in Stephen Foster  at  Churchill.  Trainer Dallas Stewart has a knack  for hitting the board with longshots  in big races.
 


Rainbow 6 Opening Leg Won by 9-2 Shot

King Guillermo (7), at 9-2, shot out to the lead and went on to win by eight lengths in Saturday's fifth race at the  Gulfsstream Park West meet.

The race was the start of the Rainbow 6. with a  carryover coming in of $461,894.  Bettors added $153,276 to the Rainbow 6 pool.

The day's two feature races are coming up,  both at one mile on the turf course that is listed as Firm.

*The  7th race is the $75,000 Cellars Shiraz for 3-year-old fillies.

*The 9th race is the $75,000 Showing Up for 3-year-old males.

G.P. West Saturday; 12:30 PM Post; Carryovers

Gulfstream Park West (GPW) plans an 10-race card Saturday, first post of 12:30 PM. Last post time is near 5:45 PM.

In Friday's racing action, 9 races were run, with 4 favorites entered the winners circle.  The high odds winner was just 9:1 in the last race, so the payouts were normal for day 21 of the race meet. Handle was a respectable $5.03 million.


The first stakes races this meet will be the Cellars Shiraz in race 7, and the Showing Up Stakes in race 9; both carry $75,000 purses. The Cellars Shiraz (3 y/o fillies) lists 8 entries, with Red Rounder at a 5:2 ML favorite, and the Showing up (3 y/o) lists 11 entries with Scraps the favorite at 9:5.


Here are the payoffs on Friday's results:

Late Pick 4, $308.10 Late Pick 5, $1,897.70
Late Pick 5 consolation, 4 of 5 paid: $24.35

 

Rainbow 6, $2,416.32 paid to 25 bettors.


The total pool on the Rainbow 6 was $110,127 as betting interests have picked up as the $300,000 and now $400,000 jackpot levels have been surpassed.  Saturday's carryover is $461,894, with the Pick 6 wager starting in race 5 at about 2:40 PM.

The Super Hi-5 wager also carrys over to $1,875. This wager is a $1.00 minimum bet to
correctly pick the first 5 finishers in order. It should occur in race 1 with 11 starters listed for the 7-1/2 furling turf run.


Good Luck!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Santa Anita's Breeders' Cup Notables

There will be  five Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park on Friday--all for 2-year-olds and with 63 entrants including Also Eligibles.

But only two of those horses have raced in Florida.


They are Two Sixty in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies (Grade 1), race 7 at 5:32 pm and Graceful Kitten in the $1 million Juvenile Turf (Grade 1). It goes to post at 4:52 pm in race 6.

They are coming into the Breeders' Cup, in Arcadia, Calif., off gate-to-wire victories in stakes races on Sept. 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Both will be racing away from Gulfstream's spring-summer meets for the first time, and both will be making their graded stakes debuts.

Thus, in the wagering, they will be dealing with pre-conceived bias from some handicappers.

However, Two Sixty's stakes-record win in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes was so fast  that she has been  attracting some buzz and could go off in the 10-1 range in a nine-horse field.

Graceful Kitten is unbeaten in three starts, including the Armed Forces Stakes on Sept. 28. But he probably will be among the longest shots in the Juvenile Turf's full 14-horse field.

It is not unusual for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile races to have just several  horses that have raced in Flonrida.

A main reason is that many top national trainers, such as Todd Pletcher and Bill Mott, race their top 2-year-olds at tracks in New York and in Kentucky duiring the summer and fall.  In December they bring many of those horses to Florida to race duirng the winter at Gulfstream or at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.

Finishes in the money, let alone wins,  have been rare for Florida horses in Breeders'  Cup Juvenile races.

A notable exception was in 2010 when Awesome Feather won the Juvenile Fillies at Churcjoll Downs.

Prior to the Breeders' Cup, Awesom,e Feather swept the theee-race fillies division of the Florida Sire Stakes, then run at  Calder in Miami GHardens. Those races are restricted to Florida-breds who are sons or daughters of Florida-registered stallions whose owners have nominated them for the progrsam.

Awesome Feather was owned by Fred and Jane Brei's Jacks or Better Farm in Ocala. She was trained by Stan Gold and ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez.

The five Breeders' Cup races are part of a ten-race card at Santa Anita. Gulfstream and Tampa Bay Downs will have simulcast wagerig on the full card. The five Brereders' Cup races will betelevised live on the NBC Sports cable channel.

Two Sixty's name stems from his purchasse price of $260,000.

Gary Barbrer paid that amount for him at the March, 2019 sale at the Ocala Breeders.




Thursday, October 31, 2019

Breeders' Cup Racing Friday

There will be five Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park on Friday--all for 2-year-olds and with 61 entrants including Also Eligibles.

But only two of those horses have  raced in Florida.

They are Two  Sixty  in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies (Grade 1) and Graceful Kitten in the $2 million Juvenile Turf (Grade 1).

They are coming into the Breeders' Cup, in Arcadia, Calif., off runaway victories in stakes races on Sept. 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Both will be racing away from Gulfstream's spring-summer meets for the first time, and both will be making their graded stakes debuts.

Thus, in the wagering, they will be dealing with pre-conceived bias from some handicappers.

However, Two Sixty's stakes-record win in the $400,0000 In Reality Stakes was so fast  that she has been  attracting some buzz and could go off in the 10-1 range in a nine-horse field.

Graceful Kitten is unbeaten in three starts, including the Armed Forces Stakes on Sept. 28. But he probably will be among the longest shots in the Juvenile Turf's full 14-horse field.

It is not unusual for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile races to have just several  horses that have raced in Florida.

A main reason is that many top national trainers, such as Todd Pletcher and Bill Mott, race their top 2-year-olds at tracks in New York and in Kentucky duiring the summer and fall.  In December they bring many of those horses to Florida to race during the winter at Gulfstream or at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.

In the money finishes, ler alone wins, have been rare. in Breeders'  Cup Juvenile races.

The most notable exception was in 2010 when Awesome Feather won the Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs.

Prior to the Breeders' Cup, Awesome Feather swept the theee-race fillies division of the Florida Sire Stakes, the ruin at  Calder in Miami Gardens. Those races are restricted to Florida-breds who are sons or daughters of Florida-registered  stallions whose owners have nominated the  for the program.

The
Late Pick  5  Opener Won by  3-1 Broadway Pete.

Awesome Feather was owned by Fred and Jane Brei's Jacks or Better Farm in Ocala. She was trained by Stan Gold and ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez.

The five Breeders' Cup races are part of a ten-race card at Santa Anita.  Gulfstream and Tampa Bay Downs will have simulcast wagerig omn tyhe full card.  The five Brereders' Cup races will betelevised live on the NBC Sports cable channel.

Here are details of Friday's Breeders' Cup  races, includomg yhjr three thag do not havwe a Florida horse.



Late Pick 5 Opener Won by 3-1 Broadway Pete

Broadway Pete (8),  at  3-1,won Thursday's fourth race at  the Gulfstream Park West meet to start the Late Pick 5.

There was no  carryover coming in.  Bettors wagered $84,643 on the Late  Pick 5.

Late Pick  5  Opener Won by  3-1 Broadway Pete
Dragunov (3), at 8-1, passed four horses near the sixteenth  pole and powered ahead to beat 6-1 shot  Southern Sea (9) by 5 lengths in Thursday's  third race  at Gulfstream Park West.

The race was the opening leg of the Rainbow 6..

The carryover coming in was $396,350.  Bettors added $163,610 to the pool.

The optional claiming race was 7  1/2 furlongs on turf, with Dragunov wining in 1:31.56 over the course listed as Firm.  Apprentice Cristian Torres rode Dragunov  for trainer Armando De La Cerda.

Rainbow 6 Coming Up at GP West

The third race is coming up at the Gulfstream Park West meet, starting the Rainbow 6 on the Thursday card.

Conditions are Fast and Firm.

The carryover coming in is $396,350--built up over 21 days.

Following scratches, tfhere are 50 starters in the six races.

We will have coverage later this aternoon.

GP West Rainbow 6 Carryover Nears $400,000

The carryover on the Gulfstream Park West meet's Rainbow 6 has grown to $396,350.60 for Thursday's card.

First post is 1:00 p.m. for the eight-race card at Calder in Miami Gardens.

The Rainbow  6, a 20-cent per combination only bet, will be on races three to  eight with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.

That  will follow an extremely chalky Wednesday when seven of the  eight races were won by favorites.  The only exception was the eighth race, won by Cause for Pardon at 7-1.

Those results left 468  tickets with all six winners. Each  received $167.48 on a 20 cent bet.

Program numbers. of the winning horses were 8-2-7-7-4-2.

Bettors added approximately $140,000 to  the Rainbow 6 pool.

Per its rules on days with multiple Rainbow  6 winning tickets, meet sponsor Gulfstream Park took out 20 percent of that bet. It divided 56 percent among winning tickets and added 24 percent to the carryover

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Breeders' Cup Schedule and Links


Thoroughbred racing's 36th annual Breeders' Cup will be  held this Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

On Friday, there will be five Breeders' Cup races - all for 2-year-olds.

The Saturday card will have  nine Breeders' Cup races - including the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at 1-1/4 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.  Scheduled post time is 8:44 p.m. Eastern for the Classic.



This link https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RaceCardIndexSA110119USA-EQB.html  is to the Equibase Web site's entries for Breeders' Cup and other races at Santa Anita on Friday.


This  link https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RaceCardIndexSA110219USA-EQB.html is to the Equibase Web site's entries for Breeders' Cup  and other races at Santa Anita on Saturday.

Both links have information on obtaining free handicapping material and on purchasing Equibase past performances.

On Thursday, we  will have  a preview of the Breeders' Cup Classic and a preview of several  races with contenders that have raced at  Gulfstream Park or at Tampa Bay Downs or have other Florida connections.


*Safety, as well as the races, will receive widespread coverage at this year's Breeders' Cup.


Since late last December, 34 horses have died as a result of injuries suffered in races or in training at Santa Anita.


Santa Anita this spring made major changes in the composition of its dirt track as well as renovations of its turf course.


The California Horse Racing Board, which regulates thoroughbred racing in that state, has an ongoing review of SantaAnita and there are expectations that it will order it to make other changes.


It is expected that numerous members of animal rights groups will demonstrate outside Santa Anita on Friday and on Saturday.


Meanwhile, racing industry officials are dreading the prospect of horses collapsing and of jockey spills during the two days.

Santa Anita is owned by The Stronach Group of Aurora, Ontario.

Gulfstream Park is one of six other U.S. tracks owned by Stronach Group. This year, there have not been reports of significant numbers of horse deaths at any of those tracks.