Monday, February 17, 2020

Presidents Day Card Underway at Gulfstream .

The special Monday Presidents Day card is underway at Gulfstream  Park.

It is Gulfstream's fifth annual day  for locally stabled horses with a format similar  to the national  Claiming Crown for which it is the site early  each December.

The  Monday  card has a Rainbow 6 carryover of  $866,689.  The 20-cent per combination only bet is on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:04 p.m.

.The  sixth race is $50,000 allowance at five furlongs on turf for 3-year olds.
The other races are all stakes with purses of either $50,000 or $60,000.  They are restricted to horses that have run at or  below designated claiming prices at least once in their careers.

The stakes races have names that are nicknames  of former U.S. presidents or  references  to U.S.  first ladies.

An example is the tenth race--the $60,000  Rail Splitter at  6 1/2 furlongs on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

It is named for Abraham Lincoln.  The  eight-horse field has several entrants that have run in non-claiming crown like stakes at Gulfstream.

Because Gulfstream is holding a rare Monday race card, it  will not have live racing this Wednesday.  Feb.  19.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Sunday

There will be no  turf racing at Gulfstream Park  today, Sunday  Feb. 16, due to  rain yesterday and this morning,

The six races that were scheduled for turf today have been moved to the dirt track, which as of 10:45  a.m. was listed as Good.

Those races are numbers 3,5,6,8,10 and 11.

When scratches are available, we will post them on ths blog.

The Sunday  card  has eleven races, with  first post at 12:35 p.m. .  It has no stakes races.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $719,942.  It is on races six to eleven with the sequence set to start at 3:04 p,m.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

$16,000 Claiming older Fillies and Mares go a mile on the lawn in Race 8. Post time is 4:18 PM.

MAD GRACE (9) was unlucky in her last outing, rearing at the start and unseating leading rider Antonio Gallardo. Both were uninjured. Prior to that she had finished in the money three consecutive times on turf and won an off the turf route in her last start. Gallardo rides again, they can make amends today with a good beginning.

THE BET  $20 to win on MAD GRACE (9) and a $2 exacta box with SHE'S DYNOMITE (10) and PAINTED IMAGE (1)   1,9,10.   Total Bet $32.

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/15  Tried to beat the chalk in both Stake races. Lost $56, the bankroll is minus $276.30

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Gulfstream Saturday Preview

The main  attractions at Gulfstream Park today are the $150,0000 Royal Delta Stakes (Grade 3 ) and a Rainbow 6 carryover that has grown to $729,219. 

The Rainbow 6, a  20 cents per combination only bet, is on races  seven  to  twelve. The sequence is set to begin at  3:04 p.m.

The  Royal Delta is 1 1/16  mileson dirt for fillies and mares 4  years old  and up.  It  is the  11th race with scheduled post of 5:04  p.m.

Royal  Award and Cookie Dough are likely favorites in the  six-horse field.

We will have coverage on this blog.