Friday, January 28, 2022


 By Bob Bauer

Friday's nine race card begins the weekend racing action in Oldsmar. Conditions are fast on the main track. The turf course remains closed for the second racing day, due to heavy rain on Thursday, January 27. The first Post time is scheduled for 12:15 PM.

Tampa Bay Downs has live racing every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter), until closing on May 7.

RACE 5, Post time 2:13, is today's feature. A very competitive group of sophomore Fillies will go a mile and one-sixteenth on the main track (off turf) under $32,000 Maiden Claiming conditions.

Live coverage on, including the call from announcer Jason Beem starts at 2:10.

SIGN AND SEAL (3) from the top tier Graham Motion barn is the one to catch. It appears she has an early pace advantage and might get loose on the lead as she gets blinkers on for the first time here. Hector Diaz Jr. (25% winners with Motion) retains the mount.

THE BET  $10 win ($10) on SIGN AND SEAL (3) and a $5 two-horse exacta box ($10) with LATIN NIKKITA (8) 3,8. Also $2 three-horse exacta box ($12) with SIGN AND SEAL (3) and LATIN NIKKITA (8) and CAPETOWN CANDY (5) 3,5,8      Total Bet $32        GOOD LUCK!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/26/22  Cashed the chalky win and place bets, missed the exacta. Collected $64 on the $52 in total bets, a profit of $12. The bankroll is now $1088.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Gulfstream's Thursday Racing; 12:30 PM First Post

 Gulfstream Park plans a 9-race Thursday.

First post time is 12:30 PM.
The last post time is approximately 4:42 PM.

No stakes races are planned on the Thursday card.

Today's two scheduled-for-turf races, the fifth and ninth are now off-turf, to be run on the All-Weather Tapeta track, which is listed as Fast.

The carryovers today are the Rainbow 6 at $368,633.

That wager starts in race 4 at approximately 2:02 PM.

On Wednesday, there were 38 tickets with all winners of the Rainbow-6, each collecting $2,062.82 on the 20-cent bet.

Two high odds winners at 18:1 and 31:1 in races 5 and 6 helped the winning payout somewhat, but usually two longshots would reduce the winning bettors down to single digits. Four favorites won in the last 6 races.

The Super Hi-5 wager carryover is $3,604 today.

Wagering on the Rainbow 6 was $140,027.
All sources track handle was $5.61 million Wednesday.

HorseRacing FLA Staff

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Gulfstream on Turf for Wednesday

Gulfstream Park is back on the turf Wednesday.

 That follows five  straight race days when rain and other wet conditions led it to  move all scheduled-for-turf  races to the all weather Tapeta surface.

Wednesday's fifth race and eigth race are on the turf,  listed as Firm.  The dirt  and Tapeta are listed as Fast.



By Bob Bauer

Heavy rain showers visited the Tampa Bay area yesterday, leaving us with a good main track and no turf racing today. 

Live racing is conducted in Oldsmar every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) until closing day, May 7.

Today's play is in RACE 8, Post time is 3:48 PM. Live coverage, including the call from track announcer Jason Beem, starts at 3:45.

A field of seven four year-olds and up will go six furlongs under $5,000 NW1y conditions.

CODETOWIN (6) appears to have an edge on his rivals, as this seven year-old drops in to face $5,000 company for the first time. His last outing was a decent third place finish versus $16,000 foes here, at today's distance on December 18. He was claimed that day the Douglas Nunn barn (26% winners after a claim) and has been in the money in four of five off track trips. This one has turned in a trio of drills for the new connections. The final workout was a "bullet" five panels in 1:02 flat.  Appears to be fit and ready.

THE BET  $20 win and place on CODETOWIN (6) and a three horse exacta box with GEMO (5) and HOT AND HEAVY (3)3,5,6 Total Bet $52   GOOD LUCK!

PREVIOUS RESULTS: 1/23/22 Lost $22, the bankroll is now $1,076.