Friday, November 26, 2021


  Race 8 showcases a competitive group of three-year old and upward and promises to present a wide open betting affair. A field of eight will sprint seven panels under $16,000 NW1X conditions. Post time is scheduled for 4:06 PM.

LITIGANT (2) is the runner who could pull an upset at a square price. This five-year-old gelding from the Gerard Ochoa barn sports a record of four wins from seven starts at the tricky seven furlong distance. He also likes the Oldsmar oval, being five for ten in the money, including a trio of wins. He reunites with regular rider Ronald Ordonez, they had a pair of victories in Tampa last season. This one has a good turn of early foot and should be prominent from the onset. Worth a bet at 12/1 on the morning line.

THE BET $10 win and place on LITIGANT (2) and a $2 exacta box with MYSTIC LINK (3) and GRAN RUNNER (5).   2,3,5.    Total Bet $32 GOOD LUCK!!

Live racing coverage including the call of announcer Jason Beam begins on at 4:03 PM.

PREVIOUS RESULTS  Lost $38 on Wednesday's card. It's a marathon, not a sprint. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


 Tampa Bay Downs opens the ninety day winter/spring season today with a nine race card. The first post time is scheduled for 12:43 PM. The main track is fast and the turf course is firm.

Today's play is in Race 5, Post time 2:43 PM, the first grass contest of the season. A well matched group of three year-olds and up will go one mile and a sixteenth under $16,000 Claiming conditions.

PROJECTED (2) deserves top billing here. This ultra consistent gelding has finished first in five of his last six starts. Any of the figures earned for all of his turf route efforts are enough to win this. He was claimed by the powerful Darien Rodriguez barn out of his last race (36% winners after a claim) and appears ready for his first try on the Tampa sod. 

THE BET  $20 to win on PROJECTED (2) and a $3 exacta box with D'CRAZINESS (6) and SANDY LANE KITTEN (10) 2,6,10.                       Total Bet $38.     GOOD LUCK!!

Live coverage on including the call from announcer Jason Beam starts at 2:40 PM.

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Gulfstream's Saturday; Mandatory Payout

Gulfstream Park's Saturday race card has a mandatory payout on the Rainbow 6 and track officials expect a pool around $3 million. First race post time is planned for 12:30 PM. Race 10 will post near 5:10 PM.

The Rainbow 6 will run on races 5-10 with the sequence to start near 2:34 PM.

The carryover coming in is $450,474. Gulfstream Park expects about $2.5 million to be wagered due to the increased interest in the mandatory payout today.

The jackpot payout will the entire carryover plus 80% of the Rainbow 6 wagering.

Gulfstream will divide that jackpot amongst the winners of the six races.

On most days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream makes that payout to the winners of the Rainbow 6 wager.



Thursday, November 18, 2021

Gulfstream's Thursday; Carryovers

 Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow  6  carryover of $405,484 when it resumes racing on Thursday.

The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track will have eight races with first post of 12:30 p.m.

Thursday's first race has a carryover of $2,240 on the Super Hi-Five wager.

The Rainbow 6 will be on races three to eight with the sequence scheduled to start at 1:25 p.m.  It is a 20 cents per combination-only bet.

The carryover has grown since 20 race days have elapsed since the last winner. A single winner is needed to collect the entire carryover plus 80% of the race days wagering. Gulfstream receives 20% of the wagering as its takeout.