by Jim Freer
Here’s what is ahead at Gulfstream Park when it begins another four-day race week on Thursday. First post is 1:15 p.m. each day.
On Thursday Gulfstream will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $393,366. The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent-only per combination bet on the last six races each day.
The Rainbow 6 carryover has been growing since July 16. That was 23 Gulfstream race days ago, and the last day on which there was just one Rainbow 6 ticket with the winners of all six races. The payoff was $164,483.32.
Gulfstream pays out the full Rainbow 6 pool (day’s bets plus carryover) only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners. On other days, Gulfstream divides 70 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets among the multiple winning tickets and puts 30 percent into the carryover. Gulfstream will have ten races on Thursday. The Rainbow 6 is on the fifth through tenth races.
* Tyler Gaffalione leads jockeys in wins with 43 for the Gulfstream summer meet that began on July 1 and will end on Oct. 3. He is followed by Harry Hernandez with 33 and Eddie Castro with 27.
Antonio Sano leads trainers with 18 victories. Ralph Nicks is second with 17, followed by Stan Gold with nine. Jacks or Better Farm in Ocala leads owners with nine wins, followed by Frank Carl Calabrese with seven.
Fred and Jane Brei own Jacks or Better, whose numbers for Gulfstream wins are always the same as those for Gold.
Gold trains exclusively for Jacks or Better, which utilizes him as its only trainer at Gulfstream and during the Gulfstream Park west meets.
* Gulfstream’s Condition Book shows two stakes races scheduled for this coming Saturday Aug. 29. Both have $75,000 purses.
The Plum Country is 1 1/16 miles on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. The Social Pro is six furlongs on dirt for males 3-years-old and up.
On Wednesday afternoon Gulfstream will draw post positions and announce entries for those two races and the other races on Saturday’s card.
The Condition Book shows no stakes races scheduled for this Sunday.