HorseracingFLA Staff Report
Thursday, Spt. 17 — Gulfstream Park will begin a regular four-day stretch of racing this afternoon with ten races and first post at 1:15 p.m.
The main track is listed as sloppy and the four races scheduled for turf have been moved to the main track following overnight and morning rains.
There are no stakes races today. The featured ninth race is a $16,000 optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. The purse is $44,000.
There is a field of seven following the morning scratch of Fair Shake. Meta Mu, Curls for Girls and Turnout are likely favorites. Turnout is the only horse in the race with a win on an off track.
There will be a carryover of $19,823 on the Rainbow 6 which requires picking the winners of the day’s last six races.
Today it is on races five through ten. It is a 20-cent only per combination bet with multiple horses permitted in each race.
Gulfstream usually 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, after the 20 percent takeout, Gulfstream divides 70 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets among the multiple winning tickets and puts 30 percent into the carryover.
Thursday at Gulfstream: Rain Forces Races Off the Turf