As you regroup from setting your clocks and watches ahead one hour, please note that it is now 11:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Here's what is happening today at Florida's two thoroughbred tracks, in the Eastern time zone.
Tampa Bay Downs has ten races with first post of 12:25 p.m. It follows a day of two track records and wagering records at the Oldsmar track.
Gulfstream Park, in Hallandale Beach, has 12 races with first post of 12:35 p.m.
At Gulfstream the carryover is $3,121,377 on the Rainbow 6. It is on races seven through 12 with the sequence starting at 3:35 p.m.
Conditions are listed as fast and firm at each track.
According to the Weather Channel, the chances of isolated rain are 40 percent in the area around Tampa Bay Downs and 30 percent in the area around Gulfstream.
This afternoon please check this blog and our Website www.horseracingfla.com for reports on today's races, including the Rainbow 6, and for analysis on yesterday's Festival Day stakes races and record handle at Tampa Bay.
-- Jim Freer