Thursday, April 28, 2016

Turf Sprint Tops Thursday Gulfstream Card

Gulfstream Park has an eight-race program today with first post of 12:55 p.m.

Conditions are listed as fast and firm.  According to the Weather Channel there is only a ten percent chance of rain this afternoon in and around Hallandale Beach where Gulfstream is located.

The feature seventh race is a $62,500 allowance/optional claimer at five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.  The purse is $44,000.

Spanish Concert, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, is among likely favorites in the six-horse field. Eduardo Nunez has the mount. 

O’Connell has 1,799 career wins, and Spanish Concert is her only horse entered at any track today as she attempts to reach 1,800. She has four horses entered tomorrow, all at Tampa Bay Downs.
Our research, based on data from Equibase Co, and other sources, indicates that O’Connell is second in all-time career wins among  women trainers in North America.

Kim Hammond is first, with 2,084 wins through Wednesday.  She trains mostly in Indiana and other midwestern states.

*There is a carryover of $137,213 today on the Rainbow 6, starting on the third race.

*Gulfstream has moved its first post time back to 1:15 p.m. for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
*On Saturday, Gulfstream will have the $100,000 Miami Mile (Grade 3) at that distance on turf for 3-year-olds and the $100,000 Powder Break at one mile on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

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