Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gulfstream: Racing Resumes on Wednesday

Following a usual dark day on Tuesday, Gulfstream Park will will resume live racing on Wednesday with an eight-race card.

It will be the first day of a regular five-day Wednesday through Sunday race cycle at Gulfstream. First post is 1:15 p.m. each day.

Wednesday’s co-features are a pair of $25,000 optional claiming races with $43,000 purses.

The sixth race is five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. The seventh race is six furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.

We will have previews and race coverage on Wednesday on this blog.

On Wednesday, Gulfstream will have a carryover of $169,793 on the jackpot-like Rainbow 6 on its last six  races—three to eight. 

It is a 20-cent per combination only bet that requires picking the winners in each race, with multiple horses allowed in each race and thus multiple combinations.

Gulfstream pays out the jackpot of the carryover plus the day’s Rainbow 6 bets (minus 20 percent takeout) only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.

On other days, it divides 56 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6  bets among tickets with the most winners and puts 24 percent into the carryover.

The carryover has been growing because Sunday, the most recent race day, was the 14th straight day with multiple winning tickets,

*This coming Saturday, June 4, Gulfstream will have its Summit Preview with seven stakes races.

All of those stakes have $75,000 purses and have similar distance and age conditions to richer stakes that are part of Gulfstream’s Summit of Speed card on July 2.

Entries for this Saturday’s races will be out on Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Gulfstream Memorial Day Card Has 11 Races


Gulfstream Park will have an 11-race Memorial Day card on Monday, with first post time of 1:15 p.m.

Due to a planned systems maintenance, we will not have any postings on this blog or on our Web site http://www.horseracingfla.com/ during the afternoon and evening on Monday.

We will resume coverage on the morning of Tuesday May 31.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Indian Guide Wins Gulfstream Feature

Indian Guide took the lead entering the stretch and pulled away to win by 4 1/4 lengths in Sunday's sixth and feature race at Gulfstream Park.

The win was Indian Guide's fourth in five starts at Gulfstream this year.  All of  those races were on the turf.

Amigo, the 6-5 favorite, rallied to finish second in the $25,000 optional claiming race with a $43,000 purse.

Verger, at 20-1, finished third--another half length back in the eight-horse field.

Indian Guide, at 2-1, won in 1:40.73 on the course listed as firm.

Matthew  Rispoli rode Indian Guide  for owner Frank Carl Calabrese and trainer  Angel Rodriguez.

Indian Guide, a 5-year-old gelding, is a son of Cowboy Cal.

--Jim Freer

Amigo Heads Field for Gulfstream Feature

The class-dropping Amigo is the likely favorite Gulfstream's upcoming sixth and feature race, at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO and up.

It is a $25,000 optional claimer with a $43,000 purse.

Amigo, owned and bred by Arindel Farm, is coming off a sixth  place finish in the Miami Mile (Grade 3) at Gulfstream on April 30.  Tyler Gaffalione has the mount.

The biggest threat could be Whisper Onthe Wind, who has won four in a row at today's level.

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover at $130,750

The fifth race is  coming up at Gulfstream, and the start of the Rainbow 6.

There is a carryover of $130,750.  On Friday and Saturday, there were no tickets with the winners of all six races.  So, Gulfstream made its non-jackpot payoff to tickets with five of six winners.

The sequence includes the feature sixth race, an optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO and up.

We will have a preview and coverage of the race.
--Jim Freer

Gulfstream: Turf Allowance Tops Sunday Card

Gulfstream Park has a ten-race card on Sunday with first post of 1:15 p.m.

It will follow a Saturday when Applicator, at 51-1, took an early lead and held on to beat Quiet Force by a half length in the $75,000 Gleaming Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf for 3-yeat-olds and up.

Sunday’s feature sixth race is a $25,000 optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up. The purse is $43,000.

Conditions are listed as fast and firm, and five races are scheduled for turf.

The Weather Channel forecast shows a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours in Hallandale Beach, where Gulfstream is located.

There is a carryover of $130,750.01 on the Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.

It is a 20-cent per combination bet and requires having a  ticket with the winners in each of the six races.

We will have coverage of the Sunday racing on this blog.

*On Monday, Memorial Day, Gulfstream will have eleven races with first post at 1:15 p.m.

Gulfstream will be dark on Tuesday, and then resume its regular Wednesday through Sunday schedule.

On Saturday June 4, it will have its Summit of Speed Preview Day with seven stakes races.

Those stakes are at the same distances and for the same age groups as richer stakes, including three graded stakes, that Gulfstream will have on the Summit of Speed card on July 2. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Longshot Applicator Wins Gulfstream Stakes

Applicator, at 51-1, shot out to the lead and was never headed as he went on to win  the $75,000 Gleaming Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

Applicator held on to beat Quiet Force by a half length in the 1 ½ mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and up. He was ridden by Leonel Reyes and won in 2:28.53 on the course that was listed as good following heavy rains in the morning.

The win was the first in a stakes for the 3-year-old Applicator and his trainer Mikhail Yanakov.
--Jim Freer

Gulfstream: Rain Could Impact Saturday Card

Gulfstream Park has an 11-race card on Saturday with first post at 1:15 p.m., and weather conditions could have a big impact.

At 11:40 a.m. it was raining heavily at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach.  But conditions were still listed as good for the dirt track and firm for the turf.

Seven races are scheduled for turf, including the $75,000 Gleaming at 1 ½ miles for 3-year-olds and up. It is the fourth race with scheduled post of 2:49 p.m.

Xaverian, Morning Calm and Quiet Force are likely favorites in the Gleaming if the race stays on turf.

The Gleaming has nine entrants, including Rich Daddy who is main track only and the likely favorite if the race is moved to that surface.

According to the Weather Channel, there is a 60 percent chance of rain until 1:00 p.m. and a 15 percent chance during the remainder of the afternoon in Hallandale Beach.

We will have updates on this blog on any changes in track conditions and reports on the Gleaming and other races.

There is a carryover of $113,209 on the Rainbow 6, on races six through eleven.  It is a 20-cent per combination bet that requires picking the winners of each of the last six races.

Racing Schedule
Gulfstream will have ten races on Sunday with first post at 1:15 p.m.

In recognition of Memorial Day, Gulfstream will have an 
11-race card on Monday with first post of 11:15 a.m.

There are no stakes races either day.

Next Saturday, June 4, Gulfstream will have its Summit of Speed Preview with seven stakes—all with $75,000 purses.

The races have the same distances and age conditions as richer stakes races on the July 2 Summit of Speed card at Gulfstream.
--Jim Freer