Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gulfstream: Labor Day Added to Racing Schedule

Thoroughbred racing will resume at Gulfstream Park on Thursday with ten races and first post of 12:50 p.m.

It will be the first of five straight race days—Thursday through Monday.

Gulfstream is usually dark on Mondays during its summer meet. But it will have racing this coming Monday Sept. 5, which is Labor Day.

The Saturday card will have six stakes races including    the second (middle leg) races in each of the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes Series.

Gulfstream late Wednesday afternoon will draw entries and announce the fields for its Saturday card

Thursday Racing
For Thursday, Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 carryover is $150,895.28, on races five to ten.

It is a 20-cent per combination only bet. Multiple horses can  be  used in each race,  thus  leading to multiple combinations on  a  ticket.

The carryover continues to grow because Sunday was the 14th straight race day without the carryover/jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

The feature eighth race is 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up.  It has a $43,000 purse and a $16,000 optional claiming price.  We will have a preview on Thursday morning.
 --Jim Freer

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