Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Gulfstream: New First Posts; Sire Stakes on Saturday

Starting this week, Gulfstream Park has a new first post time of 1:00 p.m. for Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

For several weeks, first post had been 1:15 p.m. for those days.

First post will be 12:35 p.m. this Saturday.  On recent Saturdays, first post  had been 12:45 p.m.

The earlier first post is for the remainder of Gulfstream’s summer meet, which ends Oct. 2.
The Thursday card has ten races.  A main attraction is a $280,000 carryover on the Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.

The carryover has grown because there have been eighteen straight race days without the jackpot/carryover payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

Saturday Stakes
Gulfstream on Saturday Aug. 6 will have five stakes races, including the first legs in the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes series.

The Sire stakes races are restricted to sons and daughters of Florida-based stallions whose owners have nominated them for the series.

The four divisions are: two-year-old males; two-year-old fillies; three-year-old males; three-year-old fillies.  Each division has three races, this year continuing on Sept. 3 and concluding Oct. 1.

The fields and post positions for Saturday’s stakes will be announced on Wednesday afternoon.

This Saturday’s sire stakes races are:
* $200,000 Dr. Fager – two-year-old males, six furlongs on dirt
* $200,000 Desert Vixen – two-year-old fillies, six furlongs on dirt
* $150,000  Unbridled – three-year-olds, six furlongs on dirt
* 150,000 Three Ring – three-year-old fillies, six furlongs  on dirt

Other Saturday Stakes
* $75,000 Soaring Softly – Florida-breds  fillies and mares three-years-old and up, 1  1/16 miles on turf
--Jim Freer

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