Friday, August 26, 2016

Gulfstream Weekend: Sprinters in Spotlight

Here are details of this weekend’s racing schedule at Gulfstream Park, where  a dirt sprint is the feature on each card.

There are ten races with first post of 12:50 p.m.
The dirt track is listed as muddy and the turf course is listed  as good.

There is a prospect of upgrades, considering that the Weather Channel forecast is for just a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours in Hallandale Beach where Gulfstream is located.

Five races are  scheduled for turf, with the rail at 96 feet for all of those races.

On Thursday, when the course was listed as good, speed horses won  four of the  six turf races—a rarity for the Gulfstream summer meet.

Friday’s first and fourth races are on turf.  If the course is “good” a question will be whether stalkers and closers can gain the acceleration they have been finding on firm turf.

Friday’s first race has a carryover of  $1,388.32 on the  Super Hi-5.  That bet requires picking the first five finishers in correct order, with no consolation payoffs such  as four  of five places. There were no winning Super Hi-5 tickets in Thursday’s tenth and final race.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is at $107,071.30, on races five through ten. The carryover is into its 12th race day.  Aug. 6 was the most recent day with just one ticket with all six winners—the requirement for taking down the  Rainbow 6 jackpot/carryover.

The featured ninth race is an allowance/optional claimer at six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. The purse is $44,000 and the optional claiming price is  $62,500.

We will have coverage during the afternoon on our blog.

First post is 12:30 p.m. for the 12-race card. 

The featured sixth race is the $75,000 Groomstick Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for a ten-race card,

The featured eighth race is the $75,000 Added Elegance at seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

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