Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Florida Tracks Looking to Weekend Stakes

HorseRacingFLA Staff Report

Racing will resume at Gulfstream Park and at Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday afternoon, amid the excitement of a Rainbow 6 carryover above $1.35 million at Gulfstream and the anticipation of this weekend’s stakes races at both tracks.

The Wednesday action at Gulfstream will start at 11:00 a.m. with the draw for post positions for Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (Grade 1).  It will be one of nine stakes races on the Saturday card.

On the track on Wednesday, Gulfstream has an 11-race  card with first post at 12:35 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $1,354,777.  It is on races six to 11 with the sequence set to start at 3:02 p.m.

The carryover has been growing because Sunday was the 23rd straight race day without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races. The jackpot on the 20-cent only bet consists of 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet plus the full carryover.

At Tampa Bay Downs, the Wednesday card has nine races with first post of 12:55 p.m.

On Sunday, Tampa Bay will have the 15th annual Florida Cup with six stakes  races. All of those races have $100,000 purses and are restricted to Florida breds.

We will be at Gulfstream on Wednesday and will have coverage, including the Florida Derby draw, on this  blog.

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