Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thursday Preview: Fast and Firm at Florida Tracks

Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will begin their race weeks on Wednesday with their dirt tracks listed as fast and turf courses listed as firm.
Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach has an 11-race card with first post of 12:35 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $253,805, on races six through eleven.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.

Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar has a nine-race card with first post of 12:25 p.m.

On the first race, there is a carryover of $1,930 on the Super High-5.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

We will have coverage of both tracks on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.

Tampa Bay will be dark this Thursday, and then have racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, Tampa Bay will have its annual Festival day. There will be five stakes races, topped by the $350,000 Tampa Bay Downs (Grade 2) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on dirt.

Gulfstream this week has its usual Wednesday through Sunday schedule.
Its only stakes races will be on Saturday—both at five furlongs on turf.

The $75,000 Silks Run is for males 4-years-old and up. The $75,000 Captiva is for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.
 --Jim Freer

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