Friday, May 26, 2017

Gulfstream: Back on Turf for Friday

Racing is back on the turf at Gulfstream Park for Friday’s nine-race  card, which has first post of 1:15  p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 has grown to $356,270.  It is on races four through nine, with the sequence scheduled to begin at 2:53 p.m

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf is listed as  good.  The second, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth races are scheduled for turf.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a chance of  scattered thunderstorms throughout the afternoon—peaking at 55 percent around 3:00 p.m.

On Thursday, rain before and during racing hours  forced  Gulfstream to take four races off  the turf.

The Friday card has eight claiming races.

The exception is the fourth race. It is a $50,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at five furlongs on turf.

We will have  coverage of that  race  and of the Rainbow 6 on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of this Web site’s home page.

*Gulfstream, as usual, will have live racing on Saturday and  Sunday this weekend.

It also will have racing this Monday May 29, with a special Memorial Day card.

First post is 1:15 p.m. each of the three days.

Gulfstream will have two stakes races on Saturday.

The $100,000 Musical Romance is seven furlongs on dirt  for Florida-bred  fillies and mares 3-years-old and  up.

The  race is part of  a new ten-race series of stakes that are  funded and sponsored by Gulfstream and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective  Association. 
All ten races have  $100,000 purses.  The Musical Romance is one of six races in the series that are  restricted to Florida-breds.  The other four races are Florid-preferred. They are open to horses bred in any state, and bonuses will be paid to Florida-breds that finish third or better.

On Saturday, Gulfstream also will have the $75,000 Christmas Past Stakes, at  1 1/16 miles on turf  for fillies  and mares 3-years-old  and up.  It does not have a restricted or preferred  status.


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