Saturday, October 14, 2017

GP West Back on Turf for Saturday

Racing is back on the turf at the Gulfstream Park West meet on Saturday, with the course listed as Good.

The dirt track also is listed as Good for the ten-race card at Calder in Miami Gardens. First post is 1:15 p.m.  There are no stakes races.

The second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth races are scheduled for turf. The weather forecast is for a 20 percent chance of rain during racing hours.
The carryover is $42,078 on the Rainbow 6, which 
 starts on the fifth race.

We will have coverage and a wrap-up on this blog.

Saturday is the tenth day of the GP West meet; which Gulfstream Park runs under a lease with Calder.

Friday was the fourth day of the meet when all scheduled-for-turf races were taken off the turf due to wet conditions.

On Friday, six of the nine GP West races were moved from turf to the dirt track that was listed as Sloppy and was sealed.

That resulted in 21 scratches from the scheduled for turf races.  There were just 51 starters in the nine races.

All-sources handle was $2,826,813.  That was the second lowest at GP West for a Friday since 2015, when HorseRacingFLA began using Equibase data to report on handle at Gulfstream Park and at GP West.

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