Sunday, November 26, 2017

GP West Rainbow 6 Starts with 30-1 shot winner

 There  are four races left on the ten-race card on closing day at the Gulfstream Park West meet.

Remember--there are mandatory payouts on all late exotic bets.  So you might be alive for 5 of 6 in the Rainbow 6 despite the longshot winner in the first  leg.

*5th race -- Picara, at 30-1, won the first  leg  of the Rainbow 6.  The carryover was $13,198.  Betto coming into  the  day.  Bettors added $77,304 to the pool.
*Sixth race - Unleash Him (7) on at 9-2 to stsart the Late Pick 5. There   was no  carryover.  Bettors wagered $55,218.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

GP West Sunday Card Topped by Dirt Sprint

The 11-race  Sunday card is underway at the  Gulfstream Park West  meet.

The dirt  track is listed as Fast  and the Turf  is listed as Firm
The feature tenth race is six  furlongs on dirt for Florida-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

It is a $12,500  optional  claimer with a $37,000 purse. 
Look for likely  favorite Coquivacoa (3) and J's Indian Charm (5) to set a fast pace.  We  think  that  could set things up for  closers Mighty Patriot (1) and  Flora  Fantasy (4).

It is a $12,500  optional  claimer with a $37,000 purse. 

There is a carryover of $67,077 on the Rainbow 6. It is on races  six to  eleven.

We will have a recap of the day's races on this blog on Sunday night.


GP West Carryovers for Sunday

The Gulfstream Park West meet has a carryover of $67,077 on its Rainbow 6 on Sunday.

First post is 12:00 p.m. for  an 11-race card a  Calder in Miami Gardens. The  Rainbow 6 is on races  six to  eleven.

On the first race, there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $2,278.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jaramillo Has Eight-Race Lead in GP West Standings

With five race days left in the Gulfstream Park  West meet, Emisael Jaramillo has an eight-race lead in wins among jockeys.

Jaramillo  has 46  wins from 176 starts and Edgard Zayas is in second place with 38 victories  in 168 starts during the first 35 days.

On Saturday's ten-race GP West card, Jaramillo has five mounts and Zayas has seven mounts.

The meet, which ends Nov. 26, is held at Calder in Miami Gardens and is run by Gulfstream Park.

Zayas led jockeys in wins at the GP West meets in 2015 and 2016. 

Tyler Gaffalione, the other member of the local year-round Big 3 jockeys, and up-and-coming Jose Batista both have nineteen wins and are tied for third place. Gaffalione has had 122 starts and Batista has had 118.

Gaffalione led jockeys in wins at this year's Gulfstream Park spring and summer meets.

This fall, he has ridden at tracks  outside Florida  on numerous days.

On Saturday, he will be riding at Churchill Downs in Loulsville, Ky.

Gaffalione has two mounts, including the Shug McGaughey-trained Fair Point in the  Cardinal Handicap (Grade 3) at 1 1/8 miles on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

Friday, November 17, 2017

GP West Carryovers for Saturday

The Gulfstream Park West  meet on Saturday will have a Rainbow 6 carryover that has grown to $50,382.
GP West also  will have a carryover of $27,983  on the  Late Pick  5.

First  post is 12:35 p.m. for the ten-race card at  Calder in Miami Gardens.   The Rainbow 6 starts on the fifth  race, and the Late  Pick 5 starts on the sixth race.

HorseRacingFLA editor Jim Freer will be a  guest from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today on “It’s Post Time” on Internet station

JimJim will talk about the Gulftream ark West meet and the upcoming meets at Gulfstream Park and at  Tampa  Bay Downs.

The husband-wife team of  JJ and Samm Graci, both  thoroughbred owners, are the hosts of the show.

Hear Us at 3:00 Eastern on

GP West Back on Turf for Friday

Racing is back on the turf on Friday at the Gulfstream Park West meet, which is run at Calder in Miami Gardens.

Skies were clear at Calder at 10:30 a.m., amid expe ctations that they  would stay  that way.

The course is listed as Firm and the dirt track is listed as Fast for the nine-race  card with first post of 12:35 p.m.

That follows Thursday, when four of the five scheduled-for-turf races were moved to dirt, and Wednesday, when all five scheduled for turf races were moved to dirt—due to wet conditions from rain that fell earlier those days.

Thursday was the  34th  day  of the 40-day GP West meet that will end Nov. 26.  On eleven days, meet sponsor Gulffstream Park took most or all of its scheduled-for-turf races off that surface.

Last  year, races were taken off turf on only four days in the 37-day meet.

Five of today’s races--the odd-numbered ones—are scheduled for turf with the rail at  20 feet.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $42,656.  It  is  on races four to  nine.

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