Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Bauer's Bets: Race 4 Report

The play of the day went down again. Our selection in Race 4 LADY GREGORIA (2) ran third, lost $32. The deficit is now $165.40. We'll try again on Friday.

Bauer's Bets: Fast, No Turf Racing Wednesday's Play Of the Day

No Turf racing in Tampa today, very heavy rain fell in Oldsmar Sunday night. Races 2, 6, 8, 10 are now on the fast main track.
The play of the day is in Race 4. $8,000 claimers, non-winners of three lifetime. LADY GREGORIA (2) is going well now for the powerful Gerald Bennett barn. She has only tried this condition twice and placed in both attempts. The third time might be the charm here. Bet $20 to win on LADY GREGORIA (2) at 5/2 or better. Also bet a $2 exacta box with PHOENIX RISING (1) and MY SOLITUDE (5).     Total Bet $32.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Entries for Holy Bull Coming Out Wednesday

Gulfstream Park on Wednesday afternoon will announce entries for the $350,000 Holy Bull (Grade 2) and four other graded stakes races it will run this coming Saturday Feb. 3.

The Holy Bull is 1 1/16 miles on dirt and is a points scoring race for this year’s Kentucky Derby on May 5.
The other Saturday stakes races are:

* $200,000 Forward Gal (Grade 2)—seven furlongs on dirt, 3-YO fillies and is a points scoring race for this year’s Kentucky  Oaks on May 4.
*$200,000 Swale  (Grade 2)—seven furlongs on dirt, 3-YO's.
*$100,000 Dania Beach—one mile turf, 3-YO
*$100,000 Sweetest Chant—one mile turf, 3-YO fillies

Monday, January 29, 2018

GP Rainbow 6 Closes With Almost $20 Million; Each Winning Ticket Pays $15,566.10

Bettors who were chasing a mandatory payoff on a carryover wagered $15,788,224 on the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday.

That betting combined with the carryover of $3,991,011 to produce a Rainbow 6 pool of $19,779,235.

The day’s wagering and the pool were both North American records for a Pick 6 bet, according to Gulfstream. 

The payoff was $15,566.10 on a 20 cent bet on each ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.  The previous records were set at Gulfstream on March 26, 2016.

There were 1,068 winning tickets, according to calculations by HorseRacingFLA.  Winners divided a jackpot of $16,621,590. That was a combination of the entire carryover plus 80 percent of Sunday’s Rainbow 6 bets. Each day, there is a 20 percent takeout on new Rainbow 6 bets.

On non-mandatory payoff days, Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only when there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6 races.  On those days, it takes out the 20 percent, divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and ads 24 percent to the carryover. 

The carryover had grown because Gulfstream had gone 39 straight days with multiple Rainbow 6 winning tickets.

Sunday’s betting on the Rainbow 6 was more than half of the day’s all-sources handle (total handle) of $28,079,029 for Gulfstream’s 12 races.

Our records indicate that was the largest ever at Gulfstream except for days when it held the Breeders’ Cup, the Pegasus World Cup or the Breeders’ Cup.

Prior to Sunday, the records for the Rainbow 6 wagering of $10,782,375 and a total pool of $15,285 on March 26, 2016.

The carryover coming in that was $4,503,332 and had built up over 52 days. There were 146 winning Rainbow 6 tickets—each paying $89,457.

Gulfstream will begin a new Rainbow 6 pool on Wednesday when it resumes racing with ten races and first post of 12:35 p.m.

The only Gulfstream carryover going into Wednesday is $4,143 on the Super Hi-5 on the first race.
--Jim Freer

Sunday, January 28, 2018

GP Rainbow Grows By Almost $16 Million.

With  a mandatory paout as an attration, bettors added $15,788,224  to the Rainbow 6 pool.

It cane on the seventh race,, starting the sequence. Madame Uno (9) won at 9-2 odds

The carryover coming  in was $3,991,012.

We had the winner on our ticket.

GP  Rainbow Grows By Almost $16 Million.

Our Bet for the Rainbow 6

Gulfstream Park's seventh race, to start the Rasinbow 6, will probably  go off around 3:15 p/.m.

Here is our recommended bet:
total outlay -- $28.80
sevnth -- 4 6 9
eighth  -- 4 6 
ninth -- 4 6
tenth -  2 3
eleventh --  5  6
twelfth -- 8  9  12 
--Jim Freer

GP Rainbow 6 with Mandatory Payout Starts on Sventh Race

Gulfstream Park has a  mandatory payout today (Sunday) on its Rainbow 6.

It will pay the full carryover of $3,991,012 plus 80 percent of today's Rainbow 6 bets--regardless of the number of tickets with all six Rainbow 6 race winners.

The Rainbow 6 is on raees seven to  12, with the sequence set to start at 3:05 p.m. We are monitoring how races are being run on the fast  and firm surfaces.

Check back here around 2:40 p.m.for our selections. The sventh race likely will go off around 3:10 p.m.

We  expect  that as much as $10 million could be bet on the Rainbow 6 today. 

On non-mandatory days, Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6 winners.

The carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone 39 straight race days with multiple Rainbow 6  winners.  On those days,  56 percent of the new bets  are divided among the winning tickets and 24 percent goes into the carryover.
--Jim Freer

Bauer's Bets: Race 2 Report

The bet in Race 2 went down and lost $25. The deficit is now $133.40. Let's try again on Wednesday.

Bauer's Bets: Fast & Firm at Tampa, Sunday's Play Of The Day

Really like J'S INDIAN CHARM (4) in race 2, throw out her last outing (on the turf vs. stakes foes). If she runs back to her previous dirt start, the rest are running for place money.
THE PLAY $20 to win on J'S INDIAN CHARM (4). $5 double with TRISMAN (9) in Race 3. Total bet: $25.  GOOD LUCK

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Gun Runner Wins Pegasus, Goes Out on Top

Gun Runner closed out his stellar career on Saturday with a 2-1/2 length vistory over West Coast in the $16 Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park.

Gunnevera, the local and South  Florida fan favorite finished third; 10-3/4 lengths behind West Coast.  Fear the Cowboy finished 4th and Seeking the Soul finished 5th.

Gun Runner won the 1-1/8 mile race in 1:47.42 on a dirt track listed as fast.

Florent Geroux  rode Gun Runner for trainer Steve Asmussen and onwers Winchell Thoroghbreds and Three Chimney’s Farm.

It was the final race for the 5 year old Gun Runner, as he logged his fifth win in a row -  all being Grade 1 stakes.

At a dinner Thursday night at Gulfstream Park, it was announced that Gun Runner  won the Eclipse award winner for 2017 and West Coast was the champion 3 year old.

Voting was done by a group of industry racing officials and racing writers and broadcasters.

We were among several media outlets that lost internet access at the track part of today, and – thus – will file more racing reports Sunday morning.

Thanks for your patronage.

Bauer's Bet's : Race 4 report

The play of the day went down, costing $22. The total deficit is now $108.40. Tomorrow is another day.

Pegasus Handicapping Up Today

Horse Racing FLA's handicappers, Bob Bauer and Jim Freer have posted their selections for today's race:

Please surf over to our web site page for the details:

Check back here on on our blog throughout the race day for more news as it develops. We'll have feet on the ground at Gulfstream Park today taking in all the excitement we can handle.

Good luck and thanks for reading!

Horse Racing FLA staff 

Bauer's Bet's: Fast & Firm Saturday at Tampa

It will be a great day for horse players at Tampa Bay Downs today. The Downs has ten live events on the card and also will have the entire Gulfstream program by HD simulcast. Check out Jim Freer's previous blog with my play of the day in race 4. I will play a $10 win bet and a $2 exacta box with the contenders. The deficit is $86.40, it's time for some black ink.

Tampa Bay: Ten Live Races, Pegasus Simulcast

Tampa Bay Downs has  a ten-race card on Saturday, with first post of 12:42 p.m.

The Oldsmar track also will telecast and have simulcast betting on the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. It is the day’s 12th race at Gulfstream, with scheduled  post of 5:35 p.m.

Tampa Bay will simulcast the full Gulfstream card, as part of its regular simulcast menu.

Saturday’s play of the day comes in Tampa’s Race 4, 8 1/2 Furlongs on the grass for $32,000 Maiden Claiming Fillies. In evaluating a field like this, look for runners who are entering this condition for the first time. The drop from Maiden Special company to Claiming can be one of the most significant moves in the racing game.

In this case, we happen to have a trio who are doing just that. AMERICAGREATAGAIN (1)
takes the drop for Ian Wilkes after a pair of so-so turf efforts, the last on the local lawn. Brian Pedroza takes the mount for the first time.

FULL TILT TREASURE (2) ships in and drops down for Brenda McCarthy after running a good second with Maiden Special rivals at Delaware last July. Dan Centeno was aboard then and he’s back now, this one looks especially dangerous here. Finally, there is LILIBET (8) from the barn of 30% trainer Kelly Rubley who will try claiming foes after only a single fourth place (not bad) finish on the Tampa sod.

The play here will be an exacta box 1,2,8 using the above mentioned runners. Also, a win bet on FULL TILT TREASURE (2) seems to be a good idea. A horseplayer has to like the fact that Centeno rides again after that good turf debut over six months ago.
--Bob  Bauer

Countdown to Pegasus: Our Race Day Schedule

Scheduled post time is 5:30 p.m.  Saturday for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

 It is 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds  and up.
The Pegasus is the final race on a 12-race card that has seven other stakes races. First post  is 11:30 a.m.
We will coverage throughout the day on this Web site and on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this  Web site.
We will have race previews and selections  from our staff. 
Editor Jim Freer will be reporting from Gulfstream during the race day.

General admission is $75, which includes parking.  On all other days admission  is free at Gulfstream.

Pegasus Field
Pegasus World Cup 2018: Position, Trainer, Jockey, (Morning Line)
  1. Singing Bullet, Dale Romans, Robby Albarado (30-1)
  2. West Coast, Bob Baffert, Jorge Castellano, (8-1)
  3. Stellar Wind, Chad Brown, Joel Rosario, (30-1)
  4. Sharp Azteca, Jorge Navarro, Irad Ortiz Jr. (6-1)
  5. Collected, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, (8-1)
  6. Gunnevera, Antonio Sano, Luis Saez (15-1)
  7. Fear the Cowboy, Efran Loza, Tyler Gaffalione (30-1)
  8. War Story, Jorge Navarro, Jose Ortiz, (25-1)
  9. Toast of New York, Jamie Osborne, Frankie Dettori (20-1)
  10. Gun Runner, Steve Asmussen, Florent Geroux (4-5)
  11. Seeking the Soul, Dallas Stewart, John Velasquez (25-1)
  12. Giant Expectations, Peter Eurton, Gary Stevens (30-1)


Friday, January 26, 2018

Bauer's Bets: Another Tough Beat

Our choice in Race 4 DIAMOND LUCKY (9) gave a good effort at 6/1 and led the pack all the way around, only to get caught yards from the wire. Finishing first, was MISSION AWARNESS (4), one of our exacta box runners. Only problem was an outsider got between our choice and the winner , giving us first and third in the exacta. Bottom line: we lost $30. The deficit is now $86.40

Bauer's Bets: Fast & Firm, Friday at Tampa

Here's a play in Race 4 that might get us back in the black. DIAMOND LUCKY (9), has an excellent chance to graduate today. In his first grass start, he ran an ok third for trainer Maria Bowersock. Throw out the last race which was rained off the turf. This one has some early foot and may get loose under Ron Allen Jr. Bowersock and Allen are scoring at a 27% clip now. Bet $10 to win on DIAMOND LUCKY (9) at 3/1 or better. Play $5 exactas with the main contenders: MISSION AWARENESS (4) and MORE THAN TEDDY (6)   9 with 4,6     4,6 with 9  Total Bet $30  GOOD LUCK

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Eclipse Winners to be Announced

The winners  of thoroughbred racing's Eclipse Awards for 2017 will be  annonced on Thursday night at a dinner at Gulfstream Park.

Awards will be presented in seventeen categories--mostly for  horses and also for trainers, jockeys, owners and breeders.

Voting was done early this  month by racing 
officials and racing writers and broadcosters.

The three finalists in four of the major  categories are:
Horse of the Year--Arrogate, Gun Runner and World Approval/

Three-Year-Old Male--Always Dreaming, Battle of Midway, West  Coast

Joey -- Javier Csstellano, Jose Ortiz, Mike Smith

Trainer -- Steve Asmussen, Bob Baffert, Chad Brown

We will have news about the winners overnight.

Several years a friend offered to nominate me as an Eclipse voter.  I  declined, prtly brecause I felt there were already enough voters from the media. 

This year, here's how I would habe voted in thecategories listed  above

Horse of The Year -- Gun Runner
Three=Year-Old  Male == West Coast
Jocckey-- Ortiz
Trainer -Brown
-- Jim Freer