Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gulfstream Back on Turf, Stakes Race Coming Up

Racing is back on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, following three days on which it did not hold races on tha surface due to heavy rain associated wih Subtropical Storm Alberto.

For the ten-race Thursday card, the dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm.

Scheduled post  is 4:55 p.m,. for the feature eighth race.  
It is the $75,000 Christmas Past Stakes at one mile on turf for fillies and mares 3-YO and up. We will have coverage on this blog.

Gulfstream on Saturday, Sunday and Monday moved all of its scheduled-for-turf races to dirt because of rain and wet conditions,  Gulfstream was dark on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving its racing surfaces time to dry out.
~Jim Freer

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Monday

For the third straight day, there is no turf racing at Gulfstream Park.

For today's special Memorial Day card, Gulfstream has moved all six scheduled-for--turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Good.

Those races were the first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh.

First post was 1:15  p.m. for the 11-race  card.

Rain has been sporadic since early morning at Gulfstream and around the Miami-Fort Lauderdale  area.
However the turf course still needs time to dry out following two days of heavy rains associated with Subtropical Sform Alberto which was in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Gulfstream Mid-day Sunday Report

Four races have been run on Gulfstream's 11-race Sunday card, and the dirt track has been upgraded to Good.
Rain has  stoped for the most part, but skies remain overcast.
The Rainbow 6 starts on the sixth race, with scheduled post  of 3:52 p.m.  Races seven, nine and 11 are off the turf--and bettors have had since 10:30 a.m, when most scratches were announced, to make bets based on surface switches and conditions.
The carryover is $117,755.  Races seven, nine and eleven have been moved from turf to dirt,
--Jim Freer

Gulfstream Off the Turf, Again, on Sunday

Due to heavy rain, overnight and continuing in the morning, Gulfstream Park has moved all  five  of Sunday's  scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as sloppy and will be sealed.

Those races are the second, fifth, seventh, ninth and 11th. 
First  post is 1:15 p.m. for  an 11-race card.

On Saturday, Gulfstream moved all  six  scheduled for turf races tothe dirt.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area is feeling the impact of Subtropical Storm Alberto which is  moving northward through the Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Will Be $117,755 on Sunday

The 12th and final race is coming up at Gulfstream, and there are 169 live  tickets in the Rainbow 6.

But none of those tickets have a horse singled. Thus, the carryover will continue into Sunday and will bee $117,755.

The carryover coming into Saturday's card was $96,586. Bettors  added $88,213 to the pool.

Gulfstream Off Turf on Saturday, with More Rain on Way

The seventh of twelve races is coming up on a rainy Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Due to rain that began this morning and has continued this afterrnoon, all six schedued for turf races have been moved to  te dirt trasck that is Listred as Sloppy  and has been sealed.

Those races are numbers  1, 3,5, 7, 9 and 11.

Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Abeerto is headed toward the Gulf of Mexico.

All of the forecasts call for Alberto to make landfall somewhere on the Gulf's northern coast, and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area is more than 100 miles east of the storm's cone. But more heavy rain is forecast for that region, and that likely will force Gulfstrream, to take races off the turf on Sunday and on Monday, when it has a special Memorial Day  card.

Gulfstream Off Turf on Saturday, with More Rain on Way 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gulfstream Back on Turf, , But more rain is Coming

Two races, eight and nine,are left on Thursday's card at Gulfstream

It is thefirst day with any turf races atGulfstream since last Thursday, when rain forced it to mov e four of five schedujled-for-turf races to the dirt track.The same happened on Friday through Saturday, when b\no  races could be run on turf.

Gulfstream was dark Monday through Wednesday

Skies are clear in Hallandale Beach this afternoon.

  But a storm that could gain Tropical status is entering the Gulf of Mexico and likely will impact most of Florida beginning this Friday.

Forecasters have tabbed the chance of rain at 80 percent on Friday and Saturday for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale. Gulfstream is near the coast in Hallandale Beach, which is about  the downtowns of the two cities.
--Jim Freer

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gulfstream--One Race Left, No Singles in Rainbow 6

The 11th and final race is coming upat Gulfstream.

There are 344 live tickets in the Rainbow 6, but none with a horse singled.

Thus, the carryover  will continue and will be $59,760 when racing resumes onThursday

Final Two Races Coming Up at Off Turf Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park is closing  out its third straight day with races  taken off turf due to rain.

We will have reports beginning around 6:25  p.,m., 10 minutes priorto the 11th and final race.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Preakness Selections

Here are our picks for the Preakness

First-- Justify (7)
Second-- Lone Sailor (2)
Third -- Good Magic (5)
Fourth -- Quip (1)
Fifth -- Bravazo (8)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jusify Draws Post 7 for Preakness

Post positions were drawn late Wednesday afternoon for the Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) that will be run Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Justify, winner of the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) on May 5, drew post 7 and was installed as the 1-2 morning line favorite for the Preakness.

Scheduled post on Saturday is 6:20 p.m. Eastern for the 1 3/16 mile stakes that is the second jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. The 1 1/2 mile Belmont Stakes will be run on June 9.

Good Magic, who finished second in the 1 1/4 mile Kentucky Derby, drew post 5 and is second in the Preakness morning line at 3-1. Those odds are what a track's oddsmaker expects they will beat post time for a race.

  In the Kentucky Derby, Justify beat Good Magic by 2 1/4 lengths on a sloppy and sealed track after several rainy hours at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky,

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms in Baltimore on Saturday.
Periods of heavy rain also are expected in the Baltimore area on Thursday and Friday.

Justify, Lone Sailor and Sporting Chance are the only Preakness entrants that have won a race on a track not listed as Fast.

In addition to the top two finishers, Bravazo (6th) and Lone Sailor (8th) are the only Kentucky Derby runners in the Preakness.

Quip, a colt that did not race in the Kentucky Derby, drew post 1 and at 12-1 is third in the Preakness morning line.

Quip won the 1 1/16 mile Tampa Bay Derby (Grade 2) at Tampa Bay Downs on March 10. In his next race, he finished second in the 1 1/8 mile Arkansas Derby  (Grade 1) at Oaklawn Park on April 14.

He was ninth in qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.  But trainer Rodolphe Brisset held the son of Distorted Humor out of that race to give him an extra two weeks between races.
Here is the Preakness field by post positions (program numbers), with jockeys, trainers and morning line odds.
1. Quip  -- Rodolphe Brisset, Florent Geroux 12-1

2. Lone Sailor--Tom Amoss, Irad Oriz Jr., 15-1

3.Sporting Chance--D. Wayne Lukas, Luis Contreras, 30-1

4. Diamond King--John Servis,Javier Castellano, 30-1

5. Good Magic--Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz, 3-1

6.Tenfold--Steve Asmussen, Ricardo Santana Jr,

7.Justify --Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, 1-2

8. Bravazo--D. Wayne Lukas, Luis Saez, 20-1
--Jim Freer

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Preakness Draw is 5 p.m. Wednesday

The post position draw will be at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) at Pimlico in Baltimore.

Scheduled post time is 6:20 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. The 1 3/16 mile Preakness is the second jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.

As of Tuesday morning, it was expected that eight horses will be entered in the Preakness.

Heading the list are Justify and Good Magic, the winner and second place finisher in the 1 1/4 mile Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) on May 5.

Quip, a colt that did not run in the Kentucky Derby, probably will be the third betting choice in the Preakness.  

Quip won the Tampa Bay Derby (Grade 2) at Tampa Bay Downs on March 10 and finished second in the Arkansas Derby (Grade 1) at Oaklawn Park on April 14.

Quip was ninth in qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.  But his trainer Rodolphe Brisset and his owners decided to give him an extra two weeks between races and point him toward the Preakness. 

In the Preakness regular jockey Jose Ortiz will ride Good Magic for trainer Chad Brown and regular jockey Mike Smith will ride the unbeaten Justify for trainer Bob Baffert. Regular jockey Florent Geroux will ride Quip.

Other likely Preakness starter are Bravazo, Lone Sailor, Diamond King, Sporting Chance and Tenfold.

Of those horses, only Bravazo (sixth) and Lone Sailor (eighth) ran in the Kentucky Derby.

Good Magic, Quip  and Diamond King are the only likely Preakness starters that have raced in Florida.

Good Magic finished third in the 1 1/16 mile Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade 2) on March 3 at Gulfstream Park.   Last Nov. 4, he won the11/16 mile Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Grade 1) at Del Mar.

In his race prior to the Kentucky Derby, Good Magic won the 1 1/8 mile Bluegrass Stakes (Grade 2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

Diamond King finished third in the seven furlong Swale (Grade 3) at Gukfstream on March 3.  He later won the 1 1/8 mile Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park on April 21.

--Jim Freer

Monday, May 14, 2018

Gulfstream: Thursday Late Pick 5 Carryover of $51,364

Gulfstream Park will have a Late Pick 5 carryover of $51,364 when it resumes racing on Thursday with a ten-race card and first  post  of 1:15 p.m.

The carryover is a consequence of there being no tickets with the  winners of all late Pick 5 races on Sunday.

Tickets with four winners paid $218.10 on a 50  cent bet--the minimum  on the Late Pick 5.

Also on Thursday at Gulfstream, there will be a new pool on the Rainbow 6.  

That is the result of there being just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races on Sunday. That still unidentified bettor or betting team took down a jackpot/carryover payoff of $101,835.40 on the 20-cent only bet.

The limited number of winning tickets on both bets is largely the result of Break Away, at 36-1, winning the seventh race and Ever So d'Wild, at 28-1, wining the eighth race.

On Thursday, the Rainbow 6 will be on races five through ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:19 p.m.

The Late Pick 5 will be on races six through ten, with the sequence set to start a 3:52 p.m.

On Sunday, $80,575 was bet on the Late Pick 5.  Based n past cases with large overnight Pick 5 carryovers at Gulfstream, it is likely that $300,000 or more will be wagered on the Late Pick 5 on Thursday.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Gulfstream Still Fast and Firm

With the fifth race coming up Gulfstream,there still is  no rain.

The fifth race is on turf (listed as firm).  The ninth and 11th races are scheduled for turf.

The Rainbow 6 begins on the sixth race, with a carryover of $32,148.

Gulfstream: Fast and Firm, for Now

First post is 1:15 p.m. for Sunday’s eleven-race card at Gulfstream Park.

As of 11:50 a.m. the dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm.
But light rain fell intermittently at Gulfstream during the morning, and the Weather Channel forecast for Hallandale Beach is for the chance of thunderstorms to increase from 15 percent to 65 percent during racing hours.
The second, third, fifth, ninth and eleventh races are scheduled for turf.  If there are any changes, we will report them on this blog.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $32,148.  It is on the sixth through eleventh races, with th sequence scheduled to start at 3:52 p,m

Carried over Super Hi 5 Hit on Last Race at GP.

Prior to Saturday's 12th and final race at Gulfstream, we reported that there was a carryover of $7,646 on the Super Hi 5.

The bet was hit by an undetermined number of tickets.

Bettors added $11,225 to the pool. The payoff was $3,370.10 on the minimum $1 bet.

Miss Casuarina, the 7-10 favorite, won the maiden claiming race by  1 1/2 lengths over Kittian Hill at 6-1.

The third through fifth place finishers were sent off at 18-1 or higher.

The Super Hi 5 requires picking the first five finishers in correct order, with  no consolation payoffs such as four of five.
Gulfstream offers the Super Hi-5 on al of its races with seven or more starters.

Sunday's first race has just six entries.  The second race has ten entrants and likely will have the Super Hi-5.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $32,148

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $32,148 on Sunday.

First post is 1:15 p.m. for an 11-race card, with no stakes races.
The Rainbow 6  is on races six to  eleven, with the sequence scheduled to start at  3:52 p.m.

Number 7 is Singled in Rainbow 6

At Gulfstream  there is one ticket with a horse  singled in the last race of the Rainbow 6.

That horse is Wehaveallchanged (7). If she wins the ticket holder will collect approximately $80,000.

Gulfstream Finale Has $7,646 Super Hi-5 Carryover

The 12th and final race at Gulfstream has a Super Hi 5 carryover of $7,646.53.

It is 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt--a maiden claiming race for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.  The 4 and 12 are scratched, leaving an 11-horse field.

Check back in several minutes for  an update on the Rainbow 6.

Low-Odds Horses Win Rainbow 6 Races

Low odds horses were the winners in the first three legs of the Gulfstream Rainbow 6 on Saturday.

The results:
7th -- Papa Nacho (6) 2-1

 8th -- Baba Tobi (2) 2-1
9th -- Browns Gap (1) 3-5

The carryover coming into Saturday was $11,352. Bettors added $86,668 to the Rainbow 6 pool.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

GP Rainbow 6--One Race Left, Five Horses Sjngle\\

With just the tenth race left, there are five tickets that have a horse singled and thus the chance to take down the jackpot in the Rajnbow 6

The horses are program numbers 2, 5, 10, 11 and 12.

If any of the win, the ticket holder would  take down a jackpot of just over  $1.2 million. There are 40 live tickets.

Winning horses thus far are  4- 6- 5- 1- 1

Rainbow 6: Two Longshot Winners,, Two Races Left

A 74-1 shot,  Global   Beauty Coco, won the seventh race and an 11-1shot, Little Christina, won the eoghth race at Gulfstream on hursday.

That set up the prospect that this  could  be  a day when there is just one ticket  with all six winners in the Rainbow 6.
There are two  races left on the card and in the Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming i was $1,006,359. Bettors added $25,957 to  the pool.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Gulfstream's Pick 6 Breaches $1 Million

When racing resumes Thursday with a 10-race card at Gulfstream Park, the Rainbow 6 Jackpot will be $1,006,359. Sunday's action resulted in 61 winners of $2,772 each.

In this cycle starting from April 5th (meet beginning), we've experienced two race
days with 2 and 3 winning tickets. A single winning ticket is required for the Jackpot
to be paid out.

This meet is 20 days old thus far, and the daily pools are growing; so stay tuned for more news on the Rainbow 6 as we approach race day, May 10th.

The wager begins with race 5 at approximately 3:20 PM.
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bauer's Bets: Fast & Firm At Tampa, Closing Day Best Bet

This is the end of the Tampa Bay Downs Winter/Spring season. After today, there will be no racing until the mid-summer Festival on June 30th and July 1.
 SPEEDING STARLET (3) is Today's play in Race 6, a mile on the lawn for $10,000 non-winners of two lifetime claimers. She was claimed out of her last outing by top trainer Gerald Bennett, leading jockey Gallardo gets on. Her turf figures are by far the best in this field and the Bennett outfit should add another tally to their total. THE BET: $20 to win on SPEEDING STARLET (3) and a $2 exacta box with DURVEN (8) and SECRET RECEIPE (9). 3,8,9.
Total Bet: $32  GOOD LUCK

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Our Kentucky Derby Selections

Our staff  picks  for the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Bob Bauer  --  handicapper.associate editor'

1  Justify (7)
2  Audible 5)
3 Good  Magic (6)
$ Bolt d'Oro 11)
5 Magnum Moon (16)

Jim Freer  -  Editor
1 Magnum Moon (16)
2 Justify (7)
3 My Boy JacK (10)

4 Good Mgic (6)
5 Audible (5)

Bauer's Bets: Fast & Firm At Tampa, Season's Final Stakes Races Today

The Downs wraps up the winter-spring meeting this weekend. A pair of $100,000 Stakes for Florida-breds highlights today's card. 
The first, in Race 6 is the Ivanavinalot Stakes at a mile and forty yards on the main track for sophomore fillies. FLORIDA FUEGO (2) won the local Sophomore Fillies Stakes back on March 25 is the one to beat here. However, she must stretch out around two turns for the first time today. Samy Camacho rides for David Fawkes. STARSHIP BONITA (1) and PASSION PLUS (3). are contenders. Play these three in an exacta box 1,2,3.
The second Stake is in Race 8, the Silver Charm for three year-olds, also at a mile forty yards. TIP SHEET (3) dropping from a Grade 1 attempt, may have a class advantage and tries the Oldsmar oval for the first time.Will play this one in an exacta box with NOBLE DRAMA (1) and YEEHAW (6)
1,3,6. GOOD LUCK

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bauer's Bet's : Today's Results

All our bets went down in Race 5, lost $22. The deficit is now $355.80. Racing continues on Saturday. We will have plays in both of Tampa's $100,000 Stakes and the Kentucky Derby tomorrow.

Gulfstream Has Two Big Friday Carryovers; Both Florida Tracks Showing Kentucky Oak

Gulfstream Park on Friday will have a carryover of $827,235 on its Rainbow 6 and a carryover of $31,394 on its Late Pick 5.

Post time is 1:10 p.m. for an 11-race card.

The Rainbow 6 begins on the  sixth race, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:42 p.,m. The Late Pick 5 begins on the seventh race,, with the sequence scheduled to start at 4:18 p.m.

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

Tampa Bay Downs is among pari-mutuels can play the two Gulfstream exotic bets and all other races.

Both Florida tracks will have their regular schedules for simulcast wagering. 

That includes Churchill Downs, where today is Kentucky Oaks day.

First post was 10:35 a,m, for a 13-race card that has six stakes races.

The Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) is 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 3-year-old fillies.  It is the 11th race with scheduled post of 6:12 p.m.ttt

We  will have coverage of all three tracks on this blog throughout the afternoon.

NOTE--I had the good fortune of being at every Kentucky  Derby and at every Kentucky Oaks from 1999 through 2013.  On those days and other days you will find TVs showing the Gulfstream and Tanpa Bay  races--with some fans betting on them in this wonderful world of simulcast wagering.
--Jim Freer

Bauer's Bets: Fast & Firm At Tampa, Friday's Play Of The Day

R WAY TO ESCAPE (4) from the leading Bennett barn, looks to be in a good spot in Race 5, a $10,000 claimer on the lawn. This four year-old filly has not been on the turf yet this season, but has gone well on the weeds in the past and owns a 2 for 4 record in Tampa. Samy Camacho rides for the first time, he and Bennett are clicking at 40%. She has enough tactical speed to get first run out of the turn and hold off KAHELESSI KAT (8), who will be coming on late. THE BET: $10 to win on R WAY TO ESCAPE (4) and a $2 exacta box with GET A ROOM (6) and KAHELESSI KAT (8). 4,6,8. Total Bet $22. GOOD LUCK

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover is $795,897 for Thursday

Gulfstream Park will begin four consecutive days of live racing on Thursday, with first post time of 1:10 p.m. 

WThere is a carryover of $795,897 on the Rainbow 6.  It is on races four to nine,with the sequence scheduled to  start at 2:42 p.m.

We will have coverage during the afternoon on this blog.