On Saturday, Gulfstream has an 11-race card with first post of 12:00 p.m.
The featured tenth race is the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up. The race has eleven entrants. We will have a preview on Saturday morning. Friday saw all 4 turf races moved to the main track, as rains soaked the turf on Thursday. The payouts were small as the high-odds winner was 7.7:1 in the 8th race.
The late Pick 4 and Pick 5 paid $157 and $751 respectively, while the Rainbow 6 paid $729 to about 55 winners. 73 starters ran with a handle of $6.64 million. The two carryovers Saturday will be the Super Hi-5 at $5,560 in race 1 barring any scratches, and $30,379 for the Rainbow 6 which starts with race at a 2:32 PM Post time. Races 2,4,7,8,9 and 11 are planned for the turf.
On Sunday, Gulfstream has an eleven-race card with first post of 12:00 p.m. There are no stakes races on the card.
Gulfstream will be dark for racing this coming Monday, Christmas Eve, and this coming Tuesday, Christmas Day.
The Equibase web site shows that no North American thoroughbred tracks will be open for live racing either day.
However, the Gulfstream casino will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – just like most if not all other casinos in South Florida.
Gulfstream has live racing each Wednesday through Friday. It will add a live race day on Tuesday, Jan. 1st.