Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday Preview: Five Stakes at Gulfstream; 'Turf Test' Races Top Tampa Bay Race Card

Gulfstream Park will have an 11-race card on Saturday, with first post at 12:00 p.m. and including five stakes races for newly turned 3-year-olds.

Tampa Bay Downs will have a ten-race Saturday card with first post of 12:19 p.m. The third and fifth races are starter handicaps that are part of the Tampa  Turf Test series.

Beginning later this morning, we will have additional previews and other coverage on this blog.

*At Gulfstream on Friday, there was just one ticket with all six winners in the Rainbow 6. It paid $166,317 on the 20-cent only bet.

Gulfstream will begin a new Rainbow 6 pool on Saturday. It will be on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:37 p.m.

On the first race there is a carryover of $3,543 on the Super Hi-5.

All of Gulfstream's Saturday stakes races are non-graded. They are prep races for graded stakes that will be run during February and March at Gulfstream.

*Second race -- $75,000 Limehouse, 6 furlongs dirt for 3-YO males.

*Fifth race -- $100,000 Ginger Brew, about 7 1/2 furlongs turf for 3-YO fillies

*Seventh race -- $75,000 Glitter Woman, 6 furlongs dirt for 3-YO fillies

*Ninth race -- $100,000 Kitten's Joy, about 7 1/2 furlongs turf for 3-Yo males

*Tenth race -- $100,000 Mucho Macho Man, one mile dirt for 3-YO males

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