Thursday, July 4, 2019

Gulfstream's July 4th Racing

Gulfstream Park will run 12 races on Independence Day, with a first post time of 12:45 PM.

Fireworks and music are planned after the races end – see prior post for those details. A couple of two-year-old races, along with one Stakes Race should make for some fun.
One Stakes race is planned in race 10, the Richard Henry Lee stakes: 3 y/o on turf at a long 1-1/2 miles.  Second Mate is the M/L favorite at 2:1. It’s a $60,000 purse.

The Races on Monday, the first day of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, saw 9 races run amid clear, firm conditions. Three favorites won their runs, while all favorites were “in-the-money”. 62 starters left the gates.

The popular Rainbow 6 wager resulted in a carryover for today of $12,365

With the pool reset after the Spring meet ended last Sunday, betting was low; just $51,623 on the Rainbow 6. 

But the 23:1 winner in race 6 yielded some respectable payouts on the Late Pick 4 ($1,866), and Late Pick 5 ($3,251). There were about 23 winners for the Rainbow 6 Sunday.

Have a super Independence Day, stay safe !

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