Thursday, June 4, 2020

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Approaches $1.4 Million ;Four Stakes Races on Weekend

As part of its new Spring/Summer schedule, Gulfstream Park was dark on Thursday).

It will resume racing Friday, and will also have racing Saturday  and Sunday.  First post will be 12:00 p.m. each day.

The betting attractions will be a Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,370,171 on Friday. three stakes races on Saturday and one stakes race on Sunday.

Friday--The first  race has a Super Hi 5 carryover of $3,205.

The Rainbow 6, a 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 1:34 p.m.

Saturday--The stakes races are:
*$100,000 Soldier's Dancer, 1 1/16 miles on turf, Florida breds 3-YO and up.

*$100,000 Ginger Punch, 1 1/16 miles on
 turf, Florida-bred fillies and mares, 3-YO and up

*75,000 Game Face - 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt, 3-YO fillies

Sunday -- $60,000Treasure Coast, 1 1/8 miles turf, fillies and mares, 3-YO  and up,

As it has since March 13, Gulfstream on all three days will have racing with no spectators and thus no on-track betting.

The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track is doing that as it complies with goverment guidances for not having lage public gatherings amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Fans may watch and wager on Gulfstream races via Advance Deposit  Wagering (ADW) accounts
and at the limited number of simulcast and OTB locations that are open.

Fans also may watch Gulfstream races live on the track's Web site https://www.gulfstreampark.com/

From April 2 to May 31, Gulfstream had racing on Thursdays through Sundays.


Through the end of July it  will race on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

In August and September, Gulfstream will revert back to Thursdays through Sundays.



Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Rainbow 6 Starts with 4-1 Winner

Fast Catalina (9) at 4-1won Wednesday's ffth race at Gulfstream Park, to start the Rainbow 6 on a wet and "off the turf" day.

The race was scheduled for five furlongs on turf, but was moved to the dirt track tha is sealed and listed as Sloppy.  Before the start of the race day, Gulfstream took all six scheduled-for-turf races off that surface

Bettors wagered $274,517 on the Rainbow 6. That is a low total for that bet at Gulfstream, even on a weekday.

The carryover coming in was $1,304,296--built  up ovee 14 straight days with nultiple tickets that had all six winners on the20 cents per combination only bet. 

The total pool is now $1,578,813.  Gulfstream has  guaranteed that the pool will be at least $1,95 million if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

If that happens Gulfstream will have to put just under $400,000 into the pool.

Due mainly to the surface switches, the Rainbow 6 races are down to 42 starters  That includes 11in the tenth and final race, which was scheduled for and  will be run on dirt.

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

Today's play is in Race 4, a well-matched group of three and up Fillies and Mares will go a grassy mile under $16,000 NW2L conditions. Post time is scheduled for 2:28 PM.

COUNTESS JESSICA (7) appears to have an early pace advantage on a course that has had several wire to wire trips in the last few racing days. This lightly raced sophomore daughter of
ANIMAL KINGDOM has some other factors in her favor, as she makes her second turf start.
 Leading rider Gallardo returns, her claiming price is cut to $16,000 (lowest ever) and top-notch trainer Kathleen O'Connell takes the blinkers off.
(30% winners with this move) Expect a big effort this afternoon.

THE BET  $10 to win on COUNTESS JESSICA (7) and a $2 exacta box with PEACE TAKER (1) and WORLDS APART (8).  1,7,8  Total Bet $22
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS   6/1  Lost $22, the bankroll is now plus $118.40

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Wednesday

Due to rain that has been falling most of the the morning, Gulfstream Park will not have any turf races on Wednesday.

Gulfstream has moved all six scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track, which is listed as Sloppy.  Those races are the first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth.

First post is 12:00 p.m. to at the Hallandale Beach, Fla. track. 

Thislinkwww .equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/latechangesGP-USA.html#sthash.tmrt0XsO.dpbs  to the  Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream scratches and changes for Wednesday.  It has click-ons for handicapping material--some free and some at cost.

The Rainbow 6  has a carryover of $1,304,296.  The 20 cents-per combination bet is on races five to twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:05 p.m.

It  will  be the 12th time  in the last 16 race days that Gulfstream has moved at least one race off the turf due to rain and wet conditions.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 25 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

We will have coverage on this blog this afternoon.



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gulfstream Starts New Sked with Wednesdays; Rainbow 6 Carryover Passes $1.3 Million

Starting this week, Gulfstream Park is adding Wednesdays and removing Thursdays from its live racing schedule.

Gulfstream will continue to have races on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

First posts will be at 12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

According to its Web site https://www.gulfstreampark.com/ Gulfstream will have racing on Wednesdays and then Fridays through Sundays in June and July.

That schedule shows the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track holding races on Thursdays through Sundays in August and September.

Gulfstream  is scheduled to hold its annual 40-day Gulfstream Park West meet at Calder in October and November.


*As  it has each live race day since March 13, Gulfstream this Wednesday will have racing with no spectators  and thus no on-site betting. It is among tracks that are doing that to comply with government guidances on limiting the number of persons at public events amid the  coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Fans can watch and bet on Gulfstream races by using Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) Internet and phone accounts.

All of Gulfstream's races may be viewed live on its Web site. 


* This Wednesday, Gulfstream will have ten races with first post of 12:00 p.m.

The only carryover will be on the Rainbow  6--at $1,304,296.  The 20-cents per combination only bet will be on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:05 p.m.

The Rainbow 6 carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone 14 straight race days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6 winners.

The jackpot consists of 80 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bets (20 percent takeout) and the entire coming-in carryover.

On days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets and then divides 56 percent among tickets with all six winners and adds 24 percent to the carryover.  

For this Wednesday, Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the Rainbow 6 pool on Wednesday will be at least $1.95 million if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

In that case, Gulfstream would add money to the pool if the combination of the carryover and new bets is less than $1.95 million.






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Monday, June 1, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

A somewhat tricky handicapping puzzle confronts us in Race 5, seven panels on the main track for $5,000 claimers who have not won two races in six months. Five of the seven runners entered appear to have a shot at the winners circle. Post time is scheduled for 2:50 PM.

There are several need to lead types here and that may cause the pace to collapse and provide a closer with an opportunity at the seven furlong distance. GREELEY'S FAREWELL (3) is the choice to nail the speed for the Ferraro outfit under red-hot Ron Allen Jr. He has the best last race speed and late pace figures, a combination that produces many winners at the Downs at this trip.

THE BET  $10 to win on GREELEY'S FAREWELL (3) and a $2 exacta box with WORD OF TRUTH (8) and VERY AMUSING (1) 1,3,8
TOTAL BET $22   GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS   5/30  Had the win and exacta. The $10 win bet paid $25, the $2 exacta 
$34, a profit of $37 for the day. The bankroll is now plus $140.40

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Tampa Bay DownsThis Week Will Begin Schedule of Racing Mondays and Wednesdays in June

On Monday June 1, Tampa Bay Downs will begin a four-week stretch in which its only race days will be Mondays and Wednesdays.

The June 1 card will have eight races with first post of 12:50 p.m.

 During May, Tampa Bay raced three days each week--Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Oldsmar, Fla., track's June race dates are 1 and 3; 8 and 10; 15 and 17; 22 and 24.

During June, HorseRacingFLA will continue to work in conjunction with Internet station RadioStPete.

On each race day, RadioStPetehttps://radiostpete.com/ carries track announcer Richard Grunder's live call of the Tampa Bay feature race.

Bob Bauer, HRFLA associate editor and handicapper, provides pre-race and post-race analysis on those broadcasts.

On each race day, RadioStPete carries Bauer's race day previews at approximately 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on its news broadcasts.

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover is Near $1.2 Milion

Gulfstream Park's Sunday racing is underway and bettors are handicapping a card that includes a Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,170,873.

The dirt track is listed as Fast and the turf course is listed as Firm. 

The fourth of the day's eleven races is coming up.

The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination only bet.

It will be on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:16 p.m.

This link https://www.gulfstreampark.com/racing/betting-picks-analysis is to the Gulfstream in-house handicappers' analysis of the Sunday card including the Rainbow 6.









Saturday, May 30, 2020

Big Saturday Carryovers at Florida Tracks

Welcome to Carryover Saturday at Florida's two thoroughbred tracks.

The big attractions are in the Rainbow 6 at Gulstream, starting at 3:16 p.m. and the Late Pick 5 at Tampa Bay, starting at 2:40 p.m.  

Conditions are Fast and Firm at both tracks.

Gulfstream
The Rainbow 6 carryoverr  has grown to $1,050,170.  The 20-cent per combination only bet will be on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:16 p.m.

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the pool for the Rainbow 6 will be at least $1.65 million if there is just one ticket with all six winners. In that case, if the combinaton  of the carryover plus today's new Rainbow 6 bet is less than $1,65 million Gulfstream will put in the difference.  

If there are multiple winning Rainbow 6  tickets, the pool will be the combined carryover plus 8o percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet.

The Weather Channel forecast is for just a 5 percent chance of rain durimg racing hours.

Tampa Bay
On Friday, there were no tickets with all five winners in the Late PIck  5 and no tickets with all six winners in the Ultimate Pick 6.  In addition, there were no winning tickets in the Super Hi-5 in the ninth and final race.

First post is 12:35 p.m. for the nine-race card.  The dirt track is listed as Fast and the turf is listed as Firm.

The carryovers:
* Super Hi-5 -- $2,099 in first race ($1 minimum bet)

*Pick 6  -- $14,594 on races four to nine with sequence scheduled to start at 2:08  p.m. It is a 20-cents per combination only bet.
*Late Pick 5 -- $38,029 on races five to nine with the  sequence set to start at 2:40 p.m. It s a 50 cent minimum bet.

Based on prior betting patterns  at Tampa Bay, we expect that wagering could be as much as $250,000 on the Late Pick 5.


Both tracks are again racing with no spectators, and thus no on-track betting. Fans may watch and wager on Gulfstream ad Tampa  Bay via Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) services.


BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

Race 5 appears to be a wide-open affair with four year-old and up $16,000 Claimers sprinting five panels on the lawn. Post time is scheduled for 2:40 PM. 

I'M CARDINAL (1), is still looking for the winner's circle this season, but has been in the money in all three of his starts for the powerful Baxter barn. Today he gets top jock Gallardo aboard and might get there with a good trip.
A fair price at 3/1 on the morning line.

THE BET  $10 to win on I'M CARDINAL (1) and a $2 exacta box with SAUCY DON (4) and SOLARTE (6).    1,4,6.   Total Bet $22             GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/29   Lost $32, the bankroll is now plus $103.40.

Friday, May 29, 2020

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Post time will be noon all days.

Next week’s racing schedule also includes three stakes races on Saturday – the $100,000 Ginger Punch, $100,000 The Soldier’s Dancer and $75,000 The Game Face. 

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BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

A full field of three year-old and up $10,000 NW2L Claimers will travel eight and one-half furlongs on the sod in Race 4. Post time is scheduled for 2:08 PM.

STREET LEGACY (9) appears to have an edge over his rivals in class and speed. This four year-old gelded son of STREET BOSS was an handy (more than five lengths) winner on January 23 and earned an impressive turf figure romping over $40,000 Maiden Claimers. No other runner in here has ever beaten horses that good. Today, he drops into $10,000 company for the Sweezey barn after a pair of starts with better that were compromised by traffic woes and bad racing luck.
Expect a huge effort this afternoon.

THE BET  $20 to win on STREET LEGACY (9) and a $2 exacta box with SNOW LION (10) and MASPERO (2).    2,9,10.    Total Bet $32          GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS   5/27  The exacta play finished first and third, lost $30. The bankroll is now plus $135.40
   

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 50-1 Shot

I'm a Rockstar (4), at 50-1, won Thursday's fourth race at Gulfstream Park--starting the Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming in was $816,547.  Bettors added $271,474  to the Rainbow 6 pool.

Amadora (2), at 2-1, won the fifth race to start the Late Pick 5 and continue the Rainbow 6.  Bettors put  $257,849 into the Late Pick 5, which did not have a carryover.

A longshot win in the first-leg race enhances the prospect that there might be just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6 winners.

The formula for calculating the payoff produces a jackpot of about $1.03 milllion (all of the carryover plus 80 pecent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet). 

Gulfstream  has guaranteed that the pool will be at least $1.35 million if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

If there are multiple winning Rainbow 6  tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet and then adds 24 percesnt to the carryover while dividing 56 percent among winning tickets.

Gulfstream Off the Turf, Again, on Thursday

Gulfstream Park has moved all five of Thursday's scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Fast.

Of the day's remaining races, three have been taken off the turf. Those are the fifth, seventh and ninth races.

Skies are clear for  the nine-race card at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track. But the recent stretch of rainy days has left the turf course in a still-drying-out condition.

Gulfstream also did not run any races on turf this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday.




  












Wednesday, May 27, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

In Race 5 today, a very competitive group of sophomore Fillies will go a grassy mile under $75,000 NW1X Optional Claiming conditions.
Post time is 3 PM.

This could be a wide-open affair, we are going to play the top three contenders. QUEEN'S EMBRACE  (1) is a perfect 4 for 4 (a pair of wins on both surfaces) in Tampa and is the one to beat. REAL DOOZIE (3) has potent early foot and Gallardo, appears to be the one to catch. SUGAR FIX (5) is razor-sharp now, coming off a four length romp in her last outing. Red-hot Ron Allen Jr. has the return call and she is the one to fear.

THE BET   Play a $5 exacta box with the three contenders 1,3,5. Total Bet $30  GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/23  Had the win and exacta. The $10 win bet returned $65, the $2 exacta paid $141.80. The day's profit was $184.80, the bankroll is now plus $165.40.




Monday, May 25, 2020

Gulfstream Off the Turf on Memorial Day

There is no  turf racing at Gulfstream Park on Monday, for its special Memorial Day  card.

Dur to rain that has been falling since early morning, all of the day's six scheduled-for-turf races have b een moved tlo the dirt track
 which began the day listed as Sloppy.

Those races are rhe first, third, fifth, eighth, tenth and twelfth.

Because of rain and wet conditions, Gulfstream also did no have any turf racing this Saturday  and Sunday.
 The Monday carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $816,5t47. The 20  cent-per-combination only  bet is on races seven to twelve,  with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:49 p.m.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Two Horses Singled in Rainbow 6

Going into today's 11th and last race at Gulfstream, there are  61 live tickets in the Rainbow 6.
Two tickets  have a horse singled. One has Little Tequilla (2) and the other has Gator Fifty Two (10) 


Gulfstream Off the Turf for Sunday

Due to heavy rain this morning, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., has moved all six of its scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Sloppy.

Those race are the first (already run), third, sixth, eighth, tenth and eleventh.

Scheduled post is 1:45 p.m. for the upcoming third race.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 70 percent or greater chance of rain during this afternoon's racing hours

First post is 12:45 p.m. for an 11-race card.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is $729,156. The 20-cents-per combination only bet is on races six to  eleven, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:16 p.m. 

Gulfstream has guaranteed that the Rainbow 6 pool will be at least $1.2 million if there is just one ticket with all six winners. Such a ticket would take down the Rainbow 6 jackpot of the entire coming-in carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet.


Heavy Rain Could Impact Gulfstream Card

Heavy rain has been falling at Gulfstream Park this morning, and the Weather Channel forecast is for a 70 percent or greater chance of rain during this afternoon's racing hours


First post is 12:45 p.m. for an 11-race card.

It is highly likely that Gulfsteam will be forced to move all six of the day's scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track.  Those are  the first, third, sixth, eighth, eleventh and eleventh.

We will report that information when it is available, and we will have a list of scratches.

The first race has a Super Hi-5 carryover of $20,070.

It  is a  $45,000 MSW race and is scheduled at one mile on turf.  The race has 16 entrants, including four  Also Eligibles.

The bet is $1 minimum and requires pickng the first five finisheers in correct order--with no consolation payoffs such as four of five.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is $729,156. The 20-cents-per combination only bet is on races six to  eleven, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:16 p.m. 


$729,156


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Tampa Bay Receives Regulators' Approval for Eight June Race Dates


The following is a  Tampa Bay Downs news release, with an Editor's Note. 

Oldsmar, Fla., May 20, 2020 – Tampa Bay Downs has added eight dates in June to its 2019-2020 Thoroughbred racing calendar after its request was approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The track will conduct racing in June on Mondays and Wednesdays: June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. Spectators will not be allowed, nor will they be permitted to attend the track’s annual two-day Summer Festival of Racing June 30 and July 1.

The Silks Poker Room remains closed until further notice. The Downs Golf Practice Facility is open for business.

Tampa Bay Downs is racing on a Wednesday-Friday-Saturday schedule through May 30. Management expects the additional dates will help ease the financial hardship felt by many horsemen during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

Fans can continue to wager on the Tampa Bay Downs races through online betting sites such as NYRA Bets, DRF Bets and TVG.

Editor's Note -- About a  dozen thoroughbred tracks in northern states  have delayed the opening of their stables, for training and for racing, due to the  coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic.

Numerous trainers who usually move horses to those tracks in late April or early May are instead keeping horses at Tampa Bay Downs this spring.


 
 





BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

Four year-old and up $10,000 Claimers will go eight and one half furlongs on the grass in Race 7, which appears to be a wide-open betting affair. Post time is scheduled for 3:43 PM.

TALK TO THE MEDIA (3) was an upset winner at this level and distance on the weeds two races ago. Ignore his last try on the dirt. Today, he meets several rivals from that turf contest and a repeat of that effort can put him right back in the winners circle. Regular rider Huber Villa-Gomez retains the mount. Has a good chance at 5/1 on the morning line,

THE BET $10 to win on TALK TO THE MEDIA (3) and a $2 exacta box with GO HIPPO GO (6) and IRISH MAJOR (4).  3,4,6.  TOTAL BET $22
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS:   5/22  Lost $22, bankroll is now minus $19.40.

Friday, May 22, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

Race 5 is a competitive event at eight and one-half furlongs on the green for older Fillies and Mares under $20,000 NW1X Allowance conditions. A case can be made for several runners here. Post time is scheduled for 2:40 PM.

MARNIE GIRL (4) gave a good account of herself in her debut on the Tampa turf on April 4, showing a good turn of foot and running second, by a head. Her next outing was a dirt race washed off the lawn, which she didn't like. Today, this six year-old Mare is dangerous back on the grass, third race after a layoff for trainer Ian Hemingway, who wins at a 22% clip in this situation. She appears to be the lone early speed and may wire this group.

THE BET  $10 to win on MARNIE GIRL (4) and a $2 exacta box with BE NIMBLE (6) and  ELUSIVE RIDER (5)  4,5,6    Total Bet $22
GOOD LUCK !! 

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/20  Lost $22, the bankroll is now plus $2.60.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gulfstrean Sceatches for Thursday

Rain is falling intermittently  at Gulfstream, which has moved all of today's scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt traeck that is listed  as Fast.

Races four (coming up) six, eight and ten are of the turf.This link is to Equibase site and its listing of scratches ahttp://www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/latechangesGP-USA.html#sthash.OwOIDXhE.dpbs and other changes for Gulfstream today. It has click-ons that will  connect to handicapping information--some for free and some  at cost.

The Rainbow 6 is on races five to ten, with a carryover of $480,541.  The sequence is scheduled to start at 2:46 p.m. for the 20 cents per combinaton only  bet.       



No Turf Racing at Gulfstream on Thursday


Due to heavy rain in recent days, Gulfstream Park has moved all six of Thursday's scheduled-for turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Fast.

Those six races are the first, second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth.

First post is 1:00 p.m. for a ten-race card. We will have additional details early  this afternoon on this blog.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

Today's play is in Race 5, Post time 3 PM. A full field of $8,000 NW3L claimers will sprint seven panels for a $10,000 purse.

RELISHMENT (1) is well placed here by leading trainer Gerald Bennett. This four year-old gelding has been competing with $16,000 and $25,000 fields for his entire eleven race career. He drops to the $8,000 level in this contest and should enjoy an edge over his rivals. Ademar Santos (25% winners with Bennett) will be in the saddle. 

THE BET  $10 to win on RELISHMENT (1) and a $2 exacta box with MOLOKAI NIGHT (9) and AWESOME ROMEO (8). 1, 8, 9. Total Bet $22
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/16  Lost $22, the bankroll is now plus $24.60.  

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Gulfstream Back on Turf for Sunday

The dirt track is listed as Fast and the turf is listed as Good for Sunday's 11-race card at Gulfstream Park.

The first, fourth, sixth, eighth, 10th and 11th racres are scheduled for turf.

Gulfstream did not have any turf racing on Friday and Saturday  due to rain and wet conditions.

Scheduled post is 5:55 p.m. for the 11th and final race.

The Weather Channel forecast is for the chance of rain to increase from 25 percent at 2:00 p.m. to 55 percent at 5:00  p.m.

Gulfstream Sunday: 11 Races, 12:45 p.m. Post

Gulfstream Park has an 11-race card on Sunday, with first post of 12:45 p.m.

The day's feature is the $75,000 Sunday  Silence Stakes, at 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 4-YOs and up. It is the ninth race with scheduled post of 4:52 p.m.

The carryover on  the Rainbow 6 is $371,518.  The 20-cent per combination only bet is on races six to eleven, with the sequence scheduled to start at  3:16 p.m.

We will have coverage on ths blog starting at abou 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Tampa Bay Downs Seeks Eight June Race Dates

Editor's Note -- On Friday May 14, Tampa Bay Downs issued this news release about its application with Florida regulators to have racing on eight additional days this June.


OLDSMAR, FL. – In an effort to bolster horsemen uncertain of their next step, Tampa Bay Downs is seeking approval from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to add eight June racing dates to its 2019-2020 season.

The dates requested are Mondays and Wednesdays: June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24.

Tampa Bay Downs is currently racing each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through May 30. The meeting ends on Tuesday, June 30, which is also the first day of the track’s annual two-day Summer Festival of Racing.

The Wednesday, July 1 card counts as the official start of the 2020-2021 Thoroughbred meeting which would then likely resume in late November.

(Editor's Note -Tampa Bay Downs was originally scheduled to end the regular part of its 2019-2020 meet on May 3. On April 29, it received permission from the Florida DBPR to add twelve race days in May. Tampa Bay Downs requested those dates for the same reasons it is requesting extra dates in June.)

While other tracks in the country are beginning to reopen – most notably Santa Anita, which resumes today, and Churchill Downs, which opens Saturday – the majority of spring-summer venues have pushed back their start dates or have yet to announce a revised schedule.

Tampa Bay Downs plans to continue racing without spectators, which has been the case since March 18 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Fans by the thousands, forced indoors by the pandemic, have gravitated to online betting sites such as NYRA Bets, DRF Bets and TVG in record numbers, providing the wherewithal to keep purse money steady.

By adding the June dates, Tampa Bay Downs management hopes to help ease the financial hardship many horsemen are facing.

“The last two months have presented a challenge unlike any our sport has faced,” said Peter Berube, the track’s Vice President-General Manager. “Our trainers, jockeys, backstretch workers and security personnel have met it head-on and continued to provide racing that has brought positive recognition to Tampa Bay Downs."

Berube added: “We are proud of how everyone has responded and are hopeful the additional dates, if approved, will sustain the majority of our participants until they move to their summer and fall bases of operation."

Tampa Bay Downs has enforced strict protocol since March 18 in an effort to keep its human and equine populations healthy and safe.

Measures include limiting person-to-person contact by designating one person from each barn to interact with veterinarians and farriers (horse-shoers); decreasing the number of people allowed in a tack room or office at one time; practicing social distancing; wearing masks; cleaning and sanitizing water and feed buckets, tack, grooming supplies and other implements often throughout the day; and taking employees’ temperatures every day.




Gulfstream Off the Turf for Saturday

Gulfstream Park has moved all four of  Saturday's scheduled-for-turf  races  to the dirt track, which is listed as Fast.

Those races are the second, fifth, seventh and  ninth.

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

FINEST JEWEL (3) has alot going for her today in Race 7, eight and one-half furlongs on the lawn for Fillies and Mares under $16,000 NW2L Claiming conditions. Post time is scheduled for 3:43 PM.

This four-year old filly showed marked improvement for the J. Kent Sweezey outfit with blinkers restored in her last race. She just missed wiring rivals similar to what she faces here and might not get caught this time. Regular jockey Gary Wales returns, he has ridden her three times on turf, resulting in a win and a place.

THE BET  $10 to win on FINEST JEWEL (3) and a $2 exacta box with FORTUNATE CAT (2) and CATSOUTOFTHEBAG (13).              2,3,13. Total Bet $22     GOOD LUCK !!

PREVIOUS RESULTS   5/15  Had the win and  exacta. The $10 win bet paid $59, the $2 exacta was good for $37.20. The profit for the day was $74.20. The bankroll is now plus $46.60.  

Gulfstream: Three Stakes Races on Saturday; Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $279,065

Gulfstream Park has an 11-race card on Saturday with first post of 12:45 p.m.

The day's attractions include three stakes races with $75,000 purses and a Rainbow 6 carryover of $279,065.

Gulfstream: Three Stakes Races on Saturday; Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches  $279,065

The Rainbow 6, a 20-cents per combination only bet, is on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at  3:15 p.m.

Gulfstream will again be racing with no spectators, and thus no on-track bets, as it complies with government guidances on limiting the number of persons at public events amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Fans can watch and wager on Gulfsream races with ADvance Deposit Wagering (ADW) accounts. Races can be viewed live on the track's Web site https://www.gulfstreampark.com/  click on Racing in the upper left hand corner of the home page.

That will follow a Friday of rain throughout the day, with all scheduled-for-turf races moved to the dirt track that was listed as Sloppy  and was sealed.

Skies were clear at 9:30 a.m. at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla. However, the Weather Channel forecast is for a 55 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

We will have the news on today's track conditions when it is available.

Saturday Stakes Races
*6th Race -- $75,000 Roar, 3-YO fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt

*9th race -- $75,000 Powder Break, filllies and mares 3-YO and up, cheduled for one mile on turf, scheduled post 4:52 p.m.

*10th race -- $75,000 Musical Romance, 7 fulongs on dirt for Florida-bred fillies and mares 3-YO and up with scheduled post of 5:24 p.m.

We will have coverage during the afternoon on this blog. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Friday

Due to heavy overnight rain and forecasts for more rain during the afternoon, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., has moved all five of Friday's scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Sloppy  and is sealed.

Those races are the  first, third, fourth, seventh and eleventh. 

First post is 1:00 p.m. for an 11-race card.


This link to  the Equibase Web site www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/latechangesGP-USA.html#sthash.NxsFS7xM.dpbswww.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/latechangesGP-USA.html#sthash.NxsFS7xM.dpbs is the scratch list. It has links to handicapping materials, some for free and some at  cost.

The first race has  a Super Hi-5  carryover of  $11,205.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $196,537. The 20 cents per combination only bet is on races six to  eleven, with the  sequence scheduled to star at 3:45 p.m.

Friday's featured tenth race is the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes, at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for  3-year-old fillies.

Tonalst's Shape  and Cheermeister, each the winner of two graded stakes at Gulfstream this year, head the field.

We will have coverage   during the  afternoon on this blog.

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

A full field of $25,000 Filly and Mare Maiden Claimers look to graduate in Race 6 at a mile on the grass. Post time is scheduled for 2:59 PM.

THREE QUARTER TIME (5), a lightly raced (two attempts) four year-old Filly, drops in for a claiming tag for able trainer Tom Proctor, who wins at 31% with this move. She stretches out around two turns for the first time today and should be leading early, might be hard to catch. Worth a bet at 10-1 on the morning line.

THE BET  $10 to win on THREE QUARTER TIME (5) and a $2 exacta box with LAKE PARIMA (7) and SCREEN IMAGE (3). 3,5,7.
Total Bet $22.   GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/13  Lost $22. The bankroll is now minus $27.60

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Thursday Card

Gulfstream Park resumes racing on Thursday with a ten-race program and first post of 1:00 p.m. 

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm and the Weather Channel forecast is for just a 20 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of  $116,408. It is on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled  to start at 3:11 p.m.

Gulfstream will again be racing with no spectators on site, and thus will have no live handle. It is doing that to comply with government guidances on limiting the number of persons at public eventd amikd the cornasvirus (COVID-19) pandemic .

Fans can still watch and bet on Gulfstream races by using Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) Internet and phone accounts and the limited number of simulcstg and offtrack betting    locations that are still open amid the pandemic.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of  $116,408. It is on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled  to start at 3:11 p.m.


 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

A competitive field of three year-old and up Fillies and Mares will compete at a mile on the green in Race 5, under $10,000 NW2L Claiming conditions.
Post time is scheduled for 3 PM.

LANGUE LIEE (10) is in top form now, coming off a Maiden win at seven panels on the dirt in her last race. Today, she appears to be the lone early speed from the gate and has a great chance to wire this group under six-time leading rider Dan Centeno, who was aboard for the victory last time. She has been in the money on the grass before and could go all the way here. 

THE BET  $10 to win on LANGUE LIEE (10) and a $2 exacta box with PREMIER JUSTICE (6) and WILDCAT MERRY (8) 6,8,10 Total Bet $22.
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/9 Lost $22. The bankroll is now minus $5.60.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tampa Bay Resumes Wednesday with Two Carryovers

Tampa Bay Downs will resume racing on Wednesday, with nine races and first post of 1:00 p.m.

Because of the coronavirus (CIVD-19) pandemic, it will be another day with no spectators at and thus no on-track betting on Tampa Bay races.


Fans around the country can watch and bet on Tampa Bay races with Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) accounts and at the limited number of simulcast and OTB locations that have remained open. 


Wednesday's first  Tampa Bay race has a Super Hi-5 carryover of $8,236. On Sunday, Tampa Bay's most recent race day, there were no tickets with the correct order of the  first five finishers in the tenth and final race. It is a minimum $1 bet with no consolation payoffs such as four of five. 


The Pick 6 has a carryover of $101,372. The 20-cents per combination only bet is on races four to nine, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

















Sunday, May 10, 2020

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Sunday

Rain is falling at Gulfstream Park, and the Hallandale Beach, Fla, track has  has moved all fourf of Sunday's scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Sloppy.

The seventh race is the only remaining race that has been taken off the turf.

This   link https://www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/latechangesGP-USA.html to  the Equibase web site has the Gulfstream scratches for Sunday's 10-race card.  It has links to other handicapping material--some for free and some at cost.  

Later ths afternoon and this evening, we will have reports on Gulfstream's handle and racing for this weekend.



                                                

Saturday, May 9, 2020

More Than $10.5 Million Bet on Gulfstream Rainbow 6

Bettors poured more than $10.5 million into the Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 on Saturday--a day with a mandatory payout on the 20 cents per combination only bet.

The carryover coming in was $1,481,489.

The Rainbow  6 today is on races seven  to twelve.

Several seconds before the start of the seventh  race, the Gulfstream telecast flashed that the Rainbow 6  pool was $12,022,779Subtracting the carryover from that total shows that $10,541,290 had been bet on the Rainbow 6  to that point.

With more bets no doubt coming in, the day's total was probably more than $11 million.

Winners of the first four Rainbow 6 races (program numbers in parentheses) were:
7th -- FoolishHumoor (5) 7-2
8th -- ASSertiko () 11-1
9yh -- Halladay (6) 6-5
10th ----  Battle  of Blenheim (6) 6-5
--Say tuned for more coverag of the Rainbow 6 and Saturday's otther racing att Gulfstream. 







 

War of Will Scratched from Saturday Stakes at Gulfstream

War of Will, the winner of last year's Preakness Stakes, is one of three horses that have been  scratched from Saturday's $75,000 Sunshine  Forever Sakes at Gulfstream Park.

The Sunshine Forever is  1 1/16 miles on turf and is the ninth race, with scheduled post of 4:59  p.m.

The reason listed for the scratch of War of Will was "trainer." No additional details were immediately availableMark Casse trains War of Will.

The Sunshine Forever was to have been Warf of Will's first 2020 start, with regular jockey Tyler Gaffalione riding him.

Just Whistle (main track only) and Regally Irish

 (trainer) also were scratched from the Sunshine  Forever.
The scratches leave the racewith nine starters.

I is the thrd race in the Rainbow 6, which starts with the seventh race and scheduled  post of 3:49 p.m.

The carryover is $1,481,489.  There is a guaranteed payout of the jackpot (entire carryover plus80 percent of the new Rainbow 6 bet), no matter the number of tickets with all six winners.





Gulfstream: Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Today

Gulfstream Park today (Saturday) has a mandatory payout on its Rainbow 6--no matter the number of tickets with all six winning horses.

First post is 12:45 p.m. for a 12-race card.

The Rainbow 6, a 20 cents per combination only bet, is on races seven to twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:49 p.m.

The Weather Channel forecast is for temperatures in the mid 80s and a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The jackpot will consist of the full carryover of $1,481,489 plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets.

Gulfstream is expecting that more than $5 million will be bet on today's Rainbow 6.

Gulfstream will again be racing with no spectators, and thus no on-track betting, as it attempts to comply with government guidances on limiting the number of people at public events amid the coronavirus(COVID-10) pandemic.

Watching and betting on Gulfstream races is available via Advance Deposit Wagering  (ADW) Internet and phone accounts.

We will have c overage during the afternoon on this blog.

BAUER'S BETS: FAST & FIRM at TAMPA

Four year-olds and up will travel a mini marathon eleven furlongs on the lawn under $25,000 Starter 
Allowance conditions, in Race 8. Post time is scheduled for 4:06 PM.

FAST FIRE (9) is the one to beat here, coming off a victory at this distance in his last race for trainer Teresa Connelly. This very consistent gelding has only been off the board once in his last ten outings. Leading jockey Gallardo returns.

THE BET  $10 to win on FAST FIRE (9) and a $2 exacta box with DO WITH PRIDE (6) and AMERICANDY (5).    5,6,9.    Total Bet $22 
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  5/8  The win bet was second, but we had the $29.40 exacta. The profit is $7.40 for the day. The bankroll is now plus $16.40.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday's Rainbow 6 Coming Up at Gulfstream Park; Mandatory Payout, and War of Will Saturday

Gulfstream Park's 11-race Friday card is headed toward the sixth race, with scheduled post of 3:45 p.m.

It will be the start of the Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $1,223,520.


On Saturday, Gulfstream will have a guaranteed payout of the Rainbow 6  jackpot--regardless of the number of  tickets with all six winning horses.
  
If the carryover continues into Saturday, it likely will be above $1.4 million.  Gulfstream history indicates that in that situation, bettors will put $5 million or more into the Rainbow 6--a 20 cents per combination only bet. 

Saturday's card will have twelve races with frst post of 12:45 p.m. The Rainbow 6 will be on races seven to twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:49 p.m.
The jackpot consists of the entire coming-in carryover, plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets. 

On "non-mandatory" days Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only when there is just one ticket with all six winning horses. 

On days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the new bet, divides 56 percent among winning tickets and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

*Saturday's card will include the $75,000 Sunshine Forever Stakes at 1 1/16 miles  on turf.  It will be the first race of 2020 for War of Will, the winner of last  year's Preakness Stakes (Grade 1).



















































If there is just one Rainbow 6 winning ticket on Friday, Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the pool for the day will be at least $2 million.

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot--no matter the number of tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

The Rainbow 6 will be on races seven to twelve with the  sequence ,scheduled to start at 3:49p.m.

The jackpot consists of the entire coming-in carryover, plus  80 percentg of the dahy's new Rainbow 6 bets.