Sunday, February 23, 2020

Rainbow 6: Halfway Home With No Favorites as Winners

Gulfstream Park is halfway through Sunday's Rainbow 6, and thus far all three winners have been at single digit odds--but  none were favorites.

The winners with program numbers in parentheses and fnal  odds were:

6th race --    Linny Kate (11) 3-1
7th race  --  Finding Fame  (3) 7-1
8th race --     Blanket of Roses (7)  4-1

Unless any  long shots come in, payoffs should be strong but not  life changing.

The  50 cent Pick  3 on races 6 to 8 paid $141.25.

The  February  trend of   large pools on the late milti-race bets continued

Rainbow 6 - $313,321
Late Pick  5 --$487,254
Late Pick 4 - $393,735

GP Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $134,365

Gulfstream Park has an 11-race card on Sunday, with first  post at 12:35  p.m.

Conditioms are listed as Fast and Firm  The AccuWeather forecast is for just a 20 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The  carryover on the Rainbow 6  is $134,365.  The 20-cent  per combination bet is on races  six to eleven with  the sequence scheduled to start  at  3:03 p.m

There are no stakes races on the card.

We will havc coverage during the afternoon on this blog.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

$16,000 Maiden Claiming four year-olds go a mile and one-sixteenth on turf in Race 5. Post time is 2:46 PM. 

GEOGRAPHY (7) appears to have an edge on his rivals, as he drops into a claiming race for the first time for the Delacour (31% winners in Tampa) barn. Has worked eight times since late December, with a "bullet" blowout on February 17. Gets blinkers and Centeno on today.

THE BET $20 to win on GEOGRAPHY (7) and a $2 exacta box with CHAMPIONSHIP ALLEY (4) and PAPA RALPH J (5). 4,5,7.  Total Bet $38 
GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm, Stakes Doubleheader at Tampa

Fans of speed on the green are in for a treat today, as the Downs features a pair of $100,000, five furlong turf stakes.

Race 6 is the Turf Dash Stakes with four year-olds and up. Post time is 3:15 PM.

JUSTAHOLIC (10) is the choice in a very competitive affair. He earned a lifetime best turf figure in a (four plus lengths) win in a Stakes race at Monmouth in late September. Should be ready to roll, has won fresh in the past. Logged six local works for trainer Tom Clark, including three "bullets". Regular rider Jose Ferrer returns. A repeat of his last race wins here.

THE BET  $20 to win on JUSTAHOLIC (10) and a $10 exacta box with EXTRAVAGANT KID (8). 8,10. Also a $1 trifecta box with those two and PAY ANY PRICE (1) and FACTION CAT (6).  1,6,8,10.  Total Bet $64.


RACE 8 showcases older Fillies and Mares in the Lightning City Stakes with the same purse and distance. Post time is 4:15 PM.

JO JO AIR (1) is very sharp now for conditioner Wesley Ward, well known for success with turf sprinters. She showed quality in her last race at Gulfstream, overcoming a slow start (last in a field of six, at five furlongs) to win and record a lifetime best turf figure. Last season's top jock Samy Camacho rides. Has a half-dozen works on the grass since December 26.

THE BET  $10 to win on JO JO AIR (1) and a $10 exacta box with JEAN ELIZABETH (9). 1,9. Also, a $2 exacta box with ESCAPADE (11). 1,9,11. Total Bet $ 42.



Friday, February 21, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Sophomores will travel a grassy mile under $40,000 Optional Claiming conditions in Race 5. Post time is 2:43 PM.

HATS OFF TOO YOU (6) earned the best turf figure in this field in a maiden-breaking performance at Gulfstream on January 30. He caught a loose on the lead rival going five furlongs in his first try on the lawn. There appears to be ample early speed here and it may set up for his late foot. Worked a bullet 5 furlongs on the weeds at Payson Park on February 15, 1.00 2/5. Daniel Centeno rides for Ryan Walsh.

THE BET  $20 to win on HATS OFF TO YOU (6)
and a $2 exacta box with HIGH HEATER (1) and  VALIANT VIRTUE (3).  1,3,6.   Total Bet $32
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS:  2/19  The win bet finished second, had the exacta box. Collected $26.10 for the $28 bet, a loss of $1.90 for the day. The bankroll is minus $212.60



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Gulfstream's Thursday's Racing; 1:00 Post Time

Gulfstream's Thursday card has ten races, with first post at 1:00 pm.

Gulfstream Park on Thursday starts a new pool in the Rainbow 6 and a carryover of $203,727 on the Late Pick 5.

We expect that betting on the late Pick 5 will be at least $500,000, perhaps as much as $1 million; mainly because of the absence of a caryover on the Rainbow 6.


The Rainbow, a combination 20 cent only bet, will be on races five through ten with the sequence set to start at 3:04 p.m.

The Late Pick 5, a 50 cent minum wager, will begin in race 6 near 3:35 p.m. 


On Monday, Gulfstream's most recent race day, there emerged just one winning ticket in the Rainbow 6. So the jackpot was paid out. The payoff was $1,208,573.86 on a 20-cent bet.

That jackpot payoff consisted of the entire coming-in carryover of $866,698 plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets (pool) of  $427,432. 

The carryover had grown because Gulfstream went thirteen straight race days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one Rainbow 6 ticket with all six winning horses.

Our database shows that the jackpot payout was the fourth largest on the Rainbow 6 since at least 2015.

So why was this handicap a hard one? Well, race 8's winner was a 75:1 odds horse named Scarto, who beat favorite Disc Jockey (4:5) by 1-1/4 lengths. Hector Berrios saddled the winner. Scarto has won two starts this year at Gulfstream, and is 2-1-0 in three starts career-wise. Not bad for a $7,000 auction price as a yearling!







Wednesday, February 19, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Sophomore Fillies go a mile on the lawn for a $20,000 tag in Race 5. Post time is 2:30 PM.

PEACE MAKER (1) won her debut here on February 5 and was claimed by the powerful
(45% winners at Tampa) Dale Bennett outfit.
She returns today at identical conditions (turf mile) with top notch grass rider Pablo Morales aboard. The inside post should help.

THE BET $10 to win on PEACE MAKER (1) and  a $3 exacta box with MELISSANI (4) and
TEACHER DRAMA (6).  1,4,6. Total Bet $28
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS: 2/16  Had some success on Sunday. The win bet returned $74, the exacta $23.60, a profit of $65.60 for the $32 bet. the bankroll is minus $210.70. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Presidents Day Card Underway at Gulfstream .

The special Monday Presidents Day card is underway at Gulfstream  Park.

It is Gulfstream's fifth annual day  for locally stabled horses with a format similar  to the national  Claiming Crown for which it is the site early  each December.

The  Monday  card has a Rainbow 6 carryover of  $866,689.  The 20-cent per combination only bet is on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:04 p.m.

.The  sixth race is $50,000 allowance at five furlongs on turf for 3-year olds.
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The other races are all stakes with purses of either $50,000 or $60,000.  They are restricted to horses that have run at or  below designated claiming prices at least once in their careers.

The stakes races have names that are nicknames  of former U.S. presidents or  references  to U.S.  first ladies.

An example is the tenth race--the $60,000  Rail Splitter at  6 1/2 furlongs on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

It is named for Abraham Lincoln.  The  eight-horse field has several entrants that have run in non-claiming crown like stakes at Gulfstream.

Because Gulfstream is holding a rare Monday race card, it  will not have live racing this Wednesday.  Feb.  19.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Sunday

There will be no  turf racing at Gulfstream Park  today, Sunday  Feb. 16, due to  rain yesterday and this morning,

The six races that were scheduled for turf today have been moved to the dirt track, which as of 10:45  a.m. was listed as Good.


Those races are numbers 3,5,6,8,10 and 11.


When scratches are available, we will post them on ths blog.

The Sunday  card  has eleven races, with  first post at 12:35 p.m. .  It has no stakes races.


The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $719,942.  It is on races six to eleven with the sequence set to start at 3:04 p,m.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

$16,000 Claiming older Fillies and Mares go a mile on the lawn in Race 8. Post time is 4:18 PM.

MAD GRACE (9) was unlucky in her last outing, rearing at the start and unseating leading rider Antonio Gallardo. Both were uninjured. Prior to that she had finished in the money three consecutive times on turf and won an off the turf route in her last start. Gallardo rides again, they can make amends today with a good beginning.

THE BET  $20 to win on MAD GRACE (9) and a $2 exacta box with SHE'S DYNOMITE (10) and PAINTED IMAGE (1)   1,9,10.   Total Bet $32.
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/15  Tried to beat the chalk in both Stake races. Lost $56, the bankroll is minus $276.30

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Gulfstream Saturday Preview

The main  attractions at Gulfstream Park today are the $150,0000 Royal Delta Stakes (Grade 3 ) and a Rainbow 6 carryover that has grown to $729,219. 

The Rainbow 6, a  20 cents per combination only bet, is on races  seven  to  twelve. The sequence is set to begin at  3:04 p.m.

The  Royal Delta is 1 1/16  mileson dirt for fillies and mares 4  years old  and up.  It  is the  11th race with scheduled post of 5:04  p.m.

Royal  Award and Cookie Dough are likely favorites in the  six-horse field.

We will have coverage on this blog.


BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

There is a Stakes double header at the Downs today. Both events have large fields and present some good betting opportunities.

Race 8 is the $100,000 Pelican Stakes at six furlongs for four year-olds and up. Post time is scheduled for 3:59 PM.

KING HUMOR (4) should come back running here at 5/1 on the morning line. This son of DISTORTED HUMOR was a perfect four for four on dirt tracks with trainer Victor Barboza Jr in the spring of 2019. He then went to Ocala and raced on an artificial surface last November, under the care of another barn. He didn't run a lick, finishing last. Today, he is back with the Barboza outfit and has been working well and could be a tough customer here. Miami based rider Emisael Jaramillo, who has been victorious with this one in the past, ships in with the mount. 

THE BET  $10 to win on KING HUMOR (4) and a $3 exacta box with KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN (7) and DEBBIE'S PASSION (2). 2,4,7 Total Bet $28.

Race 10 is the $50,000 Minaret Stakes for older Fillies and Mares, also at six panels. Scheduled post time is 4:59 PM.

MIDTOWN ROSE (6) ran a lifetime best figure at Gulfstream on December 20 after being rested for 
two months. She ships in today after a similar break for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., currently winning at a 43% clip in Tampa. A repeat of her last effort would beat this field. Samy Camacho rides, alot to like here.

THE BET  $10 to win on MIDTOWN ROSE (6) and a $3 exacta box with LADY'S ISLAND (3) and MOLTO BELLA (4). 3,4,6. TOTAL BET $28.
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/14  Made some progress yesterday. The win bet returned $52 and the exacta paid out $47.40, a total return of $99.40, a profit of $71.40 for the day. The bankroll is now minus $220.30.



Friday, February 14, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

A competitive group of Maidens, three and up,  will travel a grassy mile in Race 7. Post time is 3:46 PM. 

ALLEY OOP JOHNNY (2) was a decent third in his turf debut at Aquaduct vs. $50,000 claimers. This new gelding wears blinkers today, and may be able to get first run on this field. Pablo Morales (23% on turf) rides for (30% in Tampa) trainer John Rigattieri. Worth a wager at 12-1 morning line.

THE BET  $10 to win on ALLEY OOP JOHNNY (2) and a $3 exacta box with EMPIRICALLY (9) and LAW OF THE LAND (1) 1,2,9.Total Bet $28 
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/12  The win bet ran third and the exacta was second and third. Lost $28, the bankroll is now minus $291.70.

GP Carryover Reaches $661,436

The carryover on the Rainbow 6  at Gulfstream Park has grown to  $661,436 for Friday.

First post will be 1:00 p.m. for the ten-race card.

On the first race there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $6,747.  The race is a maiden claimer for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up, at 1 1/16 miles on turf   The purse is $35,000 and the claiming price is $40,000.

The Rainbow  6 will be on races  five through ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:03  p.m.

The carryover is ten race days old.   That dates  back to Jan. 30--the last time there was just one    ticket with  the winners of all  six Rainbow 6 races.

On Thursday, there were only five tickets with all  six winners, Each was paid $34,235.44 on the 20 cents only bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 1-5-2-4-11-4.

Two winners were long shots.  Shellphone at 33-1 won the fifth race (first leg) and Lena Home at 15-1  won the ninth race.  The other four winners were at  7-2  or lower odds.

Wagering on the Rainbow 6  was $300,851.  Of that  Gulfstream took out 20 percent, divided 56 percent among winning tickets and added 24 ;percent to the carryover.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Four year-olds and up sprint five furlongs on the green under $16,000 NW1X Optional Claiming conditions in Race 7. Post time is 3:45 PM.

I'M CARDINAL (1) tries the Tampa turf and makes his first start since moving to the powerful Bennett barn after his last race on November 9. He has early foot and the inside post should help. This one likes this trip on the lawn, having scored four victories in Miami and has won after a layoff. Might take some catching under Alonzo Quinonez.

THE BET  $10 to win on I'M CARDINAL (1) and a $3 exacta box with MIDNIGHT BLUE NOTE (9) and PHILOSOPHY (10).    1,9,10.                     Total Bet $28   GOOD LUCK!! 

PREVIOUS RESULTS   2/9  Another tough beat. The win bet just missed, but the $3 exacta returned $27.30, a loss of 70 cents for the day. The bankroll in minus $263.70. 



GP Rainbow 6 Carryover Passes Half-Million; Presidents Day Card Set for Monday Feb. 17

Gulfstream Park  will  resume racing on Wednesday  with ten races and first post of 1:00 p.m

The Rainbow 6 carryover is $526,981.  The 20-cents per  combination bet will be  on races five through ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at  3:03 p.m.

The carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone eight racing days with multiple tickets that had all six Rainbow 6 race  winners  During that period it has taken out 20 percent of each day's Rainbow 6 bet, divided 56 percent among  tickets that had six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot (80 percent of day' new bet plus all of the incoming carryover) only on days when there is justo ne ticket with all six winners.

In addition to its regular Wednesday through Sunday live racing, Gulfstream will have a 12-race cad on Monday Feb. 17,

It will be the track's fifth annual  Presidents Day   card.  All twelve races have purses of $50,000 or $60,000 and are restricted to horses that have raced at or below designated claiming prices at  least once in their careers.





Sunday, February 9, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Sophomore Fillies go a mile on the lawn under $25,000 Optional Claiming conditions in Race 3.
Post time is 1:40 PM.

SUGAR FIX (6) finished first in a $16,000 Maiden claimer on January 10, only to be taken down for bumping a rival. Trainer Mike Dini then moved her up to a $32,000 tag the next race, which she won by four lengths. Veteran Jesus Castenon has the return call. Appears to be very sharp now.

THE BET  $10 to win on SUGAR FIX (6) and a $3 exacta box with MATINEE GIRL (1) and QUEEN'S EMBRACE (4). 1,4,6. Total Bet $28.
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/8  Lost $136 in a wild day at the Downs. Time to regroup. Bankroll is minus $263.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tampa Bay Stakes are On RadioStPete




Internet station RadioStPete radiostpete.com, in comjunction with HorseRacingFLA, is carrying track announcer Richard Grunder's live calls of today's four stakes races at Tampa Bay Downs.

HRFLA associate editor Bob Bauer is providing between-races analysis.

The sequence will conclude with the  Sam F. Davis(Grade 3) for 3-YO at 5:29  p.m.

We will have coverage of the stakes races on this blog.


BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today promises to present a plethora of betting action at the Downs. Festival Preview Day features a program of a dozen races, highlighted by the Grade 3 $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes.

Here are my bets for the Stakes events.

Race 8  $175,000 Grade 3 Endevour Stakes 
Older Fillies & Mares, One mile and one-sixteenth, Turf

GOT STORMY (7) is probably the best turf racing Mare in America.
THE BET  $25 to win on GOT STORMY (7) and $5 exactas with ALTHEA (2) ALDINA DEL SUR (4) and PHANTOM OPENING (8).  7/ 2,4,8.  Total Bet $40.

RACE 9  $150,000 Suncoast Stakes, Three year-old Fillies, One mile and forty yards.

COMICAL (5) gets class relief after facing Graded Stakes foes in her last 5 outings. Runs well fresh, Rosario rides for Asmussen.
THE BET $20 to win on COMICAL (5) and a $2 exacta box with MOTU (4) and BLAME DEBBY (7). 4,5,7. Total Bet $32

RACE 10  $175,000 Grade 3 Tampa Bay Stakes, Four year-old and upward. One mile and one-sixteenth, Turf.

CARIBOU CLUB (4), is multiple Graded Stakes winner on the lawn. Has been training in Oldsmar since January 3, four local works. Very sharp now, Jose Ortiz rides for Tom Proctor.
THE BET $20 to win on CARIBOU CLUB (4) and a $2 exacta box with MARCH TO THE ARCH (1) and REAL STORY (8).      1,4,8    Total Bet $32.

Race 11  $250,000 Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes
Three year-old, One mile and one-sixteenth

INDEPENDENCE HALL (4) is the one to beat as he seeks to extend his perfect 3 for 3 record. A repeat of his effort in the Grade 3 Nashua Stakes last November at Aquaduct, will win here.
THE BET $20 to win on INDEPENDENCE HALL (4) and a $2 exacta box with CHAPALU (8) and AJAAWEED (1). 1,4,8.  Total Bet $32
GOOD LUCK!!



Friday, February 7, 2020

Gulfstream Off the Turf on Friday



Gulfstreamm is halfway through Friday's ten-race card for which the three scheduled-for-turf races have beem moved to the dirt track that is listed as Good.

Gulfstream made tjat decision after hjeavy  rain on Friday morning.

Of the remaining races, only the sixth was scheduled for tuirf/  It will be run at one mile on dirt, 

There are sevem startets remaining --  2,3,4,5. 8.9 and 11..   The  race will go to post at  approximately  3:40 p/m.

The sixth race will be the start of the  Late   Pick 5. 

Luixury Suite  (4). at  6-1. won the fifth race tostart rhe Rainbow 6.


The  carryover coming in was $285,713. Bettors   added  $262,687 to ther Rainbow  6.



A list  of scratches and other changes may be found on this  Equibase Web site link ttp://www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/latechangesGP-USA.html#sthash.rllwEm5H.pqqFBEcM.dpbs gt







  

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Good at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 6, Post time 3:16 PM. Older (four and up) $8,000 NW2L Claiming Fillies and Mares travel a mile and forty yards on the main track.

OUR PETUNIA (6) has an early pace advantage over these and should get a comfortable lead right from the gate under top rider Antonio Gallardo. She is the only runner to have won on an off track, there could be moisture in the racing surface after heavy rain last night. This four year-old filly ran second after having the lead in her only try at this distance. Can get there today.

THE BET $20 to win on OUR PETUNIA (6) and a $5 exacta box with ELUSIVE RIDER (3) 3,6. Also, a $2 exacta box with those two and CARAMEL MOON (4). 3,4,6. Total Bet $42.
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/5  Lost $32, the bankroll is now minus $108.90


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Odds-on MrAtila Wins First Leg of Rainbow 6

Mr. Atila (6). at 4-5, won Gulfstream's  fifth race on Thursday to start the Rainbow 6.

The field had only four horses, due to scratches.  It is  certain that almost all bettors had Mr. Atila on tickets, and it is likely that many singled him.

Bettors added $214,687 to the Rainbow 6.  The carryover coming in was $234,194.

That adds up to just under  $449,000 thus enabling Gulfstream  to not put in money to achieve its  $400,000 guarantee   


Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Thursday

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm for Thursday's ten-race  card at  Gulfstream Park.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is four days old and stands at $234,194.

The 20-cents per combination only bet is on races five through ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:03  p.m.

Gulfstream has guaranteed that the Rainbow 6  ;pool will be at least $400,000. That is the combination of the coming-in carryover and all of the day's new bets on the Rainbow 6.

On Wednesday, there were twelve tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow  6 races.  Each was paid $9,995.28 on the 20 cent bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were  1-8-6-9-6-12.

Bettors added $214,228  to the Rainbow 6.  Of that,  Gulfstream  took out 20 percent  It then divided 56 percent among tickets with six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 7, $16,000 Maiden Claimers (four and upward) go a mile on the lawn. Post time is 3:45 PM.

MIKE MIKE (3) has a good chance to graduate  under regular rider Huber Villa-Gomez. This four year-old gelding appears to be the lone early speed in this field and might pull off a wire to wire theft. He faced $40,000 rivals in the last race and returns to the $16,000 level today. 

THE BET $10 to win on MIKE MIKE (3) and a $5 exacta box with MR. MAURICE (1) 1,3 also a $2 exacta box with those two and PAPA RALPH J (8) 1,3,8. Total Bet $32.   GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/2  The win bet ran second by a nose, but we had $3 on the $25 exacta. The total bet was $38, the exacta was worth $37.50, a loss of fifty cents on the day. Bankroll is now minus $76.90.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Good at Tampa

A full field of ten older $16,000 Optional Claiming Fillies and Mares will sprint five furlongs on the turf in Race 7. Post time is 3:45 PM.

Miami shipper FIGHTRESS (10) is the one to catch. She showed impressive early foot at Gulfstream wearing blinkers in her last pair of outings. Both times, this daughter of TAPIZAR took an early lead, laying down wicked-fast fractions. It appears that she can do that again with this group. Ademar Santos rides for Laura Cazeres.

THE BET  $20 to win on FIGHTRESS (10) and a $3 exacta box with TRACY ANN'S LEGACY (2) and SUMMER FROCK (3). 2,3,10. Total Bet $38
GOOD LUCK!! 

PREVIOUS RESULTS  2/1  The win bet ran second, the exacta was second and third. Lost $38, the bankroll is minus $76.40.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Main Track GOOD NO TURF RACING TODAY

A compact but competitive field of $16,000 Optional Claiming older Fillies and Mares sprint six furlongs in Race 6. Post time is 3:20 PM.

NAUGHTY SHIRLEY (5) has been going well in Tampa for leading trainer Gerald Bennett. She won a condition claiming race on December 11, by more than eight lengths. In her last outing, January 11, she was second after a balky start. Red-hot Samy Camacho rode her in those efforts and returns today. They can return to the winner's circle with a clean trip.

THE BET $20 to win on NAUGHTY SHIRLEY (5) and a $3 exacta box with TALLY HO (1) and G Q GIRL (2). 1,2,5.     Total Bet $38                       GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  Had the win bet and just missed the exacta in a very close photo. The payoff was $47.50 for the $37 bet, a profit of $10.50 for the day. The bankroll is minus $38.40. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

KEEPSAKE KITTEN (1) is the one to beat in Race 6, a mile on the grass for Sophomores at the $25,000 Optional Claiming level. Post time is 3:17 PM.

This son of KITTEN'S JOY turned in a huge turf effort at Gulfstream on January 4 with $35,000 foes. He finished second after a rough start, making up about twenty lengths in three quarters of a mile and earned the best turf fig in this field. Today, trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. (40% winners) ships in and last season's leading jock Sammy Camacho rides.

THE BET  $25 to win on KEEPSAKE KITTEN (1) and a $2 exacta box with RECKLESS SPIRIT (4) and CATCH YA LATER BRO (7).   1,4,7 
Total Bet $37.   GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/29  Lost $32. The  bankroll is now minus $48.90. 





Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Pool Starts at $85,583


By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink

Bacano (8), at 4-1, won Wednesday's  fifth race at Gulfstream Park, to start the Rainbow 6.

Betting on the Rainbow 6 was $85,583 as Gulfstream began a new pool on the 20-cent per combination only bet.

On Sunday, Gulfstream had a mandatory payout on a Rainbow 6  pool that had built up a carryover of $3,612,594 over 41  race days.


Over the final  three weeks of that carryover, Rainbow 6 wagering was more than $300,000 all but one day.

A drop-off was expected for the start of a new pool.

Bettors on Sunday added $10,675,583 to the Rainbow  6 pool,

Per its mandatory payout, Gulfstream distributed the full coming-in carryover and 80  percent of the day's  new  Rainbow 6  bet (20 percent  takeout) among  all tickets that had all six Rainbow race winners.

 Each winning ticket received $11,600.60.

 Gulfstream  reported  that  there were "multiple winning tickets," but did not disclose  the number.

HorseRacingFLA's review of Equibase charts showed there were 1,047 winning Rainbow 6 tickets.

On non-mandatory days,  Gulfstream  pays out the Rainbow 6  carryover and 80  percent of the new bet only if there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6  wniners.

On  non-mandatory days with multiple winning  tickets, Gulfstream  takes out  20 percent of  the day's Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides  56 percent p among the tickets with six  winners and adds  24  ptcent to the carryuver/

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

MR. WRENCH IT (5) appears to have an edge over his rivals in Race 6, a $16,000 NW3L Claimer at a mile on the turf. Post time is 2:55 PM.

This newly gelded four year-old drops into the claiming ranks for the first time and ships into Tampa off a four month freshening. He has run on grass before and is fast enough to beat this field. Veteran Ron Allen Jr. rides for 23% trainer Walter Woodard.

THE BET  $20 to win on MR. WRENCH IT (5) and a $2 exacta box with ZACAPA RUN (8) and TACTICAL QUALITY (6). 5,6,8. Total Bet $32. GOOD LUCK!!  

PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/26  Our play was limited as the three horse exacta box ($18) was reduced to only two runners ($6) by a scratch.. Also had a $10 win wager. 
The win bet ran third, our other horse won. Lost $16. The bank roll is now minus $16.90

Tampa Bay Has Nine Races on Wednesday Card; Sixth is RadioStPete/HRFLA Race of Day

Tampa Bay Downs will resume live racing  on We dnesday with a nine-race card and first post of 1232 p,m.

Tampa Bay  Has Nine  Races on Wednesday Card; Sixth is RadioStPete/HRFLA Race of Day
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There are no carryovers.

The sixth  race is theRadioStPete/HorseracingFLA race of the day. The race is one mile on turf for  4-YOs and up that have never won  three races.It is a $16,000  claiming race with a $14,200 purse  and ten entranrs.

Each race day, Internet station RadioStPete  https://radiostpete.com/carries track announcer Richard Grunder's live call of a feature race.

Bob Bauer,HRFLA associate editor and RadioStPete  racing analyst, introduces
 the field and provides post-race commentary.

On  each Tampa Bay race day, Bauer's preview ois carried on RadioSPete newscasts at approximately 8:15  a.m. and 12:15 p/m.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Blazing Desire(5), at 5-2, Wins First Leg of GP Rainbow 6

 Blazing  Desire (5), at 5-2, took an early lead and went on to win Gulfstream's sixth race on Sunday.

It was the start of the Rainbow 6, with a mandatory payout--no  matter the number of tickets with all six winning horses.

The pool for Sunday began with a carryover of $3,612,594.  Bettors added $10,675,893 to the Rainbow 6, which is a 20-cents per combination only bet.

Tickets that have all six Rainbow 6 wining horses will divide a payout of just under  $12.2 million.  That will be a combination of the full carryover plus 80 percent of today's Rainbow 6 bet--which has a 20 percent takeout.

Our suggested Rainbow 6 ticket is among those that are done after just one race.  Our two horses were Dazzling Dunhill (4)  and Vintage Kitten (6). They finished second and fourth, respectively.



Rainbow 6 Recommended Bet

The Rainbow 6 is coming up at Gulfstream, starting with the sixth race, and with a mandatory payout.

Here  is our recommended bet (program numbers of horses).  The total cost is $43.20.

6th -  4  6
7th -  3 5
8th - 1 5  8
9th --  5 10
10th -  2   7  9
11th -- 4   6  9



BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 8, older Fillies and Mares go a grassy mile under $25,000 NW3L conditions. Post time is 4:15 PM.

SWEET BLOSSOM (1) is a good bet at 6/1 morning line. She is in top form, having won two in a row on the dirt, that were moved off the sod. Prior to those wins, she earned fast turf figs on the Miami circuit. This filly has early foot and appears to be the lone speed on the rail. Top Jock Gallardo returns.

THE BET $10 to win on SWEET BLOSSOM (1) and a $3 exacta box with STORMY D (8) and FACTS DON'T MATTER (9). 1,8,9 Total Bet $28
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/25  Had the win bet, missed the exacta. The win paid $60, a profit of $23 for the day. The bank roll is now minus 90 cents.  

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Pegasus Selections

Horse Racing FLA's Picks for the Pegasus World Cup 



        Horse       Post 1  Higher Power (6)
2  Seking the Soul (4)
3  Bodexpress  (12)
4  Mucho Gusto (10)
5 War Story  (7)

Exacta box   4   6   10  12

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Pegasus

Conditions are Fas t and Firm for Saturday's Pegasus day card at Gulfstream Park.

The Pegasus World Cup Dirt stakes (Grade 1) is the 12th and final race with scheduled post of 5:34 p.m.

We  will  have coverage on this  blog.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

ZEFIRO (5) is the one to beat in Race 8, a $16,000 Starter Handicap at a mile and one-sixteenth on the lawn. Post time is 3:55 PM.

This six year-old is three for six over the Tampa turf and is in top form now. She won her last pair of races with authority and has beaten this kind before. Dan Centeno returns for the 21% Sienkewicz outfit.

THE BET $25 to win on ZEFIRO (5) and a $2 exacta box with HOPE AGAIN (4) and SYCAMORE LANE (6). 4,5,6. Total Bet $37.
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/24  The win bet ran second, but we had the $39.40 saver exacta. The bet was $37, a profit of $2.40 for the day. The bankroll is now minus $23.90.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Rainbow 6 Opener Won By 7-2 Shot

Deckology (1), at 7-2, rallied to beat the 4-5 faorite  R Man Joe (4) by  a length in Friday's fifth race at Gulfstream.

The race was the start of the Rainbow 6. Due to rain early today. Gulfstream moved that race from turf to dirt along with three other Rainbow 6  races--six, eight and ten.

Because of  scratches, betting on the Rainbow  6  was $289,230--relatively low for the current cycle in which the Rainbow 6 carryover is 39 days old.

The carryover coming in was $3,205,199.

Added to today's bet, the pool is $3,494,429.

Gulfstream had guaranteed that today's pool would be  at least $4 million if there is just one winning ticket that takes down the jackpot.  If that happens (unlikely with reduced fields) Gulfstream would need to put in just over $500,000.

In an upcoming post we will look at how the Rainbow 6 will fit into Saturday's Pegasus card and what's in store for Sunday  when there will be a mandatory payout of the jackpot/carryover--no matter the number of tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

With clear skies i the

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Friday

Due to overnight rain, there is no turf racing at Gulfstream Park on Friday.


The first, third, fifth, sixth. eighth and tenth races were scheduled for turf--and all have been moved to the dirt track that is  listed as Fast.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $3,205,199.  The 20-cent only bet is on races five through ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:32 p.m.  

Within several minutes, we will post a list of scratches on this blog.  

On Sunday, Gulfstream will have a mandatory payout on the Rainbow 6  jackpot/carryover--no matter the number of tickets that have all six Rainbow 6 winners.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

$10,000 Claiming Fillies and Mares sprint six furlongs in Race 8. Post time is 4:20 PM.

PUBLICIST (6) is hard to go past. This eight year-old Mare from the powerful Gerald Bennett barn has won her two starts in Oldsmar this season, both by more than seven lengths. Lifetime she is a perfect five for five over the Tampa track. Red hot jock Antonio Gallardo on board for the last pair of victories, returns today.

THE BET $25 to win on PUBLICIST (6) and a $2 exacta box with MY GIRL ANNIE (1) and DREAMING DIAMONDS (7).   1,6,7.
Total Bet $37  GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/23 Had two winning days in a row, made up some ground with the bankroll. On Wednesday, there was a profit of $104.70 Reducing the $197 deficit to $92.30.

Yesterday, the $10 win bet went down, but the $3 exacta box (reduced to only 2 runners) paid out a profit of $66 for the day. The bankroll is now minus $26.30.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Four year-olds and up will sprint six furlongs in Race 5, under $10,000 Optional Claiming conditions. Post time is 2:45 PM.

FORWARD MOTION (5) is in top form now, having won a pair of seven panel contests lately. The last against $16,000 rivals. Today, he turns back to six furlongs and faces $10,000 foes and has a good chance for another trip to the winner's  circle.

THE BET $10 to win on FORWARD MOTION (5) and a $3 exacta box with NATIVE HAWK (7) and SINGANOTHERSONG (4). Total Bet $28. GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/22  Had the $9.40 winner and the $24.20 exacta. The $25 win bet and $2 exacta returned $141.70, a profit of $104.70 for the day. The bank roll is now minus 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

This year, the Stronach Group, which owns Gulfstream Park and heads the Pegasus World Cup, announced major changes to the series. Both races will be run entirely medication free, as part of an industry-wide push for more safety and transparency in horse racing.
Additionally, all entry fees will be waived as purses drop. Entry fees for the Pegasus have peaked as high as $1 million in past years. The Pegasus World Cup’s purse was dropped from $9 million in 2019 to $3 million this year, and the Pegasus World Cup Turf also saw a $6 million purse decrease from $7 million to $1 million. The Stronach Group also announced that 2 percent of the purses will be donated to caring for retired Thoroughbreds ready to be retrained and 

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Today's play is in Race 5, Post time is 2:29 PM. Older Fillies & Mares go a mile on the turf under $16,000 NW2X Optional Claiming conditions.

ROSEBUD'S HOPE (4) is the choice here, she appears to have a big advantage in early pace and has a real chance to wire this field. Regular Jockey Pablo Morales rides for Mike Stidham, they are currently winning at a 39% clip when they team up in Tampa.

THE BET $25 to win on ROSEBUD'S HOPE (4) and a $2 exacta box with LAYLA NOOR (5) and PRIMELA (3). 3,4,5. Total Bet $37 GOOD LUCK

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/19  Lost $22 The bankroll is now minus $197.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

GP: Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payoff on Sunday; Carryover Will Be $3.3 Million on Thursday


By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink


Gulfstream Park announced on Monday that it will have a mandatory payout on its Rainbow  carryover on Sunday Jan. 26.

The carryover is $3,133,994 through Monday, and that is raising prospects that the pool could be $15 million or  more on "mandatory day."

On Sunday, Gulfstream will pay out the entire coming-in carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new bets on the Rainbow 6.

Through Monday's races, the special Martin Luther King  holiday  card, the carryover is  38 days.old.  That is the entire length, thus far, of Guilfstream's 2019-2020 championship meet that began Nov. 29.

On most days, Gulfstream pays out the carryover and 80 percent of the new Rainbow 6 bet only on days when there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6  winners,

On Monday there were 187 Rainbow 6  tickets with all six winners. Each was paid $1,421.20 on the 20-cents per combination only bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 3-4-3-11-4-8. Dr. Shane, at 12-1 in the eighth race, was the only Rainbow 6  winner  at double digit odds.

Per its rules for days with multiple tickets with all six winners. Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the Rainbow 6 bet. It then divided 56 percent of that bet among tickets with six winners and added 24  percent to the carryover.

After its holiday racing card on Monday, Gulfstream will not have live racing this Wednesday.

It will resume racing this Thursday with  ten races and first post of 12:35 p.m. The Rainbow 6 will  beon races five through ten,. with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. 

It will race again on Friday and on Saturday, which is Pegasus World Cup Day and will likely have more than $3 million in total handle with several million on the Rainbow 6.

The large carryover is attracting numerous betting syndicates who are "going deep" in several legs of the Rainbow 6. That apparently is making it difficult for one bettor to be the only one to find a longshot winner that would :take down the Rainbow 6.

Even if the Rainbow 6 is "taken down" by a single ticket before Sunday, it will attract perhaps $1 million or more that day.

If the carryover is still there for Sunday, it could be as high as $5 million  In that case, Gulfstream is saying that Rainbow 6 handle could be in the $10 million range--mirroring several other mandatory payoff days on the Rainbow 6  at  Gulfstream.





Monday, January 20, 2020

Rainbow 6 Coming Up on MLK Day

The fifth race is coming up at  Gulfstream Park to start the Rainbow 6  on the special Martin Luther King day  card.

The carryover is $3,020,200.  Gulfstream  has guaranteed that the pool will be at least $4 million.

Scheduled   post is 2:34 p.m. But look for it to be several  minutes later than that.

One reason will be an extra special desire of Gulfstream management to milk the clock and bring in as much wagering as they can and push the pool above $4 mll ticketlion without Gulfstream money.

The guarantee means there would be at least $4 million in the pool if there is just one ticket with  all six Rainbow  6  winning horses.

That hasnot happened in the first  37  odays of,the champinship  meet.  We  look for that to continue today, unless there are at least  two longshot winners

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Declaration Warrior (10), at 5-1, won Sunday's sixth race at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow 6.

Bettors added $683,964 to the Rainbow 6. 

The carryover coming in was $2,856,098 and has built up over 36 days. 

That makes the pool  $3,540,062--meaning Gulfstream will not have to put in money to meet its guarantee of $3.5 million.

Rainbow 6 Coming Up at Gulfstream

The  sixth  race is coming up at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow  6.

Scheduled post is 2:32 p.m.

The carryover coming in is $2,856,098.

Gulfstream has guaranteed that the pool will be at least $3.5 million.


BAUER'S BETS : Fast & Firm at Tampa

$16,000 Claiming older Fillies and Mares will go a grassy mile in Race 5. Post time is 2:45 PM.

LADY LOVE (3) is back in the Granitz barn now, she won a pair of turf races here last season for this outfit. The first was after a five month layoff after competing at Saratoga for another barn. She then shipped to Tampa and scored for Granitz with Willie Martinez up. They have the same situation today at 10/1 morning line. She has four wins on the Tampa turf in seven attempts.

THE BET $10 to win on LADY LOVE (3) and a $2 exacta box with MARMALADE (9) and PURE SUGAR (2). 2,3,9  Total Bet $22  GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/18  Bet $66, collected $32, lost $34 for the day. The bankroll is minus $175. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

 liam's Lucky Charm (10), at 2-1, won Saturday's seventh race at Gulfstream to start the  Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming in was $2,675,393.  Bettors added $753,256 to the Rainbow 6 pool.


That combination adds up to $3,428,649. Gulfstream had guaranteed that the pool would be at least $3.5 million. Thus it will need to put in just under $80,000 if  there is jusr one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow  races.










BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm, Triple Stakes at Tampa Today

Stakes action starts in Race 3 at 1:45 PM with the $125,000 Pasco Stakes for sophomores at seven furlongs.

NO GETTING OVER ME (4) is a good bet here. He has the home track advantage, winning a Maiden Special event by almost ten lengths and then running second in the Inaugural after a balky start. Logged a bullet 5 furlong work January 9, 1.00.4 breezing from the gate. All on the local dirt. His connections, Bennett and Camacho, have plans for this one. 

THE BET: $10 to win on NO GETTING OVER ME (4) and a $2 exacta box with LIAM'S LUCKY CHARM (1) and ALBERT PARK (6). 1,4,6.
Total Bet $22.

Older Fillies and Mares will travel a mile and   one-sixteenth in the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes, Post is 3:46 PM for Race 7.

CLASSIC FIT (6) gets class relief today, having faced graded stakes foes in her last four dirt races. Mike Stidham (30% winners) ships this one in from the Fairgrounds and Jesus Castenon rides. The last time this filly ran with company similar to today's ($75,000 Stake at Gulfstream), she won.

THE BET $10 to win on CLASSIC FIT (6) and a $2 exacta box with TWEETING (1) and JEHOZACAT (5) 1,5,6.  Total Bet $22

The Stakes finale, Race 9 at 4:50 PM is the $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes at seven panels for three year-old Fillies. This appears to be a wide open affair.

MO CITY (10) from the powerful Stidham outfit, appears to be a filly with a future. She was an impressive debut winner by five lengths over the Tampa track at six furlongs, today's additional furlong should not be a problem. Pablo Morales (41% winners with Stidham in Tampa) has the return mount. Worked a bullet four furlongs in 47.3 on January 10. A lot to like at 8/1 morning line.

THE BET $10 to win on MO CITY (10) and a $2 exacta box with SWISS SKY DIVER (3) and 
WE THE CLOUD (1) 1,3,10.   Total Bet $22
GOOD LUCK !!

Saturday Stakes: Skyway Festival at Tampa; Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will both have major stakes days on  Saturday,

Gulfstream will  hold its annual Sunshine Millions day, with four stakes races that have six-figure purses and are restricted to Florida breds.

It will be the Skyway Festival day at Tampa Bay, with  three stakes races.

The feature $125,000 Pasco Stakes is seven furlongs  on dirt for 3-year-olds. It is a prep for graded stakes/Kentucky Derby  qualifying point races that will be run at Tampa Bat and at Gulfstream in February and March. It is Tampa's third race  on Saturday.

First lost at Tampa is 12:47 p.m. for a ten-race card.

Gulfstream has twelve  races, with first post at 11:40 a.m.

Gulfstream has the added attraction of a Rainbow 6 carryover that has reached almost $2.7 million.  The 20-cents per combination only bet is on races seven to twelve

We will have previews and other coverage of the two tracks' stakes on this blog.


Friday, January 17, 2020

Rainbow 6 Coming Up at Gulfstream

The  Rainbow  6 is approaching at  Gulfstream, to  start with the fifth race that has  a scheduled post time of 2:30 p.m.

Conditions are  listed as Fast  and Firm.


The  carryover coming in is $2,568,043.--and has grown   over  34 race days.   Gulfstream has guaranteed that the Rainbow  6 pool will be  at  least  $3 million.

If bettors  today put in less than $432.957 Gulfstream will need tomake up the difference.

Gufstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Nears $2.6 Million

 Gulfstream Park's Rainbow  6 carryover has grown to  $2,568,043 for Friday.

It will be part of a 12-race card that has first post  at  12:35 p.m.

The Rainbow 6, a 20-cent per combination bet, will be on races five through ten.

During the afternoon, we will have  coverage  of the Rainbow  6  and other Gulfstream news on this blog.

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BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

A well-bred group of older Maiden Fillies and Mares look to graduate on the lawn in Race 5, Post time is 2:46 PM.

AVA MALONE (2) a daughter of CURLIN, from the powerful Chad Brown barn is the one to beat here. She tries the Tampa turf after a six week vacation and owns the best grass figures in the field. Gallardo rides.

THE BET $10 to win on AVA MALONE (2) and a $2 exacta box with PALLAS ATHENE (5) and GENTLE TOUCH (4).  2,4,5.  Total Bet $22

PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/15 Win bet finished third in a photo at 22/1. Had first and third in exacta. Lost $22. The bankroll is minus $143.20.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 3-1 Shot

Dermot  (4), at  3-1, won Thursday's  fifth  race at Gulfstream to  start the Rainbow 6

The carryover coming in was $2,477,362.Today's betting on the Rainbow 6 was  $378,065.

Gulfstream, had guaranteed that the pool would be at least $3 million today.

The combination of the carryover and today's bets was $2,855,427 

So it appears that Gulfstream will need to put in just over $150,000 to bring the pool above $3 million in case there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6  winning horses

The sixth race is the start of the Late Pick 5, with a  50-cent minimum bet. Thee is no carryover today.

The five races will have 39 starters--following scratches of the 7  horse in the sixth race and the 5  horse in the eighth race.

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Rainbow 6

The fifth race is coming up at Gulfstream to  start the  Rainbow 6.

Conditions are listed as Fast  and Firm.

The carryover coming in is $2,477,362.

Gulfstgream has guaranteed that the pool will be at least $3 million.

If you are looking for a horse to single, we suggest either Blings Express (2)in the eighth race  or Dream Marie (4) in the ninth race.

GP Rainbow 6 Carryover Nears $2.5 Million


Gulfstream Park will have Rainbow 6 carryover of $2,477,362 on Thursday .

First post will be 12:35 p.m. for a ten-race card. The Rainbow  6, a 20-cents per combination only bet, will  be on races five through ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

The Rainbow 6 carryover has grown because Wednesday was Gulfstream's 33rd straight race day (entire championship  meet thus far)  without the jackpot/carryover payoff requirement of just one ticket with all six Rainbow six winning horses.

On Wednesday, all six winners were at 3-1 or lower.

  That resulted in a relatively low payoff of $166.9 on the 20  cent bet.  HRFLA's  calculation shows there were 1,518 winning tickets.

Program numbers of the winning horses were  9-7-4-9-10-7.

Wednesday's wagering on the Rainbow   was $439,120.

Of that, Gulfstream  took out  20 percent. Of the remainder of the day's Rainbow 6 bet, it divided 56 percent among winning tickets and added 24 percent to the carryover.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Rainbow 6 Coming Up at Gulfstream


Gulfstream Park 's ten-race Wednesday card is underway with conditions listed as Fast  and  Firm.  

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $2,371,995.

The  20-cents per combination only bet is on races five through ten, with the  sequence scheduled to start  at  2:32  p.m.

We will have coverage of Gulfstream this evening on this blog.


BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Race 6 features a well matched group of older fillies and mares sprinting five furlongs on the sod under $32,000 NW2X Optional Claiming conditions. Post time is 3PM.

J'S INDIAN CHARM (4) could be sitting on a huge effort today. This six year-old mare has awesome early speed and had a brief lead on a field of colts in her last outing, first race back after a three month hiatus. She will compete with her own gender here and Ron Allen Jr. returns in the irons. He has ridden this speedster to her best wins in the past. 

THE BET $10 to win on J'S INDIAN CHARM (4) and an exacta box with ROYALLY COOL (3) and ODE TO JOY (7).   3,4,7.   Total Bet $22
GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS 1/12  Cashed the win bet, missed the exacta. Collected $21, a loss of $1 on the day. The bankroll is now minus $121.30.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tampa Bay to Have Racing on Thursday Jan 23

Tampa Bay Downs will conduct a full card of Thoroughbred racing on Thursday, Jan. 23 after its request to add the date was approved by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

The request was filed after the track’s Dec. 22 program was cancelled due to heavy storms.

“We appreciate the state’s action in permitting us to race on Jan. 23,” said Peter Berube, the track’s Vice President-General Manager. “We plan to race 90 days during the 2019-2020 meeting, and the Thursday date gives our horsemen another opportunity to compete.”

Tampa Bay Downs races each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 3, with the exception of Easter Sunday, April 12, when the track is closed.

Monday, January 13, 2020

GP Carryover for Wednesday Nears $2.4 Million

By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink

Gulfstream Park will have  a  carryover of $2,371,995 when it resumes racing on Wednesday.

First post  will  be 12:35 p.m. for a  ten-race card.

The Rainbow 6, a  20-cents per combination only bet, will be on races  five through ten with the sequence scheduled to start at  2:32 p.m.

 The.carryover is extended into a 32nd day--the entire length thus far of Gulfstream's 2019-2020 championship  meet. 

Gulfstream pays out the jackpot/carryover only when there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6  races.  The jackpot consists of the entire coming in carryover plus 80  percent of the day's new Rainbow 6  bet.

On Sunday, Gulfsteam's most recent race day, there were 145 tickets with all six winners.  Each was paid $2,322.06 on a  20 cent bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 2-4-3-7-5-2.

Sunday's betting on the Rainbow 6 was $574,925.. Of that, Gulfstream took out 20 percent.  It then divided 56 percent among the tickets with six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

That was the third largest amount of Rainbow 6 bets during the current meet,

*The current Rainbow 6 carryover is the fifth that has grown to more than $2 million at Gulfstream meets since  early 2018

*At this point in Gulfstream's  2018-2019 championship meet, there were six days with just one  Rainbow 6 ticket  with all six winners.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Even-Money Favorite Wins First Leg of Rainbow 6

Spice is Nice (2), at 1-1, was an impressive first-out winner in Sunday's  sixth race a Gulfstream--the start of the Rainbow 6.

The wagering number also was impressive.  

Bettors put $574,973 into the Rainbow 6. That is added to the carryover of $2,234,065. The total of about $2.8 million exceeds Gulfsteam's guarantee that the pool would be at least $2.5 million.

Spice is Nice won by ten lengths in the  one-turn mile dirt race--a $50,000 MSW race for 3-year-old fillies.  She was clocked in 1:36.06 on the track listed as Fast.

John Velazquez rode and Todd Pletcher trains Spice is Nice, a daughter of Curlin.

The seventh race--first leg of the Late Pick 5 and second in the Rainbow 6--was won bt  Bold Paynter (4 )at 6-1.  Betting was $382,124 on the Late :Pick  5, which did not have carryover.



TheTRainbnow 6 has goner 31  race days without  ther jackpot payff requiremnt of jut one ticket with all sixwinners

IOf there is a sglew winner toda, the ticket would be sworth avbout $2.7 millionon the 20-cent only bet.  That woudl be 80 percent pf today's bet plus the full carryover.

If there are multiple winning ticket the formulamis:  20 percent of day'sbet to tsakkeout, 56 percent dvdd amnong tickets with six winners;  24 percwenr=t  addedto  carryover.

Rainbow 6 Coming Uo at Gulfstreap

The sixth race is coming up at Gulfstream  to start the Rainbow 6.

The carryover s $2,234.065. 

 Gulfstream has guaranteed that the pool will be at least $2.5 million.  We  expect that around $500.000 will be bet on the Rainboew 6--removing any  need for Gulfstream  to put in money.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Race 6 features sophomore Fillies going a mile and one-sixteenth on the turf under $75,000 NW1X Optional Claiming conditions. Post time is 3:15 PM.

EMBOSSED (7) a Godolphin Homebred daughter of MEDAGALIA D'ORO, makes her turf debut for the Mike Stidham barn. She trounced a Maiden Special field by more four lengths on December 4, and should take to the lawn today. Pablo Morales has the return call and wins at a 36% rate when teamed up with Stidham.

THE BET $10 to win on EMBOSSED (7) and a $2 exacta box with TONAPITA (5) and WHISPER SLOW (1). 1,5,7. Total Bet $22.  GOOD LUCK!!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/11 The win bet got eliminated at the start, but the exacta box was good for $48.80. A profit of $26.80 for the day, the bankroll is now minus $120.20

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bettors Wager $710,000 on Rainbow 6; Caracaro Wins First Leg in Romp

Bettors poured $710,532 into the Rainbow 6 at  Gulfstream on Saturday, and the 3-year-old colt Caracaro poured it on in winning the sixth race that started the Rainbow 6.


The carryover coming in was $2,063,506--after 30 days without a single ticket jackpot  winner.

Gulfstream had guaranteed that the pool wold be  at least $2.5 million. It turned out to be more than $2.7 million.

Saturday'sbetting on the Rainbow 6  was the most during the current carryover cycle,

The race was a $50,000 maiden special weight for 3-YO and up at one mile on dirt.

Caracaro took the lead entering the turn and pulled away  to win by six lengths in the fast time of 1:35.16.

Emisael Jaramillo rode Caracaro for trainer Gustavo  Delgado.g

Gulfstream Saturday: $2 Million Carryover; Two Grade 3 Stakes Races on the Turf

A Rainbow 6 Carryover of more than $2 million and two Grade 3 turf stakes are the attractions at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

The carryover,  now  30  racing days old ,  is
$2,063,586.

The Rainbow  6, a  20 cents per combination only bet, will be on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:32 p.m.

First post will be  12:00  p.m. for an 11-race card.

The $150,000 Marshua's River Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf for older fillies and mares, is the eighth  race.

The $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes, at one mile on turf for males, is the tenth race.

We will have coverage  during the afternoon on this blog.

BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Four year olds and up will run a mile on the sod under $22,500 NW1X Allowance conditions, in Race 8. Post time is 4:15 PM.

THAT QUALITY (1) was an impressive debut winner on the Monmouth turf back on August 17. He earned a big figure that day and the place and show runners behind him won in their next start. The Jonathan Thomas barn wins at a 30% clip with layoffs of ninety days or more. This one might be any kind.

THE BET  $10 to win on THAT QUALITY (1) and a $2 exacta box with HOPE AGAIN (2) and  J BERESFORD TIPTON (4). 1,2,4. Total Bet $22 GOOD LUCK !!

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/10 Just missed the win, got the exacta for $22. Broke even for the day, bankroll remains at minus $147.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Has $2.5 Million Guarantee

The  fifth race, starting the  Rainbow  6 is coming uip at Gulfstream with scheduled post  at 2:34

The carryover is $1,951,703.  

Gulfstream has guaranteed that the  pool will be at least  $2.5 million.


We will have  coverage  on this blog.


BAUER'S BETS: Fast & Firm at Tampa

Four and up Fillies and Mares will contest Race 5 on the grass, at eight and one-half furlongs, under $100,000 Optional Claiming conditions. Post time is 2:45 PM.

DYNATAIL (5) is in a good spot for trainer Mike Dini. She appears to be the lone speed in this field and comes off a pair of sprint efforts that should sharpen her early foot. Jose Ferrer returns today, he is an ace with early speed types on the lawn. This mare has won twice on the Tampa turf and can do it again here.

THE BET $10 to win on DYNATAIL (5) and a $2 exacta box with MADAM MILAN (4) and PHANTOM OPENING (6).       4,5,6.             Total Bet $22.   GOOD LUCK!! 

PREVIOUS RESULTS  1/8 Lost $32. The bankroll is minus $147. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Rainbow 6GulfG

Gulfstream Park's fifth race is  coming up with scheduled post of 2:30 p.m. 

That will be the start of the Rainbow 6, with  a  carryover of $1,800,701.

Conditions are listed as Fast  and Firm.

Winds are off the oeean, from the east-northeast at about 20 per hour. It will be at the horses'  backs on the final turn.  That could be an additional factor in Gulfstream, again this meet, not being favorable to closers.

We will  have reports after the fifth race and after the end of the race day. 

Gulfstream Thursday Carryover is $1.8 Million

Gulfstream Park on Thursday will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of just over $1.8 million--$1,860,701  to be exact.

The Rainbow 6, a 20 cents per combination only bet, will be on races five through  ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.
The first race will have a Super  Hi-5 carryover of $3.409.

On Wednesday  there were ten tickets with all six winning horses in the Rainbow 6.  Each was paid $20,731.84 on the 20 cent bet.

Program  numbers of the winning horses were 6-5-12-2-2-2.

Because there were multiple  winning tickets the, carryover is extended for a 28th day.

At  approximately 12:00 p.m. today, we will  have additional Gulfstream news on this blog.