Saturday, January 18, 2020

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.

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