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.
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.

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