Saturday, July 31, 2021

GP Rainbow 6 Starts With 3-1 Winner

Ranger Up (6), at 3-1, won Saturday's eighth race at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow 6 with a guaranteed jackpot payoff.

The carryover coming in was $500,635. Bettors added $2,331,923 to the Rainbow 6. Gulfstream had projected that Rainbow 6 betting would be about$2.5 million.

The jackpot is made up of 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet and the entire carryover,

Gulfstream will divide that money among all tickets with the six winning horses,

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Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Mandatory Rainbiw 6

 Conditions are Fast and Firm for Gulfstream Park's 13-race Saturday card--with a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot.

The Rainbow 6 is on races eight to thirteen with the sequence set to start at 3:47 p.m.

The carryover coming in is $500,635. Gulfstream officials expect that the payout on the carryover will attract about $2.5 million in bets on the Rainbow 6.
The tenth race is the $100,000 Desert Vixen for 2-YO fillies and the 12th race is the $100,000 Dr. Fager for 2-YO males. Those are the first two races in this year's Florida Sire Stakes Series.



Gulfstream Saturday: Rainbow 6 Payout and Sire Stakes

 Gulfstream Park on Saturday will have an "all of it must go"   mandatory payout of its Rainbow 6 jackpot, along with the first two races in this year's Florida Sire Stakes series for 2-year-olds. 

 Gulfstream officials expect that the pool for the Rainbow 6 will be about $3 million.  That would be made up of a carryover of $500,635 (which has grown over 13 race days)plus about $2.5 million in new bets attracted by the carryover.

Gulfstream will have thirteen races with first post at 12:20 p.m. 

The Rainbow 6 will be on races eight o  13 with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:47 p.m. It is a 20-cents per combination-only bet. 

The jackpot consists of the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bets.

On "mandatory days," Gulfstream pays out the jackpot no matter the number of tickets with the most winning horses (usually six) in the Rainbow 6.

On days without a mandatory pay, Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6.

On non-mandatory days when there are multiple tickets with the most winning horses (usually  six), Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

The Rainbow 6 on Saturday will include the two Florida Sire Stakes races. They are restricted to Florida-bred 2-year-olds that are sons or daughters of Florida-registered stallions that are nominated for the program by their (stallion) owners.

The 10th race is the $100,000 Desert Vixen, at six furlongs on dirt for fillies.

The 12th race is the $100,000 Dr. Fager at six furlongs on dirt for males.

We will have coverage during the afternoon ov this blog.






Friday, July 30, 2021

Gulfstream Weekend: Rainbow 6l Sire Stakes

HRFLA Staff Report 

After being dark for four days, Gulfstream Park will resume racing on Friday with ten races and first post of 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Gulfstream  will have the first two races in this year's Florida Sire Stakes series for Florida bred 2-year-olds that meet a series of eligibility requirements.

Another possible Gulfstream highlight on Saturday is an "all must go" mandatory payout  of the entire jackpot on the Rainbow 6. If Gulfstream has that payout, betting on the Rainbow 6 probably will be at least $2.5 million.

The jackpot consists of the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bets.

On "mandatory days," Gulfstream pays out the jackpot no matter the number of tickets with the most winning horses (usually six) in the Rainbow 6.

On days without a mandatory pay, Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6.

On non-mandatory days when there are multiple tickets with the most winning horses (usually  six), Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

Whether Gulfstream has a mandatory  payout on Saturday will depend on what happens Friday in the Rainbow 6.

The Rainbow 6 will have will have a carryover of $458,914.

The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on races five to ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m.

The carryover has been growing because Gulfstream has gone twelve straight race days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with all six winners. If the Rainbow 6 is hit by a single ticket on Friday, it will take down the carryover. In that case, Gulfstream will start a new Rainbow  6 pool on Saturday.

If there are multiple winning tickets on Friday, the carryover will grow again (probably to about $500,000), and Gulfstream will have a mandatory Rainbow 6 payout.

Gulfstream wagering history indicates that the guaranteed payout of that large a carryover probably will attract between $2,5 million and $3 million in Rainbow 6 bets.

Saturday Races

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have thirteen races with first  post at  12:20 p.m.

The Rainbow 6 will be on races eight to  thirteen with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:47 p.m.

It will include the two Sire Stakes races.

The $100,000 Dr. Fager is six furlongs on dirt for males. It is the 12uth race with scheduled post at 6:08 p.m. 

The $100,000 Desert Vixen is six furlongs on dirt for fillies.  It is the 10th race with scheduled post at 4:58p.m.

We will have previews on Saturday morning md  coverage later in the  day.

The Sire Stakes races are restricted to Florida-bred sons and daughters of Florida-registered stallions whose owners pay annual fees to keep them eligible for stallion awards in the program.

The series is sponsored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association (FTBOA), That Ocala-based organization is joined by Gulfstream and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) in providing purse money for the series.

The second leg races in the series will be run on Aug. 25 at Gulfstream. The Affirmed is for males and the Susan's Girl is for fillies.  Both have $200,000 purses and are seven furlongs on dirt.

The final leg races will be run on Sept. 25 at  Gulfstream.  The In Reality is for males and the My Dear Girl is for fillies. Both have  $400,000 purses and will be 1 1/16 miles on dirt.

 



Monday, July 26, 2021

Gulfstream Schedule: Sire Stakes on Saturday; Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $458,914

As part of its regular spring/summer meet schedule, Gulfstream Park will be dark this Monday through Thursday.

Gulfstream, in Hallandale Beach, Fla., will resume racing on Friday with ten races and first post at 2:00 p.m.

On Friday, the carryover on the Rainbow 6  will be $458,914. The 20 cents per combination only bet will be on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday.  It includes click-ons for handicapping materials. Some is free. Some, such as Past Performances, is at cost. On Friday, the link will update automatically for scratches and other program changes.

Sire Stakes

Gulfstream's Saturday card will have the first two races in this year's Florida Sire Stakes series for 2-year-olds.

The two Saturday races are the $100,000 Dr. Fager at six furlongs on dirt for males and the $100,000 Desert Vixen at six furlongs on dirt for fillies.

Gulfstream will release its Saturday entries on Wednesday afternoon. The Sire Stakes races are restricted to Florida-bred sons and daughters of Florida-registered stallions whose owners pay annual fees to keep them eligible for stallion awards in the program.

The series is sponsored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association (FTBOA), That Ocala-based organization is joined by Gulfstream and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) in providing purse money for the series.

The second leg races in the series will be run on Aug. 25 at Gulfstream. The Affirmed is for males and the Susan's Girl is for fillies.  Both have $200,000 purses and are seven furlongs on dirt.

The final leg races will be run on Sept. 25 at  Gulfstream.  The In Reality is for males and the My Dear Girl is for fillies. Both have  $400,000 purses and will be 1 1/16 miles on dirt.

Gulfstream's condition book also shows the $60,000 3 Sons Brewing Co, Handicap, at six furlongs on dirt for 3-YO and up.

The entries for Gulfstream's Sunday card will be out on Thursday afternoon,  The condition book shows no stakes races for that day,

 



 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Low-Odds Horses Win First Three Legs of Rainbow 6



Here are results of the first three races in the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park.

Complex System (11), at 4-1, won the fifth race to start the Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming in was $412,402. Bettors added $193,826 to the Rainbow 6 pool.

Story Told (3), at 7-5, won the sixth race to continue the Rainbow 6 and start the Late Pick 5, with no incoming carryover. Wagering on the Late Pick 5 was $160,493.

Include the Beast (2), at 1-5, won the seventh race.  

The Pick 3 for races 5, 6  and  7 paid $12.45 for the minimum 50 cent bet.

Thus, it appears almost certain that there will be multiple winning tickets with all six winners today and that the carryover will extend into Friday--the next race day at Gulfstream. It  will be about $460,000.



Rainbow 6 Coming Up at Gulfstream

 The fifth race is coming up at Gulfstream m with scheduled post a 3:06 p.m.

 It will be the start of the Rainbow 6, where he carryover is $412,402. 

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the payoff will be at least $650,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

Conditions remain Fast and Firm.

Gulfstream Starts Sunday Fasr and Firm; Key Biscayne Wins Saturday's Monroe Stakes


Gulfstream Park is starting its ten-race Sunday card with the dirt listed as Fast and the turf listed as Firm.

First post is at 12:50 p.m.

Five of the Sunday  races are scheduled for turf.  However, the Weather Channel forecast is for a 40 percent chance of rain during racing hours in Hallandale Beach, Fla,, where Gulfstream is located.

There are no stakes races on the Sunday card.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $412,402. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is  on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:06 p.m.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Sunday, and will include scratches and other program changes,

On Saturday at Gulfstream, Key Biscayne rallied from fourth place at the top of the stretch and beat Starship  Nterprise  by a neck in the $75 000 Monroe Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Chantal Sutherland rode Key Biscayne, a 4-year-old filly, for trainer Juan Alvardo and owner-breeder Arindel.

Key Biscayne  was one of four winners for Sutherland, one of three winners for Arindel and one of three winners for Alvarado  on Gulfstream's 12-race Saturday card.

The Key Biscayne was run at one mile on dirt, for  fillies and mares 3-YO and up.

It was scheduled for  1 1/16 miles on turf. However following rain overnight and on Saturday morning, Gulfstream moved all six of the day's scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that was listed as Fast.

Later on Sunday, we will have additional information on the Monroe and on other Gulfstream racing,

  










Saturday, July 24, 2021

Monroe Stakes Coming Up at Gulfstream

The $75,000 Monroe Stakes,  Gulfstream's 10th and feature  race for Saturday, has been moved to one  mile on the dirt track  that is listed as Fast.

The Monroe had been scheduled for 1 1/16 miles  on turf.  It is for fillies and mares 3-YO and up. Scheduled post is 5:19 p.m.

Scratches  due to  the surface change have left the Monroe with just seven starters.

They are (with post positions): Thisismytime (4), Starship Nterprise (7), Mo of the West (8), Key Biscayne (10), Global Brand (11), Heiressindy (13) and Elusive Molly (14).

Thisismytime, Heiressindy and Elusive Molly were entered as Main Track Only, and all should be considered for the exacta. Past Performances indicate that  Thisismytime, wth Luca Panici riding for Kathleen O'Connell, could attempt  to take the field gate to wire,

Key Biscayne has won both of her dirt starts, one taken off turf at Belmont Park and one taken off turf at Gulfstream and also should be considered for the exacta.






 

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Saturday

Saturday, July 24 -- There is no turf racing at Gulfstream Park today.

Following overnight and morning rain, the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track has moved all six of the day's  scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Fast. Those races are the first, third, fifth, eighth, tenth and 12th,

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $371,943.  The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races  7 to 12 with the sequence set to start at 3:40 p.m.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Saturday. It has click-ons for scratches and other changes

Friday, July 23, 2021

Gulfstream: Three Races Taken Off the Turf

Rain, heavy at times, has been falling at Gulfstream Park since late morning and that has led the  Hallandale Beach, Fla., track to move its three remaining scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt--now sealed and listed as Sloppy,

Those races are the fifth, seventh and ninth.

The fourth race is coming up, with scheduled post at 3:40 p,m.  It will start the  Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $342,424.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday,  It has click=ons that lead to listing of scratches and other changes. 





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Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Friday

The dirt track is listed as Fast and the Turf is listed as Firm for Friday's nine-race card at Gulfstream Park.

First post  is at 2:00 p.m.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $342,424. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races  four to nine, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m.

We will have coverage  this afternoon on this blog

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Gulfstream Resumes Friday with 9 Races; Carryover on Rainbow 6 Passes $340j,000

After being dark this Monday through Thursday,   Gulfstream Park will resume live racing on Friday with nine races and first post at 2:00 p.m.

Gulfstream, in Hallandale Beach, Fla,, also will have live racing this Saturday and Sunday. Those three-day race weeks will be the standard for the remainder of Gulfstream's spring/summer meet, which is scheduled to end on Sept. 26.

There are no stakes races on the Friday card.

The Rainbow 6 on Friday has a carryover of $342,424. The carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone nine straight race days without the jackpot payout requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

The jackpot consists of the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets.

Om days when there is not a single-ticket winner, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent among multiple tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

On Sunday, Gulfstream's most recent  race day, $203,831 was bet on the Rainbow 6. There were 22 tickets with all  six winners, Each won $5,238 on a  20-cent bet.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 10-2-1-5-8-2.  All of the winners were at 6-1 odds or lower,

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday. It includes click-ons for handicapping material. Some is free. Some, such as Past Performances is at cost.

Gulfstream's entries for Saturday will be out late Wednesday afternoon, and its entries for Sunday will be out late Thursday afternoon.

Gulfstream's condition book shows the $75,000 Monroe Stakes, 1 1/16 miles on turf for fillies and mares 3-YO and up, on Saturday. It shows the $60,000 Bay Harbor Islands Handicap, at five furlongs on turf for 3-year-olds and up on Sunday.

The Silks simulcast area on Gulfstream's ground floor is open daily.

Details on simulcasting and other information on Gulfstream's schedules may be obtained by calling the track at 954 454-7000 or through its Web site



Sunday, July 18, 2021

Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 5-1 Shot

Ranger Up (10) at 5-1 won the fifth race at Gulfstream to start the Sunday Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming in was $293,509.  Bettors added $203,875 to the Rainbow 6.

That adds up to a jackpot of just over $497,000. Gulfstream is guaranteeing that today's jackpot pool will be at least $500,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

In that case, Gulfstream will need to add just under $3,000 to the pool.

If there are multiple tickets with all six winners Gulfstream will take out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet, It will then divide 56 percent among the winning tickets and add 24 percent to the carryover.


Rainbow 6 Coming Up at GP

The fifth race is coming up at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $293,509.

Scheduled post is now 3:08 p.m.

The race is a $6,250 claimer for 4-YOs who have not won more than one race and  3-YOs.  It is one mile on dirt with a full field of twelve horses.

Please Sit Down (1) looks like a  must--include.


 

Renaisance Frolic Leads Joseph Stakes Sweep; Sunday Rainbow 6 Carryover is $293,509

Gulfstream Park will have ten races on Sunday, with first post at 12:50 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $293,509. The 20  cents per combination-only bet is on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. There are no stakes races on the card. Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm.

In Saturday's feature, the 2-1 favorite Renaisance Frolic beat Max K.O. by a nose in the $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes. Noble Indy finished third by another 1 1/2 lengths. Saffie Joseph Jr. trains those three horses for different  owners.

The victory was the 50th for Joseph in Gulfstream's spring/summer meet, where he has a huge lead in trainer wins after 53 days. Mark Casse and    Carlos David are tied for second with 18 wins, followed by Antonio Sano with 17.

Mr. Steele Results

Saturday's win was the ninth in 36 career starts and the third stakes victory for Renaisance  Frolic. He is a Kentucky-bred six-year old who is a  gelded son of Paynter.

With Edgard Zayas riding, Renaisance Frolic won in the fast time of 1:40.87 on the course listed as Firm.

Renaisance Frolic was in fourth place in mid-stretch and then rallied on the outside to edge Max K.O.

Caribu Club, trained by Tom Proctor, finished fourth in the seven-horse field.

Renaisance Frolic paid $6.20, $3.40 and $2.60. Max K.O. paid $5.20 and $3.80. Noble Indy paid $4.60 to show. Those payoffs  are for $2 bets.

The 3-9 exacta paid $14.30 on a $1 bet. The 3-9-4 trifecta paid $35.40 on a 50  cent bet. The 10m cent auperfect a 3-9-4-6 paid $36.55.

Sir David Seale owns Renaisance Frolic. On Saturday,

J.C. Diaz rode Max K.O. for Ten Twenty Racing and Cristain Torres rode  Noble Indy for Ken Copenhaven.

Sunday Coverage

We will have coverage of Sunday's Gulfstream racing on this blog.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Sunday--with scratches and other changes. It has click-ons for handicapping material.  Some is free. Some, including past performances, is at cost,






Saturday, July 17, 2021

Rainbow 6 Starts with Mr. Steele Stakes

The Mr. Steele Stakes, at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO  and up, is approaching as Gulfstream's seventh race with scheduled post of3 :40 p.m.t

It will be the start  of the Rainbow 6,. with a carryover of $251,242. 

The field is down to seven horses, with scratches of Scar (2) and Doc Amster (8).

Vow Me Now (5) Renaissance Frolic (3) and Max K.O. (9)  are likely favorites.

On May 31, Vow Me Now finished second by  a half-length to Chuck Willis who led at every call in winning a $60,000 overnight handicap at one mile on the Gulfstream turf. Renaissance Frolic finished third by another three-quarters of a length.

Chuck Willis is not in the Mr. Steele.

Samy Camacho has the return mount on Vow Me Now for Eddie Plesa Jr. Edgard Zayas has the return mount on Max K.O. for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr,

Max K.O. is making his first start for Joseph after a  claim out of a win in a 1 1/16 mile turf race at Gulfstream on May.  J.C. Diaz has the mount.

Mr. Steele on Turf Tops Gulfstream Saturday Card

Conditions are listed as Fast and Good for Saturday's twelve-race card at Gulfstream Park.

First post is at 12:20 p.m. The Weather Channel forecast is for a rain chance of 20 percent or less during racing hours. 

The feature seventh race is the $75,000 Mr. Steele  Stakes at  1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO and up.

It is the start of the Rainbow 6, with scheduled post of 3:40 p.m. and a carryover of $251,242. 

 We will have coverage on this blog.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Saturday. It includes click-ons for handicapping material. Some is free. Some, such as Past Performances is at cost, 



Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Gulfstream Resumes Friday with Two Carryovers; Mr, Steele Stakes on Turf Set for Satuday

After four straight dark days, Gulfstream  Park will resume racing on Friday with first post at 2:00 p.m.

Friday's first race will have a Super Hi-5 carryover of $11,453.

The Rainbow 6 carryover has grown to $226,038. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races four to nine, with the sequence scheduled to start at  3:30 p.m.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday. It includes click-ons for handicapping material. Some is free. Some, such as Past Performances is at cost, 

Friday will be the start of three straight race  days at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The Saturday card has twelve races with first post at 12:20 p.m.

The feature seventh race  is the $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes, at 1 1/16 miles on turf  for  3-Y-Os and up,

It is this weekend's only stakes race at Gulfstream.

On Sunday, Gulfstream will have ten races with first post of 12:50 p.m. 















 

















 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

City of Dania Handicap Tops GP Sunday Card

Sunday's feature race at Gulfstream Park is the $60,000 City of Dania Handicap at one mile on dirt for three-olds and up.

It  is the tenth race with scheduled post at 5:35 p.m.

The seven-horse field has three entrants that would be heavy favorites in most $60,000  stakes. They   are Jesus' Team, Sole Volante and Noble Drama.

We will have results of the City of Dania and other Gulfstream news in stories on Sunday night. 

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm for the eleven-race card/

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $177,172. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:26 p.m. 






Saturday, July 10, 2021

Sprint Stakes Top Saturday Gulfstream Card

 A pair of seven-furlong stakes on dirt for 3-year-olds top Saturday's 13-race card at Gulfstream Park.

The $75,000  Carryback is for males and is the 12th race with scheduled post at 6:08 p.m.

The $60,000 Hallandale Beach is for fillies and is the sixth race with scheduled post at 2:48 p.m.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $131,958.  The 20 cent s per combination-only bet is on races eight through thirteen with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:55 p.m. conditions are listed as Fast and Firm.

We will have coverage on this blog.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Gulfstream on the 'Good' Turf for Friday's Card; Carryback for 3-YOs Set for Saturday

Gulfstream Park is on the turf for Friday's nine-race card, with first post at 2:00 p.m.

The dirt is listed as Fast and the turf is listed as Good.

The second, fifth, seventh and ninth races are scheduled for turf.  It is likely that they will stay on that surface.  The chance of rain is just 15 percent during racing hours, according to the Weather Channel.

There are no stakes races on the Friday card.  

On Friday. the carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $98,144. The 20 cents per combination-only bet  is on races four-to-nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.  

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday. It includes click-ons for handicapping material. Some is free. Some, such as Past Performances is at cost

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have thirteen races with first post at 12:20 p.m. 

The feature race is the $75,000 Carryback Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds.

Friday's card also has the $60,000

 Hallandale Beach Handicap at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-YO fillies 


On Sunday, Gulfstream will have eleven races with first post of 12:50 p.m.

The feature tenth race is the $60,000 City of Dania Beach, at one mile on dirt for 3-YOs and up.














Thursday, July 8, 2021

Gulstream Resumes Friday With Nine Races

 After being dark this Monday through Thursday, Gulfstream Park will resume live racing on Friday with nine races and first post of 2:00 p.m.  

On Friday. the carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $98,144. The 20 cents per combination-only bet  is on races four-to-nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:36 p.m.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday. It includes click-ons for handicapping material. Some is free. Some, such as Past Performances is at cost. 

Four  of Gulfstream's Friday races are scheduled for turf.

A big question on Friday morning will be whether those races will stay on the turf

The summer rainy season is off to a very wet start in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, which includes Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach.

Because of  rain and other wet conditions. Gulfstream did not have turf races on any of its four racing days between Sunday June 27 and Saturday July 3.

On Sunday July 4 Gulfstream kept all five of its scheduled-for-turf races on that surface, which was listed as Good.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Tropical Storm Elsa brought heavy rain and wind to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.

On Thursday afternoon, the sky has been sunny in the area near Gulfstream. The Weather Channel forecast is for a 25 percent chance of rain during racing hours on Friday.

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have thirteen races with first post at 12:20 p.m.

The feature race is the $75,000 Carryback Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds.

The Saturday card also has the $60,000 Hallandale Beach Handicap, at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-YO fillies.

As of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Gulfstream had not released its for this coming Sunday.





Sunday, July 4, 2021

Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Coming Up at Gulfsteam

The $100,000 Bob Umphrey Turf  Sprint is  coming up at Gulfstream, as the ninth race with scheduled post at 5:02 p.m.

It is five furlongs for 3-YOs and up.

Caribou Club and Ete Indien are the likely favorites in the 11-horse field.

Tiger Blood, Harrysontheloose and Yes I Am Free are other good candidates for the exacta.




 

Gulfstream Back on Turf for Sunday

 The $100,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint  is the feature race at Gulfstream Park on Sunday.

And the good news is that the race will be run on turf, along with the day's four other scheduled-for-turf races.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for the 11-race card. The dirt is listed as Fast and the Turf is listed as Good.

Because of rain and wet conditions, Gulfstream did not have any turf races on its last four race days.

The Bob Umphrey is five furlongs for 4-year-olds and up.  It is the ninth race with scheduled post at 5:02 p.m. 

We will have coverage this afternoon on this blog.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Princess Rooney, Smile Top GP Saturday Card; No Turf Racing for Fourth Straight Day

 Gulfstream Park's Saturday card has the  only two graded stakes  races of this year's  spring/summer meet.

Saturday will be the fourth straight race day without turf racing, due to recent rains.  Of the remaining races the seventh, ninth and twelfth have been moved from turf to the dirt track which is listed as fast.

The $300,000 Princess Rooney(Grade 2) is seven furlongs for fillies and mares three-years-old and up. It is the 11th race, with scheduled post of 5:35 p.m.

The $200,000 Smile Sprint (Grade 3) is six furlongs for males three-years-old and up. It is the tenth race with scheduled post of 5:02 p.m.

The Princess Rooney (Grade 2) is seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-YO and up and is the eleventh race with scheduled post of 5:35 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is just one-day old and is $12,389.  The 20 cents per combination only bet is on races seven to 12 with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:23 p.m.

We will have coverage on this blog.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Coming Up with Mandatory Payout

 The third race is coming up on a rainy Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

Scheduled post is 1:54 p.m. for a race that will be the start of the Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $26,530. There is a mandatory  payout of the jackpot, which consists of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day's Rainbow  6 bets.

The third, fifth and eighth races have been moved turf to the dirt track that is listed as Muddy.



Both Florida Tracks are Off the Turf on Wednesday

 There will be no turf racing today at Tampa Bay Downs or at Gulfstream Park.

At Tampa, all of the day's scheduled-for-turf races been moved to the dirt track that is listed as Fast.  First Post is 12:15 for a nine-race card.

At Gulfstream, all scheduled-for-turf races have been moved to the dirt track that is listed as  Muddy.

First post is 12:50 for an eight-race card. 


GP and Tampa Bay--Racing the Next Two Days

In one-time schedule changes, Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will both have racing this Wednesday June 30 and Thursday July1.

Wednesday is the final day of Florida's 2020-2021  fiscal year, and Thursday is the first day of Florida's 2021-2020 fiscal year. Both tracks have racing on those days because of regulations related to fiscal years, We will have details and race coverage later on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay will have nine races and a 12:15 p.m. first post on Wednesday and on Thursday,

At Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, the Thursday card will be the last live racing until late November--on a date that has not yet been determined.

On Wednesday and on Thursday, Gulfstream will have eight races  and first post at 12:50.

Gulfstream will be dark on Friday July 2.  It will have racing on Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4.




Sunday, June 27, 2021

Rainbow 6 Coming Up at Off-Turf Gulfstream

The fifth race is coming up on Sunday's ten-race card at Gulfstream Park, and for the third straight day races have been taken off the turf.

For Sunday, all three scheduled-for-turf races have been moved to the dirt track, which is listed  as Fast.

There has been no  rain this afternoon at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla. But the turf course is still drying out from heavy rain earlier this week.

The fifth race, with scheduled post of 2:56 p.m. will start the Rainbow 6. There will  be  a new pool on the 20 cents per  combination-only bet.

On Saturday, Gulfstream had a mandatory payout on the Rainbow 6.

Details are in a story posted early this morning with the  title |"GP Mandatory Rainbow 6 Pays Out $567.80."

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream scratches for Sunday. It has click-ons for handicapping materials.  Some is free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost. The link will update for scratches and other changes.

On Friday. Gulfstream moved all three of its scheduled turf races to dirt.

In the prior 44 days if its spring/summer meet, Gulfstream moved  just one race  off the turf. That took place during a very dry spring in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.

On Saturday, Gulfstream kept just one of five scheduled-for turf races on that surface.

That was the $75,000 Not Surprising Stakes, at one mile for 3-year-olds.

Fighting Force, at 6-1 won by 3 1/4 lengths over 23-1shot Perfect Silent Cat.

Samy Camacho rode Fighting Force for trainer Jeff Engler. The winning time was 1:38.18 on the turf listed as yielding.










 

Gulfstream Off the Turf for Sunday

 

There will be no turf racing at Gulfstream Park on Sunday.

Gulfstream has moved the day's three scheduled-for turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Fast. 

Those races are the first, fifth and tenth.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for a ten-race card.

We will have an expanded version of this story later this morning on this  blog.


GP Mandatory Rainbow 6 Pays Out $567.80

Gulfstream Park on Saturday had a mandatory payout on its Rainbow 6, and it paid $567.80 on the 20-cent only bet.

Gulfstream did not disclose the number of winning tickets (all six winning horses). HorseRacingFLA's review of Equibase charts shows there were 4,742 winning tickets.

Program numbers of the winning horses, in races seven to twelve, were 1-4-2-1-5-2.

Four of the winners were favorites, and the highest odds winner was 6-1.  That was a main reason for the relatively low Rainbow 6 payout and the large number of winning tickets.

The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track will begin a new Rainbow 6 pool on Sunday.

First post will be 12:50 p.m. for a ten-race  card that has no stakes races. The Rainbow 6 will be on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:56 p.m. It is a 20 cents per combination-only bet.

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the payout will be at least  $50,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winning horses. If Rainbow 6 betting is less than $50,000, Gulfstream will put in the difference.

On Saturday, the coming in carryover was $464,803. Bettors added $2,784,823 to the Rainbow 6 pool. Gulfstream had projected that betting on the Rainbow 6 would be at least $2 million.

The attraction was that in the mandatory payout Gulfstream returns and divides up the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet among all tickets with six winners.

On days without a mandatory payout, Gulfstream makes that jackpot payoff only if there is just one ticket with all six winning horses.

If there are multiple winning tickets on a non-mandatory day, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the bet and then divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.





Saturday, June 26, 2021

Favorite Wins First Leg of GP Rainbow 6

Personal Meadow (1), the  4-5 favorite, won Saturday's seventh race at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow 6 with a mandatory payout. 

Fuego Caliente (4), at 6-1, won the eighth race to continue them Rainbow 6 and start the Late Pick 5.

The Rainbow 6 carryover coming in was $464,803.  Bettors added $2,784,627 to the Rainbow 6, which is a 20  cents per  combination-only bet.

The jackpot will be the combination of 80 percent  of the new bet and the entire carryover.

The total will be just  under $2.7 million. In its mandatory payout, Gulfstream will divide that money among all tickets with the six winning horses. 

On non-mandatory days, Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot only when there is just one ticket with all six winners. If there are multiple tickets with all six winners on such days, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's bet and divides 56 percent among winning tickets while adding 24 percent to the  carryover.

We will have more results at the end of today's racing,








Gulfstream Off the Turf as Rainbow 6 Looms

Due to lingering wet conditions, all of Gulfstream Park's remaining races that were scheduled for dirt have been moved to the dirt track that is listed as Fast.

The seventh race, which will start the Rainbow 6 with  a mandatory payout, has a scheduled post of 3:23 p.m.

The eighth, tenth and twelfth races have been taken off the turf.

This link to the EquibaseWeb site has the latest scratches.


Gulfstream on Turf for Mandatory Rainbow 6

 Gulfstream Park has a mandatory payout on its Rainbow 6 on Saturday, and it will start with a carryover of $464,803.

Gulfstream officials expect that the large carryover will enhance the "all of it must go" attraction and lead to wagering of at least $2 million on the  Rainbow 6.

First post will be 12:20 p.m. for a 12-race card.  The Rainbow 6 will be on races seven to twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:23 p.m.

Well prior to the start of the Rainbow 6, we will have a story that includes Gulfstream analyst Ron Nicoletti's Rainbow 6 selections.

That story and most of our other reports on Gulfstream today will be  exclusively on this blog. 

Our coverage will include the $75,000 Not Surprising Stakes at one mile on turf for 3-YOs. It is the fourth race and not part of the Rainbow 6.

The day will start with the dirt listed as Fast and the turf listed as Good.

The second race has been moved from turf to dirt.

As of 11:30 a.m., races four, eight, ten and twelve remain listed for turf. 

On Friday, Gulfstream  moved all four of its scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that was listed as Muddy--following several days of rain.

As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, skies were were partly cloudy and no rain was falling at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The  Weather Channel forecast is for the chance of rain to increase from 15 percent to 40 percent during racing hours.


The Rainbow 6 jackpot is made up of the entire coming-in carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets. 

Gulfstream usually  pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with all six winners in the Rainbow6. On Saturday, it will divide the jackpot payout among all tickets with the six winning horses.

On non-mandatory days when there is not just one ticket with all six winners, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow  6 bets. It then divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.


Friday, June 25, 2021

Gulfstream Off the Turf on Friday

Because of wet conditions from recent days' rains ,  there will be no turf racing at Gulfstream Park on Friday.

The second, fourth, seventh and ninth races have been moved to the  dirt track that is listed as Muddy.

First post is 2:00 p.m. for the a nine-race card.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday.  It has  a click-on for scratches and changes, and it will update.  It also has click-ons for handicapping material.  Some is free. Some, including past performances is at cost,.

Gulfstream Resumes with Ten Friday Races; Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout on Saturday

 Gulfstream Park will begin three straight days of  racing on Friday--starting a weekend that will include Saturday's  mandatory payout on the Rainbow 6 jackpot/carryover.

If the carryover extends into Saturday, the Rainbow 6 pool likely will be between $3 million and $4 million.

On Friday, the Hallandale Beach, Fla,, track will have nine races  and first post of 2:00 p.m.

The Friday  carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be $432,027. The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

If Friday's Rainbow 6 is not taken down (i.e. just one ticket with all six winning horses)  the carryover will continue and likely will be about $600,000 on Saturday.

In that situation, Gulfstream history indicates that approximately $3 million will  be bet on  the Rainbow 6. That is about ten timers the  amount that  would be bet on a day without a mandatory payout.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is made up of the entire coming-in carryover  plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bets.

On Saturday, Gulfstream will pay  it all out regardless of the number of tickets with all six winning horses.

On non-mandatory days, such as Friday, Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

Otherwise on non-mandatory days, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet. It divides 56  percent among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

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

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have twelve races with first post at 12:20 p.m. The Rainbow  6 will be on races seven to twelve, with the sequence scheduled to begin at 3:23 p.m.

The fourth race is the $75,000 Not Surprising, at one mile on turf for -year olds. It is this weekend's only stakes race at Gulfstream.

On Sunday, Gulfstream will have ten races with first  post of 12:50 p.m. There will be a new Rainbow 6 pool, beginning on the fifth race.




Sunday, June 20, 2021

GP's Martha Washington Won by 33-1 Shot; Rainbow 6 Carryover is $367,284

Gulfstream Park's ten-race Sunday card has a carryover of $367,824 on the Rainbow 6.

The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:56 p.m.

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm. There are no stakes races on the card.

On Saturday. the 33-1 shot Starship Nterprise rallied to beat the 9-5 favorite Karakatsie   by a neck in the $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes.

The Martha Washington was one mile on turf for 3-YO fillies and was the day's eleventh and next to last race at Gulfstream.

Starship Nterprise's win was a main reason there were no tickets with all six winning horses in the Rainbow 6.

So, Gulfstream made its non-jackpot payoff to all tickets that had five of six winners.

Each of those tickets was paid $1,998.76 on the 20 cent bet.

HorseRacingtFLA's review of Equibase charts shows there were nine such tickets.

Program numbers of the six winning horses were 5-9-2-3-6-6.

Saturday's wagering on the Rainbow  6 was $178,478. Of that, Gulfstream took out 20 percent. It then divided 56 percent among the tickets with five winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

The carryover has been growing because Gulfstream has gone 12 days without the jackpot/carryover full payout requirement of just one ticket with  all six winners.

Later on Sunday, we will have  a recap of the Martha Washington and other Gulfstream news.




Saturday, June 19, 2021

Rainbow 6 Coming up at Gulfstream


The seventh race is coming up  at Gulfstream Park, with scheduled post of 3:23 p.m.

It will start the Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $349,994.

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the jackpot payout will be at least $600,000 if there is just one ticket  with all six  winners.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is made up of 80 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet and the entire carryover. 

Thus if the Rainbow 6 is hit today, the new bets will need to total about $310,000 or Gulfstream will need to put in some of its own money.

 

GP: Fillies Turf Stakes Tops Saturday Card: Carryover on Rainbow 6 is $349,994

HRFLA Staff Report

The Martha Washington Stakes, at one mile on turf for three-year-old fillies, is the feature race on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

It is the eleventh race, with scheduled post at 5:35 p.m. 

First post is 12:20 p.m. for a 12-race card.

The first race has a Super Hi-5 carryover of $6,729.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $349,994, The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races seven through twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:23 p.m.

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm. The Weather Channel forecast is for a chance of rain of less than 10 percent during racing hours.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream scratches for Saturday. It has click-ons for handicapping materials.  Some is free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost. The link will update for scratches and other changes.

We will have coverage during the afternoon on this blog.

On Sunday, Gulfstream will have ten races with first post at 12:50 p.m. There are no stakes races on the card.







Friday, June 18, 2021

Rainbow 6 Opener Won by 6-1 Shot

Twilight (9) at 6-1 won Friday's fourth race at Gulfstream, starting the Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming in was $316,483.  Bettors  added $110,484 to the pool.

The fifth race is coming up at 4:03.  It starts the Late Pick 5 which does not have a carryover.

Light rain is falling periodically at Gulfstream.

Races 5, 6 and 8 are on the dirt which is listed as Fast.  The seventh and ninth races are on the turf which is listed as Good.


This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfsream scratches for Friday. It has click-ons for handicapping materials.  Some is free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost. The link will update for scratches and other changes.

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have twelve races and first post at 12;20 p.m

Saturday's 11th race is the $75,000 Martha Washington at one mile on turf for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.

Gulfstream Resumes Friday with Nine Races; Day is Getting Off to Wet Start

 HRFLA Staff Report

After being dark on Monday through Thursday, Gulfstream Park will resume racing Friday with nine races and first post at 2:00 p.m.

The Friday carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $316,483. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races four to nine with  the sequence scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

Light rain fell during portions of this morning, and rain is likely during some parts of the afternoon.

The first race has been moved from the turf to the dirt which is listed as Wet Fast.

As of 1:30 p.m. races four, seven and nine remain scheduled  for turf which is listed as Good.

Gulfstream has a Friday through Sunday racing schedule until late August, while it puts in a synthetic Tapeta surface on what is now the outer portion of its turf course. When that installation is completed, Gulfstream will put Thursdays back into its schedule and have races on dirt, turf and Tapeta.

On May 28, Gulfstream lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions on attendance.

Gulfstream now provides open access for the general public throughout its racing facility, with tickets not required.

Tickets and/or reservations are needed for the Silks simulcast area the Ten Palms restaurant and grandstand seats. Masks are not required outdoors, but are still required indoors when not eating or drinking. All ages are welcome. The Silks area on the ground floor is open daily for simulcast wagering,

More information can be obtained by calling the Gulfstream Box Office at (954) 457-6201.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Sunday

Conditions are listed as Fast for dirt and Firm for Turf on Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for a ten-race card.

The first race has a Super Hi-5 carryover of $6,444. 

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $281,218. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races five through ten, with the  sequence scheduled to start at 2:52 p.m.

This link  to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream scratches for Sunday. It has click-ons for handicapping materials.  Some is free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost. The link will update for scratches and other changes.

Later on Sunday and on Monday, we will have  reports on this weekend's racing and other news at Gulfstream.




 



Saturday, June 12, 2021

Ginger Punch on Turf Coming Up at Gulfstream

 At Gulfstream Park, Saturday's feature is the $75,000 Ginger Punch Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

The Ginger  Punch is the day's tenth race with scheduled post of 5:02 p.m.

The race is part of the Rainbow 6, which has a carryover of $220,402.  The 20  cents per combination-only bet will be on races seven to twelve with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:23 p.m.

The dirt track is listed as Fast and the turf course is listed as Firm.  The Weather Channel forecast is for a chance of rain of 15 percent or less during racing hours. 

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream scratches for Saturday. It has click-ons for handicapping materials.  Some is free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost. The link will update for scratches and other changes.

Barring late scratches, the Ginger Punch will have eight starters. The entries also included Heiress Indy listed as Main Track Only.

Summering, Shifty She and Sun Summers are the likely favorites.

Summering is coming off a win in the 1 1/16 mile Distaff Turf Stakes, for Florida breds at Tampa Bay Downs on March 28. The Ginger Punch will be her first race on the Gulfstream turf.   

Romero Maragh has the mount for trainer Tom Proctor.

Shifty She's last start was a win in the Powder Break at one mile on the Gulfstream turf on May 15. Edwin Conzalez has the mount for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.

Shifty She has won four of her six career starts, including three of five on the Gulfstream turf. But she  has never raced farther than one mile. 

She has the rail post and could be the controlling speed if she gets a clean break under Gonzalez, who is third in wins during Gulfstream's spring meet.

Sun Summers' last race was a fourth place finish, following a wide trip, in the Distaff Turf stakes at Tampa Bay on March 28.

Last summer and fall, she won high-end turf claiming races at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs and won a turf allowance at Aqueduct.

Sun Summers has one win, one second place finish and one third place in seven starts on the Gulfstream turf.

Samy Camacho will ride Sun Summers for trainer Mike Maker.


 



Friday, June 11, 2021

Gulfstream: Fast and Firm for Friday's Racing; Turf Stakes for F&M Tops Saturday Card

 Gulfstream Park will begin three straight days of racing on Friday, with nine races and first post of 2:00 p.m.

Conditions listed as Fast for dirt and Firm for turf.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a chance of rain of 15 percent or less during racing hours at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have  twelve races with  first post of 12:20 p.m.

Saturday's featured tenth race is the $75,000 Ginger Punch at 1 1/16 miles on turf for fillies and mares 3-YO and up. It is Gulfstream's only stakes race this weekend.

On Sunday, Gulfstream will have ten races with first post of 12:50 p.m.

Friday Carryovers

The Friday card has a Super Hi-5 carryover of $4,275 on the first race.

Friday's  carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be $195,076. The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on  races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:28  p.m.

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the jackpot payout on the  Rainbow 6 will be at least $350,000 if there is just one ticket  with all six winning horses.

If there are multiple tickets with six winners, Gulfstream will take out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bets.  It will then divide 56 percent among the winning tickets and add 24 percent to the carryover.

Schedule

Gulfstream has a Friday through Sunday racing schedule until late August, while it puts in a synthetic Tapeta surface on what is now the outer portion of its turf course. When that installation is completed, Gulfstream will put Thursdays back into its schedule and have races on dirt, turf and Tapeta.

On May 28, Gulfstream lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions on attendance.

Gulfstream now provides open access for the general public throughout its racing facility, with tickets not required.

Tickets and/or reservations are needed for the Silks simulcast area the Ten Palms restaurant and grandstand seats. Masks are not required outdoors, but are still required indoors when not eating or drinking. All ages are welcome. The Silks area on the ground floor is open daily for simulcast wagering,

More information can be obtained by calling the Gulfstream Box Office at (954) 457-6201.





 








 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Gulfstream Begins Installing Tapeta Course

HRFLA  Staff Report

Gulfstream Park on Monday began installing a synthetic racing surface.

The new Tapeta  track will be the third racing surface at Gulfstream, along with its dirt track and turf course. 

The Tapeta track will be positioned over what is currently the outer third of the turf course. That course is 170 feet wide on the straightaways and considerably wider on the turns.

To allow for the installation of the Tapeta surface, Gulfstream has cut back beginning this week from a four-day race week to a three-day race week of Friday through Sunday. 

Gulfstream said that work on the third racing surface is expected to continue through August. Turf racing will continue throughout the project, except at races for five furlongs.

 The Silks simulcasting area will remain open seven days a week.

Tapeta is one of several synthetic or "all weather" surfaces that are in use at horse tracks in the United States, Canada and other nations. It is a mix of sand, wax and fibers--with no dirt. 

Gulfstream will schedule races on Tapeta. When races are taken off turf due to wet conditions, Gulfstream will usually move them to Tapeta.

Gulfstream's dirt track is 1 1/8 miles in circumference.

The Gulfstream turf  course is seven/eighths of a mile in circumference at the rail.

Gulfstream has said that the turf course will remain wide enough for it to continue to use portable posts each day for turf races at two rail settings.

In addition to the Tapeta project, Gulfstream is renovating the drainage system on the inside of the turf course and is installing a new infield tote board.

            

 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Gulfstream Resumes Live Racing Friday; Fields Taking Shape for July 3 Stakes


HRFLA Staff Report

Diamond Oops, Shea D Summer and  Hallawallah won this past weekend's stakes races at Gulfstream Park, and all three could be back at Gulfstream on July 3 for graded stakes races.

Meanwhile, Gulfstream does not have live racing this Monday through Thursday.

The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track will  resume racing on Friday with  nine races and first post of 2:00 p.m.

It will be the start of a Friday through Sunday live racing schedule that likely will be in place through the end of August.

Gulfstream is temporarily not racing on Thursdays as it puts in an artificial racing surface on what is now the outer part of its turf course.

Gulfstream will use its Tapeta track to schedule some races and for races that are moved from turf due to weather conditions.

Weekend Results

On Saturday, Diamond Oops took the lead in deep stretch and beat Miles Ahead by a head in the $60,000 Hollywood Lakes at six furlongs on dirt for 3-YO and up.

Luca Panici rode Diamond Oops for trainer Patrick Biancone, while Edgard Zayas rode Miles Ahead for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.

The winning time was 1:09.31 on the track listed as Fast.

The victory was the eighth in 20 career starts and the sixth stakes win for Diamond Oops, a six-year-old  gelding. 

Diamond Oops and Miles Ahead are among likely starters in the $200,000, Smile Sprint (Grade 3) on July 3 at Gulfstream,

The Smile is six furlongs on dirt for 3-YO and up, and is part of Gulfstream's annual Summit of Speed  card.  Diamond Oops won the Smile in 2019.

Also on Saturday, Shea D Summer took an early lead and wired the field as she went on to beat Competitive Speed by 2 1/2 lengths in the $75,000 Game Face Stakes for 3-YO  fillies.

With  Emisael Jaramillo riding for trainer Carlos David, Shea D Sumner won the 6 1/2-furlong dirt stakes in 1:17.17.

On Sunday, Hallawallah led at every call and beat Crumb Bum by 6 3/4 lengths in the $60,000 Bal Harbour Stakes for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.

With Hector Berrios riding, Hallawallah won the seven-furlong dirt stakes in 1:22.51 on the dirt track listed as Fast.

The win was the third in eleven career starts for the 5-year-o;d Hallawallah, who is trained by Juan Avila and owned by Al Rashid Stables.

Shea D Summer, Competitive Speed and Hallawallah are among possible starters in the $350,000 Princess Rooney (Grade 2), at seven furlongs on dirt at Gulfstream on July 3. The  Princess Rooney is for fillies and  mares  3-YO and up.

Upcoming Races

On Friday, Gulfstream will have a Super Hi-5 carryover of $4,275 on the first race.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be $195,076. The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on  races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:28  p.m.

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the jackpot payout on the  Rainbow 6 will be at least $350,000 if there is just one ticket  with all six winning horses.

If there are multiple tickets with six winners, Gulfstream will take out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bets.  It will then divide 56 percent among the winning tickets and add 24 percent to the carryover.

On May 28, Gulfstream lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions on attendance.

Gulfstream now provides open access for the general public throughout its racing facility, with tickets not required.

Tickets and/or reservations are needed for the Silks simulcast area the Ten Palms restaurant and grandstand seats. Masks are not required outdoors, but are still required indoors when not eating or drinking. All ages are welcome. The Silks area on the ground floor is open daily for simulcast wagering,

More information can be obtained by calling the Gulfstream Box Office at (954) 457-6201.





 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Belmont Stakes Selections

 Here are our picks for the Belmont Stakes


1 Essential Quality (2)

2 Known Agenda  (6)

 Hot Rod Charlie  (4)

4  Rombauer  (3)

Exacta Box   2  4  6

Exacta part wheel

2 and  6    with 2 6  3 (Rombauer)  and 7 (Rock Your World)

Tri  part wheel

2   

with    3    4  6

with     3 4  6   7 and  8 (Overtook)


Gulfstream's Saturday: Two Sprint Stakes, Simulcasting of Belmont


Gulfstream Park is entering its second weekend of being fully open again for spectators, and on Saturday its attractions will be two sprint stakes and simulcast wagering on the Belmont Stakes.
 
 

Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla., will have twelve races, with first post at 12:20 p.m.

The stakes races are:

* $60,000 Hollywood Lakes--6 furlongs on dirt, 3-YO and up, scheduled post 2:55 p.m.

* $75,000 Game Face--6 1/2 furlongs on dirt, 3-YO fillies. scheduled post 5:47 p.m.

Gulfstream will have its regular simulcast schedule, including Belmont Park racing.

Scheduled post is 6:49 p.m. for the Belmont Stakes (Grade 1). It is the 11th race on Belmont Park's 13-race card, which has first post of 11:35 a.m.  The Belmont is one of nine graded stakes on the card.
The Silks simulcast area on Gulfstream's ground floor will open at 11:00 a.m. Betting windows and automated tellers will be open throughout the Gulfstream property.

From late 2020 until late last month, Gulfstream had a series of COVID-19 safety precautions and limits on attendance.

Since last weekend, open access has been restored to outdoor areas and fans are not required to wear masks or other face coverings outdoors Free admission has been restored to the apron, walking rink and breezeway.

Fans are still required to wear face coverings indoors and to practive social distancing. 

More information can be found by calling Gulfstream Park box office at (954) 457-6201.