HRFLA Staff Report
After being dark on Monday and Tuesday, Gulfstream Park will resume racing Wednesday with ten races and first post of 1:10 p.m.
Starting this week, Gulfstream will have these first post times, unless otherwise noted, for the rest of its championship meet that will end on March 28
*Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 1:10 p.m.
*Saturday: 12:10 p.m.
*Sunday: 12:40 p.m.
The Wednesday carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $368,508. The 20-cent per combination-only bet is on races five to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:10 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the Rainbow 6 will have a jackpot pool of at least $700,000 if 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.
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 of that bet among tickets with all six winners and add 24 percent to the carryover.
Following a cool morning, by South Florida standards, the Weather Channel forecast is for temperatures in the mid 60's and a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.
This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Wednesday. It has click-ons for handicapping material. Some are free. Some, including past performances, is at cost.
Wednesday's featured ninth race is an allowance/optional claimer at seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 4-YO and up.
The purse is $48,000 and the optional claiming price is $62,500. None of the eight entrants are in for the tab.
The field includes graded stakes winners Lake Avenue and Hopeful Growth.
We will have a preview and coverage this afternoon on this blog.
Entries will be announced on Wednesday afternoon for Saturday's two stakes races.
The $100,000 Suwanee River will be 1 1/8 miles on turf for fillies and mares 4-YO and up.
The $100,000 Ladies' Turf Sprint will be five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 4-YO and up.
Wednesday will be the 45th day of the 84-day championship meet.
Going into the day, two-time defending champion Irad Ortiz Jt. leads the jockey standings with 65 wins.
Luis Saez and Paco Lopez are tied for second place with 55 victories. They are followed by Edgard Zayas with 50 and Tyler Gaffalione with 47.
Defending champion Todd Pletcher leads trainers with 33 wins. He is followed by Saffie Joseph Jr. with 27 and Michael Maker with 24.