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 time is 2:00 p.m. The first, fifth, seventh and ninth races are scheduled for turf.
Skies are clear at Gulfstream as of 11:45 a.m.
However, the Weather Channel forecast is for a 50 percent chance of rain during racing hours--when it is expected that Tropical Depression Fred will begin to impact the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.
From Friday night through Saturday afternoon, the forecast is for rainfall of up to six inches--even the center of Fred likely will be in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Saturday card has eleven races scheduled, with first post at 12:50 p.m. The featured tenth race is the Benny the Bull Stakes, at seven furlongs on Florida-breds that are 3-YO and up.
Later this afternoon, we will have additional reports on the racing and the weather at Gulfstream.