By HorseracingFLA Staff
Friday, May 15 – Gulfstream Park will have ten races on Saturday and also will simulcast and take bets on the Preakness as part of what it calls its “Preakness Stakes Viewing Party.”
Tampa Bay Downs will be open for simulcasting on Saturday, and will have wagering on the Preakness and all of the day’s 13 other races at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Tampa Bay also will have wagering on all of Gulfstream’s races and on the other tracks that are part of its regular simulcast schedule.
Pimlico will have 14 races with first post at 10:30 a.m. The Preakness is the 13th race with scheduled post time of 6:18 p.m.
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is among the eight Preakness entrants–along with Kentucky Derby second place and third place finishers Firing Line and Dortmund.
Because of the early Pimlico start, Gulfstream’s first post will be at 12:20 p.m. rather than its regular 1:00 p.m.
Gulfstream will open the Silks simulcast area at 9:30 a.m. Silks is on the north side of Gulfstream’s ground floor.
Advance wagering on the Preakness will be available at Gulfstream today – starting at 11:30 a.m. when Gulfstream will simulcast the Black Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) and the day’s other Pimlico races.
The Black Eyed Susan, for 3-year-old fillies, is Pimlico’s 11th race, with post time of 4:50 p.m.
It is part of the Black Eyed Susan-Preakness double bet, available at Gulfstream.
Gulfstream’s feature race on Saturday will be the $60,000 Grace Stakes at five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up. It is the ninth race with scheduled post of 5:55 p.m.
On Saturday we will have a preview of the Gracie. We also will have a preview of the Preakness and of several other Pimlico stakes with horses that ran at Gulfstream or at Tampa Bay this year.
Ten Palms, Gulfstream’s second-floor restaurant, will offer a special Preakness buffet from noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturday for $59.00 per person.
Traditional Black Eyed Susan drinks, served in collectible glasses, will also be available throughout Gulfstream for $5.
The Fountain Club, located adjacent to the walking ring, will also be open and will serve items from its regular a la carte menu. The purchase of a meal at the Fountain Club will include an official Preakness hat.
Hats will also be given away free with the purchase of a seat in the grandstand or in Gulfstream’s simulcast room, Silks. They will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Silks.
Gulfstream Park Advantage members will have the opportunity to win a bet on the Preakness. Ten winners will be drawn about an hour before the Preakness, and those individuals will spin a wheel to determine the amount of the bet (amounts range from $10 to $200 WPS).
One entry can be earned per person on both Friday and Saturday.