Gulfstream to Resume Summer Meet on Thursday

By HorseracingFLA Staff

Following a three-day break, racing will return to  Gulfstream Park on Thursday as it starts a Thursday through Sunday schedule that will be the norm for its summer meet.

Gulfstream’s eight-race Thursday card has a first post time of 1:00 p.m.  There will be a  carryover of $46,276  on the Rainbow 6 on the day’s third through eighth races.

On  Friday, Gulfstream will have nine races with first post of 1:00 p.m.

The Gulfstream Condition Book shows the track’s next stakes race is scheduled for this Saturday July 11.  It is the $60,000   Plugged Nickle at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds and up,

Entries for Saturday’s races will be drawn late tomorrow afternoon.

Gulfstream  will resume racing following Sunday’s nine-stakes Summit of Speed–which produced excitement on the track and generated strong wagering.

All-sources handle for the 12 races was  $8,071,589.

Merry Meadow won the $250,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (Grade 2) at six  furlongs on dirt  for 3-year-old fillies.  The race was “Win and You’re In” for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Fillies and Mares  Sprint (Grade  1).

Favorite Tale won the $250,000  Smile Sprint Handicap (Grade 2) at six  furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old males.  The race was “Win and You’re In” for this year’s Breeders’  Cup Sprint  (Grade 1).

Both of those Breeders’ Cup races will be  on Oct, 31 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

The summer meet will extend through Oct. 3   It will be followed  by the two-month Gulfstream Park West meet,  which Gulfstream  will hold at Calder Casino & Race  Cours

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