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