HorseracingFLA Staff Report
This Thursday, Gulfstream Park will enter the final seven racing days of its summer meet that will end on Oct. 3. The two-month Gulfstream Park West meet, at Calder, will begin on Oct. 7.
The Gulfstream condition book shows two stakes races tentatively scheduled for this Saturday Sept. 26.
The $75,000 Groomstick would be seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up. The $75,000 Panama City would be one mile on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Entries for Saturday will be out late this afternoon.
For Sunday, the condition book shows the $75,000 Mr. Steele at one mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up.
Tampa Bay Downs is in the midst of physical and operational preparations for its opening day on Nov. 28.
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009
Phones — (954) 454-7000
Web site www.gulfstreampark.com
*Live racing — Thursday through Sunday with first post of 1:15 p.m. each day
* Simulcast wagering — seven days a week with more than 30 thoroughbred and harness tracks.
— On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays open for simulating from 11 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m.
* Casino — the two casino rooms are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays
* Poker — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Sundays through
Thursdays, and 24 hours on Saturdays and undays.
Tampa Bay Downs will resume live racing on Nov. 29.
Prior to then, it is open seven days a week for afternoon and evening simulcasts of thoroughbred races from more than 20 tracks. A schedule may be obtained by calling the numbers listed above.
*The Silks Poker Room hours of operation:
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
The Downs Golf Practice Facility hours of operation:
Pro Shop: 8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. daily (Last bucket sold at 7:45 p.m.)
Range: 8:30 a.m. – dusk daily
Short Game Area: 8:30 a.m. – dusk daily (lights out at 9:45 p.m.)
All hours are weather permitting