Thursday at Gulfstream: Rain Forces Races Off the Turf

HorseracingFLA Staff  Report

Thursday,  Spt.  17  — Gulfstream  Park  will begin  a regular four-day stretch  of  racing this afternoon  with ten  races and first post at 1:15 p.m.

The main track is listed as  sloppy and the four races scheduled for turf have been  moved to the main  track  following  overnight and morning rains.

There  are no  stakes races today.  The featured ninth race is a $16,000 optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt  for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.  The  purse is $44,000.

There is  a field of seven following the morning scratch of Fair Shake.  Meta Mu, Curls for Girls  and Turnout are likely favorites.  Turnout is  the only horse in  the race with a win on an off track.

There will be a carryover of  $19,823 on the Rainbow 6 which requires picking the winners of the day’s last six  races.

Today it  is on races five through ten.  It is  a  20-cent only per combination bet with multiple horses permitted in  each race.

Gulfstream usually pays out the full Rainbow 6 pool (day’s bets plus carryover) only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners. On other days, after the 20 percent takeout, Gulfstream divides 70 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets among the multiple winning tickets and puts 30 percent into the carryover.


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