This Week at Florida’s Tracks: GP West Post Times, Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts

HorseracingFLA Staff Report
The Breeders’ Cup races are this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, and Daylight Savings time will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 1.

So, racing fans should note that there will be early first post times on Friday and Saturday at the Gulfstream Park West meet, being held at Calder Casino & Race Course in Miami Gardens.GSPark West Sign

The first post at GP West will be 12:20 p.m. on Friday and 11:55 a.m. on Saturday.

First post has been at 1:15 p.m. at GP West since opening day Oct. 7.

First post will be 12:45 p.m. from this Sunday through the end of the meet on Nov. 28.

The Breeders’ Cup races will be on Friday and Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

GP West will have simulcast betting on all Keeneland races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Simulcast betting on GP West races and on the Breeders’ Cup and other Keeneland races also will be available each day at Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs and Hialeah Park.

On Friday, all three locations will have advance beyting on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup races

Wednesday Oct. 28
GP West will have eight races with first post of 1:15 p.m.

Thursday Oct. 29
GP West will have eight races with first post of 1:15 p.m.

Friday Oct. 30
GP West will have ten races with first post time of 12:20 p.m.

There will be four Breeders’ Cup races, starting at 3:30 p.m. Post time for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff is 5:35 p.m.

* Saturday, Oct. 31
First post time will be 11:55 a.m. at GP West.

GP West will have two stakes races, both one mile on turf with $75,000 purses. The Showing Up is for 3-year-old males and the Cellars Shiraz is for 3-year-old fillies.

There will be nine Breeders’ Cup races, starting at 11:30 a.m. Scheduled post for the Breeders’ Cup Classic is 5:35 p.m.

Sunday Nov. 1

New  GP West first post time of  12:45 p.m.

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Gulfstream Events
The Silks simulcast area on Gulfstream’s first floor will open at its regular 11 a.m. time on October 30, and Ten Palms will be open with an a la carte menu only, $25 minimum.

The following day, Silks will be open at 10 a.m. and Ten Palms is offering a Breeders’ Cup Buffet for $34.99.

Also on October 31, fans will receive an official Breeders’ Cup T-shirt with purchase of a handicapper program at Gulfstream Park from noon to 3 p.m., while supplies last. Spin & Win Drawings to win a bet on a Breeders’ Cup race will be available to GP Advantage members.

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