HorseracingFLA Staff Report
Thursday, Oct. 1 — Gulfstream Park on Thursday will begin the three final days of its 2015 summer meet.
First post time is 1:15 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, with eleven races each day. There are no stakes races either day.
Saturday’s meet-closing card will have six stakes races, including the final races in each of the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes Series. First post on Saturday will be at 12:45 p.m.
Next Wednesday, Gulfstream will begin its Gulfstream Park West meet at Calder where it will have 40 days of racing through Nov. 29.
- On Sunday, three of the last five races were won by horses at double digit odds.
That made picking winners even more difficult than usual.
As a consequence, the Rainbow 6 jackpot was taken down by a single ticket-holder–for $130,712.80. That followed ten days in which there were multiple winning tickets, and a growing carryover.
Meanwhile, there were no tickets with all five winners in the Pick 5. All tickets with four winners paid $277.95.
Thus, there will be a carryover of $20,590 on Thursday in the Pick 5. It is a 50 cent minimum bet on the day’s last five races, with a 15 percent takeout.
Gulfstream today will begin a new pool in the Rainbow 6, which requires picking the winners of each of the last six races. It is a 20-cent only per combination bet.
Rainbow 6 betting likely will be in the $20,000 to $30,000 range today and tomorrow.
It could surge to at least $200,000 on Saturday when, due to Florida racing regulations, Gulfstream will be required to make a meet-closing day payout of the full pool (day’s bets plus carryover) even if there are multiple winning tickets,
Gulfstream generally 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, it pays out 70 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets (minus the 20 percent takeout) among multiple winning tickets. It puts the remaining 30 percent into the carryover.
- Tyler Gaffalione is heading into the summer meet’s final weekend with 74 wins and an insurmountable lead in the jockey standings. Eddie Castro is second with 52, followed by Jonathan Gonzales with 42.
Ralph Nicks leads trainers with 32 wins, and Antonio Sano is second with 27.
akes on Saturday