HorseracingFLA Staff Report
The Gulfstream Park West meet will have ten races this afternoon, including five on turf, with first post time of 12:35 p.m.
None of today’s races are stakes.
But there will be lingering excitement from Saturday’s eight-stakes Sunshine Millions Preview day card, where there was a continuation of this year’s rising handle at the meet being held at Calder Casino & Race Course.
All-sources handle was up 8.8 percent on Saturday, compared with last year’s Sunshine Millions Preview.
That wagering was $5,684,886 on Saturday–compared with $5,223,848 on Nov. 7, 2014 according to Equibase charts. The all-sources numbers are a combination of bets made on GP West races on-track, at other tracks and simulcast locations and through Internet and phone betting services.
On both days, there were ten races. Both days had eight $100,000 stakes races for Florida breds. Breakdowns of live and off-site handle were not available.
This year, as in 2014 Gulfstream Park is holding the GP West meet at Calder under a lease agreement with that track.
Preliminary research indicates that all-sources handle for GP West is up more than 20 percent this year for the 40-day meet that will end on Nov. 28.
*During the coming week, we will have a detailed report on GP West handle.
*This afternoon on our blog, we will have reports on today’s GP West races.
*Later today on this Web site, we will have analysis of yesterday’s GP West stakes races.