Thursday Preview: Ten Races at Gulfstream; Tampa Bay Dark Until Friday

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park has a ten-race card this afternoon with first post of 12:35 p.m.

The conditions are fast and firm. There is just a 20 percent chance of rain in the forecast. Six races are scheduled for turf, and are almost certain to stay on that surface.

Gulfstream also will have ten races on Friday, with first post of 12:35 p.m.

First post on Saturday will be 12:00 p.m. for the Florida Derby day card that has eight stakes races.

The $1 million Florida Derby (Grade 1) will be the 14th and last race with scheduled post of 6:48 p.m.

Tampa Bay Downs is dark today, per its regular schedule. It will have ten races on Friday with first post of 12:25 p.m.P1050943

On Saturday, Tampa Bay will have ten races with first post of 12:40 p.m.  It also will have simulcast wagering on the Florida Derby and all of the other Gulfstream races.