Saturday Preview: Two Turf Stakes at Gulfstream; Turf Allowance Tops Tampa Card

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park will have the first stakes races of its spring meet this afternoon, with the $100,000 Miami Mile (Grade 3) and the $100,000 Powder Break.

They are part of a ten-race card that has first post of 1:15 p.m.

Both stakes races are one mile on turf. The Miami Mile, the seventh race, is for 3-year-olds and up. The Powder Break, the ninth race, is for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

We will have previews this afternoon on our blog.

*There was one winning ticket Friday on the Rainbow 6 and the jackpot/carryover payout was $218,456.30.GulfstreamPark-logo-final_new

Details can be found on our blog.

A new Rainbow 6 pool will start today on races five through ten.  Gulfstream is not putting in any seed money.

*There were no winning tickets on the Super Hi-5 on Friday’s eighth and final race.

Thus, there will be a carryover of $2,571.14 on today’s first race.

It is a $12,500 claimer at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up. The purse is $19,000.

The Super Hi-5 is a $1 minimum bet, with no consolation payouts.  If there are no tickets  with the first five horses in correct order, the entire pool rolls over to the next race  with seven or more starters.

*Tyler Gaffalione rode three winners on Friday.  He is fourth in the spring meet standings with 15 victories. The leaders are Emisael Jaramillo with 20, Edgard Zayas with 17 and Eddie Castro with 15.

Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs has a ten-race card today, with first post of 12:35 p.m.P1050925

The feature fourth race is a $75,000 allowance/optional claimer at one mile on turf for 3-year-olds. It has a $23,000 purse.

Bluegrass Tiger, trained by Kathleen O’Connell and to be ridden by Antonio Gallardo, is among the ten entrants.

O’Connell comes into the day with 1,799 career wins. Bluegrass Tiger is the first of her seven entrants today at Tampa Bay.

Our research, including reviews of Equibase Co. data, show that O’Connell is second in all-time wins among women trainers in North America.  Kim Hammond, who trains mostly in Midwestern states, leads with 2,084 wins.