HorseracingFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park has an 11-race card on Saturday with first post at 1:15 p.m., and weather conditions could have a big impact.
At 11:30 a.m. it was raining heavily at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach. But conditions were still listed as fast for the dirt track and firm for the turf.
Seven races are scheduled for turf, including the $75,000 Gleaming at 1 ½ miles for 3-year-olds and up. It is the fourth race with scheduled post of 2:49 p.m.
Xaverian, Morning Calm and Quiet Force are likely favorites in the Gleaming if the race stays on turf.
The Gleaming has nine entrants, including Rich Daddy who is main track only and the likely favorite if the race is moved to that surface.
According to the Weather Channel, there is a 60 percent chance of rain until 1:00 p.m. and a 15 percent chance during the remainder of the afternoon in Hallandale Beach.
We will have updates on our blog on any changes in track conditions and reports on the Gleaming and other races.
There is a carryover of $113,209 on the Rainbow 6, on races six through eleven. It is a 20-cent per combination bet that requires picking the winners of each of the last six races.
Gulfstream will have ten races on Sunday with first post at 1:15 p.m.
In recognition of Memorial Day, Gulfstream will have an 11-race card on Monday with first post of 11:15 a.m.
There are no stakes races either day.
Next Saturday, June 4, Gulfstream will have its Summit of Speed Preview with seven stakes—all with $75,000 purses.
The races have the same distances and age conditions as richer stakes races on the July 2 Summit of Speed card at Gulfstream.