HorseracingFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park will resume racing on Wednesday, with an eight-race card and first post of 1:15 p.m.
It will be the first of six consecutive race days at Gulfstream.
The Hallandale Beach track is adding Monday May 30, Memorial Day, to its regular Wednesday through Sunday schedule. First post is 1:15 p.m. each day.
A main attraction on Wednesday is the carryover of $14,330.75 on the Super Hi 5 in the first race. Based on recent Gulfstream betting patterns, it is likely that $100,000 or more will be bet on the rolling Super Hi-5 in that race.
It is a $1 minimum per combination bet with an 18 percent takeout.
Gulfstream pays out the Super Hi-5 pool and carryover only if there is at least one ticket with the first five finishers in correct order.
Otherwise, the carryover rolls over to the next race with seven or more starters. There are no consolation payoffs, such as four of five.
On Sunday, there were no Super Hi-5 winning tickets on the last two races on which the bet was offered.
Thus, the carryover goes into Wednesday—giving bettors two days to handicap the race.
Last week there were no winners of the Super Hi-5 on the last race on Sunday May 15.
That led to a $32,146 carryover on Wednesday May 18’s first race. Bettors poured $234,801 into the Super Hi-5 pool. While precise data is not readily available, that could be the most on the Super Hi-5 at Gulfstream during the spring meet.
The 6-5 favorite Sonaheir won that race, leading an order of finish that produced a $416.00 payoff on $1 bet.
Wednesday’s first race a $6,250 claimer at 6 ½ furlongs on dirt. The purse is $15,000.
There are only seven entrants. So, if there are any scratches, the Super HI-5 will not be offered until the next race with seven or more entrants.
There are only six entrants in the second race, and seven each in the third and fourth races,
We will have updates on Wednesday morning, and an after-scratches analysis of the first race with seven or more starters.
Also on Wednesday there will be a carryover of $73,512 on the Rainbow 6, which starts on the third race.
It is a 20-cents only per combination bet. Gulfstream pays out the jackpot/carryover only on days when there is just one ticket with the winners in all six races.
On other days, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the bet. It divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners and adds 24 percent to the carryover.