Summit of Speed at Gulfstream on Saturday; Tampa Closes Two-Day Summer Meet on Friday
HorseracingFLA Staff Report
Both Florida thoroughbred tracks will have racing on Friday, with Tampa Bay Downs finishing its annual two-day Summer Festival of Racing and Gulfstream Park opening its summer meet.
First post is 12:28 p.m. for Tampa Bay’s eight-race card.
First post is 1:15 p.m. for Gulfstream’s nine-race card.
We will have coverage during the day and evening Friday on our blog.
On Saturday, Gulfstream will have its annual Summit of Speed.
First post is 12:15 p.m. for the 13-race card. Nine of the races are stakes, including three graded stakes:
* $250,000 Princess Rooney (Grade 2) – 7 furlongs on dirt, fillies and mares 3-YO and up. It is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (Grade 1) on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
*$250,000 Smile Sprint (Grade 2) – 6 furlongs on dirt, 3-YO and up. It is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
*150,000 Carry Back (Grade 3) – 7 furlongs on dirt, 3-YOs