HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
Thoroughbred racing will resume on Tuesday at the Gulfstream Park West meet, with eight races and first post of 12:35 p.m.
This is the only Tuesday on which racing is scheduled at the GP West meet at Calder in Miami Gardens. Gulfstream Park is holding the meet under a lease agreement with Calder.
The GP West meet will then continue for the week with its usual Wednesday through Sunday schedule. First post is 12:35 p.m. each day.
On Tuesday’s first race, there will be a carryover of $3,129.05 on the Super Hi-5. It is a $1 minimum bet that requires picking the first five finishers in correct order.
There will be a carryover of $8,115.42 on the Rainbow 6, on races three through eight. It is a 20-cent only bet that requires picking the winners of the last six races.
The first race is one mile on turf for 2-year-olds. It is a $35,000 optional claimer with $28,000 purse.
Based on recent Super Hi-5 overnight carryovers of similar sizes at Gulfstream-run meets, we expect that as much as $30,000 could be bet on the Super Hi-5.
*The card for this Tuesday, Nov. 8. was part of the original 40-day GP West schedule.
Gulfstream called off the first three dates of the meet, Wednesday Oct. 5 through Friday Oct.7, because of the threat of Hurricane Matthew.
Gulfstream has not determined whether it will reschedule any of those race days.
The GP West meet will end Sunday Nov. 27. Gulfstream will open its 2016-2017 championship meet on Saturday Dec. 3 at its track in Hallandale Beach.
Later this morning and this afternoon on our blog, we will have a report on weather conditions and race coverage.
–Photo by Barry Unterbrink