GP West: Saturday is Sunshine Millions Preview

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

The Gulfstream Park West meet will hold its annual Sunshine Millions Preview day on Saturday, with seven stakes races.

All of those stakes have $100,000 purses and are restricted to Florida breds.

They are part of an 11-race Saturday card with first post of 12:00 p.m.

Gulfstream Park is holding the GP West meet at Calder in Miami Gardens under a lease arrangement with that track.

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf  course is listed as firm.

The Weather Channel forecast is for temperatures  in the high 70s and a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours

We  will have coverage during the afternoon on our blog.

Three of the stakes are for three-year-olds and up and are prep races for richer stakes on Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach on Sunshine Millions Day.

This Saturday’s seven stakes are:

*2nd race – Millions Distaff Preview, fillies & mares 3-YO and up, seven furlongs on dirt; scheduled post 12:30 p.m.

*3rd race – Juvenile Turf, 2-YO males, one mile turf, scheduled post 1:00 p.m.

4th race – Juvenile Sprint, 2-YO males. 6 ½ furlongs dirt, scheduled post 1:30 p.m.

5th race — Millions Turf Preview, 3-YO and up, 1 1/16 miles’ turf, scheduled post 2:00 p.m.

6th race –Juvenile Fillies Sprint. 2-YO fillies, 6 ½ furlongs dirt. scheduled post 2:30 p.m.

9th race – Juvenile Fillies Turf, 2-YO fillies, one mile turf, scheduled post 4:03 p.m.

10th race – Millions Classic Preview, 3-YO and up, 1 1/16 miles, scheduled post 4:34 p.m.

The Classics Preview has eight entrants.  The field includes Saraguaro, the winner of the race last year, and Mr. Jordan, who has won three stakes races and finished third or second in six other stakes.