Sunday Preview: Tampa Bay to End Regular Meet; Two Carryovers on Gulfstream Park Card
HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
Tampa Bay Downs will end the regular portion of its 2016-2017 race meet on Sunday.
First post is 12:35 p.m. for a ten-race Sunday card.
Gulfstream Park has a ten-race card on Sunday, with first post of 1:15 p.m.
On its first race, Gulfstream has a carryover of $2,255 on the Super Hi-5.
Gulfstream has a carryover of $81,833 on its Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.
Conditions are fast and firm at both tracks.
*Sunday is the 90th day of Tampa Bay’s 91-day meet that began Dec. 3.
Tampa Bay will be dark until June 30, when it will begin its annual two-day Summer Festival of racing.
Florida begins its fiscal year on July 1.
By racing every July 1 and June 30 and holding a regular race meet of at least 40 days, Tampa Bay under Florida law is able to be a year-round host track for simulcasting.
A host track brings in simulcasts from thoroughbred tracks in other states and then sells those signals to other pari-mutuels in Florida.
Gulfstream also is a year-round host track.