HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
All ten of the races will be claiming, including five for maiden claimers, when Gulfstream Park resumes racing on Thursday at 1:15 p.m.
But a Rainbow 6 carryover of $350,510 and some large fields will provide excitement for bettors at the track in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and in simulcast-ADW land.
The ten races have 98 entrants, including one main-track-only and four also eligibles.
The Rainbow 6 is on races five through ten, with 65 entrants including four AEs.
Thursday will be the 16th day of Gulfstream’s Summer meet, and the 15th day with a Rainbow 6 carryover.
There have been no days with just one ticket that has all six Rainbow 6 winners, and thus taking down the jackpot of the full carryover and 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bets.
On Sunday, there were 94 tickets with all six Rainbow 6 winners.Â Each received $705.20 on the 20-cent only bet.
Bettors added $118,935 to the Rainbow 6 pool. Following its 20 percent takeout, Gulfstream divided 56 percent among the winning tickets and added 24 percent to the carryover.
The tenth race on Thursday is typical of the handicapping challenges that Gulfstream general manager P.J Campo and his racing office staff like to present in the last leg of the Rainbow 6.
It is 7½ furlongs on turf for 3-year-olds and up. The claiming price is $10,000 and the purse is $19.000.
The race has 15 entrants, with several horses that are dropping in class and several last-out winners.
*The Gulfstream Condition Book shows only one stakes race during the upcoming Thursday-to-Sunday race week.
The $50,000 Added Elegance is seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up that have never won a stakes race that is open (i.e.Â does not have restrictions such as Florida-breds only). Entries will be out on Wednesday afternoon for the Saturday races.