Gulfstream Park West Sunday: Off the Turf; Carryover is $19,901 on Late Pick 5
HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
The news about the Gulfstream Park West meet for Sunday is that racing is off the turf, again, and that there is a carryover of $19,901 on the Late Pick 5.
First post is 1:15 p.m. for the ten-race card, held at Calder in Miami Gardens. We will have coverage on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.
Because of rain yesterday and this morning, meet sponsor Gulfstream Park has moved the six Sunday scheduled-for-turf races to the dirt track that is listed as Sloppy. Those races are the first, second, fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth.
Sunday is the 21st day of the 40-day GP West meet, and the tenth day when most if not all scheduled-for-turf races have been moved to the dirt track due to wet conditions.
The Sunday card will come a day after the Rainbow 6 was hit by just one ticket. That ticket took down a jackpot of $177,251.
On the previous 19 days, there were multiple winning tickets on the Rainbow 6–thus building up a carryover that was $137,876 going into Saturday.
Beginning later today, we will have articles on how the rain has had a significant impact in reducing average field sizes compared with last year’s GP West meet.
Meanwhile, and somewhat surprisingly, our preliminary review of Equibase charts shows that average daily all-sources handle through Saturday’s 20th day was about $3.2 million compared with just under $3.3 million at the same stage in 2016.
On Sunday, the Late Pick 5 is on races six through ten.
There is a carryover because on Saturday there were no tickets with the winners of all five Late Pick 5 races. That was due largely to 16-1 shot Cheech Thunder winning the sixth race and 22-1 shot Wild Winter winning the ninth race.
Tickets with four of five winners received $276.40 on a minimum bet of 50 cents.
The Sunday Rainbow 6 is on races five through ten, with no carryover and without any seed money from Gulfstream.