Racing is underway on Sunday at both Florida thoroughbred tracks.
At Gulfstream Park, first post was 12:00 p.m, for a 13-race card.
The day’s main attraction at Gulfstream is the Rainbow 6 carryover that has grown to $2,946,550. It will be on races eight to 13, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:31 p.m.
At Tampa Bay Downs, the 10-race card began at 12:44 p.m.
Coverage of both tracks is on our blog, which may be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.
It will follow a Saturday of record handle at Tampa Bay, and continued strong handle at Gulfstream.
On its annual Festival Day with five stakes races, Tampa Bay set its single-day record for all-sources handle with $14,859,433 for 12 races.
That was 21 percent higher than its previous record of $12,250,447, also for 12 races and set on March 12, 2016 which also was a Festival Day.
Gulfstream’s handle was $13,432,828 for 13 races on Saturday.
As we have reported, Gulfstream is on pace to break its record for a meet’s daily average all-sources handle. That rerd is $10.0 million, set during its 2016-2017 championship meet,
On the track Saturday, the 19-1 shot Quip won the $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (Grade 2).
Flameaway finished second, followed by World of Trouble in the 1 1/6 mile race for 3-year-olds.
Quip earned 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, and that ensures him a spot in that race that will be on May 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Gulfstream on Saturday had the $75,000 Silks Rn at five furlongs on turf for 4-year-olds and up and the $75,0000 Captiva Island at five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.
On Sunday evening, we will have results and analysis of all oi Saturday’s Florida stakes races.