Note — On Friday afternoon, most of our coverage of the day’s racing at Gulfstream Park, Churchill Downs and Tampa Bay Downs will be on our blog which can be accessed on the menu bar at thetop of the home page of this Web site. Our coverage will return to thids Web site on Friday evening
By Jim Freer
Gulfstream Park on Friday will have a carryover of $827,235 on its Rainbow 6 and a carryover of $31,394 on its Late Pick 5.
Post time is 1:10 p.m. for an 11-race card.
The Rainbow 6 begins on the sixth race, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:42 p.,m. The Late Pick 5 begins on the seventh race,, with the sequence scheduled to start at 4:18 p.Tampa Bay Downs has a nine-race card with first post of 12:25 p.m.
Tampa Bay Downs is among pari-mutuels can play the two Gulfstream exotic bets and all other races.
Both Florida tracks will have their regular schedules for simulcast wagering.
That includes Churchill Downs, where today is Kentucky Oaks day.
First post was 10:35 a,m, for a 13-race card that has six stakes race.
The Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) is 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 3-year-old fillies. It is the 11th race with scheduled post of 6:12 p.m.
We will have coverage of all three tracks on this blog throughout the afternoon.
On Saturday, both Florida tracks will simulcast the full Kentucky Derby card from Churchill Downs
NOTE–I had the good fortune of being at every Kentucky Derby and at every Kentucky Oaks from 1999 through 2013. On those days and other days you will find TVs showing the Gulfstream and Tampa Bay races–with some fans betting on them in this wonderful world of simulcast