HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
Souper Tapit defeated Jay’s Way by a half- length in Saturday’s $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.
Dalmore finished third, a head behind Jay’s Way, in an eight-horse field in the 1 1/8 mile dirt stakes. The race was restricted to Florida-breds, 4-years-old and up.
Souper Tapit (photo on home page) won in 1:50.68 on the track that was listed as Fast.
John Velazquez rode Souper Tapit, the 3-2 favorite, for trainer Mark Casse and breeder/owner Live Oak Plantation.
Gulfstream on Saturday had three other Sunshine Millions stakes races, all restricted to Florida breds.
*Big Changes defeated Second Mate by 1 1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Turf at 1 1/16 miles on the course listed as Firm. The winning time was 1:40.48. The race was for 4-year-olds and up, with the rail at 36 feet.
Javier Castellano rode Big Changes, the 4-5 favorite, for trainer Brad Cox and owner Steve Landers.
*Quixote, at 23-1, beat Ray’swarrior by 3 3/4 lengths in the $100,000 Sprint at six furlongs on dirt.
Quixote won in 1:09.98, with Irad Ortiz Jr. riding for trainer Georgina Baxter and owner Midwest Thoroughbreds.
*Starship Jubilee beat Bitacora by 4 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Filly and Mare Turf for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up. The rail was at 60 feet.
Starship Jubilee was the even-money favorite in the 13-horse field. She won in 1:43.33, with Castellano riding for trainer Kevin Attard and owner Blue Heaven Farm.
The winners’ Equibase Speed Figures were: Big Changes 115; Quijote 113; Starship Jubilee 108; and Souper Tapit 105.
Winning Equibase figures in Florida-restricted stakes races are usually 100 or higher.