HRfFLA Staf Report
Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will both resume live racing on Wednesday.
Gulfstream will have ten races with first post of 12:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay will have nine races with first post of 12:25 p.m.
The first race on Wednesday has a carryover of $4,708 on the Super Hi-5.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 has grown to $543,591. The 20-cent per combination only bet will be on races five through ten.
Gulfstream will continue the week with its regular Wednesday trough Sunday schedule of live racing.
The week’s only stakes race in Florida will be the r. Prospector (Grade 3) at Gulfstream on Saturday. It will be six furlongs om dirt for 3-year-olds and up. Entries will be out on Wednesday afternoon.
The only carryover is $1,878 on the Ultimate Pick 6. The 20-cent-per-combination only bet will be on races four through nine.
This is the first season for the Tampa Bay Pick 6, with a structure similar to the Gulfstream bet. As some observers expected, the bet has not gained large early attention from fans On most days, it has had new bets in the $5,000 to $7,000 range.
Once Tampa’s Pick 6 has some larger carryovers we expect that interest in it will grow–but to nothing close to the level of Gulfstream.
The Hallandale Beach track pioneered the low denomination bet on which the carryover is paid out only if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six races.
Tampa Bay will be dark as usual on Thursday and then have racing on Friday and Saturday as usual.
It will add Sundays to its live schedule this weekend, and have four-day race weeks for the rest of its schedule through May 3.
The two Florida tracks will not have live racing on Wednesday Dec. 5, which is Christmas day.