At the Gulfstream Park West meet, three of Wednesday’s five scheduled-for-turf races have been moved to the dirt track that is listed as Fast.
Those races are the first, third and fifth. As of 10:55 a.m. the seventh and ninth races are still scheduled for the turf which is listed as Good.
First post is12:00 p.m. for Wednesday’s nine-race card at Calder in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Skies are clear around the Calder area and the Weather Channel forecast is for just a ten percent chance of rain during racing hours. But the turf is still drying out after recent days’ heavy rains.
Wednesday is the 18th day of the 40-day GP West meet.
Thus far, there have been thirteen days on which meet sponsor Gulfstream Park has taken one or more races off the turf because of rain and/or lingering wet conditions.
Through Sunday. 45 of the 67 scheduled-for-turf races have been taken off that surface.
In all of last year’s 40-day GP West meet there were only eight days on which one or more races were taken off the turf.
That meet had 168 scheduled-for turf races, with 26 coming off that surface.
On Wednesday, the Rainbow 6 has a carryover $59,224. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races four-to-nine with the sequence set to start at 2:34 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the Rainbow 6 jackpot/carryover will be at least $125,00 0 if thee is just one ticket with all six winners.
We will have coverage of today’s GP West racing on our blog, which may be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.