HRFLA Staff Report
Diamond Oops, Shea D Summer and Hallawallah won this past weekend’s stakes races at Gulfstream Park, and all three could be back at Gulfstream on July 3 for graded stakes races.
Meanwhile, Gulfstream does not have live racing this Monday through Thursday.
The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track will resume racing on Friday with nine races and first post of 2:00 p.m.
It will be the start of a Friday through Sunday live racing schedule that likely will be in place through the end of August.
Gulfstream is temporarily not racing on Thursdays as it puts in an artificial racing surface on what is now the outer part of its turf course.
Gulfstream will use its Tapeta track to schedule some races and for races that are moved from turf due to weather conditions.
On Saturday, Diamond Oops (photo on home page) took the lead in deep stretch and beat Miles Ahead by a head in the $60,000 Hollywood Lakes at six furlongs on dirt for 3-YO and up.
Luca Panici rode Diamond Oops for trainer Patrick Biancone, while Edgard Zayas rode Miles Ahead for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.
The winning time was 1:09.31 on the track listed as Fast.
The victory was the eighth in 20 career starts and the sixth stakes win for Diamond Oops, a six-year-old gelding.
Diamond Oops and Miles Ahead are among likely starters in the $200,000, Smile Sprint (Grade 3) on July 3 at Gulfstream.
The Smile is six furlongs on dirt for 3-YO and up, and is part of Gulfstream’s annual Summit of Speed card. Diamond Oops won the Smile in 2019.
Also on Saturday, Shea D Summer took an early lead and wired the field as she went on to beat Competitive Speed by 2 1/2 lengths in the $75,000 Game Face Stakes for 3-YO fillies.
With Emisael Jaramillo riding for trainer Carlos David, Shea D Sumner won the 6 1/2-furlong dirt stakes in 1:17.17.
On Sunday, Hallawallah led at every call and beat Crumb Bum by 6 3/4 lengths in the $60,000 Bal Harbour Stakes for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.
With Hector Berrios riding, Hallawallah won the seven-furlong dirt stakes in 1:22.51 on the dirt track listed as Fast.
The win was the third in eleven career starts for the 5-year-o;d Hallawallah, who is trained by Juan Avila and owned by Al Rashid Stables.
Shea D Summer, Competitive Speed and Hallawallah are among possible starters in the $350,000 Princess Rooney (Grade 2), at seven furlongs on dirt at Gulfstream on July 3. The Princess Rooney is for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.
On Friday, Gulfstream will have a Super Hi-5 carryover of $4,275 on the first race.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be $195,076. The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:28 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the jackpot payout on the Rainbow 6 will be at least $350,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winning horses.
If there are multiple tickets with six winners, Gulfstream will take out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets. It will then divide 56 percent among the winning tickets and add 24 percent to the carryover.
On May 28, Gulfstream lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions on attendance.
Gulfstream now provides open access for the general public throughout its racing facility, with tickets not required.
Tickets and/or reservations are needed for the Silks simulcast area the Ten Palms restaurant and grandstand seats. Masks are not required outdoors, but are still required indoors when not eating or drinking. All ages are welcome. The Silks area on the ground floor is open daily for simulcast wagering.
More information can be obtained by calling the Gulfstream Box Office at (954) 457-6201.