Gulfstream Park has a 12-race card Saturday. First post is near 12:10 pm. Last call to the gate will be near 5:40 pm. This will be day 19 in this carryover sequence for the popular Rainbow 6.
One stakes races is on the Saturday card; The $125,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes, 6 furlongs on the dirt track. It’s a 4:05 pm post time in race 9. Candy Man Rocket is the favorite at 9/5.
The Rainbow 6 races begin with race 7 at about 3:08 PM. The carryover there is $822,117. In Friday’s racing, about 26 bettors cashed in for $4,681.00 each. Just 2 favorites won on the day, two in the Rainbow 6 races. The long-odds horse was 9:1 Maria’s Honor, winning by a nose. Gulfstream sets a $1 million guarantee gross pool if the wagering is less than that (carryover + wagers).
The Friday racing was largely void of big payoffs. The early Pick 5 paid $4,901.15 and the late Pick 5 delivered $1,010.45. Forty-three entries left the gate in the last 6 races. The winning program numbers were 8-3/8-11-7-9-2/4/6.
Total all-sources track handle was $7.27 million Friday, along with a $324,000 purse size.