Gulfstream Park will host its annual Florida Derby day of racing, Saturday, April 1st.
Fourteen races are planned, with a first post time of 11:30 AM.
Potential starting horses number 141, chasing $2.65 million in purse money.
Ten stakes will be on the race-card, starting with race 3 at approximately 12:28 PM.
The Feature race is the Curlin Florida Derby Presented by Hill ‘n Dale Farms at Xalapa;. It’s race 14 with a 6:40 PM post time.
For the full card on the day, visit Equibase.com, or more directly: https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RaceCardIndexGP040123USA-EQB.html
Gulfstream Park’s Media also has Florida Derby Race Information: https://gulfstreampark.com/racing-information/#racing-full?tab=0
In Friday’s racing action, the Rainbow 6 carryover continued to grow. Twenty-one bettors pocketed $4,692.46 each on the $0.20 wager. The carryover is now $775,288, with a $1,000,000 gross pool guarantee if one winner hits the jackpot. There is also a $1 million Late Pick 5 guaranteed pool (see the side graphic). The Rainbow 6 gets underway in Race 9 with a 3:30 PM post time.
Gulfstream also announced a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 wager in Sunday’s racing. So look for some huge pools going into that wager both Saturday and Sunday if there is a carryover from Saturday.
This is the first year in 7 that I don’t have my colleage Jim Freer at the helm handicapping the Florida Derby races here on HorseRacingFLA.com.
May you Rest in Peace Jimbo !