Gulfstream Park has an 8-race program Friday with a 12:50 PM post time. No stakes races are on the Friday card. The 3rd through 8th races are the Rainbow 6 races, starting at approximately 1:48 PM. The carryover there is $311,432. Gulfstream is offering a guaranteed pool of $400,000 if a single winner exists Friday.
In Thursday’s action, two favorites won on the day. Twenty-three winners collected on the Rainbow 6 payout; $948.22 each. The Rainbow 6 betting pool was $38,956, the lowest since the day after Thanksgiving day last year. Also, it’s obvious that bettors maybe keeping their wallets closed until this weekend’s Kentucky Derby Day races at Churchill Downs. Just 54 runner entered the gates Thursday, 40 in the last 6 races.
The winning program numbers on the last 6 races were: 4-6-1/3-6-8-3/5/6. The best payout we saw was the Early Pick 5 paying $1,989.05.
Total all-sources track handle was $3.37 million Thursday; the lowest betting since Nov. 18th. The purse money Thursday totaled $306,000.