Thursday, November 14, 2019
$300,000 race set for Dec. 8 . . .

    MIAMI GARDENS - No single bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for the 31st consecutive racing day Wednesday at Gulfstream Park West, with the carryover jackpot rising to $768,774 for today’s eight-race card. First race post time is 1:20 p.m.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Wednesday were each worth $4,250

  Today’s Rainbow 6 covers Races 3-8 highlighted by a $39,000 optional claimer going a mile on the turf in Race 6 which attracted a field of nine Florida-breds led by 9-5 program favorite Mozzo Bello.

Horses Arriving Wednesday from Mexico for Clasico del Caribe

     Three contenders for the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe were among 14 horses arriving from Mexico Wednesday to compete in the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Sunday, Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park.

     El Santo, Lopecitos and Thibaut are all expected to run in the 1 1/8-mile Clasico del Caribe for 3-year-olds, the richest of five stakes worth $690,000 in purses on the Clasico Internacional del Caribe program.

    This will be the third consecutive year that Gulfstream has served as host for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, remaining the only pari-mutuel facility outside Latin America and the Caribbean to host the event since its inception in 1966.

Notes: Jockeys Paco Lopez and Jairo Rendon alternated winning Wednesday’s first four races. Lopez took Race 1 with Frank’s Legacy ($2.80) and Race 3 on Babie Monster ($16.60) while Rendon was first on Itsmyluckyknight ($6) in Race 2 and Captain Ron ($6) in Race 4.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Jackpot passes $727,000 . . .
    MIAMI GARDENS - The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 30th consecutive racing day of Gulfstream Park West’s Fall Turf Festival Sunday, producing a carryover jackpot of $727,235 for Wednesday’s program

    Multiple Rainbow 6 tickets with all six winners Sunday were each worth $167.52


Monday, November 11, 2019
Journeyman sire has big lead on The Big Beast . . .

    It's been almost a year since Brent and Crystal Fernung announced an intriguing deal concerning their soon-to-be freshman sire, Khozan. It was a simple premise - if the son of Distorted Humor didn't wind up 2019 as Florida's leading sire, the first 25 breeders who sent a mare to him would receive free breedings.

    With an announced stud fee of $4,000 for this year, that would have amounted to a $100,000 hit for the Fernungs' Journeyman Stud. 

    With about a month and a half remaining in the season, it would take a miracle for runner-up The Big Beast to catch Khozan in the money-earnings department. Khozan is on top today with his runners collecting $1,037,820, and TBB is well behind at $564,471. 

    However, in the winners department, TBB had a winner at Gulfstream West yesterday - Quality On Tap - who became his sire's 13th winner, and he's now just one behind. Khozan has also been the leader on that list since day one, and he's sitting at 14 today. But even if TBB caught Khozan before Dec. 31, the money-earnings list will rule. 

    The third and fourth sires on the frosh list with six winners each are Double Diamond's Bahamian Squall and Journeyman's second-stringer, Fury Kapcori.   

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Wednesday winners get $24,744 . . .
    MIAMI GARDENS - The 20-cent Rainbow 6 once again eluded bettors at Gulfstream Park West Wednesday when the multi-race wager went unsolved for the 27th racing day of the Fall Turf Festival.

     A carryover jackpot of $575,659.46 will be up for grabs on today’s program. First-race post time is set for 1:20 p.m.

     Multiple tickets with all six winners Wednesday were each worth $24,744. The Rainbow 6 was solved at Gulfstream Park for a $2.2 million jackpot payoff Sept. 27 after going unsolved for 47 racing days.

     There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $1,591.21 heading into today’s program
Monday, November 4, 2019
Sunday winners get $29,224 . . .
    MIAMI GARDENS - Racing returns Wednesday at Gulfstream Park and bettors will be welcomed with a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $533,241.

    For the 26th consecutive racing day, there was no single winning ticket on Sunday’s Rainbow 6. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $29,224.

    First-race post time Wednesday is 1:20 p.m. The Rainbow 6 sequence begins with the third race, a maiden claiming event for 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs. The sequence also includes two turf races and concludes with a $48,000 maiden special weight event for 2-year-old fillies going 5 ½ furlongs.

    The Rainbow 6 was last solved at Gulfstream Park for a $2.2 million jackpot payoff Sept. 27 after going unsolved for 47 consecutive racing days.

    Wednesday’s first race will have a Super Hi 5 carryover of $1,884.04.

    NOTES: LLP Performance Horse LLC’s Zenden, fourth in the Gr. II Tampa Bay Derby and second in the Gr. III Swale last winter, returned from more than six months off to win Sunday’s sixth race, an optional claimer at six furlongs. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Edgard Zayas, Zenden covered the distance in 1:09.59. Zenden defeated Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Frosted Grace. Zenden’s prior start resulted in an eighth-place finish in the Gr. III Lexington in April at Keeneland.