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.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Scores 10th victory in BC Sprint . . .

    William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole made an emphatic case for one or more Eclipse Awards with a sharp score in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint yesterday.

    Cleverly rated off the early pace by Ricardo Santana Jr., he went after front-running fellow OBS graduate Shancelot (March ’18) in the stretch, caught him a furlong from home and beat him to the wire by a length and a quarter. OBS graduate Engage (March ’17) settled for fourth.

    Mitole was consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales. The 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an under tack eighth in :10 seconds flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, his seventh stakes victory leaves him with a sensational career record of 14-10-2-2 with earnings of $3,104,910.