Monday, May 20, 2019
Havre de Grace colt breaks maiden . . .

    HALLANDALE BEACH - Gulfstream Park’s Thursday program will have a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,292,010. The Rainbow 6 will kick off Thursday with the fourth race, a maiden claiming event at 6 ½ furlongs. First race post is 1:15 p.m.

    The Rainbow 6 has gone 29 race days without being solved with a single winning ticket. Multiple tickets with all six winners Sunday returned $12,127, with Happy Hat, a 25-1 shot, winning the final leg.

    There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $1,795.

Third Time the Charm for Regally-Bred River Front 

    River Front, a 4-year-old colt by War Front out of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, won Sunday’s sixth race, a mile special weight event, by a neck in 1:37.44. Owned and bred by Whisper Hill Farm and trained by Ralph Nicks, River Front responded when headed down the stretch under jockey Edgard Zayas. The colt raced in June of last year before returning in April and finishing second.

Sunday, May 19, 2019
131,256 show up despite no Derby winner . . .

    BALTIMORE - The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes set an all-time total handle record Saturday of $99,852,653. That topped the previous mark of $97,168,658 set in 2017. Attendance was 131,256.

   War of Will, one of the protagonists who was moved up to seventh in the Kentucky Derby after a troubled trip, carried jockey Tyler Gaffalione and trainer Mark Casse to their first victories in a Triple Crown event. The race went without Maximum Security, who won the Derby only to be disqualified and placed 17th, and Country House, the original runner-up who was elevated to first. 

    The 14-race card was also highlighted by Catholic Boy winning $250,000 Dixie, Lexitonian winning the $200,000 Chick Lang and Mitchell Road winning the $150,000 Gallorette.

    “The 144th Preakness Stakes surpassed our expectations thanks to the horsemen and fans who came to celebrate this grand Maryland tradition,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President. “It makes for an unforgettable day of entertainment when you combine the world’s top performers with the best thoroughbred horses and jockeys at one of the most celebrated sporting events. The Preakness is second to none.

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Journeyman Stud stallion at $116,580 . . .

    On May 10, Khozan celebrated day one as America's leading freshman sire, a position he's not likely to hold since American Pharoah has 162 registered foals and a star-studded book of mares. But, Brent and Crystal Fernung at Journeyman Stud are allowed to smile at the circumstances, especially since it's been nine days and Khozan is still on top.

    As of today, both stallions have two winners, but Khozan's progeny earnings - $116,580 - top Pharoah's $88,764 by $27,816. 


Saturday, May 18, 2019
Yesterday's winners received $612 . . .
    HALLANDALE BEACH - The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 27th consecutive day Friday at Gulfstream Park, growing the carryover jackpot to $1,160,216.98 for today’s 12-race program. First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

    No horses were live heading into Friday’s 11th race finale to take down the multi-race wager, which saw a total of $178,966 bet on top of a $1,117,274 carryover from Thursday’s card. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $612.

    The Rainbow 6 sequence spans races 7-12 and includes the $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares 3 and up going seven furlongs in Race 10, which drew a field of eight led by Stormy Embrace, 9/5 in the morning line.

     Winner of the Princess Rooney last summer at Gulfstream, the Kathleen O’Connell trainee was second by a neck in the Sugar Swirl and third in the Hurricane Bertie, the latter Jan. 26, in her last two starts. She drew Post 7 at topweight of 124 pounds, including jockey Wilmer Garcia.
Friday, May 17, 2019
More than $22 million bet . . .
    BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and handle on today’s 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing LLC’s Point of Honor winning the $250,000, Gr. II race, and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tenfold winning the Gr. III, $300,000 Pimlico Special at Pimlico Race Course.

    Total handle on the 14-race Black-Eyed Susan program was $22.281 million, surpassing the previous record of $19.895 million set in 2017 by nearly 20 percent. Attendance was 51,573, surpassing the record of 2017 of 50,339.