Sunday, April 21, 2019
Closes in on $400,000 . . .

   The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot went unsolved for the 12th consecutive racing program at Gulfstream Park Saturday, leaving a carryover jackpot of $377,788 for today’s program. Multiple tickets with all six winners Saturday were each worth $13,964.12.

 A total of $224,456 was wagered on the multi-race wager Saturday, when a pool of $323,926 was carried over from Friday’s card.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Three Tampa runners could contest Kentucky Derby . . .
    OLDSMAR - A day after torrential rain and severe lightning caused the cancellation of the last seven races, Antonio Gallardo rode three winners Saturday in front of a sun-splashed crowd of racing fans. Now, they will have to wait until Wednesday, since Tampa Bay Downs is closed today to allow horsemen, employees and patrons to share the Easter holiday with their families. Wednesday’s nine-race card begins at 12:55 p.m.

    Gallardo, the effervescent Spaniard who has won four of the last five Tampa Bay Downs jockey titles, won the third race on hard-knocking Miss Rickles, a 7-year-old mare owned by Bruno Schickedanz and trained by Nick Caruso. Gallardo returned to the winner’s circle in the fourth race on King Daddio, a 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding owned by Ca Sal Stables and trained by Kathleen O’Connell.

    Gallardo teamed up with O’Connell again in the sixth race, winning on the turf with 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding Soldat’s Storm. He is owned by O’Connell in partnership with James O’Connor.

    Ronnie Allen Jr. rode two winners on the card. He was aboard 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding Pemaquid Pete in the second race for owner Leonard Rubacha and trainer Teresa Connelly. Allen then won the seventh race on J’s Flashy Halo, a 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by First Dude owned and bred by Janis K. Maitlen and trained by Maria Bowersock.

    On May 4, the Oldsmar oval will present a 12-race card leading to the simulcast of the 145th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. First-race post time will be noon. Patrons will be dressed to the nines in Derby finery, adding to the pageantry and aura of racing’s greatest spectacle, and mint juleps will be sold in commemorative Kentucky Derby glasses which sport the names of each winner from Aristides in 1875 through Justify in 2018.

    Derby Day at the Downs will be enhanced by a pair of $100,000, mile-and-40-yard stakes races for 3-year-olds: the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes for males and the FTBOA Ivanavinalot Florida Sire Stakes for fillies. Both contests are for registered Florida-breds sired by an FTBOA-registered Florida stallion.

    Meanwhile, runners who have competed at Tampa Bay Downs are likely to occupy three of the 20 available positions in the Run for the Roses starting gate. That trio includes Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus; Live Oak Stud's Win Win Win, who won the Pasco Stakes on Jan. 19 and finished third in the Tampa Bay Derby; and Spinoff, who posted a dominant allowance/optional claiming victory on Feb. 22.

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Wonder Gadot sold for $325,000 . . .

    Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot has been named Canada’s Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female after winning the Queens Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown, against males. She also placed in four graded stakes, including a second-place finish in the Gr. I Kentucky Oaks.

    To date, Wonder Gadot has compiled a record of 18-5-5-4 for trainer Mark Casse, and earned $1,524,861. The now 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an under tack eighth in :10 2/5.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Jackpot rises to $264,489 . . .
    HALLANDALE BEACH - The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a carryover jackpot of $264,489 when live racing resumes at Gulfstream Park Thursday.

   The multi-race wager went unsolved for a ninth consecutive day Sunday, when multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $3,937.

   The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

   There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $3,432.05.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Pleasant Acres stallion also named champion older horse . . .
    Multiple Gr. II winner Bucchero, the richest Indiana-bred with career earnings of $947,936, was named the state's Horse of the Year and champion older horse at the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual award banquet.

    The 7-year-old son of Kantharos competed at five tracks last year, including a trip to Royal Ascot for the Gr. I Kings Stand Stakes. Bucchero won the Gr. II Woodford Stakes, finished second in the Gr. II Shakertown Stakes and third in the Gr. III Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes en route to earning $224,620 for the year. 

    Racing for Ironhorse Racing Stable, Bucchero retired with a record of 11-6-3 in 31 starts. He has entered stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions with a fee of $5,000.