Tuesday, July 14, 2020
HALLANDALE BEACH - Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $500,000 when racing resumes Wednesday. First race post is noon.
The Rainbow 6 will begin with the fifth race, a maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds and up at 5 furlongs on the turf. The race drew a field of seven including American Phenom, a $340,000 yearling purchase who was claimed for $50,000 out of his racing debut by trainer Rohan Crichton for Daniel Walters. American Phenom finished fourth in his March 5 debut. Also entered is first-time starter R Private Jet, an $82,000 purchase as a yearling in 2018 who enters the race with a bullet half-mile work for trainer Georgina Baxter.
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There will be three turf races in the sequence, including the 10th and final race, a maiden claiming event at 1 1/16 miles.
This will be the last Wednesday program at Gulfstream. The track will move to a Thursday through Sunday program beginning July 23.
Zayas, Joseph and Arindel Top Standings
Some familiar names sit atop the leader standings at Gulfstream. Edgard Zayas, who earned last year’s spring and summer riding titles at, is once again on top of the standings through the middle of July. Zayas, who rode three winners Sunday, leads in wins (79) and total purse money ($2.3 million), He’s currently ahead of Emisael Jaramillo (69 wins, $2 million) and Miguel Vasquez (62 wins, $1.7 million).
Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., who will saddle Louisiana Derby and Matt Winn runner-up Ny Traffic in this weekend’s $1 million Haskell, leads all trainers with 33 wins. Todd Pletcher is second with 29 victories and leads all trainers in purse money with $967,943. Antonio Sano, who saddles Hara in Thursday’s Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga, is third in victories with 28, one up on Mike Maker.
Perennial leading owner and breeder Arindel leads all owners with 14 victories and $428,494 in money won. Frank Carl Calabrese is second with 10 wins while Drawing Away Stable has nine.