Gulfstream Today: 3.24.2013
Lead: The week of the Florida Derby will kick off Wednesday at Gulfstream Park with a 10-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,328,068.18.
There were no unique winning tickets on the 10-cent Rainbow 6 Sunday. Those with six-of-six winners received a consolation of $4,563.22.
The live week of racing kicks off Wednesday with the post position draw for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby. The post position draw will start at 11 a.m. in Ten Palms Restaurant. Track announcer Larry Collmus will host and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will be the special guest.
World Record Confirmed: Gulfstream confirmed the world record of Twilight Eclipse for 1 1/2 miles on the turf in Saturday's $150,000 Pan American (G2).
Trakus timed Twilight Eclipse in 2:22.63, eclipsing the record of 2:22.80 set March 16 by Bright Thought at Santa Anita in the San Luis Rey Stakes (G2). The time was confirmed Sunday by Teleview and then hand timed by officials at Gulfstream Park.
"As with all track, stakes or world records, we always check the time to make sure there's no questions," said Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo. "In this case, we still have Teleview timing our races and we also checked by timing it by hand."
Claiming Game: The first three winners on the program were all starting for new barns after being claimed in their previous start.
Trainer Daniel Pita won the early double with Hour Man, who he claimed for $12,500 in his previous start, and Billos Boy, who he claimed for $10,000. The winner of the third race $25,000 claiming event, Winking Star, was haltered by Kirk Ziadie for $10,000.
Who's Hot: Jockey Edgar Prado and Edgard Zayas and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey each had two winners Sunday.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey visited the winner's circle Deanaallen'skitten ($6) won the sixth and Purest Form ($10.60) won the eighth. Prado won aboard Purest Form and Diva Spirit ($61.80) in the ninth while Zayas won the first aboard Hour Man ($11.60) and Denyit ($6.20) in the fourth.