Gulfstream to Usher In Racing Program for 2-Year-Olds on Friday’s Card
Rainbow 6 Carryover $5.16 Million
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will usher in its racing program for 2-year-olds Friday with the running of the first race for juveniles of the Spring/Summer Meet. Carded as the third race, the $48,000 maiden special weight event for fillies will be run at 4 ½ furlongs.
Trainer Wesley Ward, who has achieved unparalleled early-season success with 2-year-olds in recent years, has entered two horses in the seven-horse field. Goodbye Sorrow and Cognac Cutie have both been training forwardly for their respective debuts. Goodbye Sorrow, who had her first workout over the Gulfstream track, turned in the second-fastest of 74 half-mile workouts at Keeneland on Saturday. Cognac Cutie breezed three furlongs in 36.41 from the gate to earn a ‘bullet’ at Gulfstream Friday morning.
Goodbye Sorrow, a Ward homebred filly, was sired by Bring the Heat and is out of Heads Will Roll, whom the late Bobby Frankel saddled for a victory in the 2001 Pebbles Handicap (G3). Cognac Cutie is a Pennsylvania-bred filly by Jump Start.
Juveniles will be regularly featured during the spring summer meet. For the first time, Gulfstream will play host to the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes, formerly the Florida Stallion Stakes, beginning on Aug. 9 with the running of the $100,000 Dr. Fager for colts and the $100,000 Desert Vixen for fillies. The Florida Sire Stakes will continue on Sept. 6 with the $250,000 Affirmed (Colts) and the $250,000 Susan’s Girl (Fillies) and Oct. 4 with the $350,000 In Reality (Colts) and the $350,000 My Dear Girl (fillies).
Ready to Act Takes Beaumont at Keeneland: Ready to Act, who won Gulfstream's Sweetest Chant Jan. 26, won Sunday's Beaumont (G2) at Keeneland for Gulfstream's leading rider Javier Castellano and trainer Chad Brown. Ready to Act became the fourth horse to winter at Gulfstream or Palm Meadows and win a graded stakes this weekend. On Saturday, Danza, who made his 2014 debut at Gulfstream and wintered at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher, won the Arkansas Derby. At Keeneland on Saturday, Hard Not to Like won the Jenny Wiley (G1) for trainer Michael Matz and Judy the Beauty won the Madison (G1). Hard Not to Like wintered at Palm Meadows and won her 5-year-old debut at Gulfstream, and Judy the Beauty wintered at Gulfstream.
Who’s Hot: Jockey Gabriel Saez, who rode five winners the previous two days, added two more Sunday, visiting the winner’s circle with Ceci N Red ($7.20) in the second and Spiritual Union ($5.40) in the third.
Jilver Chamafi rode back-to back winners: Sweet Dreamin ($17.20) in the fourth and Hide My Heart ($9.40) in the fifth.
Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Rises to $5.16 Million
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved on Sunday, producing a carryover jackpot of $ heading into Friday’s program.
The popular multi-race wager requires a bettor to hold the only ticket with the winners of the day’s final six races to take down the jackpot. It has not been paid out in its entirety since Jan. 10, when it was cashed for $30,670.26.
Multiple ticketholders with the winning combination of 3-9-4-9-4-1 each cashed for $5,306.96.
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