by Jeremy Plonk
June 15, 2021
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Gulfstream Park. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in South Florida. And be sure to support Gulfstream by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Gulfstream Park.
The Rainbow 6 kicks off a 3-day racing week, Friday through Sunday, with a $318,483 carryover ($500,000-guaranteed pool) … Friday’s cards begin at 2 pm ET for a twilight program … Feature race this week will be Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old turf fillies … Invitations were extended to top distaff sprinters for the July 3 Princess Rooney, centerpiece of the Summit of Speed. Among the leading ladies invited were Grade 1 winners Ce Ce and Kimari. Updates on the invitees are to come June 20 and 27 … Construction on the track’s third surface, a Tapeta synthetic surface that will reside between the dirt main track and the turf course, continues and is on schedule for a September unveiling.
The Stronach 5 was cancelled last week due to severe weather at Pimlico. The bet paid $2,828.40 on June 4 to 20 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, June 18, will be (all times ET):
Leg A – Pimlico Race 7 with an approximate post time of 3:45
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 5 with an approximate post time of 4:03
Leg C – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:17
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 2 with an approximate post time of 4:30
Leg E – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:00
Note that with the summer closures of Santa Anita and Golden Gate, the Stronach 5 will go on hiatus following this week.
1/ST BET Top Factors Last Week:
Horseplayers using the 1/ST BET app saw the most success with these 3 of the 52 handicapping filters for Gulfstream Park last week, each winning at a 27% or higher rate.
Win % Rank
Trainer Current Year
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Emisael Jaramillo led the way with a 19: 5-4-1 record and $1.21 ROI for every $1 bet. He had $14 and $17 scores as well as a 24-1 runner-up. Notably his 9 exacta finishes came for 8 different barns.
-- Jockey Jose Morelos – winning approximately 8% since the end of the Championship Meet prior – was an efficient 8: 3-0-0, riding $9, $10 and $15 winners for 3 different trainers.
-- Trainer Saffie Joseph continued his roll at 10: 3-2-3, winning a pair of turf allowance miles. Winners paid $3, $7 and $10, but he also had 5-1 and 12-1 shots in the money.
-- Trainer Ron Spatz made the most of limited strikes with a 3: 2-0-0 mark, going 2-for-2 with chalk.
-- Favorites ruled the roost at 31: 14-5-5, hitting 45% wins and 61% in the money. Jockey Leonel Reyes was 3-for-3 aboard favorites.