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1/ST Look Gulfstream Stats: Avg. Speed Cemented as Top Factor

by Jeremy Plonk

August 10, 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 has a $100,851 carryover in the jackpot bet heading into Friday’s 3-day racing week and $200,000-guaranteed pool … Feature race this week will be Saturday’s $75,000 Benny the Bull Stakes for Florida-bred sprinters … Gulfstream Park, The Jockey’s Guild and the Florida HBPA jointly announced new crop rules Aug. 6 that went into effect immediately, limiting the use of the crop and further enhancing the welfare of the equine athletes … Renovations continue on the new third racing surface, Tapeta, at Gulfstream and it’s scheduled to be unveiled in September … Congratulations to Pegasus World Cup winner Knicks Go, who added Saratoga’s Grade 1 Whitney to his resume Aug. 7.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 is on temporary summer hiatus and expected to return in September.

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 showing a 23% win rate or higher. Avg. Speed was the top-performing factor for the fourth straight week.

Avg. Speed
Avg. 2 of 3 Speed
Last Turn Time

Trends Last Week

-- Trainer Carlos David continued his recent roll, going 5: 3-1-0. That makes him 7-14 over the past 2 weeks at Gulfstream.

-- Trainer Elizabeth Dobles was perfect in 2 starts, winning a pair of overnight stakes at $11 and $23 mutuels. The barn has won with 3 of its last 6 dating back to July 30.

-- Jockey Leonel Reyes had perhaps his best week of the summer, posting a 17: 5-1-2 and leading the colony in victories. His $2.40 ROI for every $1 bet was bolstered by $23 and $30 winners. He won races for 5 different trainers.

-- Favorites underperformed at 31% on the week and have continued a trend of just over 31% winning favorites for the past month.

-- After going 7-16 the previous 2 weeks, Victor Barboza’s barn came back down to earth and was 0-5 last week.