Gulfstream Park does offer some great racing for the thoroughbred fan.
However, two questions need to be answered by Gulfstream and the state of Florida.
First, Gulfstream touted that they were oversubscribed for stall applications with quality horses before the start of the current meet. Why are there three to six maiden races daily — even on the weekends and holidays?
Why is this important to the racing consumer?
All horses entered in a maiden race are being asked to do something they have never done before — win a race. Thus, the wagering patron is faced with betting on steeds that haven’t won a race.
Second, the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering is allowing Gulfstream to run up to six minutes past the scheduled post time. If Saratoga and Keeneland can go on time, why can’t Gulfstream?