Commentary: Gulfstream’s Delayed Post Times ‘Put Me In A Bad Mood’

by | 01.30.2018 | 10:42am
Gun Runner takes the 2018 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park set new wagering records for the facility on Pegasus World Cup day last weekend.

According to a statement from track officials, “the $41.983 million handle – a 4 percent increase over last year's previous Pegasus record handle of $40.217 – is the largest handle in Gulfstream's 79-year history excluding Breeders' Cup Days.”

Even with the record handle and great day of racing at Gulfstream, there was at least one area where the track could use some improvement, according to at least one veteran handicapper.

In his latest column for Gaming Today, Jon Lindo says that one of the most frustrating things Gulfstream does everyday is that they never start their races at the scheduled post times.

Regarding the post time delays and the effect on Saturday's card, Lindo writes, “When Gulfstream Park continually started their races some 4-8 minutes later than the announced post times, the overlap resulted in running many of their races at the same time their sister track Santa Anita was running races during their Cal Cup card. It forced TVG to show races via split screen or on tape delay.”

“Neither solution is best for horseplayers.”

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