My usual table @ Ten Palms Restaurant in the Gulfstream Clubhouse has outpriced our group of 6. The regular price of 70 bucks each, included a nice buffet , has been increased to $1250 per seat. Beer & liquor of course are not included. So our inital cost went from $420 to $7500. Standing Room Only is $60. Racing just kills the little guy on big race days like this.
We are expecting rain here in South Florida today, Friday will be windy & we have a 40% of rain as well as a cloudy 72 degrees for Saturday. The wind chill factor will bring it to a chilly 63.
Nice to see a few jocks arriving from across the country to get a piece of the 17 million in purse money. Bravo. Bridgemohan & Geroux are here from the Fairgrounds ; Chris DeCarlo from the BIGA; Detorri & Loudan from across the ocean & Rosario & Flavien Prat from Cali. They supplement the current GP jock colony of the Ortiz brothers, Johnny V, Javier, Gafflione & leading jock Luis Saez.
The usual barns of Billy Mott, Chad Brown & Todd Pletcher are loaded for bear.
Post time for the first race is 11:30.
It's an excellent card Saturday with races full. If weather becomes an issue, we may see some scratches allowing some live AE/MTO horses to get in a race.
Should be a fun day of racing & plenty of chances to hit some nice exotics.