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Mike Welsch
Daily Racing Form south Florida correspondent, clocker, handicapper
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Mike Welsch 7h
Diamond Oops turns in final major prep for Breeders' Cup Sprint this a.m. at Palm Meadows training center 5F 35.20 59.40 out 1:13 over main track that dried out amazingly well after all the rain this past week. Complete details available later at
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Mike Welsch Oct 25
Soggy Sunday at Gulfstream Park West starts off with Star Weaver winning like a 4/5 shot should over the sloppy going.
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Mike Welsch Oct 25
OFF the turf once again on Sunday at Gulfstream Park West after another round of heavy rain this morning.
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Mike Welsch Oct 24
After a lengthy delay due to an issue with the ambulance, Pro Quality, coming off a bullet :59 work last week, runs down 4-5 Catch On Emotional under Luca Panici to win MSW dash in GPW 6th for trainer Ralph Catanese.
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Mike Welsch Oct 24
How do you get a horse ready to win at first asking going tricky 7 furlongs? If you're trainer Mike Maker, you give him four consecutive 5 furlong gate works as was the case with Oneoretimearound who held off the more experienced This Dudes No Fool to win debut at 8-1 in GPW 4th.
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Mike Welsch Oct 22
Gulfstream Park West is kindly saving everybody the suspense. All races will be off the turf again on Friday following another morning of very heavy showers.
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Mike Welsch Oct 21
Trappezoid geared down to win GPW 7th by half a pole under leading rider Zayas as chalk, speed continue to dominate over sloppy going.
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Mike Welsch Oct 21
R Prerogative well spotted for main track only considering all the rainy weather around here this past week, cruises to easy win after GPW 6th comes off the turf. Welcome back defending jockey champ Paco Lopez who already has 2 wins in his first day back in South Fla.
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Mike Welsch Oct 21
No surprise that Thursday races have already been taken off the turf at Gulfstream Park West due to relentless rain that has continued here for the past several days.
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Mike Welsch Oct 21
A gloomy, rainy day in South Florida but not for the J/T team of Emisael Jaramillo and Ralph Nicks who just won their 2nd on the card with odds on Speargun in GPW 4th. Nice effort from first time starter Thinkaboutit who finished strong down center of course to be second best.
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Mike Welsch Oct 21
OFF the turf again today at Gulfstream Park West with more rain continuing to fall locally.
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Mike Welsch Oct 18
Rainbow 6 hit Sunday at Gulfstream Park West for $249K after going unsolved for first 11 days of the meet.
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Mike Welsch Oct 18
At Gulf Park West 1 st and 5 th OFF turf on Sunday.
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Mike Welsch Oct 17
Bodexpress returns home with dominating performance in Gulfstream Park West main event, winning like a 2/5 shot should under jockey Emisael Jaramillo in today's main event.
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Mike Welsch Oct 17
Correction to previous tweet all races off turf at Gulfstream Park West not Gulfstream obviously.
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Mike Welsch Oct 17
King Guillermo back on work tab this a m at Gulfstream Park an easy half 26.11 51.78.
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Mike Welsch Oct 17
All races OFF turf again today at Gulfstream Park.
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Mike Welsch Oct 16
Too bad rains came this morning depriving us of the chance to see Pay Any Price back in action in featured 3rd at GPW. A race won by 9-5 Yes I Am Free in main track debut for trainer Mark Casse.
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Mike Welsch Oct 16
Attention Belmont Clocker Report customers. Due to a technical issue, several work reports for Friday's card were omitted when posted last evening. The report has been fully updated and will be available to re-download at 11:00 a.m. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Mike Welsch Oct 16
Tiz the Law turns in final Belmont Park work for Breeders Cup Classic this a.m., goes 6F in 1:12.26 out 7F in 1:25.46 up a mile in 1:40.05 per track clockers with Heather Smullen aboard. Ships to Keeneland on Sunday. More details coming shortly at .
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