Gulfstream’s practice of marking post time “up” for five minutes and beyond really needs to stop. At first I thought it was a nod to the aging fans on track that needed extra time to get to the windows but that really doesn’t fly. There’s been a majority old people at the track since I started going regularly in 1985.
I think this started as a gimmick to juice up the Rainbow 6 and since evolved to become standard. What’s even worse is that other tracks may start doing the same, especially if there’s an argument it increases handle.