By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink
On Saturday, the Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 jackpot was hit for $411,188,06 on a 20-cent bet.
Gulfstream will have a new Rainbow 6 pool on Sunday on races six through eleven. Scheduled post is 3:35 p.m. for the sixth race.
First post is 1:00 p.m. for the 11-race card.
While the carryover is gone, for now, on the Rainbow 6 on Sunday there is a carryover of $31,695 on the Late Pick 5.
The Late Pick 5, a 50 cent minimum bet, is on races seven to eleven. Scheduled post is 4:09 p.m. for the seventh race.
We will have coverage during the afternoon on our blog.
On Saturday, there were no tickets with all five winners in the Late Pick 5. Each ticket with four winners received $93.80 on a 50 cent bet.
It is likely that more than $100,000 will be bet on Sunday’s Late Pick 5. One reason is that for the first time in 20 race days there is no carryover on the Rainbow 6.
On Saturday, $49,718 was bet on the Late Pick 5.
There are no stakes races on the Sunday card. The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm.
The Weather Channel forecast for Hallandale Beach, where Gulfstream is located, is for a 15 percent chance of rain until 3:00 p.m. Then the chance of thunderstorms increases to between 40 percent and 55 percent through the end of the race day around 6:30 p.m.
Races seven, nine and eleven are scheduled for turf. Barring heavy and sustained downpours, it is unlikely that Gulfstream will need to take any races off its turf course,
Rainbow 6 Hit
The Rainbow 6 payoff was for a 20-cent bet, the only denomination allowed on the wager that requires picking the winners of the last six races. A ticket can have multiple horses in one or more races, and thus multiple 20-cent combinations.
Gulfstream said that Saturday’s winning ticket cost $2,160 and was purchased at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. It had 10,800 combinations.
It was the only ticket with all six winners. The carryover coming in was $317,841.65. Bettors added $116,686 on Saturday.
The payoff was the combination of the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet, on which there is a 20 percent takeout.
The carryover had grown to more than $400,000 because Friday was the 20th straight race day without the carryover/jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On days when there are multiple tickets with six winners, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. It divides 56 percent among tickets with six winners and puts 24 percent into the carryover.