HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
There was one winning ticket in the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, and it paid $71,145.66 on a bet of just $2.40.
Gulfstream reported that the winning ticket had one horse singled in each of the first five legs and all 12 runners in the sixth leg (tenth and final race). That was twelve bets of 20 cents each.
Gulfstream did not identify the individual or group that bought the ticket. But it said the ticket was purchased through TVG, which offers advance deposit wagering.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination-only bet. Multiple horses can be used in each race, thus setting up a ticket with multiple 20 cent combinations. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
Gulfstream will begin a new Rainbow 6 pool on Friday. There is a ten-race card with first post of 12:35 p.m. The Rainbow 6 is on races five through ten.
The winning ticket took down the Rainbow because 42-1 shot Maria and Beto won the tenth and final race.
Going into that race it was the only live ticket that included Maria and Beto.
For Thursday, the Rainbow 6 carryover was $31,089.
Bettors added $50,101 to the Rainbow 6 pool.
Gulfstream took out its standard 20 percent. It then added $40,080 to the carryover, resulting in the payoff of more than $71,000.
Gulfstream pays out the full Rainbow 6 jackpot (all of the carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet) only on days when there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On other days, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets and then divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winning horses and adds 24 percent to the carryover.