By Jim Freer
A Super Hi-5 carryover of $112,178 on the first race will be the main attraction at Gulfstream Park when it resumes racing on Wednesday.
Post time for the first race is 12:35 p.m., starting an 11-race card.
There is a Super Hi-5 carryover because there were no winning tickets on that bet on any of the last three races on Sunday, Gulfstream’s last racing day.
It is a $1 minimum bet that requires picking the first five finishers in correct order. There are no consolation payoffs. The takeout is 17 percent on each race’s bet.
Wednesday’s first race is 6 ½ furlongs on dirt for 4-year-olds and up that have never won two races. It is a $6,250 claiming race with a $15,000 purse. There are nine entrants.
We will have a preview on Wednesday morning.
Based on Gulfstream wagering history with overnight carryovers, it is likely that more than $200,000 will be bet on the Super Hi-5 in Wednesday’s first race.
While exact records are not available, the $112,178 carryover is one of Gulfstream’s largest ever on the Super Hi-5.
On Sunday, there was just one winning ticket on the Rainbow 6. That ticket took down the carryover/jackpot pool of $210,578.16.
Gulfstream will start a new Rainbow 6 pool on Wednesday. It will be on races six to eleven.
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. The takeout is 20 percent.