HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $593,898 on Saturday.
Gulfstream has a 12-race Saturday card with first post of 12:55 p.m. The Rainbow is on races seven to twelve, with the sequence set to start at 3:58 p.m.
The Rainbow 6 carryover is growing because Gulfstream has gone 23 racing days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On Friday, there were 117 tickets with all six Rainbow 6 winners. Each received a payoff of $750.22 on a 20-cent bet.
The jackpot is the combination of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet (20 percent takeout).
On days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.
The carryover coming into Friday was $556,055. Bettors added $157,696—of which 24 percent was added to the carryover.
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.
HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts shows that the Rainbow 6 carryover is at its highest of the spring meet that began on April 5.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 payout was the lowest since May 17, when there were 187 tickets with all six winners and each received $259.
All of Friday’s Rainbow 6 winners were at odds of 7-2 or lower.
Rain fell during most of the afternoon. From the third race onward, the main track was listed as sloppy and was sealed and the turf course was listed as good. For the most part, speed held up on both surfaces.