HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park will resume racing on Thursday, with nine races and with a carryover of $898,218 on its Rainbow 6.
You might call it the start of a three-day Rainbow 6 frenzy for bettors at Gulfstream, at simulcast sites and on their computers and phone lines with advance deposit wagering.
That carryover will be “taken out” on Thursday or on Friday only if there is the usual requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races. On Saturday, there will be a mandatory payout of the carryover plus 80 percent of that day’s new Rainbow 6 bets even if there are multiple tickets with all six winners.
First post Thursday is 1:15 p.m. The Rainbow 6 will be on races four to nine, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:53 p.m.
The Rainbow 6 races have 61 starters, including main track only and also eligibles.
The carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone 31 race days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races. It is a 20 cent per combination-only bet.
The jackpot is the combination of the carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets (20 percent takeout).
The current carryover cycle is second largest for the Gulfstream Rainbow 6 this year.
During the championship meet, a carryover grew over 25 days and reached $1,9111,408 on April 1, which was Florida Derby Day.
NOTE–On Tuesday evening, we will post an article with expanded information on the Rainbow 6 and on other upcoming races at Gulfstream.