Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Nears $700,000

HorseRsacingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $698,499 when it resumes racing on Wednesday, with nine races and a first post of 1:15 p.m.

On Sunday, there were 127 tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.  Each received $1,054.76 on a 20-cent bet–on a day of intermittent rain with races on surfaces that had not fully dried from rain on Friday and Saturday.

The carryover is growing because Sunday was the 26th consecutive race day without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.  The jackpot is the combination of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet (there is a 20 percent takeout).

Bettors added $239,657 to the Rainbow 6 pool. That was the highest for the Rainbow 6 on any day during Gulfstream’s spring meet that began on April 5.

After the takeout, Gulfstream divided 56 percent of the day’s bet among tickets with all six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

The payoff was the lowest on the Rainbow 6 in the past thirteen race days.

It was attributable to the after effects of a spill in the seventh race on the turf course that was listed as good.

The three jockeys in the spill walked away from it.

Bradley’s Sunshine fell while taking the lead in the stretch, unseating jockey Nicky Figueroa. Jose Garcia and Eduardo Nunez were subsequently unseated from their mounts, Deputy Dora and Card Spun, respectively. Figueroa was then taken to Memorial Regional Hospital for further evaluation.

Information on the three horses is not yet readily available.

Shortly after the seventh race, Gulfstream decided to move the ninth and tenth races from the turf to the dirt track that was listed as sloppy and was sealed.

The seventh race was the second leg of the Rainbow 6 and the first leg of the Late Pick 5.

Because of the surface switch following the start of those sequences, all live tickets on the two multi-race bets were given all horses in the ninth and tenth races.

That led to a larger than normal number of winners on the Rainbow 6 and on the Late Pick 5.

The pool for the Late Pick 5 was $95,716.  Tickets with five correct paid $198.50 for the minimum 50 cent bet.  Those with four correct paid $2.65. The exact number of winning tickets was not readily available. Without the ALLs, there would have been fewer winning tickets and payoffs on both bets would have been higher because Magic Two, at 15-1, won the off-the-turf tenth race.