Gulfstream West Ends 40 Day Fall Turf Festival Meet

The payoff on the Rainbow 6 at the Gulfstream Park West meet was $1,464.30 on Sunday, the closing day of the meet that was held at Calder in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The attraction of a mandatory payout drew $637,163 of new bets into the Rainbow 6. The carryover coming in was $123,189.

There were approximately 403 tickets with the winning horses on the 20-cent per combination only bet, according to calculations by HorseracingFLA.

Post position numbers of the winning horses were 8-4-5-4-4-9.  Four winners were favorites and the other two winners had odds of 5-2 and 7-1.

The betting pool was the highest in the Rainbow 6 at the 40-day GP West meet, and far surpased last year’s final day at G.P. West.

Meet sponsor Gulfstream Park had a mandatory payout of the full coming-in carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bets.

A Florida law prohibits pari-mutuels from extending a carryover into a succeeding meet.  Gulfstream on Saturday Dec.1 will open its 2018-2019 championship meet at its track in Hallandale Beach.

On non-mandatory days, Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot only if there is just one ticket with six winners.

When there are no such tickets on non-mandatory days Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets, divides 56 percent among multiple tickets with the most winners (usually  six) and adds 24  percent to the carryover.
Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink

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