Gulfstream Park will host a 10 race card Thursday, with first post of 12:35 PM.
Gulfstream’s popular wager, the Rainbow 6, was hit for the jackpot Wednesday. It paid $188,900.82.
The jackpot is paid out when a single ticket has 6 of 6 – the winner of the last 6 races of the day.
The carryover was building for just 3 racing days, as the jackpot was paid out January 4 for $166,317. Bettors added $126,106 in Wednesdays racing, and the carryover was $88,036 from Tuesday.
Interestingly, to cover every horse in all 6 races, 57 starters – would have cost you $119,750. That’s a chancy bet, given that multiple winners would immediately cost you big money. If two bettors hit the 6 of 6, the payout would be $35,310 since no carryover money would be paid. Just 56% of the day’s pool gets paid out on multiple winner days.
Wednesday saw a 43:1 and 13:1 winner emerge from races 5 and 7, thus setting up the payday.Races 6 and 9 were won by the favorites. The remaining two races were 2.5:1 and 5:1 odds. Bad to the Core won by a half length in race 5 to kick off the Rainbow 6. The one-mile on turf was run in 1:36.8, for the first time starter.
The sole carryover for Thursday will be the Super Hi-5 at $2,061 in race 1.
Total handle was $5,986,744 Wednesday.