By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink
Bacano (8), at 4-1, won Wednesday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park, to start the Rainbow 6.
Betting on the Rainbow 6 was $85,583 as Gulfstream began a new pool on the 20-cent per combination only bet.
On Sunday, Gulfstream had a mandatory payout on a Rainbow 6 pool that had built up a carryover of $3,612,594 over 41 race days.
Over the final three weeks of that carryover, Rainbow 6 wagering was more than $300,000 all but one day.
A drop-off was expected for the start of a new pool.
Bettors on Sunday added $10,675,583 to the Rainbow 6 pool,
Per its mandatory payout, Gulfstream distributed the full coming-in carryover and 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet (20 percent takeout) among all tickets that had all six Rainbow race winners.
Each winning ticket received $11,600.60.
Gulfstream reported that there were “multiple winning tickets,” but did not disclose the number.
HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts showed there were 1,047 winning Rainbow 6 tickets.
On non-mandatory days, Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 carryover and 80 percent of the new bet only if there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6 winners.
On non-mandatory days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent p among the tickets with six winners and adds 24 ptcent to the carryover.