By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink
On a Saturday laden with low-odds winners at Gulfstream Park, each ticket with all five winning horses on the carried-over Late Pick 5 paid a relatively low $674.25 for a 50 cent minimum bet.
Tickets with four of five winners paid $7.35 on a 50 cent bet.
The number of winning tickets could not be readily determined.
Program numbers of the five winning horses were 4-7-6-3-4.
There was a Late Pick 5 carryover of $70,480 from Friday, when there were no tickets with all five winners. The Friday sequence included one winner at 24-1and one winner at 45-1. Bettors added $564,762 to the Late Pick 5, which began on Saturday’s seventh race.
More than half of that money came in during the approximately five minutes when the board showed 0 (zero) minutes to post. Gulfstream, as often, delayed the start to allow more bettors to get into a big carried-over bet.
Gulfstream will have a new Late Pick 5 pool on Sunday, with no carryover. The Late Pick 5 will be on races six to ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:36 p.m.
First post will be 12:00 p.m. on the ten-race card.
Meanwhile on Saturday, each ticket with all six winners in the Rainbow 6 paid $940,20 on the 20 cents per combination-only bet.
There were 121 such tickets, according to HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts. Wagering on the Rainbow 6 was $216,227.
Those payoffs resulted from five of Saturday’s Rainbow 6 winners coming in at 5-2 or lower in the last six races. There was one winner at 9-1.
Program numbers of the winning horses were 4-4-7-6-3-4.
The Rainbow 6 carryover is seven days old. It will be $234,508 on Sunday.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the pool will be at least $400,000 if there is just on ticket with all six winners. That would trigger a jackpot payout of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet/
If there are multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the new Rainbow 6 bet, It then distributes 56 percent among tickets with the most winners and then puts 24 percent into the carryover.