HRFLA Staff Report
The Rainbow 6 paid $218,767.70 on a 20 cent only bet at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, when it had a mandatory payoff of the jackpot/carryover.
Each of those tickets had all six winning horses in the Rainbow 6 at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track. There were eighteen such tickets, according to HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts.
The Rainbow 6 carryover, built up over 15 race days, was $745,397 going into the Sunday card. Bettors added $3,922,471 to the pool.
A main reason for the relatively low payoff was that Whycantthisbelove, at 32-1, won the 12th and last race.
Program numbers of the winning horses were 11-2-9-4-7-11.
There were 1,552 live tickets going into the last race. None of those tickets had a horse singled
The winners of the Rainbow 6 races with program numbers in parentheses and final odds were.
7th — Game Boy Benny (11) 4-1
8th — Chez Paree (2) 8-1
9rh — Mo of the West (9)| 7-2
10th — Yodcl E.A. Who (4) 8-5
11th — Remarkable Soul (7) 7-1
12th — Whycantthisbelove (11) 32-1
Yodel E.A. Who was the only favorite among the winners.
Gulfstream had projected that the Rainbow 6 pool would be about $5 million. It turned out to be just under $4.7 million.
Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the day’s bet. It them combined the remainder with the full carryover–leaving just under $3.9 million in the jackpot for division among winning tickets.
Gulfstream usually makes a jackpot Rainbow 6 payout only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
On days without mandatory payouts that have multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the new Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winning horses (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.
On Sunday, Gulfstream also had mandatory payoffs on the Late Pick 5 and nn the Super Hi-5.
Wagering on the Late Pick 5 was $236,260–on the last five races.
Tickets with all five winners received $21,516 on the minimum 50 cent bet. Tickets with four winners were paid $166.95 on a 50 cent bet.
In the 12th race, Bella Bionda (2) at 23-1finished second by a neck to Whycantthisbelove.
The order of finish was 11-2-3-5-14. But no tickets had that combination.
So the winning payoff was 11-2-ALL-ALL-ALL. Wagering was $6,256 and the return was $985.50 on the minimum $1.00 bet.
Gulfstream made those mandatory payouts because Sunday was the closing day of the spring/summer meet.
The Gulfstream Park West meet, at Calder in Miami Gardens, will open on Saturday Oct. 3. A Florida law prohibits pari-mutuels from extending any carryovers into a successive meet.
GP West will begin new pools in those bets on Saturday.
First post will be 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and on most days during the meet. Entries for Saturday will be out on Wednesday afternoon.
GP West will offer 41 programs through Nov. 26. Racing will be conducted five days a week at Gulfstream Park West on a Wednesday-through-Sunday schedule with one exception. A special Columbus Day program will be conducted on Monday, Oct. 12 instead of Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Gulfstream is calling the Meet the Fall Turf Festival.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, racing will be conducted without spectators and will have no live betting. Owners will be allowed to attend the races only on the days their horses are scheduled to run.
Betting on GP West races may be done on most Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) Internet and phone services. Many sports books, race tracks and OTB offices have simulcasting on GP West races.