HRFLA Staff Report
On Saturday, the Gulfstream Park West meet will have closing-day mandatory payouts on its Late P Late Pick and Rainbow 6 bets.
GP West also will have a mandatory payout on the Super Hi-5 on Saturday’s last race, at the meet held at Calder in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Barring unforeseen developments, that will be the last-ever thoroughbred race in the 50-year history of Calder. As noted in previous stories, Calder is not renewing the lease under which Gulfstream Park has held meets each October-November for the past seven years.
The biggest Saturday attraction will undoubtedly be the Rainbow 6, especially if the current carryover extends for two more race days.
On Wednesday, GP West will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $271,871. The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on races five to ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:31 p.m.
First post will be at 12:35 p.m.
GP West is guaranteeing that Wednesday’s jackpot pool will be at least $425,000 if there is just one ticket with all six Rainbow 6 winners.
The jackpot consists of 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet (20 percent takeout).
On most days that have multiple winning tickets, GP West takes out 20 percent of the bet, and then divides 56 percent among winning tickets and adds 20 percent to the carryover.
On Saturday, GP West will pay out 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet and the full carryover–regardless of the number of tickets with all six winners.
GP West will be dark on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and then have racing on Friday and Saturday.