HRFLA Staff Report
The Rainbow 6 was hit on just one ticket at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, and it paid $712,824.06 on a 20 cent bet.
That payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot came about when All Good (5) won the twelfth and final race. Going into that race, there were just two live tickets in the Rainbow 6. One was on All Good and the other was on Ninja Dust (1).
A main reason that other tickets were knocked out was that they apparently did not have Quantum Leap, winner of race eight at 22-1, or Queen Nekia, winner of the eleventh race at 29-1.
The eleventh race was the $100,000 Royal Delta (Grade 3) at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for fillies and mares 4-YO and up. On Sunday morning, we will have more details on the Royal Delta.
Program numbers of the six winning horses were 5-3-7-1-1-5. The Rainbow 6 was on races seven to twelve.
On Saturday, the Rainbow 6 had a coming-in carryover of $281,967. Bettors added $538,672 to the pool. The winning ticket took down the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet. It has a 20 percent takeout.
If a horse other than All Good or Ninja Dust had won the last race, Gulfstream would have divided 56 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet among multiple ticket holders with the most winners (in this case five) and added 24 percent to the carryover.
It is a 20 cents per combination-only bet. A ticket can have multiple horses in each race. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
On Sunday, Gulfstream will begin a new Rainbow 6 pool. First post will be 12:40 p.m. for an 11-race card. The Rainbow 6 will be on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:10 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that Sunday’s pool will be at least $200,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winners. In that case if betting is less than $200,000 and there is just one winning ticket, Gulfstream will put in the difference.