Gulfstream Park on Saturday will have a mandatory payout on its Rainbow 6 jackpot, and the pool will start with a carryover of $951,991.
Gulfstream is estimating that about $7.5 million will be bet on the Rainbow 6, which will be on races nine to fourteen on its Florida Derby day card.
The sequence is scheduled to start at 3:37 p.m. on the Rainbow 6, which is a 20 cents per combination-only bet. First post on Saturday is 11:30 a.m.
The jackpot is made up of the entire coming-in carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s bets on the Rainbow 6.
The attraction on Saturday is that Gulfstream will pay out the jackpot–no matter the number of tickets with all six winners in the Rainbow 6.
On non-mandatory days, it pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with all six 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 among tickets with six winners and adds 24 percent to the carryover.
On Friday the coming-in carryover was $871,173. Bettors added $332,922 to the pool.
Each ticket with all six winners paid $246.28 on a 20 cent bet.
HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts shows there were 766 such tickets.
Program numbers of the winning horses were 2-1-2-1-2-1. Odds on the winners were 9-2 or lower.