HRFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park will have a carryover of $41,457 on its Super Hi-5 when it resumes racing on Friday.
The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track will have nine Friday races with first post of 2:00 p.m.
Gulfstream wagering history indicates that as much as $200,000 could be bet on a Super Hi-5 with an overnight carryover as large as on Friday.
This week, it is dark on Thursday and is adding a race day on Monday May 31 which is Memorial Day.
Gulfstream has the Super Hi-5 on all races with seven or more starters.
On Friday, we suggest that bettors should handicap ahead for several races and not just the first race on the Super-Hi 5.
The first race on Friday has seven entrants. If one or more horses are scratched, the Super Hi-5 will not be offered until the next race with seven or more starters.
Friday’s second race has just six entrants, and the third race has eight entrants.
The Super Hi-5 is a $1 minimum bet, and requires picking the first five finishers in exact order. There are no consolation payoffs, such as four out of five.
The Super Hi-5 has a 17 percent takeout. If there are no winning tickets, 83 percent of the bet is carried over to next race with the Super Hi-5.
On Sunday, Gulfstream’s most recent race day, there were no winning Super Hi-5 tickets on the last two races. That led to the carryover for Friday.
The Friday carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $190,483.
The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:32 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the payout will be at least $400,000 if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six races.
If there are multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream will take out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. Of the remainder, Gulfstream will divide 56 percent among the tickets with six winners and add 24 percent to the carryover.
*Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Gulfstream is limiting spectators to about 2,000 per day.