Gulfstream Park will host eight races on Thursday, with first post at 1:05 p.m, and continue the race week through Sunday.
There are no stakes races slated for Thursday.
The usual suspect is on the carryover Thursday. The Rainbow 6, at $467,553. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races three to eight, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:07 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that Thursday’s Rainbow 6 will have a $650,000 gross pool of the entire coming in carryover plus all of the days Rainbow 6 bets – to be paid if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On the last race day, Sunday, there were 230 Rainbow 6 winners, each paid a miserly $373.58. Here’s the reasons. Race 10 was moved off the turf to the All-Weather surface due to rainy conditions. Therefore, the bettors got a free pass on race 10; all horses were winners of race 10 for wagering purposes. The Rainbow 6 was in effect a Pick 5. And the Pick 5 was a Pick 4. Plus the high odds winner was just 7.4:1 in race 5 covering the Rainbow 6 wagers. The winning program numbers for the Rainbow 6 were: 8-7-6/10/12/13-1/6/7-4-ALL. So, in sum, when the track surface is changed after the wagering is complete, the bettors get ALL runners as winners in that race. Hope I explained that well.
Betting on the Rainbow 6 Sunday was $153,486, while total all-sources track handle was $5.21 million.