Gulfstream Racing; 1:05 PM Post Thursday

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.

If there are multiple tickets with all six winning horses,  Gulfstream will take out 20 percent. It will then divide 56 percent among tickets with six winners and add 24 percent to the carryover.

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.


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