Archives for March 16, 2018

Saturday 3/17 Features $3.4M Rainbow Six Carryover

Press Release

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park swelled to $3,442,569.50 when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the 34th consecutive racing day.

Saturday’s six-race Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 8-13, including the $200,000 Inside Information (G2) in Race 11, a seven-furlong sprint for older fillies and mares. Jordan’s Henny, the recent winner of the Hurricane Bertie (G3), and Rich Mommy, who captured the Dec. 16 Sugar Swirl (G3) before finishing third in the Hurricane Bertie, will be challenged by Ivy Bell, a recent addition to trainer Todd Pletcher’s stable, along with four other entrants in the Inside Information.

Saturday’s first-race post time is set for noon.

The Rainbow 6 was last hit Jan. 28, when the mandatory payout of a North American record $19.779 million pool produced multiple winning tickets worth $15,566.

The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

A total of $553,426 was wagered into the popular-multi-race wager Friday, adding to a carryover of $3,309,798.12 from Thursday’s program.  Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $356.28.

Horse racing trainer Charles Byrnes admits he needs to land big-money gambles to survive

Charles Byrnes has admitted he needs to gamble on his own horses as training has become a “loss-making business”.

The handler has landed big gambles on three of his bumper horses over the space of 12 days, each one heavily backed in favoritism.

“We’re all losing money training horses. It’s a loss-making business and you’d need a winner or two like that.

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Source: Horse racing trainer Charles Byrnes admits he needs to land big-money gambles to survive

Native River denies Henderson historic treble in 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup thriller

Native River produced a stunning front-running performance to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup and deny trainer Nicky Henderson a historic treble on Friday. Given a brilliant ride by champion jockey Richard Johnson, he and Henderson’s favourite Might Bite fought out a thrilling duel throughout the race. However, just as Might Bite loomed to produce a final… [Read more…]