Mandatory Payout at Pimlico for Memorial Day

BALTIMORE – There will be mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, 50-cent Late Pick 5 and $1 Super Hi-5 for Monday’s special Memorial Day holiday program that marks the close of the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course.

Post time for the first of nine races is 1:10 p.m.

The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 10th consecutive racing day Sunday, growing the carryover jackpot to $261,773.73. A total of $33,605 was bet into the popular multi-race wager on top of a carryover of $251,028.48 from Saturday’s program.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $67.96.

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, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Maryland’s state-record Pick 6 carryover is $345,898.33, reached heading into the April 15, 2018 program at Laurel Park. It was solved that day by a single bettor for a jackpot payout of $399,545.94.

Monday’s Rainbow 6 sequence covers Races 4-9 and is highlighted by a $42,000 entry-level allowance for 3-year-olds and up going 1 ½ miles on the grass that drew a field of eight led by narrow 7-2 program favorite Posterity and 2018 Maryland Million Turf Starter Handicap winner Barin.

Racing moves to Laurel Park for its 43-day summer meet, which runs Friday, May 31 to Sunday, Aug. 18.

Notes: Jockey Julio Correa swept the opening daily double Sunday aboard Mahkato ($13.20) in Race 1 and River Sonata ($17.20) in Race 2. Trevor McCarthy, who was at Woodbine Sunday, will win the jockey title holding a 12-7 advantage over Jorge Vargas Jr., who has two mounts Monday, while Jamie Ness will win the training title, leading Graham Motion and Claudio Gonzalez, 9-5. McCarthy is named in five races Monday, while Ness has horses entered in three races.

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