Monster-Size Rainbow 6 Pool Heading into Friday

Mandatory Payoff Set for Saturday @ Gulfstream Park

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved at Gulfstream Park Thursday, producing a carryover jackpot of $951,476.94 for Friday’s nine-race program.

The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 33 consecutive programs.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,100.16.

Gulfstream Park grandstand copyright All Star Press 2012The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 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.

The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9, highlighted by an optional claiming turf allowance for fillies and mares at a mile in Race 5. Multiple-stakes winner Temple Fur, who counts stakes scores in the Betsy Ross and Mary Todd among her four career victories over the Gulfstream turf Course, faces seven rivals in the second leg of the Rainbow 6.

There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $10,122.82 heading into Friday’s program.

Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Scheduled for Saturday

A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover pool at Gulfstream Park is scheduled for Saturday. Should Gulfstream’s innovative wager goes unsolved Friday, the pool is expected to swell into the millions.

On mandatory payout days, a single unique ticket with all six winners is not required to take down or share in the carryover jackpot. The entire Rainbow 6 pool is paid out to the holders of tickets with the most winners.

Mandatory payouts are also scheduled for the Late Pick 5 and last Super Hi-5.

The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, anchored by the $100,000 Soldier’s Dancer, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Florida-bred 3-year-olds and up. Multiple graded-stakes winner Mike Maker-trained Enterprising headlines the 12-horse field for the Race 11.

The highly anticipated Rainbow 6 sequence kicks off in Race 6 with a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event that attracted a field of nine 2-year-old fillies that includes first-time starters saddled by Antonio Sano and Stanley Gold. Sano is scheduled to send out Crazy for Sofia, a daughter of Mizzen Mast who has been working sharply at Gulfstream Park West, while Gold will be represented by Denver, a daughter of Awesome Again. Race 7 will be contested by a well-matched group of 11 $10,000 claimers going 1 1/16 miles on turf. A field of 10 $10,000 maiden claimers has been assembled for Race 8 at six furlongs on the main track. Race 9, a 7 1/2-furlong race for $10,000 claimers on the turf course, is slated to be contested by a field of 12, while a field of 10 will gather for Race 10, a seven-furlong dash for $6,250 claimers.

Gaffalione Continues on a Roll with Three More Winners

Tyler Gaffalione continued to pad his Spring Meet-leading win total with three more wins Thursday, including a late-closing triumph aboard Editorial ($2.80), a half-brother to 2010 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile Uncle Mo, in the fourth race. The Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-old son of War Chant captured the maiden 7 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event on turf by a neck in in 1:30.50. Gaffalione also scored aboard Battle Tux ($3.80) in the second and Who’s Your Drama ($6.60) in the fifth to push his meet total to 85 and his nation-leading 2017 total of 141 wins.

Monster, Mandatory Rainbow Six Payout at Gulfstream Park for Saturday

Horse at Gulfstream HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A mandatory payout of the entire 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool is set for Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park, where the carryover jackpot for the popular multi-race wager swelled to $4,503,332 on Friday.

With such a large sum of money to be disbursed on Saturday, it is expected that strong wagering could push the Rainbow 6 pool to an estimated $15 million-plus.

A total of $673,828 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 Friday, when multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $5,313.56.

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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.

However, on ‘mandatory payout’ days, the entire pool is paid out to those holding tickets with the most winners.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence covers Races 7-12, which will include the $75,000 Sanibel Island Stakes in the 11th race. The $75,000 Cutler Bay will be contested in the fifth race of the 12-race card.

To accommodate Rainbow 6 bettors, the wagering period prior to Race 7 will be extended by 20 minutes Saturday to provide ample time to formulate and purchase tickets.

Since last being hit for $76,799.38 by one lucky bettor on Jan. 13, the popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 52 consecutive programs. The largest payout of the current Championship Meet, which opened Dec. 5, was $262,634.84 on Jan. 7.

The Rainbow 6 produced a record payoff of $6,678,939 for a Palm Beach bettor on May 25, 2014, breaking the previous mark of $3,591,245.44 set by a New Jersey bettor on Feb. 22, 2013.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

by Jude Feld (reprinted with permission of our friends at Horse Racing Radio Network)

Jude Feld, handicapper and bloggerEvery day, Equibase, the official source for Thoroughbred racing information, publishes a “Top Carryovers” section on the home page of their website. Obviously countless horseplayers are interested in these “bonus” payoffs and the prospects of playing for what amounts to free money, lost on previous days’ races.

Gulfstream Park offers the “Rainbow Six.” Unlike the name suggests, this is not a wager exclusively for gay people and Hawaiians. It is open to everyone and only requires the player to pick six consecutive winners. There is a twist however. You get the whole pool if you possess the ONLY ticket on the winning Rainbow Six combination.

Fair Grounds has the “Black Gold 5.” Not a bet just for Steelers fans or Jed Clampett, it is a five straight winner concoction with same singular ticket payoff rule.

These bets often offer life changing pools and they are certainly preferred to playing the lottery, but to say they are tricky would be the understatement of all time.

Just think about how many times you have hit the Pick Six.

Then think of how many times you had the only ticket.

Do these wagers still interest you?

I have been a serious player since 1978. At one time, I was part of a small Pick Six syndicate that won the bet seven days in-a-row. Only once in that stretch did we have the only ticket – a $75,000 score at Los Alamitos.

Twice in my life I have had a chance at a “whole pool” life changing score in the Pick Six. Once, at Del Mar, when I was singled to a horse I was training, who was running in the last race of the day, for a $200,000 payoff – he finished third. The most painful was a $640,000 chance, when my single in the feature was scratched, and by rule, I got the post time favorite, who also finished third.

In over 30 years, my handicapping and racing luck was that good twice…and I still got beat.

I am certainly no Hindu holy man. The siren call of winning enough money to retire to a beach house in Barbados resonates in my soul almost every time I see huge carryovers. But you’ve gotta pick your spots.

Last year, at Gulfstream, I really liked three longshots in the Rainbow Six sequence. Singling those three, I used four in two races and two in the other race, purposely leaving every morning line favorite off the $32 ticket.

I had four winners and two seconds, making my ticket excellent scratch paper.

That was the only time I played the Rainbow Six in over a dozen days at Gulfstream. The other times, the pool was small or I liked too many chalky types.

Thankfully, I backed my longshots by themselves, so although my day wasn’t life changing, it was extremely lucrative. It is always nice to win when you lose.