Gulfstream Park will have a carryover of $241,982 on its Rainbow 6 on Thursday.
First post is 1:15 p.m. for a nine-race card. The Rainbow 6 starts on the fourth race with scheduled post of 2:53 p.m.
On Wednesday there were 187 tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races. Each of those tickets received $289.10 for a 20-cent bet.
Wednesday was the 13th straight race day with multiple winning tickets in the Rainbow 6—thus continuing the carryover.
Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot only on days when there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
The jackpot is the combination of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet (20 percent takeout).
On days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.
On Wednesday, the carryover coming in was $218,821 Bettors added $96,552 to the Rainbow 6 pool.
The odds on Wednesday’s six winning horses were 5-2, 3-1, 4-5, 3-1, 5-2 and 6-5. Those low odds produced the relatively low Rainbow payoff of $289.10.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination-only bet. Multiple horses can be used in each race, thus setting up a ticket with multiple 20 cent combinations. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
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Scheduled post Is 6:45 p.m. for the 1 3/16 mile race at Pimlico in Baltimore.