The Saturday card at Gulfstream Park has four
turf stakes, all with large fields that
could offer some big payoffs but without a
much-anticipated frenzy of Rainbow 6 betting.
The 10th and feature race is the $100,000
H. Allen Jerkens at two miles on turf
for 3-year-olds and up with scheduled post
of 4:34 p.m.
It is part of an 11-race card with first post of 12.00
stakes races are:
*$75,000 Tropical Park Derby – 1 1/16
miles turf, 3-year-olds, seventh race, scheduled post 3:01 p.m.
Borghese – 1 3/16 miles turf, fillies and mares 3-YO and up, ninth race, scheduled post
*$75,000 Tropical Park Oaks – 1 1/16 miles turf, 3-year-old fillies, 11th race, scheduled post 5:05 p.m.
Later in the morning, we will have previews of the
stakes on this Web site. We will have
race coverage during the afternoon on our blog.
On Sunday, Gulfstream will have the $100,000 Mr. Prospector
(Grade 3) at six furlongs on dirt for 4-year-olds and up. The six-horse field includes South
Florida-stabled stakes winners Delta
Bluesman and Yourdreamsormine.
Even with the four stakes, New Year’s Eve will not be as festive as hoped for by many fans and
by Gulfstream management.
That is because
on Friday there was just one winning
ticket in the Rainbow 6, and it
took down the jackpot (including the entire
carryover) of $505,610.72.
If there had been multiple Rainbow 6 winners, the
carryover would have continued into Saturday and would have
On Saturday, the Rainbow 6 is on races six to eleven.
For several days, Gulfstream has been promoting that
on Saturday it will have mandatory
payoffs on the Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 and
Super Hi-5—with no carryovers going into
carryover had continued, Gulfstream
history indicates there would have been $1 million or more bet on
the Rainbow 6.
On mandatory days, Gulfstream pays out 80 percent of
the day’s Rainbow 6 bet (the carryover is 20 percent) and the entire carryover—regardless
of the number of winning tickets.
On other days, Gulfstream makes that payout only when
there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
When there are
multiple winners on such days, Gulfstream
takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. It divides 56 percent among tickets with the
most winning horses and adds 24 percent to the carryover.
Gulfstream will divide 80 percent of the day’s
bet among tickets with the most winners.
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.
Friday, the carryover was $343,542. Bettors
added $202,642 to the pool.
reported that the winning ticket cost $900 and was bought in Maryland. It has not disclosed the identity of the
had the following number of horses in races five through ten – 5, 5, 6, 5, 3,
One of its
horses in the tenth and last race was the winner, the 10 horse Sober on Sunday.
Going into the
tenth race, it was the only live ticket that included Sober on Sunday.
had 4,500 combinations at 20 cents each—coming to $900.
The six races
had 62 starters.
To have gone
ALL in each race would have required 1,152,000 combinations at 20 cents each.
The cost would have been $230,400.
If such a
ticket were one of two winning tickets, the total payout would have been
$113,480 (56 percent of the day’s pool).
Each ticket would have received $56,740.
These numbers point out that even “whales” need to leave
out some horses in Rainbow 6 bets.