The carryover is growing because Wednesday was the 20th consecutive day with multiple winning tickets on the 20-cents per combination only bet.
Heading into Wednesday's card the carryover was $665,816.
Bettors at Gulfstream and around the country added $225,406. There were 22 tickets with all six winners. Each paid $21,280.96. The carryover grew by $61,290 (formula below).
The winners were a 20-1 shot, a 9-1 shot, three second betting choices and one favorite.
Gulfstream will have ten races on Thursday with first post of 12:35 p.m. The Rainbow Six begins on the fifth race, scheduled post of 2:35 p.m.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent only per combination bet, with multiple horses permitted in each leg. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
Gulfstream pays out the full Rainbow 6 pool of the day’s bets (minus the 20 percent takeout) plus the carryover only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
On other days Gulfstream divides 70 percent of the day’s bets (minus the takeout) among those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent (minus takeout) is added to the carryover.
Gulfstream has gone 20 straight racing programs without a single Rainbow 6 winner. It was last hit on Jan. 13, for $76,799.38.
- Jim Freer
- Jim Freer