Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $107,071.30 on Friday.
First post is 12:50 p.m. for a 10-race card. The Rainbow 6 is on races five through ten
Friday’s first race has a carryover of $1,388.32 on the Super Hi-5. That bet requires picking the first five finishers in correct order, with no consolation payoffs such as four of five. There were no winning Super Hi-5 tickets in Thursday’s tenth and final race..
The Rainbow 6 carryover continues to grow because Thursday was the 11th straight race day without the carryover/jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On Thursday there were three tickets with all six winners. Each received $9,762.46.
The carryover coming in was $95,482. Bettors added $48,314 to the pool.
Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet. It divided 56 percent among tickets with six winners and put 24 percent into the carryover.
There were 49 starters in Thursday's Rainbow 6 races, for an average field size of 8.2.
Many Rainbow 6 bettors were no doubt knocked out by Vendita, winner of the seventh race at 14-1, or by Aethon, winner of the ninth race at 8-1.
Both led at every call and won on turf—Vendita at 7 ½ furlongs and Aethon at five furlongs.
As serious fans and bettors know, gate-to-wire wins on turf have been very rare during Gulfstream’s summer meet.
However, four of Thursday’s six turf races were won by horses that led at every point of call.
Following overnight rains the Gulfstream turf course on Thursday was listed as good—a rare day this summer when it was not listed as firm.
It is expected that on Friday, the turf will be listed as firm—likely favoring stalkers and closers.
Five of Friday’s races are on turf, all with the rail at 96 feet. The sixth, eighth and tenth races are on turf and part of the Rainbow 6.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination only bet, Bettors can use multiple horses in each race and thus have multiple combinations.