Gulfstream Park will have a carryover of $260,541.70 on the Rainbow 6 when racing resumes on Wednesday.
It will be the first of three days prior to a mandatory payout on Saturday Dec. 31—regardless of the number of tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On Monday, there were three tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races and each ticket received $33,001.06.
Because there was more than one ticket with all six winners, the carryover grew--from $218,112 to $260,541.
On Wednesday, there will be ten races with first post of 12:35 p.m. The Rainbow 6 will be on races five through ten.
Wednesday’s first race will have a carryover of $4,466.77 on the Super Hi-5. The bet requires picking the first five finishers in a race in correct order. No bettors did that in Monday’s 11th and final race. There are generally no consolation payouts, such as four of five. Thus, the bet carries over into Wednesday.
On Monday, Gulfstream announced that on Saturday Dec. 31 there will be a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot--even if there are multiple tickets with the winners of all six races.
On Saturday, Gulfstream also will make full payouts (through consolations if needed) on the Late Pick 5 and Super Hi-5.
Thus, the Sunday Jan. 1 card will have no carryovers for any of the three exotic bets.
Monday was the 12th straight race day without just one winning ticket in the Rainbow 6. Bettors who are chasing the growing Rainbow 6 wagered $176,817 on it. That was the largest in the first 16 days of Gulfstream’s championship meet.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot is comprised of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day's bets on the Rainbow 6.
On the Rainbow 6, Gulfstream pays out the full jackpot (all of the carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet) only on days when there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
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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