Thursday, June 8, 2017

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover at $763,003

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover at $763,003

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $763,003 on Friday.

Gulfstream has a nine-race Friday card with first post of 2:15 p.m. The Rainbow is on races four to nine.

On the first race there is a carryover of $2,104.87 on the Super Hi-5.  It is a $1 minimum bet that requires picking the first five finishers in correct order.  The whole pool is carried over if there are no such tickets.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is growing because Gulfstream has gone 28 racing days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

On Thursday, there were 21 tickets with all six Rainbow 6 winners. Each received a payoff of $3,260.86 on a 20-cent bet.

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.

The carryover coming into Thursday was $734,019. Bettors wagered $120,790--of which 24 percent was added to the carryover.

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.
--Jim Freer
HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts shows that the Rainbow 6 carryover is at its highest of the spring meet that began on April 5.

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