The Rainbow carryover at Gulfstream Park is 27 days old and will be $1,769,097 on Wednesday.
Even though it will be a weekday, we expect that with the large carryover betting on the Rainbow 6 will be at least $300,000--about twice its average for the 2018-2019 championship meet.
First post will be 1:05 p.m. for a nine-race card. The Rainbow 6, a 20-cent per combination only bet, will be on races four to nine. with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:35.
Gulfstream was dark on Monday and Tuesday, giving bettors two days to handicap the card that has 53 entrants--including main track only and Also Eligibles.
The carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone 27 race days (the entire length of championship meet thus far) without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with all six winners
On days with multiple winners, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the new Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent of the new bet among yickets with the most winners and adds 2 percent to the carryover.
On Sunday, betting on the Rainbow 6 was $419,354.
There were 170 tickets with all six winners. Each paid $1,382.38 on a 20 cent bet. Program numbers of the winning horses were 1-2-8-6-3-1.
Total betting on Sunday's ten Gulfstream races was $10,395,618.
Gulfstream is averaging just over $9.0 milllion a day on total handle on its races. With the larger wagering months coming up, Gulfstream is on pace to break the daily average of $10.34 million for its 2018-2019 championship meet and perhaps break its all-time record of $10.56 million set in the 2017-2018 championship meet.