By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink
Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will resume racing on Tuesday June 30, and both will mandatory payouts of their Pick 6 jackpots.
Both tracks will pay out the entire coming-in carryovers and 80 percent of the day's new Pick
6 bets-- no matter the number of tickets with all six winning horses.
The two tracks also will have mandatory payouts on their Late Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 bets. There are no carryovers on any of those four bets going into Tuesday.
At Gulfstream, the Rainbow 6 carryover will be $407,675. The 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on races four to nine with the sequence set to start at 1:34 p.m. First post is 12:00 p.m. for a nine-race card.
In a news release on Sunday evening, Gulfstream said it expects that the Tuesday Rainbow 6 pool, including the day's bet, will be as much as $3 million.
Tampa Bay will have eight races on Tuesday with first post of 12:25 p.m.
It has a carryover of $61,218 on the Ultimate 6. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races three to eight with the sequence set to start at 1:37 p.m.
.NOTE--Tampa Bay Downs is not open for betting or racing, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Gulfstream has wagering only in its Ten Palms restaurant and Silks simulcast center. Gulfstream suggests that patrons call ahead for reservations. The main number is (954) 454-7000.
Betting on Gulfstream and Tampa Bay races is available on most Advance Deposit Wagering) platforms.
The Gulfstream Rainbow 6 and Tampa Bay Ultimate 6 are almost identical in structure.
Multiple horses are allowed in each leg of the bet. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
Tuesday June 30 is the final day of the state of Florida's 2019-2020 fiscal year. Florid laws prohibit pari-mutuels from extending a carryover into another state fiscal year. Thus the tracks have mandatory payouts.
NOTE--Later on Monday, we will have an article with additional details on how payouts are determined on the Pick 6 bets.