HRFLA Staff Report
After just two days of a new pool, the carryover in the Rainbow 6 has grown to $106,625 at Gulfstream Park.
That money will be on the line Thursday, starting on the fifth race which has a scheduled post of 2:38 p.m. Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the Rainbow 6 jackpot (full carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new bet) will be at least $300,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winning horses.
First post will be 12:35 p.m. for Thursday's ten-race card.
On Wednesday, there were eleven tickets with all six Rainbow 6 winners. Each won $11,670.80 on the 20-cents per combination-only bet.
Program numbers of the winning horses were 1-4-6-6-2-3.
The carryover coming in from Sunday, the previous race day, was $57,333.
Bettors added $204,451 to the Rainbow 6. Of that, Gulfstream took out 20 percent, divided 56 percent among tickets with six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.
On Saturday, Gulfstream had a mandatory payoff on the Rainbow 6 jackpot--publicizing in advance that it would pay it all out no matter the number of tickets with all six winners.
The carryover coming in was $1,066,989. Bettors added $5,353,943. HorseRacingFLA's data base on Gulfstream handle shows that was the 14th largest betting day on the Rainbow 6, at least since August 2015.
There were 365 winning tickets, each paying $14,262.86 on a 20-cent bet.
Program numbers of the winning horses were 4-3-7-3-3-3.
Corey Lanerie rode three winners on Gulfstream's ten-race Wednesday card.
His winning mounts were:
First race -- Fuego Caliente at 15-1 for trainer Jeff Engler
Third race -- Ludington at 4-1 for trainer Peter Walder
Fourth race--Bimini at 3-1 for Walder
After 30 days of Gulfstream's championship meet, Todd Pletcher leads the trainers' standings with 25 wins.
Saffie Joseph Jr. is second with 17 victories followed by Mike Maker with 16.
Walder has seven wins and is tied for tenth place. Engler has four wins.
Luis Saez leads the jockey standings with 44 wins. He is followed by Irad Ortiz Jr. with 41, Edgard Zayas with 39 and Paco Lopez with 38.
Lanerie has 13 wins and is tied for seventh place.
In 2019, he led jockeys in wins at all three race meets at Churchill Downs.