HRFLA Staff Report
A trio of stakes races and a $775,105 carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be the major attractions at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
First post will be 12:10 p.m. for a twelve-race card.
The Rainbow 6 will be on races seven to twelve, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:10 p.m. It is a 20 cents per combination-only bet that requires picking the winners of each of the final six races.
This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Saturday. It has click-ons for handicapping material. Some is free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost.
The Weather Channel forecast is for the chance of rain to increase from zero percent at 12:00 p.m. to more than 80 percent late in the afternoon.
We will have updates on weather conditions and scratches.
The stakes races are:
*9th race: $75,000 Hutcheson--six furlongs dirt, 3-YOs, scheduled post 4:14 p.m,
*10th race: $75,000 Captiva Island--5 furlongs turf, fillies and mares 4-YO and up, scheduled post 4:46 p.m.
*11th race: $75,000 Any Limit--six furlongs dirt, 3-YO fillies, scheduled post 5:19 p.m.
Later on Saturday, we will have previews and coverage of the stakes on this blog.
Open for Fans
Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla., is again open to fans. But Gulfstream is limiting attendance to 2,000 as it continues its efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Tickets, starting at $11, are required for admission. Details, including ticket availability, may be obtained by calling the Gulfstream box office at (954) 457-6201.
Gulfstream was closed entirely to spectators or open on just a limited basis from last March 15 through late last month.
On Friday, each ticket with all six Rainbow 6 winners were paid $1,545.80 on a 20 cent bet.
HorseRacingFLA's review of Equibase charts shows there were 120 winning tickets.
Program numbers of the six winning horses were 3-6-6-5-1-4.
Wagering was $331,180 on the Rainbow 6.
Per its rules on most days with multiple wining tickets, Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the new bets. It then divided 56 percent among tickets with the moat winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot is made up of the entire carryover and 80 percent of the new Rainbow 6 bets.
Gulfstream usually pays it out only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
On a mandatory day such as this Sunday, Gulfstream pays out the jackpot no matter the number of winning tickets.
Gulfstream history shows that when a carryover reaches $700,000--and Gulfstream promotes it several days in advance--it will draw $5 million or more in new Rainbow 6 bets.
If there is just one ticket that takes down the jackpot on Saturday, there will be a mandatory payout on Sunday with a new pool,
The prospect of an 80 percent payout from that new money likely would draw in about $1 million in bets.