With no lone ticket selecting all winners of Sunday’s last six
races, the Jersey Shore Six carryover is now at $82,507 for Thursday,
the start of the four-day
Jersey Shore Six, which is based on the popular Rainbow Six at
Gulfstream, has a 10-cent base wager. To win the jackpot, a ticket must
the winner of the last six races on the card and be the only one to
have done so. If more than one person has a winning ticket, they split
60% of the net pool with 40% going to the carryover. The Jersey Shore
Six comprises the last six races of every card
RAINBOW HEIR LOOKS FOR FIRST STAKES WIN IN
Rainbow Heir will try stakes company for the first
time in the Grade 3 $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes this Thursday.
Conditioned by Ben Perkins Jr., Rainbow Heir is perfect so far, going
gate-to-wire in each of his three career starts. In his
last outing on May 12, he finished two lengths ahead of the field in an
allowance event at Monmouth Park, stepping six furlongs in a speedy
“He handled the track well,” said Perkins. “He ran
green in the race before (March 21 at
Laurel) so he needed one more start to prepare for this. The break has really helped him. He’s had a steady stream of solid workouts.”
A 3-year-old son of Wildcat Heir out of Rainbow
Pride, Rainbow Heir boasts two bullet works out of four sessions since
his last race. On June 10 Rainbow
Heir was the best of 17 going five furlongs in 1:00 handily, and he was
the best of four in his latest outing breezing five furlongs in the
Rainbow Heir, who will break from post six, will face his toughest competition yet in the
Shore, but Perkins says he trusts jockey Elvis Trujillo to put his Jersey-bred colt in the best position to win.
“There’s a lot of speed in this race,” Perkins said,
“but he’s pretty fast himself. There’s speed both inside and outside of
him, so Elvis is going to have
to use his judgment in where to put him.”
The group of seven 3-year-olds will sprint six
furlongs along Monmouth’s main track in the Jersey Shore Stakes, which
will go as race 10 on an 11-race card
Rainbow Heir, the 3-1 second choice, will have 5-2 morning line favorite Whiskey Romeo breaking just to his outside.
T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY HEADS FULL SLATE OF EVENTS FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND
Park will host a full schedule of events for
Independence Day weekend, with live racing Thursday through Sunday. In
four days Monmouth will feature six stakes events, highlighted by the
Grade 1 $500,000 United Nations Stakes on Saturday,
a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race. On the same day
fans will receive a free
Park t-shirt with the price of admission to the park.
Fans can also look forward to Family Fun Days on
Thursday and Sunday with live music by Bullseye and Cats On A Smooth
Surface, free pony rides, face painting,
bounce houses and more. The park will also feature a jockey autograph
and memorabilia sale, which will go on throughout the four-day weekend.
On Sunday Monmouth will host a $200 Monmouth/Woodbine Handicapping
Contest, in which the top two finishers will earn
an all expense-paid trip to Las Vegas as well as a seat at the National Handicapping Championship.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with post time at 12:50 p.m. for each day of the four-day weekend.