Gulfstream Park has announced a mandatory payout of its Rainbow 6 jackpot for Saturday's card featuring the Florida Derby (G1).
Pete Aiello, the track's announcer, tweeted that the pool could surpass $5 million; already, by Wednesday afternoon's card Gulfstream was guaranteeing it at $1.9 million.
Along with the dispersal of the Rainbow 6, a 20-cent minimum wager, there will be a $500,00 guarantee on the late Pick 4 and $400,000 guarantee on the late Pick 5.
Normally, the carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 18th racing day in a row Sunday since being hit Feb. 27 for a jackpot of $468,945.
With Gulfstream one of just a few tracks left running amid the coronavirus pandemic, attention will be focused squarely on Saturday's program led by its signature Kentucky Derby prep. The card also includes the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) for 3-year-old fillies, the Pan American (G2) for older horses on turf and Hal's Hope (G3) on dirt, among a bevy of other stakes.