The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Gulfstream Park, ensuring a guaranteed carryover jackpot pool of $300,000 for the popular multi-race wager heading into Saturday’s 11-race, five-stakes program.
There will also be a guaranteed pool of $100,000 for the late 50-cent Pick 4 covering Races 8-11, and a guaranteed pool of $50,000 for the 50-cent Pick 5 covering Races 7-11 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Friday’s winning Rainbow 6 combination of 7-3-5-6-7-11 returned $9,225.90 to multiple ticketholders. The Rainbow 6 has gone unsolved for nine racing programs since a New York bettor took down a $242,469.46 jackpot with a $12.80 investment on December 19.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single 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.
Last May, the Rainbow 6 generated an all-time Pick 6 payoff when a $6.6 million jackpot was paid out to a Palm Beach bettor.
Saturday’s card includes five $100,000 stakes: the Mucho Macho Man, formerly the Gulfstream Park Derby, and the Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds; the Old Hat (G3) for 3-year-old filly sprinters; and a pair of turf stakes, the Dania Beach (G3) and Ginger Brew.
Guaranteed Late 4, Pick 5 Pools on Weekends in January
Starting this weekend, there will be guaranteed pools in both the late Pick 4 and Pick 5 on every Saturday and Sunday in January.
The 50-cent late Pick 4 will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000, while the 50-cent Pick 5 pool will be guaranteed at $50,000. This weekend, late Pick 4 covers Races 8-11 and the Pick 5 covers Races 7-11.
First race post time is 12:40 p.m.
Lemon Up Dominant in Maiden Victory
Lemon Up, a 4-year-old gelding making his third lifetime start, cruised to a 21 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s second race.
Trained by Kirk Ziadie for Averill Racing and ridden by apprentice Eric Rodriguez, Lemon Up broke on top from Post 3 in a field of nine and never looked back through fractions of 22.20 seconds, 44.54 and 56.54, completing the six furlongs in 1:09.47.
Lemon Up ($2.60) was heavily favored at 1-5 off a pair of runner-up finishes on September 26 at Gulfstream Park and October 16 at Gulfstream Park West, beaten a combined 3 ¾ lengths.
Who’s Hot: Three-time defending Championship Meet leading rider Javier Castellano picked up two winners on Friday, scoring with favored House Rules ($3.60) in the featured $60,000 Bal Harbour overnight handicap, and Imaginethatmom ($10.80) in the fifth race.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $300,000 guaranteed
Source: Gulfstream Park Communications