Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $3.83 Million for Sunday’s Card Super Hi-5 Carryover of $24,156 for Sunday’s Opener
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The life-changing Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Sunday swelled to $3,839,622.87 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 48th program in a row.
A total of $823,494 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 pool Saturday. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $38,419.
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 six-race Rainbow 6 sequence for Sunday will span Races 7-12. First race post time is set for 12:35 p.m.
The Rainbow 6 was last solved Jan. 13, when one lucky bettor hit for $76,799.38. The largest payout of the current Championship Meet, which opened Dec. 5, was $262,634.84 on Jan. 7.
The Rainbow 6 produced a record payoff of $6.6 million for a Palm Beach bettor on May 25, 2014. The previous record of $3,591,245.44 was solved by a New Jersey bettor on Feb. 22, 2013.
If the Rainbow 6 continues to go unsolved, there will be a mandatory payout on March 26.
Fellowship Produces ‘Bullet’ in Florida Derby (G1) Breeze
Jacks or Better Farm’s Fellowship breezed four furlongs in 46.42 seconds at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for a planned start in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 2. The Stanley Gold-trained 3-year-old, who finished third in both the Holy Bull (G2) and Fountain of Youth (G2) this winter, turned in the fastest closing of 50 horses recorded at the distance.
“He worked like I thought and like I was hoping. It was a good work, and he’s on target. On we go,” said Gold, who saddled Ballet Diva for a front-running victory in the $75,000 Any Limit at Gulfstream Saturday. “That’s him. He went in 46-and-change and galloped out in 59-and-4 and kept going around the turn and came back good. We’re going to come after them. We’re going to try.”
David Fawkes-trained Sheer Drama, a multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning mare owned by breeder Harold Queen, breezed six furlongs in 1:13.67 Saturday as she prepares for her upcoming 2016 debut.
Who’s Hot: Defending 12-time Championship Meet training titlist Todd Pletcher, who notched his 4,000th win at Gulfstream Friday, added three more to his impressive career total Saturday, visiting the winner’s circle with Unbridled Daddy ($6.60) in the first, Gracious Plenty ($6.20) in the fourth and J S Bach ($13.20) in the 10th.
Javier Castellano rode both Unbridled Daddy and Gracious Plenty, while Paco Lopez also doubled with Honovi ($44.40) in the eighth and Stonetastic ($4.40) in the $200,000 Inside Information (G2).
Luis Saez captured a pair of races with Eminent Force ($38.60) in the sixth and Direct Message ($9.80) in the ninth before being taken to Memorial Regional Hospital complaining of wrist, ankle and chest pain after being unseated by Squadron A in the 10th race.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $3,839,622.87 Super Hi-5 Carryover: $24,156.58 (first race)