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December 10, 2019

Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $4 Million for Wednesday’s Card Saez Escapes Serious Injury From Saturday Spill, Will Return This Week

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – There will be a life-changing 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot of $4,003,307.90 awaiting bettors when live racing resumes Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 49th consecutive program on Sunday, when a total of $682,172 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 pool. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $13,382.24.

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.

Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11. First race post time is 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.

Saez Escapes Serious Injury From Saturday Spill, Will Return This Week

Jockey Luis Saez, the second-leading rider at the Championship Meet, will return this week after escaping serious injury during a spill in Saturday’s 10th race.

Richard DePass, Saez’s agent, said the 23-year-old native of Panama was banged up but otherwise fine after being thrown over the head of his mount, Squadron A, when the 6-year-old gelding stumbled approaching the stretch of the one-mile main track event.

Saez was loaded by stretcher onto a waiting ambulance and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital for observation complaining of wrist, ankle and chest pain. He was replaced on his three remaining mounts Saturday and each of his seven on Sunday.

“X-rays showed no broken bones, but he’s a little sore today so he’s off his mounts,” DePass said. “He’ll be back riding Friday.”

Saez entered Sunday second to four-time defending champion Javier Castellano with 81 wins and $2,681,358 in purse earnings at the Championship Meet.

Who’s Hot: Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez swept the early daily double with Smokem Kitten ($12.60) in the first race and Time and Motion ($3.40) in the second. Julien Leparoux visited the winner’s circle twice with Little Distorted ($2.80) in the fourth and Reimburse ($5.80) in the sixth.

Trainer Jorge Navarro was represented by a pair of winners with Defer Heaven ($4) in the third race and Ravelo’s Boy ($5.40) in the fifth.

Rainbow 6 Carryover: $4,003,307.90

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