Heading into Thursday’s program, the Rainbow 6 carryover stands at $130,294.99 after going unsolved for 15 consecutive programs since April 26, when a unique ticket returned $29,235.38 the day after a mandatory payout of a $5.6 million pool returned $14,504 to multiple ticketholders. Should the popular multi-race wager go unsolved Thursday, the pool is anticipated to swell dramatically. With the mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 pool augmented by more than $130,000 in “free money,” Friday’s wagering should be brisk.
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.
On Friday, a bettor doesn’t necessarily have to hold a unique ticket with all six winners to grab a share of the mandatory carryover pool. All bettors holding tickets with the most winners in the six-race sequence will share in the entire pool that day.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9, with five of the six races scheduled to be contested on turf. Races 4 and 5 are maiden events slated to be run at five furlongs on grass. Race 6, a six-furlong $12,500 claiming event on the main track, will be followed by three races scheduled for turf, including a conditioned claimer at 1 1/16 miles, a 7 ½-furlong maiden special weight test, and a 1 1/16-mile $12,500 claiming race that attracted a 14-horse field and two also-eligibles.