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Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Swells to $2.68 Million for Friday

Mar 8, 2018
Florida Derby Contenders Among Pool 3 Future Wager Interests
Apprentice Jockey Heriberto Figueroa Wins First U.S. Race

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to $2,683,572.61 for Friday’s 11-race program after going unsolved for the 27th straight program Thursday at Gulfstream Park.

Three horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into Thursday’s finale, a five-furlong turf sprint won by Domenic ($20.80). Multiple tickets with all six winners returned $14,774.92.

A total of $441,770 was wagered into the pool for the popular multi-race wager, which began with a carryover of $2,577,573 from Wednesday’s card. The Rainbow 6 was last hit Jan. 28, when the mandatory payout of a North American record $19.779 million pool produced multiple winning tickets worth $15,566.

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.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 6-11. There will also be a carryover of $3,367.76 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for Friday’s opener.

First race post time is 12:35 p.m.

Florida Derby Contenders Among Pool 3 Future Wager Interests

Four horses being pointed to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 31 at Gulfstream are among 23 individual betting interests in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager which opens Friday, March 9.

Holy Bull (G2) winner Audible and Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Promises Fulfilled are co-second choices in the Future Wager at odds of 8-1, while Fountain of Youth runner-up Strike Power is 15-1 and Grade 2 winner Catholic Boy is 30-1.

Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro, set to make his sophomore debut in the San Felipe (G2) Saturday at Santa Anita, is favored among individual horses at 6-1. The mutual field/all others is also listed at 6-1.

Other individual horses in Pool 3 include 2017 champion juvenile male Good Magic (15-1), third in the Fountain of Youth; Grade 1 winner and Holy Bull runner-up Free Drop Billy (15-1); and Grade 2-placed Noble Indy, unbeaten in two starts this year at Gulfstream.

Caledonia Road, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2017 trained by Gulfstream-based Ralph Nicks, is 10-1 in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager which also opens Friday. Also among individual Oaks horses are multiple stakes winner Take Charge Paula and Heavenhasmynikki, second and third, respectively, in the Davona Dale (G2) March 3 at Gulfstream.

Both future wagers can be played at Gulfstream from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11. Patrons should ask for either Derby Future Race 3 or Oaks Future Race 1.

Apprentice Heriberto Figueroa Wins First U.S. Race

Heriberto Figueroa, a 10-pound apprentice rider from Puerto Rico, earned his first victory in the United States aboard Establo Heluce’s Mr. G T in Thursday’s fourth race.

A 3-year-old Florida-bred colt trained by Alexis Cordero-Lopez, Mr. G T ($20.60) held off K K’s Revolver down the stretch of the one-mile claiming event to win by a half-length in 1:41.75 over a fast main track.

It was the fifth mount for Figueroa, 18, since arriving in the U.S., all at Gulfstream. He graduated Jan. 1 from the Escuela Vocacional Hipica, Puerto Rico’s famed state-run jockey academy and won three of 10 starts before coming to South Florida last month.

“I am very happy, and I am grateful to the trainer for giving me the opportunity to ride his horse,” Figueroa said through an interpreter. “I’m very thankful for all the people that have helped me to be here riding horses, and with God’s blessing I’m going to continue to do my best.”

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. had been working with Figueroa, whose brother, Luis, rode last spring and summer at Gulfstream and the fall at Gulfstream Park West. Figueroa said he plans to remain through the Championship Meet, which ends April 1.

“After that, if everything is good, I hope to go to New York,” he said.

Who’s Hot: Jockeys Javier Castellano and Jose Ortiz each had two-win days Thursday. Castellano, a five-time Championship Meet leading rider, won aboard Danessa Again ($4.40) in the first race and Fontanazza ($6.60) in the third, while Ortiz was first with Miss Contessa ($13.40) in the second and Unbridled Holiday ($27.40) in the 10th.

Rainbow 6 Carryover: $2,683,572.61

Super Hi-5 Carryover: $3,367.76

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