Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Swells to 827K
Aug 23, 2019
Red Hot Ice Tea Favored in Saturday’s $100,000 Benny The Bull
Silks to Open at 10:30 a.m. for Travers Day Simulcasting
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 28th consecutive racing day Friday at Gulfstream Park, producing a carryover jackpot of $827,226 for Saturday’s program.
First-race post time is set for 12:45 p.m. Silks will open at 10:30 a.m. to accommodate the early 11:35 a.m. first-race post time for Saratoga’s Travers Stakes Day program.
Travers merchandise and betting vouchers will be given away as part of a Spin and Win promotion in Silks. A special buffet will be offered in Ten Palms for $49.99-plus tax.
There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $2,530.49.
Multiple tickets Friday with six winners were each worth $844.34.
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 Rainbow 6 was last solved July 6, when one lucky bettor hit for a $173,583.90 jackpot payoff.
Friday’s sequence generated a Rainbow 6 handle of $142,052. The carryover jackpot stood at $793,147.53 at the start of wagering on the popular multi-race wager.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-12, anchored by the $100,000 Benny The Bull, a seven-furlong stakes for Florida-bred 3-year-olds and up.
Flying Pheasant Farm LLC’s Ice Tea, a runaway winner of his last three starts in optional claiming company, has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 12, Trained by Mary Eppler, the 5-year-old gelded son of Adios Charlie came off a 15-month layoff to win a 1 1/16-mile race by 2 ½ lengths May 31 before shipping to Gulfstream, where he won by five lengths at seven furlongs July 4 and by 7 ½ lengths at a mile July 21. Jairo Rendon will ride Ice Tea for the first time Saturday.
Multiple-stakes winner Mr. Jordan, who has amassed more than $850,000 in earnings, and stakes winners Hy Riverside and Royal Squeeze are among a strong group of veteran campaigners assembled for the Race 12 feature. Art G Is Back, who defeated older optional claiming allowance rivals by 13 ½ lengths last time out, and Take Command, who captured the Carry Back on the Summit of Speed program, are 3-year-olds set to challenge their elders.