Handicapping Show, Rainbow 6 Races Streamed at GulfstreamPark.com
Pool Could Reach $16 Million Memorial Day
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Bettors have one day remaining to handicap and formulate tickets for Monday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park, where a mandatory payout could climb to approximately $16 million if the popular multi-race wager goes unsolved today and betting reaches an estimated $10 million on Memorial Day.
The Rainbow 6 has gone unsolved since Jan. 10, when a bettor took home $30,670.26 by holding the only winning ticket on the six-race sequence.
If it goes unclaimed Sunday, the entire multi-million-dollar Rainbow 6 pool will be disbursed in Monday’s mandatory payout whether there is a single ticket or multiple tickets with the winners of the last six races on the 10-race Memorial Day program.
The Rainbow 6 is scheduled to get underway in the fifth race (4:05 p.m. post time) and runs through the 10th and final race.
With a carryover jackpot of $6,397,286.35 million through Saturday’s card, Rainbow 6 betting is projected to set a North American record for Pick 6 wagering on Monday if the bet goes unsolved on Sunday. The record single Rainbow 6 payout of $3,591,245.44 was registered on Feb. 22, 2013, when a bettor in New Jersey took down the jackpot. On July 2, 2007 at Hollywood Park the Pick 6 pool hit a North American record $10,870,852.60. There were 13 winners and each ticket was worth $576,064.40.
Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 had a mandatory payout on April 23, 2011 with a $1.4 million carryover. The total pool that afternoon swelled to $5.1 million after $3.5 million was bet into it. There were 1,311 winning tickets each worth $3,279.26.
The possibility that the mandatory payout could very well produce a life-changing payout or payouts Monday was enhanced when the six-race sequence attracted large fields of 12,11,12, 11, 12 and 12 (not counting also-eligibles), respectively, presenting a tough challenge to handicappers.
Gulfstream handicapper Ron Nicoletti and Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch will offer their insights during a special Rainbow 6 handicapping seminar at 12:30 p.m. The seminar and the Rainbow 6 races will be streamed live on GulfstreamPark.com.
While record wagering is likely, bettors with low-cost tickets have reason to hope for making a big score. On April 1, 2012, a Las Vegas bettor hit a $791,364 Rainbow 6 jackpot with an investment of only $2.40.
Beginning at 3 p.m., Gulfstream ambassadors will randomly select 10 fans attending the races to enter the Rainbow 6 Quick Pick Wind Machine. Those fans will have 30 seconds each to secure as many Rainbow 6 Quick Picks as they can while the tickets are blown about in the machine.