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Gulfstream News & Notes: 7.28.13
By Gulfstream News & Notes: 7.28.13
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Jockey Hugo Sanchez, who was thrown to the track in Saturday's sixth race when his mount clipped heels with another horse, remained in Memorial Regional Hospital overnight, according to his agent, Jose Sanchez.
"He's not doing too bad," said Sanchez of his jockey, tied for the lead in wins at Gulfstream with 11. "He has some compressed vertebrae. They're waiting to see a doctor (Sunday), but he's able to move around and has no broken bones."
The 21-year-old Sanchez, who won four consecutive races here July 7, could be released from the hospital Sunday. Sanchez's mount, Snik Snak, is in good physical condition with the exception of a few cuts.
$37,000 Rainbow 6 Hit With $14.40 Ticket
The short history of Gulfstream's 10-cent Rainbow 6 has produced some remarkable stories as well as some huge payouts.
In 2012, on April Fool's Day, a $2.40 ticket purchased by a bettor in Las Vegas produced a payout of $791,364. Earlier that year a group at Northville Downs in Ohio bought a $1,323 ticket that returned $414,166. Earlier this year a New Jersey man hit the 10-cent wager for $3.5 million.
On Saturday, a patron attending the races at Gulfstream invested $14.40 into the Rainbow 6 was rewarded with the only winning ticket. The payout was $37,610.27.
The combinations on the winning ticket: 6/8-10/2,3,8/5,7/3,6-8/7,8.
Stakes Winners Ready For Saturday's Housebuster
An impressive list of older sprinters, led by Grade I winners Swagger Jack and Jackson Bend and the Grade I runner-up Apriority, were expected Sunday to enter Saturday's $100,000 Housebuster at seven furlongs. Others who could also enter include Smile Sprint (G2) runner-up Black Diamond Cat, Close It Out (sixth in the Smile), and Manicero, a seven-time stakes winner in 2010-2011.