Gulfstream Today 2.27.2013
The Lead: A record 10-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot of $3,591,245.44 was taken down by a New Jersey bettor on Friday, Feb. 22, sending the popular, potentially life-changing wager back to Square 1.
The carryover for the Rainbow 6 had traditionally been a little slow to build directly after a jackpot was hit, but bettors this season have embraced the exotic-wager-with-a-twist with even more enthusiasm, even when the carryover is $0.
The dimes are really adding up.
One day after the $3.5 million pool went to the bettor with the only unique ticket with all of the winners of the last six races, just short of $100,000 in 10-cent bets was passed through the windows on the Rainbow 6 on Saturday, Feb. 23. When no one picked 6 alone, and after 60 percent of the pari-mutuel pool was paid out to the multiple winners, the single-day carryover to the next day was $31,961. The carryover pool climbed to $59,341 after multiple bettors cashed for $5,867.22 for a dime-base ticket.
The carryover has soared to $83,383.79 through Wednesday’s card, when multiple bettors cashed for $1,387.07 for picking six winners who individually paid $11.60 and under. The pace of Rainbow 6 betting is expected to gain momentum with each passing day that the fun bet goes without a single bettor emerging with a unique ticket with all six winners.
Who’s Hot: The owners, trainers and jockeys shared the wealth at Gulfstream Wednesday, a rare day when no one was able to win more than one race.
10-Cent Rainbow 6 Carryover: $83,383.79