HALLANDALE BEACH, FL– The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot survived another racing day Monday at Gulfstream Park, generating a carryover of $1,042,557.91 for Thursday’s card. However, two ticket holders of the 1-1-2-12-6-2 combination for the six-race sequence still enjoyed a lucrative afternoon, each cashing for $88,271.34. Heading into the last race of the Monday’s six-race sequence that included a major $89.20 upset in the eighth race, there was just one ticket that could have taken down a Rainbow 6 jackpot of $1.2 million had #5 Iskha prevailed in the 10th race. Iskha was extremely slow breaking from the starting gate for the five-furlong turf finale and was never a factor.
The Rainbow 6, which requires a bettor to hold the only ticket with all six races to collect the jackpot, went unsolved for the 28thconsecutive racing day Saturday. The jackpot has not been paid out since a single bettor cashed for $30,670.26 on Jan. 10.
There were also a few happy 50-cent Pick 5 ticketholders with the winning 1-2-12-6-2 combination for the final five races that was worth $46,028.50. There were four winning tickets.
Gonzales Scheduled for Release from Hospital
Jockey Jonathan Gonzales, who was involved in a spill during Sunday's first race, was expected to be discharged from a local hospital Monday afternoon. According to his agent, Gil Graell, Gonzales had three hairline fractures in his back.
Who’s Hot: Jockey Juan Leyva scored on a pair of longshots: Starship Wildcat ($20.20) in the sixth race and Cajun Sunrise ($89.20) in the eighth race. Leading rider Javier Castellano doubled up with What a Party ($7.40) in the fourth and Integrity ($5.60) in the ninth.
Trainer Steve DiMauro notched his first two victories of the Champions Meet with Now Hear This ($20.60) in the third and Cajun Sunrise in the eighth.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $1,042,557.91