Final Weekend Approaches For $6.3 Million Rainbow 6
Multiple Rainbow 6 Tickets Sunday Cash For $18,000
Pick-5 Carryover Saturday $24,000
Dorochenko Takes Another Maiden Race
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Despite three longshots winning in Sunday's Rainbow 6, there will be a $6.3 million carryover when racing resumes Saturday at Gulfstream Park as well as a mandatory payout of the 20-cent wager on Memorial Day, May 26.
The multiple ticketholders Sunday with the winning numbers 2-10-5-6-4-6 cashed for $18,651.30.
After Kulak, a first-time starter, won the fifth race and paid $47.20, Tinitus, a 16-1 longshot, was placed first by stewards in the sixth race after he was bothered down the stretch by his stablemate and unofficial winner and favorite Concert Stage. The eighth race and final leg of the Rainbow 6 was won by Louie the Brawler, a 23-1 longshot.
Despite the big prices, the Rainbow 6 carryover will be $6,303,426.30 when racing resumes Saturday. There was $230.295 bet into the Rainbow 6 Sunday.
If there is no single winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 Saturday or Sunday, there will be a mandatory payout of the 20-cent wager on Monday, May 26. The total pool come Memorial Day could be as high as $20 million.
Along with the Rainbow 6 carryover, there will also be carryovers Saturday on the Pick 5 and Super Hi 5. The Pick 5 carryover will be $24,171.39 while the Super Hi 5 carryover will be $15,820.76. First race post Saturday is 1:25 p.m.
Dorochenko Gets Another 2-Year-Old Winner
Trainer Gennadi Dorochenko, who saddled the 2-year-old Dekabrist to a 4 1/2 furlong track record when making his debut May 11, met another first-time starter in the winner's circle Sunday when Kulak, a 22-1 longshot, won his racing debut over 4 1/2 furlongs.
Kulak, a son of Sharp Humor, covered the distance in :51.78, just shy of the :51.31 track record set by Dekabrist.
Like Dekabrist, Kulak is not eligible for the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes, which is restricted to Florida nominated stallions and begins August 9. Dekabrist is a Kentucky-bred son of Street Boss while Kulak was bred in Indiana. Both Dekabrist and Kulak are owned by Raut LLC.
Who's Hot: Bart Voloshin's and Aventura Stable's Kings Over, a 5-year-old trained by Peter Walder, won his fourth consecutive race Sunday. The son of Trippi won an allowance optional claimer, paying $3.40 to remain undefeated this year.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $6,303,426.30.