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Record Handle on Holy Bull Day

Jan 30, 2021
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $700,000

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Saturday’s 12-race program, featuring an impressive performance by the 3-year-old colt Greatest Honour, produced a record Holy Bull Day handle.

Total handle on the afternoon was $21.870 million, eclipsing the previous record of $19.775 set in 2017 and surpassing last year’s total handle by 20 percent.

The afternoon of races included five graded-stakes worth $600,000 in purses. The afternoon was highlighted by Courtlandt Farms’ Greatest Honour’s 5 ¾-length victory in the $200,000 Holy Bull (G3), a major prep for the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 27 and Curlin Florida Derby presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa (G1) March 27.

“It was a wonderful day of racing, and we want to thank the fans and the horsemen for supporting our program,” said Aidan Butler, Chief Operating Officer of 1/ST Racing. “Congratulations to Greatest Honour and all of those who participated in making this a memorable afternoon. We look forward to more great racing in the weeks to come during our Championship Meet.”        

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $700,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $700,000 Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved during Saturday’s Holy Bull Day program for the fourth straight racing day following Sunday’s mandatory payout. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $11,465.36.     

The jackpot pool is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $4,431.13.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, kicked off by a 1 1/8-mile maiden special weight for 3-year-olds on turf. Todd Pletcher-trained Aviano, second and third in two career starts, is rated as the 8-5 favorite and figures to be a popular ‘single.’ Well-balanced fields of $6,250 claimers in Race 7, a mile race for older horses, and $20,000 claimers in Race 8, a mile turf race for older horses, may well prove more challenging for Rainbow 6 bettors.  Back-to-back optional claiming allowance races for older horses follow in Races 9 and 10. Ajaaweed, who finished a close second in the 2019 Remsen (G2), is scheduled to make his first start for Pletcher in Race 9, a mile race for older horses. Pletcher is also scheduled to saddle last-out winner War Stopper, the 7-5 morning-line favorite, for Race 10, a 1 1/16-mile race for older horses. A full field of 3-year-old fillies will contest Race 11, a mile turf race for $50,00 maiden claimers.

WHO’S HOT: Tyler Gaffalione followed up his winning ride on Chess’s Dream ($18.60) in the Kitten’s Joy (G3) in Race 4 with a late-running score aboard Tune In ($11.40) in Race 8.

Paco Lopez doubled with back-to-back wins on Life in Shambles ($5.20) in Race 2 and Dr. Duke ($15.40) in Race 3.

Emisael Jaramillo guided a pair of longshots to victory, scoring aboard Weekend Dreamer ($20.20) in Race 1 and King of Dreams ($34) in Race 7.


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