Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
There was one winning ticket in Friday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 resulting in a jackpot payoff of $118,521.64 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for the four racing days following a June 30 mandatory payout. There was only one winning favorite in Friday’s sequence, that coming in the opening leg with The Great Kath.
Saturday’s Rainbow 6, which will have a $50,000 gross jackpot guarantee, will span Races 6-11, featuring the $75,000 Carry Back, a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds, in Race 10. Carlos David-trained Octane, the 5-2 favorite, will make a long-awaited return to action off a nine-month layoff. The son of Brethren concluded a stellar juvenile campaign last fall with victories in the last two legs of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series, the $200,000 Affirmed and the $400,000 In Reality.
Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained King Cab, a stakes winner at seven furlongs who most recently finished second behind next-out graded-stakes winner Willy Boi; and Matthew Williams-trained Strike Hard, the son of Flashback who ran seventh in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) before capturing an optional claiming allowance at Gulfstream and finishing fifth in the Texas Derby at Lone Start Park; are well-regarded contenders.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot is 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.
Friday’s first-race post time is set for 12:30 p.m.
Jockey Emisael Jaramillo, who was unseated from his mount in Race 6 Friday, was taken to Aventura Hospital as a precautionary measure.