Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 Hit For .2 Million On Eve Of Mandatory Payout Day – Horse Racing News

Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 Hit For $1.2 Million On Eve Of Mandatory Payout Day – Horse Racing News

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved by one lucky bettor Friday at Gulfstream Park for a life-changing jackpot payout of $1,200,305.88.

Jockey Corey Lanerie guided Lauren Robson, Naser Buresli and Gary Potter’s Canelo ($67.20) – a 4-year-old Gemologist gelding making just his second career start – to a front-running 32-1 upset of Friday’s Race 10 finale to complete the winning 3-3-8-7-5-3 combination.

Other winners in the sequence were Souper Legacy ($4.60) in Race 5, American Starlet ($9.20) in Race 6, Bahamian Rhapsody ($25) in Race 7, Family Time ($30.80) in Race 8 and Collaborate ($7.60) in Race 9.

The Rainbow 6 had gone unsolved for 17 consecutive race days since last hit for a $407,067.66 payout Dec. 11. A total of $348,367 was put into the popular multi-race wager Friday, which had a guaranteed gross jackpot pool of $1.3 million.

Saturday’s 11-race program will feature a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6, which will have a guaranteed gross jackpot pool of $250,000.

The Rainbow 6 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.

However, on mandatory payout days the entire pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the six-race sequence.

Saturday’s sequence – which starts at approximately 2:35 ET with the sixth race – features three turf races led by the $100,000 Tropical Turf (G3); a maiden special weight for 3-year-olds going one mile; two allowance optional claimers, and a maiden optional claimer.

Acacia Courtney and Brian Nadeau handicap Saturday’s Rainbow 6

Video: Gulfstream Park: Rainbow 6 Jan 8 2022 – YouTube

Race 6 – $35,000 claimer for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles (turf)

The nine-horse field has a 5-2 favorite in Tackle, a second-place finisher in his last against similar at Aqueduct Dec. 5 for trainer Mike Maker. Both Holy Emperor (5-1) and Maker of an Empire (6-1) come out of the same race last time. Holy Emperor, fourth after going five wide, is ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., while Maker of an Empire, fractious in the gate last out, gets Luis Saez. Caribbean Gold goes first time out off the claim for Bobby Dibona, while Rally Squirrel goes first time off the claim for Mike Maker.

Race 7 – $60,000 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds at 1 mile

Calipari, a son of Curlin making his first start for trainer Todd Pletcher, is sure to attract attention. He’s out of the graded stakes-placed mare Centrique and comes into the race with a ‘bullet’ work Jan. 2. Irad Ortiz Jr., is named to ride. Pletcher will also saddle Charge It, a son of Tapit making his debut for owner-breeder Whisper Hill Farm LLC. Saez will ride. Touch Code, second in his debut Dec. 11 going a mile at Gulfstream, goes out for trainer Bill Mott. Volcanic returns to the races for trainer Mark Casse off a four-month layoff after a seventh-place finish in the Hopeful (G1). Trainer Shug McGaughey sends out first-time starter Trending, a son of Uncle Mo out of Theyskens’ Theory, a graded stakes-placed mare.

Race 8 – $100,000 Tropical Turf (G3) for 4-year-olds and up 1 mile (turf)

Largent, the 9-5 favorite, will use this race as a possible prep for the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1). But some may believe the 6-year-old is vulnerable since he will be making his first start since finishing second a year ago in the Pegasus Turf to stablemate Colonel Liam. Chad Brown will saddle Value Proposition, who will seek his first graded stakes victory. The 6-year-old won the Red Bank and Oyster Bay in the fall and is graded stakes placed. Calumet Farm’s Flying Scotsman makes his second start off a seven-month layoff. The son of English Channel finished fifth in his return in a race taken off the turf.

Race 9 – $54,000 allowance optional claimer for 4-year-olds and up state breds at 6 furlongs

There’s a 9-5 morning-line favorite in Twice too Many, who was claimed for $35,000 by trainer Rohan Crichton, broke his maiden against special company, and finished second last out under similar conditions. Twice too Many has one victory and six seconds and has been a beaten favorite in five of his last 10 starts. Raise the Rent will go out first off the claim for Kelly Breen, who is 22-percent first time in the barn. Doo Wop Don was just claimed by Mary Eppler for $6,250 and an 8 ¾ length victory. Saez has the mount.

Race 10 – $61,000 allowance optional claimer for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs

Ten go to post in a wide-open event. We Miss Susie, trained by Jane Cibelli, is five for seven at the distance and has three wins at Gulfstream. Stakes placed Psychic Ability returns after a seven-month layoff for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. Sprout Wings has won of three of four starts for trainer Terri Pompay. Michael Stidham saddles Wild America, a $400,000 yearling purchase for Phoenix Ladies Syndicate.

Race 11 – $43,000 maiden optional claimer for 3-year-old state breds at 1 mile turf

The Rainbow 6 concludes with another wide-open event. Donegal Racing’s Gooch Go Bragh gets Lasix and blinkers for trainer Todd Pletcher. He finished second and fourth in the With Anticipation in his starts on the turf in the summer. Arindel’s Globes returns after a 2 ½ month layoff. The gelded son of Brethren was fourth in the Journeyman Stud Juvenile in October. Christophe Clement sends out Charming Charlie, who enters off a fifth-place finish against open company at Aqueduct Dec. 5. Fans of Van Morrison’s will take a close look at Astral Weeks, a son of Mohaymen who makes his second start and first on the turf for Michael Stidham.