$800,000 Guaranteed Rainbow 6 Jackpot Saturday At Gulfstream Park - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

$800,000 Guaranteed Rainbow 6 Jackpot Saturday At Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $800,000 for Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 23 consecutive racing days since a lucky bettor hit for a $182,098 payoff April 28.

A mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be held on Sunday, when the total pool is expected to approach $3 million, should the multi-race wager continue to go unsolved through Saturday.

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. in the Silks simulcast facility for Saturday's Belmont Stakes watch party. Several Gulfstream alumni will be in action on the Belmont Park program that gets under way at 11:20, including Skippylongstocking in the Belmont Stakes (G1), Fearless in the Brooklyn (G2), Letruska in the Ogden Phipps (G1), and Speaker's Corner in the Metropolitan (G1).

Saturday's Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 9-14 on a 14-race program with an 11:45 a.m. first-race post time. The sequence will feature the $75,000 Martha Washington in Race 10 and the $75,000 Not Surprising in Race 12.

The Martha Washington, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies, drew a well-matched field of eight, headed by Fausto Gutierrez-trained Omixochitl, the 3-1 morning-line favorite. The versatile daughter of More Than Ready is coming off an allowance victory and, most recently, a close runner-up effort in the Honey Ryder Stakes.

Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Treasure King has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the Not Surprising, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds. Formerly trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, the son of Treasure Beach broke his maiden at Gulfstream in his Feb. 25 debut on Tapeta before winning the Sophomore Turf for Florida-breds at Tampa Bay Downs. Treasure King returns to Gulfstream after finishing a troubled seventh in a Belmont Park allowance.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is usually 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 usually 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.

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