Friday, September 30, 2016


Mandatory Payout Saturday on Gulfstream’s $116,000 Rainbow 6 Carryover


Nicoletti and Courtney Handicap Rainbow 6 and Pick 5 (video link)
Mandatory Payouts of Pick 5 and Super Hi 5

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL — The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 13th consecutive racing day at Gulfstream Park Friday, leaving a carryover jackpot of $116,529.84 for a scheduled mandatory payout Saturday on the final day of the Summer Meet.

Saturday's program is highlighted by the $1.6 million finals of the Florida Sire Stakes. The 13-race program, which has a special noon post time, includes seven turf races and 144 entries.


Multiple tickets with all six winners Friday were each worth $4,086.44.

There is also a Super Hi 5 carryover Saturday of $1,916.03.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 8-13, including the $500,000 In Reality and $500,000 My Dear Girl. Gulfstream Park television hosts Acacia Courtney and Ron Nicoletti have handicapped the Rainbow 6 and Pick 5, and their analysis is available on https://youtu.be/e26_tuNno6w

The carryover jackpot 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.

However, on ‘mandatory payout’ days, the entire pool, including the carryover, is paid out to those holding tickets with the most winners.

Norman's Hero Takes Third Straight, Meneses Expected Saturday

Norman’s Hero ($8.80) notched his third straight victory in Friday’s featured race, a $43,000 allowance test on the main track. After racing in second behind Moonlight Bandit, Norman’s Hero shifted inside the drifting pacesetter in the stretch and splashed home safely in front. He covered the mile in 1:37.98. Norman’s Hero was claimed for $12,500 by RAH Consultants and trainer Ramon Moya out of a winning effort on August 20. He followed that with another success against fellow Florida-breds on September 3.

Jockey Marcos Meneses sustained a slight injury to his ankle following a gate mishap in the fourth race and was forced to take off his mounts for the remainder of the card. He is expected to be back in the saddle tomorrow.



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