03/30/2012 4:17PM

Gulfstream: Rainbow 6 jackpot dispersal to be early again


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - As was the case a year ago, Gulfstream Park's  Rainbow 6 jackpot will be dispersed in its entirely on the next-to-last day of the meet, April 7, rather than the final day, April 8, if it is not hit before that time. The Rainbow 6 jackpot stood at more than $500,000 as of Friday.

“Closing day falls on Easter Sunday, a day on which many other racetracks don’t race, including the New York market, where no pari-mutuel wagering is accepted at all,” said the track’s president, Tim Ritvo. “Since we want to give all our fans who’ve invested in the Rainbow 6 all meet long the opportunity to play on the day the jackpot is distributed, we’ve once again decided to disperse the entire pool on the next-to-last program of the meet.”

The Rainbow 6 pool stood at $1.3 million and rose to more than $5 million when it was dispersed on the next-to-last day of the 2011 session.