05/25/2014 7:12PM

Horse owner Borislow wins Rainbow Six jackpot to tune of nearly $7 million


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow Six jackpot, which had not been solved since Jan. 10 and had gained national notoriety with a mandatory payout scheduled for Monday, was hit Sunday for a record $6,678,939 by horse owner Dan Borislow, who purchased the winning ticket at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.  The payoff eclipsed the previous high of $3,591,245 collected by an unidentified player in New Jersey in February 2013.

Borislow, who invented Magic Jack in 2007, said he spent $15,206.40 to win the jackpot. He fashioned two nearly identical tickets using the “all” button in five of the Rainbow Six races. He played four horses in the sixth race, two on each ticket, including the winner Signofaffection (4-1). The tickets cost $7,603.20 apiece.

The Rainbow Six jackpot is paid out only if there is one single ticket on the winning combination. There were no favorites in Sunday’s sequence, with Callana (5-1) completing the winning combination when capturing the finale by a nose over Russian Night. Had Russian Night won, the jackpot would have carried over to Monday. The other four winners on Borislow’s ticket were Bagration (16-1), Cajun Breeze (10-1), Little Bart (5-1), and Cajun Sunrise (7-2). 

“I’ve probably played the Rainbow Six about six or seven times over the past several months,” said Borislow, who makes his home in the Palm Beach area and is a semi-regular at the Palm Beach Kennel club. “I played today because I’ll be at a high school graduation party for my son from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. I handicapped the races and liked one race in particular, the sixth. When I made out the original ticket, it cost $3,600. So instead of playing a regular ticket, I just decided to take an all in the five other races.”

Borislow is a long-term horse owner, getting into the business in 1991. Among his first acquisitions was Beautiful Bid, the dam of 2000 Eclipse champion Beautiful Pleasure. He also campaigned Toccet, a four-time graded stakes winner at 2 named after former NHL player Rick Tocchet, and Talk is Money, who finished last in the 2001 Kentucky Derby.

“I’ve probably been one of the bigger horse bettors in the country over the last 15 years,” said Borislow. “I guess if you work at something long enough, eventually you should get it right.”

Had the Rainbow Six jackpot survived one more day, and there was a mandatory payout on Monday as expected, the pool was estimated to exceed $15 million, which easily would have smashed the existing North American record for multiple-wager pools of $10,870,852 distributed July 2, 2007, at Hollywood Park.

Gulfsteam President and General Manager Tim Ritvo said while he was naturally disappointed to lose the potential to handle as much as $20 million on Monday’s card with the loss of the Rainbow Six jackpot, he congratulated Borislow for his big win.

“Obviously, we’re heartbroken and disappointed, like everyone else, losing the chance to see how high the pool might have gone to on Monday,” said Ritvo. “But the bet was originally designed with the hope of giving one of our customers the chance to make a life-changing score with the kind of payout we had today.”

Although the jackpot will start at zero, there will still be a mandatory payout Monday of the entire pool wagered, less the 20 percent takeout. Ritvo said the Rainbow Six would be seeded with $50,000 when racing resumes Friday with another mandatory payout scheduled for June 29.

Dusty Nathan More than 1 year ago
See you again, some day, buddy. Rest in peace!
Sol Rivera More than 1 year ago
Everything posted on my behalf proves that what is written in WINNINGLONGSHOTANGLESDOT COM
kmindeye More than 1 year ago
Im just pissed i wasted 4 hours of my life studying it on saturday.
kmindeye More than 1 year ago
I almost did the same thing but 2 of my handy cap buddies decided to bail at last minute Sunday. We would of hit it but so would one other guy. I would think the track could have someone buy a big ticket just to keep it going. That ticket could have easily been won for $7000 yet how many times have we all changed our minds last minute and then kicked ourselves. Thats the game folks. Congrats to the winner.
Leslie Burke Fernandes More than 1 year ago
the guy that won this is a degenerate pig the guy makes $1000.00 wages on how many gumballs are in a bowl. the guy bets on anything and everything 24/7. he gets up in the morning to see what he hit in Japan over night I would be willing to bet that $7,000,000.00 hit is gone already and then some
Joseph Rotell More than 1 year ago
I hope he sues you for your bad mouthing of him.
Cover2 More than 1 year ago
This is not a good ad for horse racing. A bet carries over for 5 months, about 50% is taken out if not one ticket winner ? Its the game's version of a lottery, only diff in pari mutual wager, he got about 333-1 after taxes......lottos go into 100's of millions !! Lesson here: Stay out of pick races, try to hit one race exotics, deal w/10, not 60+ horses
Rickey Cooper More than 1 year ago
Bet tris and supers they often pay more and i think their easier to hit than pk3s and pk4s play vertical not horizontal.
Dan More than 1 year ago
Here is my take... For starters Gulfstream Park had so marketed along with DRF the fact that Monday was the day. Heck even after DRF was down for those couple of days they had a headline about 20 million in the kitty and here are free pp's. Because they were all in they scheduled a huge card with full fields for the sequence to generate that many more combinations, larger pool more money for the track etc. Also because of this the Saturday and Sunday cards had way smaller field sizes in comparison and definitely had the chance to be hit carryover or not. This was just what GP was hoping for figuring more than one would hit it. I mean c'mon the first leg of Sundays deal was a short sprint for babies and only what 6 or 7 horses? Not to mention two odds on favs in the race. This was Taylor made for multiple people to hit if one of those favs win. But when the bomb came in to start in that type of race(16-1) that eliminated so many people to begin the sequence. Couple that with 10-1 in the 2nd leg or what have you and boom 80% of the bets are eliminated. Definitely all the small timers anyway and then some. What Gufstream did not figure was that someone would spend that kind of money or buy should I say this size of ticket with what appeared to be a very hittable sequence. Especially with the supposed "pot of gold" right around the corner the next day. The actual daily pool size that day was around $325K...not too much really and had any one of the favs in the first leg came in he might have actually lost money. I mean even the syndicates/big time players were probably sitting on the sidelines Sunday with that card knowing it was going to be hit by multiple people at first glance. Ya they put in a standard ticket for a grand or whatever it is but they were waiting to place their 10K+ tickets on Monday. So I wonder if his thinking was heck I could buy a big ticket and play against significantly less big bettors and big tickets on Monday and hopefully get lucky. I also wonder when he was making the ticket out whether he thought that was a ticket that would be the only one to hit? Probably not. I also wonder how many other 10K tickets were played on Sunday? Bottom line though is if you are betting 15K for that sequence you are probably betting within that realm for any single race because you can afford to so do not blame the man for having the money to take advantage of GP's lack of forethought. I'm sure the track did not think anyone would buy the sequence per se and in the grand scheme that lack of forethought cost the track a couple of million...
Cover2 More than 1 year ago
the whole shootin match was set up by race sec to favor big players fri/sat/sun they let the small player sand bag 5 months for 'em
sjm80s . More than 1 year ago
Let me put this to rest. He spent $15,000 on the tickets to hit this pot. You could have too. 15K is an attainable number for common folks. He didn't spend $1,000,000 on the ticket.
mikey More than 1 year ago
He must have spent 15,000 15.000 times.This man can never get even.He is a race tracks dream.Have seen him make a 20-1 shot he owns 8/5 in one flash.
Kenny More than 1 year ago
so he is good for everyone else he now has 6.8 mil to blow
Surasak More than 1 year ago
Not much brain power needed for this pick 6. Its money talked........and fill in the blank!
sjm80s . More than 1 year ago
You don't need to know what horses even eat when you have the cash for the wager..
mikey More than 1 year ago
Just to show you what kind of a guy he is,he said on HRTV he had a party on monday.He wanted us to think he would not have bet monday.There was a better chance of snow at GP on monday.He must have a dozen on line accounts he would have bet on.