05/26/2014 7:16PM

Muted Rainbow Pick 6 still handles $779K


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -  The huge jackpot was gone but the Rainbow Six mandatory payout was still a popular item on Monday at Gulfstream Park, attracting in excess of  $779,000 in handle despite beginning with a zero carryover.

Horseplayers around the country had been anxiously awaiting what they and Gulfstream management believed was going to be a record pool for a pick six type wager with the jackpot having survived since Jan. 10 and a mandatory payout scheduled for Monday’s Memorial day program. A prospective pool expected to exceed $15 million seemed likely, but those dreams were erased by horse owner and entrepreneur Dan Borislow, who won the entire jackpot of nearly $6.7 million the previous afternoon.

But that didn’t faze the faithful, many of whom had been handicapping the Rainbow Six sequence ever since entries were drawn last Thursday.

“I’d already done all the work, so I might as well play it,” said one fan after leaving the windows early afternoon with his Rainbow 6 ticket in hand.

Despite full or near full fields in all six races in the Rainbow Six sequence, the results were fairly form full until the nightcap. The early winners were Steel N Pack(3-1), Quinnkat (5-2), Joe’s Blazing Aaron(8-5), Hard Knocking Lady (6-1), and Cage Fighter(6-5). Longshot Kaluma, at 16-1, captured the finale, completing a winning combination worth $12,796.

“I’m thrilled with the day,” said Gulfstream Park’s president and general manager Tim Ritvo. “Obviously I was disappointed we didn’t get the opportunity to see a record breaking Rainbow Six pool. But we handled over $7.3 million, which was just two million less than they handled today at Belmont and far better than everyone else in the country except Santa Anita. We ran full fields and people bet on the card.  I was pleasantly surprised in the Rainbow Six handle without the carryover. But we did a lot of marketing and people had obviously put a lot of work into handicapping the sequence. And the end result was a generous payoff for those who succeeded in hitting the Rainbow Six.”

Nick Frazzetto More than 1 year ago
It was a scam, not many players knew it was hit on Sunday and Gulfstream Park, DRF.com and Equibase kept the adds running despite knowing it was hit. That was the only reason for the for the $799,000 bet on the Rainbow 6 on Monday not that players had studied for the card. Don't go saying otherwise, shame on you!
John Jp More than 1 year ago
Having to pay for info. Well done DRF, alienate more horse people. You'll be outta business soon, here's hoping.Plus, ur info is dated.
Bob More than 1 year ago
This just shows how ignorant track operators are....with over $6 million in wagering dollars out of circulation for almost five months, Ritvo says he is "thrilled" with the wagering activity on Monday.....big deal. The real story is that since January there had been a growing pool of betting money that was out of circulation and therefore unable to generate revenue in the form of takeout. I doubt that there is a math algorithm that can calculate how much that cost the track, the state and the horsemen, but suffice it to say it was a substantial amount of money, easily in the seven figures. The only smart move made by anyone in this story is the wager placed by Borislow on Sunday. Now THAT was sheer brilliance!
Steve Reed More than 1 year ago
Congrats to all you guys that Hit the pick 6 on Monday. Good handicapping.
Michael Mahoney More than 1 year ago
the story reeks of "past posting". printing out a 2nd ticket after the results for the 4th leg crossed the line. seems very much like the Breeders Cup pick6 of 2002
. More than 1 year ago
huh? wha you talking about Willis?
Kenny More than 1 year ago
u not that bright are you? Nut
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So you think it was a legitimately hit pick 6, the day before the mandatory payout? With one single guy having the only winning ticket? I can only believe that you are the nut.
redboy More than 1 year ago
Drf doesn't post the winning combination and the payouts .That another one of their retarded pay per view items.
redboy More than 1 year ago
My bad they did post the winning combo and payout im just surprised its not another pay per view, as 95% of thir articles are especially after their massive system meltdown.
Mike Rutledge More than 1 year ago
Whatever you do, don't print what the winning #s are.