Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Hits $406,768 for Saturday

Saturday’s Jackpot Super High Five Carryover at $397,555

LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot at historic Pimlico Race Course swelled to $406,768.42 for Saturday’s nine-race program after going unsolved for a ninth consecutive racing day Friday.

First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 began with a carryover of $385,699.62 from Thursday and saw $65,857 added to the pool. Multiple tickets with all six winners Friday were each worth $2,873.

Last solved for a $364.74 mandatory payout May 7, on closing day of Laurel Park’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot has yet to be cashed during Pimlico’s Preakness Meet, which began May 11.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Maryland’s state-record Rainbow 6 carryover reached $1,435,080.75 over 27 consecutive racing programs before a mandatory payout of $31,028.08 to multiple ticketholders July 4, 2021.

Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015, on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 had a prior state record carryover of $345,898.33 spanning 31 racing programs before being solved by one lucky bettor for a life-changing $399,545.94 payout April 15, 2018 at Laurel Park.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 4-9, kicked off by a starter optional claimer for fillies and mares 3 and up scheduled for five furlongs on the grass that drew an overflow field of 12 including Preparefortakeoff, entered for main track only. Golden Can, three-for-eight lifetime over the Pimlico turf, is favored on the morning line at 2-1.

Fillies and mares ages 3, 4 and 5 are scheduled to go 1 1/8 miles on the grass in Race 6, a maiden claiming event with 14 entrants, two – Brooklyn Girl and Italian War Cry – for the main track. Golden Belief, trained by Michael Matz, is the even-money program favorite from Post 3, purchased for $150,000 as a 2-year-old in training in 2021 that has three seconds and a third from 10 starts, the most recent a runner-up finish March 31 at Gulfstream Park. Cush Effect is set to make her 4-year-old debut in her first start since last July.

Saturday’s feature comes in Race 8, a 1 1/8-mile allowance for Maryland-bred/sired 3-year-olds and up. Among the field of nine are It’s Viper, a last-out winner going 1 1/16 miles May 14 at Pimlico for Preakness Meet-leading trainer Brittany Russell; Mr Jefferson, second in the Federico Tesio and third in the Sir Barton in 2022; and 8-year-old gelding Hot N Spicy Love, third or better in 42 of 73 lifetime starts with 18 wins, including a 3 ¼-length allowance triumph going one mile April 29 at Laurel Park in his most recent start.

The $1 Jackpot Super High Five went unsolved for a fifth straight racing day, growing the carryover to $397,555.33 for Saturday. Multiple winning tickets Friday each paid $2,268.50.

A total of $89,302 was wagered into the Jackpot Super High Five on top of a $359,601.90 carryover from Thursday. The wager was last hit for a $10,383.50 payout May 14 at Pimlico.

Launched April 1, on opening day of Laurel Park’s spring meet, the Jackpot Super High Five takes place in Race 6 every live race day. In the Jackpot Super High 5, the jackpot is paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with each of the first five finishers in exact order. On days when there is no unique ticket, 50 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with all five finishers while 50 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

If there is no ticket with all five finishers in exact order, the entire pool will be carried over to the next day’s Jackpot Super High Five.

Notes: Jockey Horacio Karamanos doubled Friday aboard Toss a Coin ($8.20) in Race 6 and Shasta Star ($4.80) in Race 8 … Five-pound apprentice Axel Concepcion also visited the winner’s circle twice, with Esperannna ($4) in Race 4 and Dock Rock ($8) in Race 9 … Gracie Mae Stables and Great Lakes Stable’s Street Tough ($38.40), a gelded Maryland-bred son of Street Magician trained by John Salzman Sr., sprung an 18-1 upset in Race 7, a 4 ½-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-olds featuring seven first-time starters. Captain Woodrow was second by a head at 36-1, a head in front of 4-5 favorite Under the Overpass in a blanket finish. The winning time was 52.96 seconds.


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