Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Reaches $342,979 for Saturday

Friday’s Jackpot Super High Five Solved for $303,996 Payout

LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot climbed to $342,979.46 for Saturday’s 10-race program after going unsolved for a sixth consecutive racing day Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Post time is 12:25 p.m.

No horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into Friday’s eighth-race finale, won by Park Place ($4.80). A total of $85,512 was put into the popular multi-race wager on top of a carryover of $315,625.44 from the last live program on Preakness Day, May 18. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $3,730.08.

Last solved for a $3,240.38 payout May 10, the second day of Pimlico’s 11-day Preakness Meet, the Rainbow 6 carryover 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.

Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015 on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the 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.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence covers Races 5-10 and opens with a claiming event for maiden fillies and mares ages 3, 4 and 5 sprinting six furlongs. Diane, owned and trained by Diane Morici, looks to break through in her fifth start coming off back-to-back runner-up finishes, the latter beaten a half-length as the favorite April 14 at Laurel Park. Stormy Irish Lass, by Irish War Cry, adds blinkers and Lasix for her second start and first since Oct. 23.

Race 6 is an open allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up scheduled for five furlongs on the grass that drew a full field of 12 including Winked, third or better in 13 of 17 starts; Run Around Slew, a last out maiden special weight winner sprinting 5 ½ furlongs on the Laurel turf April 26 in her season debut; My Girl Ginger, third in the six-furlong Serena’s Song on the all-weather surface at Turfway Park March 30; and Lady Serenity, third by less than a length in an off-the-turf allowance May 12 at Pimlico.

The first of Saturday’s co-features comes in Race 7, a stakes-quality third-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up sprinting six furlongs that drew the likes of stakes winners Cynergy’s Star, Alwaysinahurry, Factor It In and Exculpatory as well as Kieron Magee-trained stablemates Classier, a Grade 3 winner, and fellow eight-time winner Rominski, both entered for a $55,000 tag.

Fifteen maiden fillies and mares ages 3, 4 and 5 were entered in a one-mile claiming event scheduled for the turf in Race 8, including three for main track only. The 5-2 program favorite is Independence Way, a sophomore daughter of Constitution bred and owned by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds from the barn of meet-leading trainer Brittany Russell. She was fourth, beaten a length, going a mile making her turf debut in an April 12 maiden special weight at Laurel last time out.

Saturday’s Race 9 co-feature is a third-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up sprinting six furlongs where Mystic Seaport chases a fourth consecutive victory for trainer Jamie Ness against six rivals including New York-based nine-time winner Self Isolation; Russell-trained My Flicker, respectively first and second in her last two races; April 13 Primonetta show finisher Anonymously; and stakes winner Deco Strong.

The Race 10 finale is a maiden claimer for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles led by Under the Overpass, a 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon that has four seconds and a third from six starts this year, the most recent May 5 at Laurel first off the claim for trainer Elliot Sullivan.

The Jackpot Super High Five was solved Friday for the first time during the Preakness Meet, for a life-changing payout of $303,996.10. A total of $53,753 was bet into the Jackpot Super High Five on top of a $258,786.43 carryover from the May 18 program. It was previously hit for a $251.50 mandatory payout on May 5, closing day of Laurel Park’s spring meet.

Sent off at 7-1, The Last Scip ($17.40) held off a late run from 3-2 favorite Two by Two to win Race 6. They were followed in order by Bonded (34-1), Transfer the Funds (38-1) and Gambling Tzar (13-1).

Launched April 1, 2023 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.

Mandatory payouts are scheduled in the Rainbow 6, Jackpot Super High Five and 50-cent Late Pick 5 on Sunday’s closing day program.

Notes: Saturday’s program also includes a 4 ½-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies in Race 3. Six of the seven entered are first-time starters including those by Audible, Friesan Fire, Great Notion and The Factor. Pure Majestic, a daughter of Tapit, was fourth as the favorite in her May 4 debut over a sloppy Laurel main track … Trainer Jorge Duarte Jr. sent out a pair of winners Friday, Happy Jaunt ($4.60) in Race 2 and Won an Award ($6.80) in Race 5 … Trainer Jose Corrales also doubled with Suga Steve ($9.20) in Race 1 and Trash Talkin Larry ($58.60) in Race 7, the latter via disqualification … Jockey J.G. Torrealba fell when his mount, 30-1 longshot Moonset, appeared to bump the rail near the three-eighths pole in Friday’s finale. Both rider and horse escaped injury.

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