$359,601 Carryover in Jackpot Super High Five for Friday’s Sixth
Late Pick 5 Unsolved Thursday, Friday’s Carryover at $36,279
LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for an eighth consecutive racing day Thursday at historic Pimlico Race Course, growing the carryover jackpot to $385,699.62 heading into Friday’s nine-race program.
First race post time is 12:25 p.m.
A total of $77,665 was put into the popular multi-race wager on top of a carryover of $360,855.02 from the last live program May 20, highlighted by National Treasure’s head victory over Blazing Sevens in the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1). Tickets with five of six winners Thursday each returned $1,096.08.
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.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 4-9 and includes five claiming events with Race 6 scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the grass. A field of 10 fillies and mares 3 and older was entered led by narrow 3-1 program favorite Proper Storm. Trained by Tim Keefe, the 5-year-old daughter of Bourbon Courage broke her maiden second time out at the course and distance in May 2021. She is making her third start and first back on the grass off an 18-month layoff.
The feature comes in Race 7, a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds sprinting 4 ½ furlongs. Eight are entered to make their race debuts including Gold Square’s Under the Overpass, a gray or roan son of Malibu Moon that brought $100,000 as a Keeneland yearling last fall, the 5-2 morning line favorite for trainer Brittany Russell; Gotts Got It, by Kantharos, and Lookin At Lucky colt Cap Cop, both Maryland homebreds of The Elkstone Group; and Mens Grille Racing’s Wysoquiet, a West Virginia-bred son of Warrior’s Reward trained by Jerry Robb.
Midnight Renegade’s 18-1 upset of Race 6 Thursday meant that the $1 Jackpot Super High Five would go unsolved for a fourth straight racing day and swelled the carryover to $359,601.90 for Friday. Ridden by Johan Rosado for trainer Lacey Gaudet, Midnight Renegade ($33.80) won the maiden claimer for 3-year-olds in 1:10.56 for six furlongs over 8-5 favorite Pay Zone.
A total of $116,040 was bet into the Jackpot Super High Five on top of a $310,284.69 carryover from the May 20 program.
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.
There will also be a carryover of $36,279.48 in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 Friday (Races 5-9). Tickets with four of five winners Thursday returned $870.75.