Gulfstream Rainbow 6 hit for nearly $3.6 million
Gulfstream Park's elusive 10-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Friday afternoon for a record $3,591,245.44.
The ticket was purchased at The Meadowlands in New Jersey. The winning ticket cost $3,118.50.
The previous record for a winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 was $791,364 on April 1, 2012. The previous record carryover was $5.1 million on April 23, 2011.
The Rainbow 6 is paid out when there is only one unique ticket with all six winners on the last six races of the day. Going into Friday's last race, there were five live tickets. The winner in the last race, Feline Forum, returned $23.
The Rainbow 6 has produced several large payoffs, including $414,166.52 (Jan. 2, 2012) and $327,110.71 (Dec. 23, 2012). The last time the Rainbow 6 was hit was Dec. 28 for $41,813.78.
Friday's 10-cent Rainbow 6 started with Keyner Veloz winning the fifth race and paying $114. The rest of the winners were Original Cast ($11.40) in the sixth, Odalys Halo ($36.80) in the seventh, Artie's Jasper ($17.20) in the eighth, Mays Treasuretrove ($23.60) in the ninth and Feline Forum in the 10th.
Gulfstream's 10-cent Rainbow 6 begins all over again Saturday starting with the seventh race. Post time is for 12:45 p.m. Gulfstream's 12-race program Saturday includes the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2), the last major prep before the $1 million Florida Derby March 30, and the $250,000 Davona Dale (G2).
The day begins at 7 a.m. with Breakfast at Gulfstream. Saturday morning's special guest will be the retired multiple Grade I winner Lava Man.