The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to a life-changing $1,372,234.28 for Saturday's card at Gulfstream Park when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 39th consecutive day Friday.
Multiple tickets with six winners were each worth $1,607.90.
The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
The Rainbow 6 was last solved July 6, when one lucky bettor hit for a $173,583.90 jackpot payoff.
The carryover jackpot stood at $1,294,231 at the start of Rainbow 6 wagering Friday, when a total of $325,056 was bet into the multi-race pool.
The Rainbow 6 Sequence will span Races 7-12 on Saturday's 12-race program that will be highlighted by the $75,000 Miss Gracie, a 7 ½-furlong turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Vow to Recover, who was beaten by 1 ½ lengths while finishing fifth in the Lake Placid (G2) at Saratoga last time out, returns to the Gulfstream turf in the Miss Gracie. The Elizabeth Dobles-trained daughter of Broken Vow, who captured the Honey Rider Stakes at Gulfstream May 4, will seek redemption for a subsequent loss to Zarina in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes.
The Chad Stewart-trained Zarina enters the Miss Gracie off an impressive second-place finish against older rivals, including multiple group-stakes winner Raven's Lady, closing from 11th and last on the backstretch before making a sweeping five-wide move on the turn.
Itsmyluckycharm, who has finished first in seven of her last eight races, is slated to seek her third straight stakes score in the Miss Gracie.
There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $1,622.84 heading into Saturday's program.
Florida Sire Stakes prospect Smash Factor Breezes Mile at Gulfstream
Stonehedge LLC's Smash Factor breezed a stamina-building mile in 1:45.85 Friday morning at Gulfstream Park while preparing for a return to action that may well include a start in the $400,000 In Reality, the third leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series at Gulfstream Sept. 28.
“We're definitely contemplating that. We'd love to,” trainer Michael Yates said.
Smash Factor, a 2-year-old gelded son of Khozan, hasn't run since his June 1 debut, in which he defeated Chance It by 1 ½ lengths. Chance It went on to break his maiden by 9 ¼ lengths, capture the $100,000 FSS Dr. Fager, and finish second by a head behind Liam's Lucky Charm in the $200,000 FSS Affirmed.
Friday's breeze gelding's third published workout for his return to action in the two-turn, 1 1/16-mile In Reality.
“We've worked him a couple times long and slow that weren't published works– what you might call Jason Servis-type works,” said Yates, referring to the trainer of Florida Derby (G1) winner Maximum Security's style of training. “It's a matter of getting him tight. The lack of races you can't replace.
The Yates-trained Turn on the Magic also breezed a mile Friday, earning a clocking of 1:47.15. The In Reality is also the goal for the debut winner who finished seventh in the Affirmed.
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