The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.1 million for Saturday, kicking off the three-day Memorial Day Weekend of racing at Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream hosts and analysts Acacia Courtney and Ron Nicoletti handicap Saturday's Rainbow 6 sequence.
Saturday's 11-race program will be followed by an 11-race card on Sunday and a 12-race program on a special Memorial Day program Monday. First-race post time is set for 12:45 p.m. all three days.
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.
Saturday's Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, kicked off by a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight race with a pair of well-bred Todd Pletcher 3-year-olds – Ima Pharoah, a son of American Pharoah who finished a close second in his first two starts at Gulfstream, and Curlingo, a first-time starter by Curlin who brought a winning bid of $900,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September sale.
In Race 10, Pay Any Price, the popular 10-year-old gelding who has won 15 races over the Gulfstream turf, returns from a three-month layoff in a five-furlong optional claiming allowance on turf. The multiple stakes-winning son of Wildcat Heir holds the course record of 53.61 seconds, set while winning the 2017 Silks Run.
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