The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot soared to $2,785,123.42 for Sunday's program at Gulfstream Park when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 51st consecutive racing day Saturday.
Rainbow 6 tickets will all six winners were each worth $4,037.66.
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.
A total of $423,761 was bet into the Rainbow Saturday, when wagering on the six-race sequence started with a carryover of $2,683,443.53 from Friday's program.
Sunday's Rainbow 6 sequence will span Race 7-12, highlighted by an optional claiming allowance in Race 8 that will be contested by seven stakes winners. Multiple stakes-winner Galleon Mast, who has finished first or second in 13 of 18 starts over the Gulfstream turf, is slated to make his 2019 debut in the mile turf stakes.
“He's just an honest horse. He gives you 100 percent every time. He's just a good horse,” trainer David Fawkes said. “He's an easy horse to train; he's easy around the barn; he eats good; he trains good; he does everything good.”
The 6-year-old gelding will be challenged by stakes winners Kroy, Speed Franco, Uncle B., Swagger Jagger and My Point Exactly in a field of 10.
There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $3,165.65 heading into Saturday's card.
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