Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Hit For $173,583

by | 07.06.2019 | 6:50pm

Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Saturday by one bettor for $173,583.90.

The Rainbow 6 was last hit June 27 for $3.151 million.

Saturday's sequence ended with longshot Blind Ruckus ($54.60) winning the 12th and final race of the sequence. Blind Ruckus was one of two live tickets going into the last leg. The other live ticket was on Chirping, who finished fourth.

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 begins again Sunday and the sequence will span Races 6-11. There will be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $3,492.19.

The $75,000 Mecke Stakes will headline Sunday's program in Race 5.

Carl Lizza Racing Stables LLC's Uno Emayo is slated to seek his third victory in a row and fourth win in five starts in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes named for multiple Grade 1 stakes winner on dirt and turf campaigned by trainer Manny Tortora in the 1990s.

Trained by Lilli Kurtinecz, the 6-year-old gelding, who won the Lil Magician starter stakes in February, is coming off back-to-back optional claiming starter allowances in going-away fashion.

The Mecke is named after the multiple-graded winner bred by Farnsworth Farm, owned by James Lewis Jr., and trained by Manny Tortora. Mecke won the Arlington Million (G1), Early Times Turf Classic (G1) and Super Derby (G1) and finished fifth in the 1995 Kentucky Derby (G1).

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