Horseplayer Hits Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot For $1 Million With $336 Ticket

by | 03.12.2015 | 6:56pm

Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot was hit for a $1,079,444.22 payoff Thursday.

The popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 18 consecutive live programs since it was last hit for $133,874.46 with a $4 ticket on Feb. 12.

The jackpot winner invested $336 on the Rainbow 6 through the Portland, Ore. hub.

Heading into the 11th race, the last leg of the six-race sequence, there were five unique tickets eligible to take down a $1 million-plus jackpot with No. 1 Forest Funds, No. 2 Shiloh, No. 3, Skyblueandblack, No. 9 Calm Reply and No. 11 Go Sandy Go.


Forest Funds, the 2-1 favorite ridden by Luis Saez, took down the million-dollar prize for one lucky ticketholder with a tenacious effort, prevailing over Shiloh by a neck after enduring pressure throughout the 7 1/2-furlong turf race.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only 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 appeared to be on its way to going unsolved for a 19th straight program after the first three races of the sequence were won by Hellenistic ($7), Escondido ($4.40) and Wild Card Hit ($7.60). However, the jackpot was made possible with the victories of Silver Lucky Q ($40.60) in the ninth and Renombre ($52.20) in the 10th.

The Rainbow 6, which has generated many life-changing payoffs in recent years, produced a record $6.6 million payoff on May 25, 2014.

  • Michael Infurna

    The Rainbow 6, which has generated many life-changing payoffs in recent years, produced a record $6.6 million payoff on May 25, 2014.
    Kind of ironic the guy who hit this died shortly thereafter!!

    • Yeah, that taught him a thing or two.

      • flahorsedentist

        Pppppppppptttttttt. Classless be you.

    • flahorsedentist

      Yea, Daniel Boroslow, a longtime horse owner and handicapper.

  • gus stewart

    well another 20 cent wager nets a million dollars!!!!!!! Can you think of any other gamble you can win a million for 20 cents!! (please slots machines not close to the percentages) Now lets talk about how to improve the business. Making racing more entertainment inclusive, racing more at night in calif, changing the marketing direction of the sport by hiring more women( which is starting) and younger folks to do more of the marketing who have social skills out in the public,,,, and of course having all tracks cut back on racing days to allow bigger fields, exactly what Gulfsteam has done with the rainbow six!!!!!! Of course, we all are talking to a wall, I would gamble on one or all of those ideas, This would get more coverage in the mainstream media channels, which is the most important thing along with owners and gamblers to give racing a shot in the …….!!!

    • Roger

      The winning ticket cost $336 not 20 cents. GP runs 5 days a week – CA runs 4 days a week.
      A lucky customer wins $1 million but the public still doesn’t know:
      a).how the ticket was constructed
      b).which hub [ADW company] processed the winning ticket.
      c).the TIME STAMP of the $1 million dollar ticket.
      All the above information is known at the same time by Stronach Group’s Amtote
      as the ticket cost [$336] and the city/state [Portland/OR].

      • gus stewart

        no one tix costs 20 cents. Do you think poker tour tell you how many re-buys people make. Do you think there is any truth in advertising left out there. Do you think morons who watch the voice know how much celeb judges make off the thousands and thousand of people who stand in line for hours and hours and get nothing….one dollar for a scratch off lottery tix. 95 percent losing and if you win, 5 or 10 dollars or a free tix!!!!! This bet for picking the horses on a possible 20 cents, you got a million. Its about drawing excitement to the sport educate later if possible…

  • I think that he should have gotten twice as much for having to wager at that Portland “hub.”

    • tim blake

      yes, otherwise known as the internet.

      • OK, four times, considering the size of the average cable bill. Malone gets his first.

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