Pegasus World Cup Week Kicks Off Wednesday
Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $750,000
Pegasus, Pegasus Turf PP Draw Set for Wednesday
Irad Ortiz Jr. Rides Five Winners Sunday
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Pegasus Week at Gulfstream Park will kick off Wednesday with a guaranteed jackpot pool of $750,000 for the 20-cent Rainbow 6.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the sixth racing day in a row following a Jan. 9 mandatory payout. Multiple tickets with six winners were each worth $16,505.56 Sunday.
The jackpot pool 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.
There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $5,815.06.
Entries for next Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) will be taken Wednesday. The post-position draw will be livestreamed at 11:45 a.m. on gulfstreampark.com.
The Pegasus and Pegasus Turf will be featured on a 12-race program with five supporting stakes, including the $200,000 Inside Information (G2), the $125,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3), the $150,000 W. L. McKnight (G3), the $125,000 Marshua’s River (G3) and the $125,000 La Prevoyante. First-race post time Saturday is set for 11:40 a.m.
Leading up to Pegasus World Cup Day, there will be a $97,891.79 carryover for Friday’s Stronach 5 multi-race, multi-track wager.
WHO’S HOT: Two-time defending Championship Meet titlist Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners on Sunday’s program, scoring aboard Templet ($8.40) in Race 3, Snackster ($25) in Race 6, Traffic Pattern ($3.80) in Race 7, and Zanno ($5.60) in Race 9 before capping his big day with a victory aboard Bohemian Boy ($7.40) in Race 12.
Gulfstream Park Press Release