BALTIMORE, Md. – The mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6, featuring a state-record jackpot carryover, returned $31,028.08 Sunday at Pimlico Race Course.
There was a carryover of $1,435,080 and $5,110,191 of new money wagered on a Sunday program featuring four stakes races.
The Rainbow 6 kicked off with 5-1 shot Behind the Couch ($13) winning the sixth race followed by Ellantation ($22) in the seventh, Alwaysinahurry ($20.20) in the eighth, Mrs. Orb ($6.20) in the ninth, Yaupon ($2.80) the 10th, and Crack the Safe ($23.80) in the 11th.
Last solved for a $23,346.70 payout May 7, the Rainbow 6 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, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
However, on mandatory payout days the entire pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the six-race sequence.
Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015 on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 had far surpassed its previous state record carryover of $345,898.33 spanning 31 racing programs before being solved by one lucky bettor for a life-changing $399,545.94 payout April 15, 2018 at Laurel Park.
Maryland Jockey Club Press Release
Photo of Pimlico backstretch at sunrise courtesy of Bobby Lillis