Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot $496,821

June 3, 2023

Photo by Jerry Dzierwinski/Collage by Maribeth Kalinich

Saturday’s Jackpot Super High Five Carryover Sits at $475,656
Mandatory Payouts Scheduled for Sunday’s Closing Day Program

David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club

BALTIMORE, Md. – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot soared to $496,821.98 for Saturday’s program after going unsolved for a 13th consecutive racing day Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Post time for the first of nine races Saturday is 12:25 p.m.

One horse, We Got Lucky, was eligible to take down the jackpot heading into Friday’s eighth race finale but finished fifth. A total of $41,438 was put into the popular multi-race wager on top of a carryover of $483,561.81 from Sunday’s last live program. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $4,972.56.

Last solved for a $364.74 mandatory payout May 7, on closing day of Laurel Park’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot has yet to be cashed during Pimlico’s Preakness Meet, which began May 11. 

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.

Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015, on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the state-record Rainbow 6 carryover reached $1,435,080.75 over 27 consecutive racing programs before a mandatory payout of $31,028.08 to multiple ticketholders July 4, 2021.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence covers Races 4-9 and opens with a 1 1/16-mile claiming event for 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races scheduled for the turf. An overflow field of 11 was entered including Pursuing Pace, returning to the grass in his 4-year-old debut for Pimlico-based trainer Kieron Magee; Tiz Tact Toe, making his first start for trainer Lacey Gaudet off three fourths in South Florida over the winter; and Bail Out, unraced since a victory over the Laurel turf last November and also racing for a new trainer in Horacio DePaz.

Race 5 is a claiming event for maidens ages 3, 4 and 5 going 1 1/16 miles where Built Wright Stables’ Succeed is the 8-5 program favorite, returning to the dirt off a failed turf debut going 1 1/8 miles May 26 at Pimlico. The 4-year-old gelding ran second in three straight one-mile races in March and April, beaten less than a length in a maiden special weight at Mahoning Valley. Admit Nothing stretches out after finishing off the board in back-to-back Laurel sprints to open his career.

Succeed was second in Race 9 at Laurel Park March 24, 2023.

Saturday’s feature comes in Race 6, an optional claiming allowance scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the grass that attracted 11 fillies and mares 3 and up including two, I’m Gittin There and Champagne Toast, entered for main track only. Cashing Big Checks has placed in 13 of 19 starts with four wins. Arnaud Delacour takes over for Christophe Clement as trainer of Community Adjusted, whose two wins have come on the Belmont Park turf going nine furlongs or longer. Meet-leading trainer Brittany Russell will send out the pair of Surya and April 29 Dahlia runner-up Silver Currency.

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey entered Hollywoodland, a $500,000 daughter of Quality Road that placed in successive maiden special weights this winter at Gulfstream Park, in Race 7, a maiden special weight for fillies and mares ages 3, 4 and 5 at 1 1/16 miles. Trainer Michael Matz counters with the Uncle Mo filly Wudi, purchased for $725,000 as a 2-year-old in training last June that went winless in three tries in Southern California for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

Eleven fillies and mares 3 and up were entered, including three for the main track, in Race 8, a 1 1/16-mile entry-level allowance scheduled for the turf. Daily Planet, beaten a neck in an off-the-turf claimer going 1 1/8 miles May 13 at Pimlico, and Milan Milosevic-trained stablemate Chelichna, second in his 1 1/8-mile season debut May 6 on the Laurel turf; Pallotta Sisters, who adds blinkers off a runner-up finish last out Feb. 10 at Tampa; Nicolar, exiting a fourth in an open allowance on the Preakness (G1) undercard May 20; stakes-placed Continentalcongres and She’sarollingstone, a winner of two of her last three starts, are main contenders.

She’sarollingstone winning Race 7 at Laurel Park Jan. 13, 2023.

The Race 9 finale is a maiden special weight for 3-year-olds sprinting six furlongs where Dillinger (Into Mischief) is the 3-5 morning line favorite in his first start for Russell. The $550,000 yearling was second twice in three starts for Baffert and most recently sixth against older horses in a May 6 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs for Tim Yakteen. Russell will also add Lasix and blinkers to Childers in the Bernardini colt’s first start for her after running three times last year, placing twice, for trainer Brad Cox. Russell’s success rate with horses racing first time for her is 33 percent.

The Jackpot Super High Five went unsolved for an eighth straight racing day Friday, bringing the carryover to $475,656.86 for Saturday. A total of $37,939 was bet into Friday’s Jackpot Super High Five on top of a $459,622.70 carryover from Sunday’s program, producing multiple winning tickets worth $1,338.10. The wager was last hit for a $10,383.50 payout May 14 at Pimlico.

Launched April 1, on opening day of Laurel Park’s spring meet, the Jackpot Super High Five takes place in Race 6 every live race day. In the Jackpot Super High 5, the jackpot is paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with each of the first five finishers in exact order. On days when there is no unique ticket, 50 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with all five finishers while 50 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

If there is no ticket with all five finishers in exact order, the entire pool will be carried over to the next day’s Jackpot Super High Five.

Mandatory payouts are scheduled in the Rainbow 6, Jackpot Super High Five and Late Pick 5 on Sunday’s closing day program.

NOTES

Emory Hamilton’s homebred La Traviesa ($22.40), racing with blinkers for the first time, overcame tight quarters leaving the backstretch to take a three-length lead into the lane and maintain it to the wire in Race 3 Friday, a maiden special weight for 3-year-old fillies. It was the second start this year and fourth overall for the Michael Matz trainee, who completed six furlongs in 1:12.09 over a fast main track … 

Sophomore filly Fast Tracked ($5.40), the 2022 Maryland Juvenile Fillies runner-up facing older horses for the second straight race, held on for a 1 ½-length victory despite drifting out late in Race 5, an optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles. The winning time was 1:51.83 … 

Bosserati ($7), third in the 2022 Maryland Million Lassie on dirt, improved to two-for-two sprinting five furlongs on the grass with her second straight victory in Race 6, an open allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up. The 3-year-old Maryland homebred covered the distance in 57.68 seconds over the firm course … 

Moody Woman ($9.40), third in the Barbara Fritchie (G3) three starts back, split horses in mid-stretch and sprinted clear to complete a last-to-first rally in Race 7, an open six-furlong allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up. She crossed the line in 1:10.65 under jockey Carlos Lopez, his second win of the day following Two By Two ($15.20) in Race 2.

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