Rainbow 6 will have a record carryover jackpot when racing resumes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, July 2.
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 25th consecutive racing day Sunday, boosting the Maryland state record carryover jackpot to $1,351,928.63 when live action returns Friday, July 2.
No horses were live to take down the jackpot entering Sunday’s seventh-race finale, won by 4-5 favorite Sam and Sy ($3.20) and Preakness Meet-leading jockey Charlie Marquez. A total of $125,174 was added to Saturday’s carryover of $1,311,881.31. Multiple tickets with all six winners paid $223.78.
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.
Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015 on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 has 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. The winning ticket was purchased through Maine off-track betting.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 will span Races 3-8. The sequence opens with a waiver maiden claimer for 2-year-old fillies sprinting five furlongs on the main track, and includes two races scheduled for one mile over the turf course which drew a total of 28 entries.
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