Friday’s Rainbow 6 To Have $400K Guarantee At Gulfstream; Mandatory Payout Set For Tuesday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $400,000 Friday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the sixth consecutive racing day Wednesday, when multiple tickets with five of six winners were each worth $3,049.80.

The carryover jackpot 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 $3,398.92 heading into Friday’s program.

Gulfstream has scheduled a special live-racing program on Tuesday, when mandatory payouts of the Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 and the Super Hi-5 will be offered on the final day of Florida’s fiscal year.

Zayas Hitting His Stride with a Big Boost from Pletcher
Edgard Zayas teamed with trainer Todd Pletcher for a victory with a promising Florida Sire Stakes-eligible juvenile for the second racing day in a row at Gulfstream Park Wednesday.

After guiding Tamiami to a late-rallying triumph in a maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies on Sunday, Zayas returned to the Gulfstream winner’s circle after riding Son of a Beast to a gutsy front-running score against seven Florida-bred 2-year-olds Wednesday.

The victory aboard the son of The Big Beast was Zayas’ 58th of the Spring Meet at Gulfstream to place him at the top of the jockey standings. The defending Spring Meet riding champion has received considerable support from Pletcher, the leading trainer who left a talent-deep string at Gulfstream after wrapping up his 16th Championship Meet training title March 29.

“I appreciate the opportunity he’s always given me. He’s always given me an opportunity on his horses,” Zayas said. “We just got to keep working as hard as we can for him and hopefully stay lucky.”

Son of a Beast, who is owned by breeders Jettany Thoroughbred Corp. and JAG Racing, was rushed to the lead shortly after the start of Wednesday’s five-furlong Race 2, encountered heavy pressure from Tiger on the turn and through the stretch and battled his way to victory by three-quarters of a length.

“He’s a big horse for that distance. I think he’s definitely going to go longer. He broke good and I had to rush him a little bit, but once he got into stride he had a beautiful stride,” Zayas said. “Once he got pressure from that other horse, it helped him. It encouraged him to finish up strong.”

Son of a Beast, who ran five furlongs in 59.06 seconds as the 3-2 favorite, established himself as a prominent prospect for the 2020 Florida Sire Stakes series that is scheduled to get under way Aug. 1.

As for Zayas, who will celebrate his 27th birthday Saturday, he’s looking forward to building on his Spring Meet momentum.

“I’m hitting my stride again with all the opportunities from the owners and trainers,” he said. “Hopefully, this is the time to hit my stride and keep it going for a long time.”

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