Gulfstream: $250,000 Rainbow 6 Jackpot Guaranteed; Miguel Vasquez Rides 6 Winners

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $250,000 Sunday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the third racing day in a row Saturday, when tickets with all six winners were each worth $168.64.

The Rainbow 6 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.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, highlighted by the return to action of Mexican Wonder Boy in an optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds in Race 9 and the $50,000 Richard Henry Lee, a 1 3/16-mile overnight stakes on turf, in Race 10.

Fausto Gutierrez-trained Mexican Wonder Boy, a multiple group winner in Mexico, captured his U.S. debut in a July 25 optional claiming allowance after withstanding pressure throughout while setting the pace. The 3-year-old son of Can the Man, who entered his recent victory with a string of four straight wins in Mexico, is slated to clash with Kathy Ritvo-trained Ournationonparade, who finished third in the Carry Back last time out, in a field of 10.

In the Richard Henry Lee, Monica McGoey-trained Morning Stride will seek to repeat his 4 1/4-length victory in a 1 1/2-mile handicap July 19.  Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Rijeka, who finished second behind Morning Stride that day, is scheduled to return in the Richard Henry Lee.

Red-Hot Miguel Vasquez Rides 6 Winners
Fresh off a three-win day Friday, jockey Miguel Vasquez rode six more winners on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park to surge within two winners of the top of the Spring/Summer Meet standings.

The up-and-coming 25-year-old jockey closed in on Spring/Summer Meet co-leaders Emisael Jaramillo and Edgard Zayas, who each rode one winner Saturday, with his big day. Vasquez pushed his meet total to 94 victories, scoring aboard Mustang Cat ($22) in Race 1, Beast of Wildwood ($7) in Race 4, Sky Chaser ($5.60) in Race 6, Reggae Revolution ($12.80) in Race 8, Squeezadios ($5.40) in Race 10, and Bridologist ($3.80) in Race 11.

Vasquez’s career day fell one short of the Gulfstream Park record of seven wins on a program shared by Jerry Bailey (March 11, 1995), Tyler Gaffalione (July 4, 2017) and Luis Saez (Jan. 24, 2018 and March 29, 2018)

Vasquez has had a steady presence at Gulfstream since venturing to the U.S. from Panama in 2014, winning more than 100 races in each of the past four years, but he has taken his career to a new level during the Spring/Summer Meet. Vasquez rode Mustang Cat and Beast of Wildwood for trainer Peter Walder, who has also been on a roll of late. Since the beginning of July, Walder has saddled 21 horses during the Spring/Summer Meet while compiling an 8-2-7 record. After missing three months due to injury, Vasquez has ridden 109 winners since returning to action Jan. 15.

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