Missed It By That Much: After Near Miss, Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot To Be Guaranteed At $1.5 Million

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.5 million for Thursday’s program at Gulfstream Park

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the eighth consecutive program Sunday, when tickets with all six winners were each worth $27,407.56.

Three horses were eligible to break the jackpot in Race 12, including Gran Hombre, who came up just a head short of victory after a furious stretch battle with favored Blazing Desire.

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.

The season for 2-year-olds will be kicked off Thursday, when eight fillies will make their respective debuts in Race 2, a $65,000 4 ½-furlong Lasix-free dash. Trainer Wesley Ward, who has earned an imposing reputation for early-season success with juveniles, is scheduled to Lime, a home-bred daughter of Iqbaal.

Whiskey Sunrise Dazzles in First of Three Well-Stocked Maiden Races
Shadybrook Farm Inc.’s Whiskey Sunrise ($4.80) captured the first of three well-stocked maiden special weight events on Sunday’s Gulfstream program, dazzling six rival with a 4 ¾-length victory in Race 4, a six-furlong dash for Florida-bred 3-year-olds.

Trained by Michael Yates, the homebred son of Cajun Breeze pressed the pace along the backstretch before pulling away to a dominating victory in 1:11 under Miguel Vasquez.

Whiskey Sunrise, who was making his first start since finishing a close second in his debut in April 2019, is a full-brother to Cajun Firecracker, a winner of the 2018 Florida Sire Stakes Dr. Fager.

Pick Five Racing LLC’s Saratoga Affair ($9.40) gave trainer Chad Brown his second 3-year-old debut winner in two days in Race 5, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up. The daughter of Paynter rallied from far back under Edgard Zayas to score by 1 ½ lengths in 1:11.78.

Ron Paolucci Racing LLC’s Mylastfirstkiss broke thru to graduate in her eighth career start in Race 6, a mile race for fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. The Peter Walder-trained 3-year-old daughter of Flatter pressed the pace into the stretch under Tyler Gaffalione before drawing clear by 2 ½ lengths in 1:36.12.

In Race 11, a six-furlong optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares, Todd Pletcher-trained horses finished 1-2 with Varanasi ($27.40) closing with a rush to edge Guacamole at the wire. Varanasi, a 5-year-old daughter of Jimmy Creed who was coming off an eight-month layoff, gave jockey Edgard Zayas his third winner of the day while covering six furlongs in 1:10.90. Zayas, the defending Spring Meet titlist, also scored aboard Saratoga Affair in Race 4 and Corey Gal ($10.80) in Race 9.

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