Pimlico: Friday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Will Be $974,564

Live racing will return to historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, June 11 with the Maryland state record carryover having grown to $974,564.10 after going unsolved during Sunday’s program.

Two horses, longshots Seize the Day and Mine to Hold, were live to take down a life-changing jackpot of $1.029 million heading into the eighth-race finale, won by Makes Mo Cents ($11). A total of $114,011 was bet into the popular multi-race wager that began with a carryover of $938,090.78 from Saturday.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Sunday each returned $3,456.08.

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 had its previous state record carryover reach $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.

First-race post time Friday is 12:40 p.m.

Pimlico will cap next weekend with a program featuring five stakes worth $450,000 in purses Sunday, June 13. Parx-based undefeated multiple stakes winner Chub Wagon scratched out of the Bed o’ Roses (G3) June 5 at Belmont Park to point for the $100,000 Shine Again for fillies and mares 3 and up sprinting six furlongs, part of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series. Chub Wagon improved to 6-0 lifetime with a two-length triumph in the six-furlong Skipat May 15 at Pimlico.

Also on the June 13 stakes program are four turf stakes – the $100,000 Prince George’s County for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles and $100,000 Searching at 1 ½ miles for fillies and mares 3 and older, and $100,000 Stormy Blues for 3-year-old fillies and $75,000 Ben’s Cat for Maryland-bred/sired 3-year-olds and up, both sprinting five furlongs.

Entries will be taken and post positions drawn for all five stakes Thursday, June 10.

Notes: Jockey John Hiraldo doubled Sunday with Bobby Two Times ($4.40) in Race 4 for trainer Damon Dilodovico, and Baptize the Boy ($7.80) in the co-featured Race 7 for meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez. Jockey Jevian Toledo also won twice, aboard No Down Days ($5) in Race 2 and Makes Mo Cents ($11) in Race 8 … Runner-up in the Maryland Million Sprint last fall at Laurel Park, Baptize the Boy ran six furlongs in 1:10.70 over a fast main track to win by 2 ¾ lengths, spoiling the season debut of well-meant Artistic Reason, half-brother to 2020 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) winner Majestic Reason … In Sunday’s other allowance event, 2020 Concern winner Air Token edged Halite by a head in Race 6 for his sixth career win. The winning time for 1 1/16 miles was 1:44.64 … Jockey Xavier Perez was winless with two mounts Sunday, leaving him at 999 career victories. He is named in Race 6 Monday and Race 4 Wednesday at Delaware Park.

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