Pimlico: Record $783,267 Rainbow 6 Jackpot Sunday After Near Miss

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., raising the Maryland state record jackpot carryover to $783,267.38 for Sunday’s eight-race program.

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

Aktham finished second as the only horse live to take down the jackpot heading into Saturday’s ninth-race finale, won by Maine ($6.60). A total of $113,073 was bet into the popular multi-race wager, which began with a carryover of $747,098.73 from Friday. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $27,126.48.

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.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 begins in Race 3, a maiden claimer for horses 3, 4 and 5 scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the grass. Fermat, second on the also-eligible list, is the 9-5 program favorite with Pat’s Factor, beaten a head last out on the Pimlico turf May 13, second at 5-2 from Post 2.

Race 7 is a starter-optional claimer for 3-year-old and up scheduled for one mile on the grass that drew a field of 10 including Bahama Channel for main track only. The group includes Laddie Liam, making just his third start since winning the 2019 Maryland Juvenile Futurity, and Claudio Gonzalez-trained King Bubble, the 3-1 morning-line favorite racing first time off a $12,500 claim May 2 at Pimlico.

There will also be a carryover of $3,886.57 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for Sunday’s opener.

Following Sunday, Pimlico will host a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday, May 31.

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