Rainbow Closes Out Gulfstream Meet with Healthy Payoff
Monday, April 1, 2024
    HALLANDALE BEACH - A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool yielded multiple payoffs of $8,791 on Easter Sunday at Gulfstream Park, closing day of the 2023-2024 Championship Meet.

    The multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 19 consecutive days following a mandatory payout of $35,544on March 3. A total of $5,448,012 was bet Sunday on top of an $866,897 carryover from Saturday’s blockbuster Florida Derby program.

    Far Bridge ($3.40) kicked off the Rainbow 6 with a popular victory in Race 6, followed by Invigorated ($19) in Race 7, Boomin’ Belle ($11.20) in Race 8, Classify ($4.20) in Race 9, Miss Speedy ($19.20) in Race 10 and Creed’s Gold ($21.80) in Race 11.

    The Rainbow 6 will begin anew on Thursday, April 4, opening day of Gulfstream’s Royal Palm Meet. Scheduled to run through Sunday, Sept. 1, the Royal Palm Meet will feature 23 stakes worth $2.295 million in purses starting May 4 with the $100,000 English Channel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Honey Ryder for 3-year-old fillies, both at one mile on the turf.

    Post time for the first of eight races Thursday is 1:10 p.m. The feature comes in Race 6, an optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up sprinting six furlongs on the main track. Among the entrants are 8-year-old mare Starship Nala, eight times stakes-placed; Drifaros, never worse than third in eight tries with four wins and graded stakes-placings in the 2023 Gr. III Chicago and Gr. III Hurricane Bertie, the latter at Gulfstream; and 2023 Gr. III Iowa Oaks and Rampart runner-up Imonra.
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