Big Pick 6 carryover to greet Pimlico bettors

by | May 25, 2016 | Breaking, Business, Maryland, MD Business

From a Maryland Jockey Club release

There will be a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover of $163,244 up for grabs when live racing resumes with a nine-race program Thursday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Thursday marks the first day of live racing at Pimlico since a spectacular 14-race Preakness Day program May 21 that saw records set in both on-track attendance and overall handle and Exaggerator’s upset of previously undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) winner Nyquist in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

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.

Thursday’s Rainbow 6 covers Races 4-9 and includes the featured eighth race, a $42,000 allowance for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs on the main track. Warleigh, a 5-year-old gelding trained by Ken Cox, is the 9-5 program favorite in a field of seven.

In all, 94 horses were entered Thursday, an average of 10.4 per race.