Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at 1.95 Million Dollars

First-Race Post Time is Set for Noon Every Racing Day   

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.95 Million Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

Wednesday has been added to the Spring Meet’s weekly racing schedule, which includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a noon first-race post time each day.

The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 14th consecutive racing day Sunday, when multiple ticket with all six winners were each worth $3,132.94.

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.

Ward-Trained Juveniles 1-2 Again Sunday at Gulfstream Park

Trainer Wesley Ward at Churchill Downs

Royal Ascot Likely Next for Campanelle, Royal Approval

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Campanelle stamped herself as a prime candidate for the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting Sunday at Gulfstream Park with an impressive front-running score over Three Chimneys Farm’s Royal Approval in the first turf race for 2-year-olds in the country.

Campanelle and Royal Approval, the only fillies in the five-furlong turf race for 2-year-olds, are both trained by Wesley Ward, who has saddled 10 winners at Royal Ascot since 2009.

Campanelle ($6.20) jumped right to the front of the eight-horse field under Nik Juarez and set fractions of 22.24 and 44.15 seconds for the first half mile, chased by Royal Approval, the 8-5 favorite ridden by Edgard Zayas, before crossing the finish line 3 ½ lengths clear in 55.66. Royal Approval finished 9 ½ lengths ahead of third-place finisher C.P.A. Genius.

“Both horses early on were meant for Royal Ascot, then all this [coronavirus pandemic] came about. For the most part, we’d have had a turf race or two at Belmont early on. This is the first turf race in the United States this year. To run 1-2 was a big go. The other filly who was second is also very talented. She’s a bigger filly,” Ward said. “We’ll sit down with the owners of both fillies to see what they want to do moving forward. Both of these fillies, I kept them both in Florida, because they’re much better on turf than dirt.”

Ward trainees, CJ Thoroughbreds’ Flying Aletha and Mrs. Fitriani Hay’s Lime, finished 1-2 in a 4 ½-furlong maiden special weight race for juvenile fillies that was taken off the turf May 21.

Flying Aletha and Ranlo Investments LLC’s Golden Pal, a son of Uncle Mo and Lady Shipman who finished second after encountering bumping at the start of his April 17 debut, have already been committed to running during the Royal Ascot meeting.

“We’re finally getting on track,” said Ward, who hadn’t experienced his customary dominating early-season success with juveniles due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the Keeneland spring meet and delayed the opening of the Belmont Park spring meet.

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, May 31
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $65,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $19,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $41,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $23,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $50,000 $44,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $41,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Claiming – $30,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Wednesday, June 3
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $19,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $19,000
Race 4 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $21,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $47,000
Race 8 Claiming – $30,000 $31,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $47,000
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $17,000

GULFSTREAM NEWS FOR SUNDAY

Super Hi 5 Carryover $24,651
Multiple Rainbow 6 Tickets Return $140,821
Spring Meet Stakes Action Gears Up Next Weekend 

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.8 million Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 13th consecutive racing day Saturday, when multiple ticket with all six winners were each worth $140,821.14. The huge payoff came when Sunsation ($112.20) won the 10th race and Atakan ($105.60) won the 11th race and final leg of the sequence.

The 11th race payoff also results in a Super Hi 5 carryover Sunday of $24,651.56.

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.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-11, including the featured six-furlong optional claiming allowance carded as Race 8. Multiple stakes-winners Royal Squeeze and First Deal are prominent contenders in the field of six older horses.

Spring Meet Stakes Action Gears Up Next Weekend 

The Spring Meet stakes action at Gulfstream Park gears up next weekend with four stakes scheduled.

The $100,000 Soldier’s Dancer, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Florida-bred 3-year-olds and up; the $100,000 Ginger Punch, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Florida-bred fillies and mares; and the $75,000 Game Face, a 6 ½-furlong dash for 3-year-old fillies, will be run next Saturday. The $60,000 Treasure Coast, a 1 1/8-mile overnight stakes on turf for fillies and mares, will be featured next Sunday.

 

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, May 30
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $35,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $65,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $8,000 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $45,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $8,000 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $6,250 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $12,500 $19,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Starter Optional Claiming – $50,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $35,000 $30,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $46,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $18,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Friday, June 5 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $21,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $52,500
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $25,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $47,000
Race 5 Claiming – $30,000 $35,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $47,000
Race 7 Claiming – $6,250 $17,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $47,000
Race 9 Starter Optional Claiming – $10,000 $22,000

Queen Arella Provides Sire Speightster with First Winner

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – J Stables LLC’s Queen Arella overcame early trouble to score impressively at Gulfstream Park Friday, providing sire Speightster with his first winner from his first crop.

The New York-bred filly won by four lengths in the $65,000 five-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies carded as Race 2.

Queen Arella ($18.80) had to be checked sharply in early traffic by jockey Miguel Vasquez, but the WinStar Farm-bred filly recovered to make an extended wide run around the turn, pick up the leaders in mid-stretch and draw away while being eased up late. She ran five furlongs in 59.54 seconds.

Trained by Rodrick Rodriguez, Queen Arella was purchased for $1,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale. She is out of Unbridled Sonya, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song whom Rodriguez once trained.

Speightster, a son of Speightstown who stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY, began his racing career brilliantly, winning his first three starts, including the 2015 Dwyer (G3) at Belmont, before his career was cut short following an off-the-board finish in the Churchill Downs (G2) in his fourth start.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at 1.65 Million Dollars

Our Country, Unconquered Lea Match Up in Saturday Feature

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.65 Million Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 12th consecutive racing day Friday, when multiple ticket with all six winners were each worth $2,362.48.

Gulfstream host and analyst Jason Blewitt points out some plays in the Rainbow 6 sequence.

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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.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, including an intriguing matchup between Our Country and Unconquered Lea in the Race 10 feature, an optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles.

R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables’ graded stakes-placed Our Country is scheduled to make his second start of the year following a close-up third in his April 1 seasonal debut at Tampa Bay Downs. The George Weaver-trained 3-year-old gelding was beaten by less than a length and finished three-quarters of a length behind runner-up Tabled, a Godolphin LLC homebred who came right back to win next time out.

Our Country finished his 2-year-old campaign with a ninth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), in which he finished just 2 ¼ lengths behind victorious Structor. The son of Constitution had previously finished a solid third behind Structor in the Pilgrim (G3) at Belmont Park. Paco Lopez has the call.

Brian Costello’s Unconquered Lea has demonstrated considerable talent on turf in recent starts at Gulfstream, breaking his maiden in his turf debut and third career start Feb. 22 before finished just a half-length behind Gufo, who went on to win the May 2 English Channel Stakes. Emisael Jaramillo is scheduled to ride the son of Lea for the first time Saturday.

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, May 29
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Starter Optional Claiming – $50,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $65,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $30,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $30,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $41,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $27,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Wednesday, June 3 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $19,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $19,000
Race 4 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $21,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $47,000
Race 8 Claiming – $30,000 $31,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $47,000
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $17,000

Final Entries

Sunday, May 31
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $17,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $65,000
Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $19,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $17,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $41,000
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $23,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $50,000 $44,000
Race 9 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $41,000
Race 11 Claiming – $30,000 $25,000

Friday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at 1.5 Million Dollars

Apprentice Rider Joseph Trejos Registers Hat Trick Thursday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Friday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.5 million after going unsolved Thursday at Gulfstream Park.

First race post time Friday is 12:45 p.m.

Two horses were live to take down the popular multi-race wager heading into the Race 9 finale, won by Dancingwithjimmieb ($7.20). Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $26,910.02.

The Rainbow 6 has not been hit in 11 racing days, since a mandatory payout of $31,476.56 May 9.

In the Rainbow 6, 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.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence opens in Race 5 with the featured $65,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies sprinting five furlongs on the main track. The 2-1 program favorite is Lets Go Stable’s Deemed Essential, a $125,000 yearling by Grade 2 winner and first crop sire Upstart, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Also in the field is debut runner Jill’s a Hot Mess, the first starter for 2016 Jim Dandy (G2) winner Laoban out of the family of two-time champion and Hall of Fame sprinter Housebuster; and Arindel homebred Pretzel, a half-sister to stakes-winner Sweet Khaleesi making her second career start.

Juvenile fillies are also featured in Race 2, a 4 ½-furlong maiden claimer led by 8-5 morning-line favorite Say Cheese, a daughter of Grade 2 winner Adios Charlie making her race debut under Irad Ortiz Jr., and Special Inclusion, the lone starter for 2014 Preakness (G1) show finisher Social Inclusion who ran second in her April 30 unveiling at Gulfstream.

Notes: Apprentice rider Joseph Trejos registered a hat trick Thursday with Noble Maria ($14) in Race 1, Mixteca ($18.60) in Race 3 and Dancingwithjimmieb ($7.20) in Race 9. Jockey Marcos Meneses scored wins aboard I’m a Rockstar ($110.40) in Race 4 and Joe Di Baggio ($9.20) in Race 6. Dancingwithjimmieb and 2-year-old colt Paladio ($8.80) in Race 2 are both trained by Antonio Sano.

Jockey Panici Returns to Action with Two Mounts Saturday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Five weeks after suffering two broken ribs in a spill at Gulfstream Park, jockey Luca Panici is scheduled to return to riding this weekend.

Panici, 46, was hurt when his mount, Mrs. Miniver, collapsed from a heart attack during the running of the fourth race April 24 and crashed into the inner rail. It was the third time in six months the Italy native has been forced to sit out due to racing-related injuries.

“I am glad to be back. It’s part of the job, having these accidents, but most important is staying positive and always looking forward,” Panici said. “Hopefully from now I’ll have some better luck.”

Regular rider for Triple Crown prospect Sole Volante, Panici is named on two horses Saturday at Gulfstream – Carolynn Stable’s 3-year-old colt General Mathis in Race 1 and Al Moorhouse’s 3-year-old filly Fall Moon in Race 4.

“I always try my best,” Panici said. “It’s not the first time and probably won’t be the last that you have to stop and come back. I always try to do my best when I come back.”

Panici is expected to be aboard when Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone and Limelight Stables Corp.’s Sole Volante makes his next scheduled start in the Belmont Stakes (G1), shortened to 1 1/8 miles and rescheduled to June 20 to open the Triple Crown series.

Sole Volante broke his maiden last October at Gulfstream Park West, ran third in the one-mile Mucho Macho Man in his sophomore debut Jan. 4 at Gulfstream and captured Tampa’s Sam F. Davis (G3) Feb. 8 with Panici aboard. Most recently, Sole Volante was second behind 49-1 upset winner King Guillermo in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 7.

Trained by Patrick Biancone, Sole Volante is scheduled to have his next work June 3 on the turf course at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. It will be the fourth breeze since his last race.

“To have a target like this, a good horse like this, always helps a lot,” Panici said. “It’s a big push to know that you have this kind of horse waiting. Hopefully everything goes the right way.”

Racing on Wednesday Begins June 3

Gulfstream’s summer schedule will change a bit beginning next week when live racing will be conducted Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Post time will be noon all days.

Next week’s racing schedule also includes three stakes races on Saturday – the $100,000 Ginger Punch, $100,000 The Soldier’s Dancer and $75,000 The Game Face.