Pool Could Climb to $1 Million on Belmont Stakes Day
BALTIMORE – The Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course ends Saturday afternoon with a bonus – a mandatory payout of its 10-cent Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $275,321.
Saturday’s closing day at Pimlico will also include a Belmont Stakes watch party as Preakness winner American Pharoah attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. There will be drink and food specials as well as American Pharoah and Triple Crown merchandise at Pimlico as well as Laurel Park.
First race post time Saturday is 12:45 p.m. Gates open at Pimlico and Laurel at 10:45 a.m.
Multiple winning tickets with all six winners Friday returned $5,468.37. There was one single ticket on the 90-1 longshot Proud N Tall, but the 5-year-old gelding was never a factor.
There will also be a Pick 5 carryover of $3,805. Like the Rainbow 6, the Pick 5 will also have a mandatory payout.
A bettor doesn’t necessarily have to have a ticket with all six winners to grab a share of the mandatory carryover pool. All bettors holding tickets with the most winners in the six-race sequence will share in the entire pool that day.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single 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 next racing day’s jackpot pool. The bet has produced payoffs as high as $6.6 million.
About Pimlico Race Course
Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing’s famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.
Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.457.6451.