Rainbow Six: Too much fun to resist
For the savvy, price-conscious horseplayer, there is no worse bet in the sport than Gulfstream Park's Rainbow Six. With the exception of the rare case when a single player holds the only winning ticket, the takeout is more than 50 percent, a destructively ruinous rate that can destroy your bankroll. Yet, since the carryover pool, which was over $2.1 million entering Wednesday's card, started to build, horseplayers have attacked the bet with vigor, their dreams overriding reality.And I can't say I blame them.
Play three horses per race in the traditional $2 Pick Six and it will cost you $1,458. Play three horses per race in the Rainbow Six and it will cost you $72.90.
For Gulfstream management, the hope is that no one hits the wager for a long time and the jackpot builds.
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