Weekend Carryovers July 2, 2021: TWO Mandatory Payouts
Six-figure weekend carryovers headed into the July Fourth!
Pimlico Racecourse — Rainbow Pick 6 pool $1.4 million – MANDATORY PAYOUT
A mandatory payout in the Rainbow Pick 6, featuring a Maryland state record carryover jackpot, has been scheduled for Sunday’s stakes-filled Independence Day holiday program at Pimlico Race Course.
Entering Friday’s eight-race program, which begins at 12:40 p.m. EDT, the jackpot stands at $1,351,928.63. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 25 consecutive racing days since being hit for a $23,346.70 payout May 7.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique 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 jackpot pool.
But on mandatory payout days, the entire pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the six-race sequence.
Highlighting the Independence Day stakes are a pair of six-furlong springs – the $100,000 Concern for 3-year-olds featuring Mighty Mischief, winner of the May 15 Chick Lang (G3) at Pimlico, and the $100,000 Lite the Fuse for 3-year-olds and up led by record-setting 2020 Chick Lang winner Yaupon. Both horses are trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen.
Other stakes are the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish for fillies and mares 3 and up going 1 1/16 miles, and $75,000 Jameela for Maryland-bred/sired females 3 and older scheduled for five furlongs on the grass. The Lite the Fuse and Caesar’s Wish are both part of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series.
Prairie Meadows — Pick 5 Jackpot $254,977— MANDATORY PAYOUT
Iowa Festival of Racing stakes races are part of the Jackpot Pick 5 sequence on Friday’s card, with a carryover of $254,979 going into the wager. The jackpot will be paid out if there is a unique winning ticket selecting all five winners in the wagering sequence. Otherwise, Prairie Meadows will offer a mandatory payout on Monday, July 5.
Prairie Meadows’ Iowa Festival of Racing kicks off at 6 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 2, with great expectations as Knicks Go competes in the Cornhusker Handicap. Knicks Go is an even-money morning-line favorite in this Grade III race for three-year-olds and up with a purse totaling $300,000.
The nine-race card for Friday also includes two other stakes races. The 1-1/16 mile, $250,000 Iowa Derby (Listed), and the 1-1/16 mile, Grade III, $225,000 Iowa Oaks.
Festival of Racing continues Saturday, July 3, with three more stakes races.
Saturday’s 10-race card includes the 1-1/16 mile $100,000 Iowa Distaff (Black Type), the six-furlong $100,000 Iowa Sprint (Black Type), and the six-furlong $100,000 Saylorville (Black Type). Post time for Saturday is 4 p.m. CDT.
Pleasanton — Super High Five $140,758
Pleasanton Racing is home to the oldest one-mile race track in America.
The eight-race card for Saturday includes the $75,000 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds and older. Grade III winner Law Abidin Citizen is the class of the field and is making his second start off a layoff.
Last year, he was third in a pair of stakes, the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes and the Grade III Pat O’Brian, both at Del Mar. The Mark Glatt trainee was most recently fourth in the Grade III Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita.
Law Abidin Citizen’s main competition may be Anyportinastorm, who won the Oak Tree Sprint Stakes last year.
Louisiana Downs — Pick 5 Jackpot $136,800
Located in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs, the track offers dirt and turf racing. Although no stakes are scheduled, the track has live racing this holiday weekend from Friday through Tuesday.
That’s it as far as the weekend carryovers for July 2nd are concerned. Make sure you visit soon as we’re bound to have more hot horse racing news and predictions!