The snow and cold around the country has forced some tracks to cancel racing this week including today (Friday January 5th), but the good news is all three Virginia Bets Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers are open again with plenty of “good weather” tracks to showcase.
For today, Aqueduct, Laurel, Monticello, Freehold, Penn National and Turfway have cancelled, but tracks like Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Downs, Fair Grounds, Santa Anita, Golden Gate, Delta Downs, Hawthorne, Meadowlands and Miami Valley are all a go.
The OTBs in Richmond at Breakers Sports Grille and Ponies & Pints, along with the Buckets Bar & Grill OTB in Chesapeake, will be open from 11 AM – 11 PM. For the most updated information as winter continues, follow Virginia Horse Racing on facebook.
Today, Gulfstream Park has a nice carryover in one of their most popular wagering pools. The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 21th consecutive program Thursday, growing the jackpot carryover to $1,004,785.38 for Friday’s card.
Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $769.60.
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.
The carryover jackpot pool going into Thursday’s six-race sequence (Races 5-10) was $902,535, generating a Rainbow 6 handle of $426,081.