HALLANDALE BEACH (AP) — Oh, what might have been. Gulfstream Park’s hopes at having the biggest Pick 6 betting pool in North American racing history have been beaten — by a nose.
A single bettor hit the track’s “Rainbow 6” wager for a record $6,678,939.12 on Sunday, thwarting the track’s expectations of having perhaps as much as $16 million in the pool for that exotic bet.
“We’re disappointed like everyone else that we didn’t have the chance to see how high the pool could have gone with a mandatory payout on Monday, but this also proves that you never know when someone will get lucky and hit it,” Gulfstream Park President Tim Ritvo said.
Callana won the eighth race — the sixth and final leg of Sunday’s Rainbow 6 wager — at Gulfstream by a nose in a three-way photo finish. If Callana was just a tiny sliver of a second…
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