Carryovers: Horse Racing & Greyhound Carryovers
Carryovers: What are Carryovers?
A carryover occurs when there is no winner in the original day’s race or races. At the end of a designated wager type – maybe a Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pick 6. All bets in the original pool are carried over (creating a “carryover”) to the next designated race. Multiple carryovers can and do occur, which often reach several millions. Carryover pools are a huge growth area for racing and the introduction of Jackpot Pick 6s are bets designed to encourage multiple payouts and eventually trigger a mandatory payout at the end of a race meet where horseplayers chase pools worth tens of millions of dollars.
Carryovers: Popular Bet Types
- Pick 4/5/6: Pick the winners of 5 specific races. If no bettor selects all five or six winners then the money rolls over to the next day’s racing. Watch out for some major carryovers happening at the major tracks in Southern California, like Santa Anita and Del Mar where a single day of carryover leads to pools in excess of $1m.
- Pick 5/6 Jackpot: The same as the Pick 5 or Pick 6 wager, but here you need to be the only winning ticket with the correct combination of five or six winners to take home the jackpot. Also known as the Rainbow Pick-6, the most famous of these currently takes place at Gulfstream Park where the largest payout in 2015 (so far) is $317,000 for a $33.60 stake!
- Super Hi 5 Jackpot or Pentafecta: Pick the Top 5 finishers in a specific race, in order, to win the Super High Five. This bet has become very popular with harness/standardbred racing and a huge jackpot grew to nearly $1m at Woodbine in May 2014.
|May 28||Santa Anita Park||Pick 6 Jackpot||$325,423|
|May 28||Santa Anita Park||Super High Five||$28,468|
|May 28||Canterbury Park||Pick 5 Jackpot||$17,705|
|May 28||Monmouth||Pick 5||$22,796|
|May 28||Golden Gate Fields||Pick 6 Jackpot||$27,428|
|May 28||Pimlico||Super High Five||$3,009|
|May 28||Arlington||Super High Five Jackpot||$4,841|
|May 28||Woodbine||Super High Five||$24,233|
|May 28||Prairie Meadows||Pick 5 Jackpot||$71,132|
|May 28||Los Alamitos||Pick 6||$4,416|
|May 28||Lone Star Park||Pick 6 Jackpot||$787|
|May 31||Evangeline Downs||Super High Five||$546|
|May 31||Delta Downs||Super High Five||$1,105|
|May 31||Delta Downs||Super High Five||$829|
|May 28||Ruidoso Downs||Tri Super||$2,089|
|May 28||Monmouth Park||Pick 6 Jackpot||$3,357|
|May 28||Arlington||Pick 6 Jackpot||$4,201|
|May 31||Northlands Park||Super High Five||$2,416|
|May 29||Finger Lakes||Pick 5||$4,055|
|May 31||Assiniboia Downs||Super High Five||$2,417|
|May 28||Hastings Racecourse||Pick 6||$3,279|
|May 29||Louisiana Downs||Pick 6||$1,874|
|May 28||Churchill Downs||Pick 6 Jackpot||$1,272|
|May 28||Presque Isle Downs||Pick 5||$1,217|