Carryovers: Horse Racing & Greyhound Carryovers

Carryovers:  What are Carryovers?

Horse racing carryover at Santa Anita Park

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.

DateTrackWagerCarryover Amount
July 30Assiniboia DownsSuper High Five Jackpot$260,285
July 28Gulfstream ParkPick 6 Jackpot$197,500
July 29Northlands ParkSuper High Five Jackpot$137,545
July 31Hastings RacecoursePick 6$69,326
July 28ArlingtonSuper High Five Jackpot$40,699
July 28SaratogaPick 6$37,231
July 29WoodbineSuper High Five Jackpot$30,841
July 28Gulfstream ParkPick 5 $24,180
July 28ArlingtonPick 6 Jackpot$22,799
July 29Ruidoso DownsTri Super$12,325
July 29Laurel ParkPick 6 Jackpot$5,316
July 30Finger LakesPick 5$4,637
July 28Louisiana DownsPick 5 Jackpot$4,454
July 28Canterbury ParkSuper High Five$1,695
July 29Monmouth ParkPick 6 Jackpot$1,438
July 29Northlands ParkPick 5$1,327
July 29Emerald DownsPick 7$1,098
July 28Canterbury ParkSuper High Five$1,015
July 28Indiana Grand Race CoursePick 6$968
July 28Canterbury ParkSuper High Five$477
July 28Canterbury ParkPick 5$427
July 28Canterbury ParkSuper High Five$253
July 29Marquis DownsPick 4$246
July 29Ellis ParkSuper High Five$128

Carryovers: Popular Bet Types

  • Pick 4/5/6Harness Racing: 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.