Horse Racing Carryovers

About Carryover Bets

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Carryovers are horse and greyhound racing’s version of the jackpot bet. When pools are not fully won they are carried over from day-to-day or week-to-week until they are hit, and they continue to grow until someone hits.  On certain days, these carryovers become “must pays” or “force-outs” –  where will the carryover is shared if multiple people all hit them.  Carryover bets are the best way to win huge amounts for small stakes.


DateTrackWagerCarryover Amount
Nov 27Churchill DownsPick 6 Jackpot$172,006
Nov 27HawthorneSuper High Five Jackpot$106,961
Nov 27Gulfstream Park WestPick 6 Jackpot$70,464
Nov 27Laurel ParkPick 6$15,624
Nov 27Fair GroundsPick 5 Jackpot$11,687
Nov 27HawthornePick 6 Jackpot$6,104
Nov 27Del MarSuper High Five$10,471
Nov 27Golden Gate FieldsPick 6 Jackpot$6,864
Nov 27Laurel ParkPick 5$5,480
Nov 30Portland MeadowsPick 4$4,368
Nov 27Delta DownsSuper High Five$4,299
Nov 27Delta DownsSuper High Five$4,046
Nov 28Zia ParkSuper High Five$2,815
Nov 27Delta DownsSuper High Five$1,273
Nov 27Gulfstream Park WestSuper High Five$1,091
Nov 27Delta DownsSuper High Five$943
Nov 27Fair GroundsSuper High Five$763
Nov 27Delta DownsSuper High Five$411

Popular Carryover 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: 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.