Horse Racing Carryovers

About Carryover Bets

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They may not be the Powerball but 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 it big and wins all the cash!  On certain days, these carryovers become “must pays” or “mandatory 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
May 5Golden Gate FieldsPick 6 Jackpot$619,135
May 4Gulfstream ParkPick 6 Jackpot$29,263
May 4Belmont ParkPick 6$29,120
May 6WoodbineSuper High Five$17,874
May 4Churchill Downs Pick 6 Jackpot$7,764
May 6Los AlamitosPick 6$5,247
May 4Churchill DownsSuper High Five$4,824
May 6Emerald DownsPick 7 $4,076
May 4Indiana Grand Race CoursePick 6$2,569
May 6Lone Star ParkPick 6 Jackpot$2,549
May 4Delta DownsSuper High Five$1,186
May 4Evangeline DownsSuper High Five$387

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.