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.


Current Horse Racing Carryovers

TrackWager TypeCarryover Amount
Aug 2Del MarPick 6$151,427
Aug 2Gulfstream ParkPick 6 Jackpot$100,698
Aug 2Assiniboia DownsSuper High Five Jackpot$22,880
Aug 2WoodbineSuper High Five Jackpot$31,346
Aug 2Ruidoso DownsTri Super$8,456
Aug 2Northlands ParkSuper High Five Jackpot$9,113
Aug 2Emerald DownsPick 5$8,365
Aug 3Delaware ParkPick 5$2,611
Aug 2Hastings RacecoursePick 6$2,572
Aug 2ArlingtonSuper High Five Jackpot$2,360
Aug 2Ellis ParkSuper High Five$2,294
Aug 2Laurel ParkPick 6$1,806
Aug 2Santa RosaPick 6$1,633
Aug 2Laurel ParkSuper High Five$1,198
Aug 2ArlingtonPick 6$987
Aug 2Prairie MeadowsPick 5$976
Aug 4Indiana Grand Race CoursePick 6$937
Aug 2Ellis ParkPick 6$952
Aug 2Evangeline DownsSuper High Five$593
Aug 5Louisiana DownsPick 5 Jackpot$277
Aug 2Presque Isle DownsPick 6$216
Aug 2Sunray ParkSuper High Five Jackpot$370

Popular Carryover Bet Types

  • Harness RacingPick 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: 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.