Horse Racing

Digest: Rainbow 6 at Laurel Park solved for record $399,546 jackpot

For the first time in 31 racing programs, a bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for a jackpot payoff of $399,545.94 on Sunday at Laurel Park . Soft Landing ($10), co-owned by Span Investments and trainer Jose Corrales , was one of three horses to take down the jackpot heading into the ninth-race finale, winning the 51/2-furlong maiden claimer for fillies and mares to complete the 6-7-6-5-8-2 combination. The winning ticket was purchased through Maine off-track-betting. Other winners in the sequence were Private Tutor ($109.80) in the fourth race, Emma'sdiamonddiva ($5.80) in the fifth, Versed ($8) in the sixth, Nyx Warrior ($6.80) in the seventh and Rocket Heat ($6.20) in the eighth. A total of $67,064 was bet into the multi-race wager Sunday, adding to a Maryland state-record carryover of $345,898.33 from Saturday's program. The Rainbow 6 begins anew when live racing returns to Laurel on Friday, spanning races 5-10. On Saturday, Laurel will host its Spring Stakes Spectacular program, featuring five stakes worth $550,000 in purses led by the $125,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds and $125,000 Weber City Miss for 3-year-old fillies, 'Win and You're In' events for the $1.5 million Preakness on May 19 and $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan on May 18, respectively, at Pimlico Race Course.

Sunday's racing: Matt Schera's Rocket Heat, making his first start for trainer Carlos Martin, turned away a bid from Triple Burner down the stretch for a front-running victory in the featured eighth race. Rocket Heat ($6.82), favored at 2-1 in the $50,000 allowance for 3-year-olds and up, ran 51/2 furlongs in 1 minute, 0.94 seconds over a firm Fort Marcy Turf Course. ... Jockeys J.D. Acosta and apprentice Wes Hamilton each had a two-win day Sunday.


Men's college basketball

Calvert Hall star guard Adams commits to UConn


Calvert Hall star guard Brendan Adams, who had committed to play for coach Dan Hurley at Rhode Island, then was granted his release, committed again to play for Hurley, this time at Connecticut. The 6-foot-4 Adams averaged 18 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Cardinals. He's a top 150 player, the brother of St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams (Mount Saint Joseph). "I talked to my brother a lot through the process," Adams said, "and the main thing he told me was, go with what you feel; don't make the decision for somebody else." After spending Saturday on campus with Hurley and the new coaching staff, Adams announced his choice on Twitter on Sunday.

— Dom Amore, Hartford Courant

Et cetera

Professional basketball: The Bowling Green Hornets (3-2) handed the Baltimore Shuckers (0-6) a 113-111 loss in overtime. Baltimore was led by Antonio Wright (Meade) with 35 points, Kendall Allison (Southside) with 24 and Chris Outing with 20. The Shuckers finish their season at home with games against the two-time defending Central Basketball Association champions, the Fort Wayne Flite, on April 27 and April 28.

College baseball: Mount St. Mary's scored two runs on LIU Brooklyn's throwing error in the bottom of the 12th inning for a 3-2 walk-off victory. Trailing 2-1, the Mountaineers loaded the bases with two outs. Randall Minogue hit a ground ball to the shortstop, who threw the ball over the second baseman's head into right field, enabling the winning runs to score.

From Sun staff and news services