Huge carryover pools in Churchill Downs’ Pick 6 and Super Hi-5 wagers from Kentucky Derby Day will be staring at bettors when racing resumes on Thursday, May 12.
The carryover in the Pick 6 wagering pool stands at $514,582 after no one managed to pick the winners of the six consecutive races that ended with a 20-1 upset by Animal Kingdom in the Derby.
The Super Hi-5 offered on the Derby proved just as confounding to bettors, as none correctly selected the top five finishers in the first jewel of the Triple Crown: Animal Kingdom (20-1), Nehro (8-1), Mucho Macho Man (9-1), Shackleford (23-1) and Master of Hounds (16-1). As a result, there is a carryover pool of $220,429 for Thursday’s Super Hi-5 offering.
Thursday’s Pick 6, a $2 minimum wager, is set for races 5-10 and will commence at 2:53 p.m. EDT. The first of 10 races is scheduled for 12:45 p.m.
The Super Hi-5, a $1 minimum wager which requires racing fans to select the race’s top five finishers in the correct order, is scheduled for Thursday’s 10th race. The scheduled post time for the Super Hi-5 race is 5:28 p.m.
Admission for Thursday’s racing card at Churchill will be free to patrons who present a winning mutuel ticket from a race run on Kentucky Oaks Day or Derby Day.