A voucher worth $1 million was mailed to someone on the Oaklawn Park mailing list for the April 12 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion. But no one cashed.
Of the 511,000 vouchers sent out in a promotion by the NTRA, about 79,000 of the names came from the Oaklawn mailing list. All but one of the vouchers was worth $2.
"We did have 8,613 vouchers redeemed at Oaklawn," said Bobby Geiger, director of Oaklawn's mutuel department, "but all were for $2. Unfortunately, the big one got away."
Oaklawn lured 61,752 people for its Arkansas Derby program on closing day.