Gulfstream Park handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Christina Bossinakis have studied the Xpressbet $500,000 X-Country Pick 4, which includes top Feb. 7 stakes races at Gulfstram Park and Santa Anita Park.
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Keeneland has introduced a fan-friendly innovation that allows bettors to wager at the track using their SmartPhones or tablets such as iPads.
Portland Meadows will host the second XpressBet Jockey Challenge Nov. 29. It will feature four riders at the Oregon and four from Southern California.
Portland Meadows has expanded its Dec. 19 program and will offer two guaranteed pick four wagers each worth $15,000.
When Keeneland kicks off its fall meet Friday, Oct. 6, the Polytrack surface and renovated grandstand will not be the only new features at the Lexington, Ky., track.
Oak Tree Racing Association, which will hold its meet beginning Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park, will offer a $1 pick five wager. It is believed to be a first, the racing association said.
Churchill Downs announced Thursday that it will again offer racing a pair of lucrative all-stakes Pick Four wagers with large guaranteed minimum betting pools during its Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks Day (gr. I) racing cards April 30-May 1.
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Churchill Downs Inc., through its simulcasting network, has created a pick 4 linking four races at four of the tracks under the Churchill ownership umbrella, starting on June 22.
Saratoga's pick four returned nearly $180,000 Saturday as all four legs of the wager were won by horses returning double-digit win mutuels.
A lone bettor at Churchill Downs hit the all-stakes Pick Four wager offered by the track on Saturday, resulting in a payout of $118,097.10.
Pebo's Guy, an 11-1 shot, won the $86,625 Kingston Handicap at Belmont for the second time in three years Sunday, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths over John Paul Too. The Kingston was the third leg of a Pick Four wager which returned $253,234.
Santa Anita Park has added two new wagers to its exotic betting menu and becomes one of a growing number of tracks to offer a pick four wager. Beginning Wednesday, the track will offer a daily $1 pick four and $2 rolling daily doubles.
A Little Luck won the final leg of an all-stakes pick four Calder offered as part of their Grand Slam II program Saturday, ensuring bettors would need a lot of luck to cash a ticket. The wager, with a $1 minimum bet, returned $77,762.40 for every dollar wagered on the winning combination as longshots won all four heats.
Turfway Park will offer a daily pick four wager, beginning Thursday night. The $1-minimum wager will link races seven through 10 at the Florence, Ky track.
Florida-breds horses racing under saddle cloth three swept all four legs of the Grand Slam I races at Calder Saturday and the pick four linking those races returned a healthy $6,678.60 for each $1 wagered.
|Trainer||Dale L. Jackson|
|Breeder||J D Stuart, P C Bance, J S Amling & C Noell|
|Pick Four View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pure Prize||Storm Cat|
|Harford Ghost||Silver Ghost|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||BAN Partnership||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for BAN Partnership||$5,700|
|Two-year-old||EMO Stables||SAB Sales, agent||$42,000|
|Two-year-old||Summerfield, agent for EMO Stables||($95,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.