Racing returns to Churchill Downs May 6, when large carryover pools in both its Pick 6 and Super Hi-5 wagers greets bettors during the 10-race program.
The Pick 6, which requires bettors to select the winners of six consecutive races, returns in races 5-10 with a two-day Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby carryover of $947,641. The Super Hi-5, which is offered in the day’s final race and requires fans to select its first five finishers in the correct order, returns with a carryover of $147,055 that remained when no one hit the Derby Hi-5 wager last weekend.
Post time for the first of Thursday’s 10 races is 12:45 p.m. EDT and the 5th race, which begins the Pick 6 sequence, has a scheduled post time of 2:53 p.m. The 10th race, which features the Super Hi-5, has a scheduled post of 5:28 p.m.
The Pick-6 sequence looms as a challenging exercise for racing fans with large, competitive fields of Thoroughbreds. It opens with a field of nine horses entered in the 5th race and is followed by the 6th (11 horses), 7th (9), 8th (12), 9th (8 horses, including a coupled entry), and the 10th (a full field of 12 with two also-eligibles), which is also the Super Hi-5 race.