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Anne M. Eberhardt

Gulfstream Park Expands Wagering Options

Rolling $1 Super Hi-5 will require the bettor to hold the only winning ticket.

Gulfstream Park has added a pair of new wagering options for the 2015-16 meet that begins Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Hallandale, Fla., track announced the Rolling $1 Super Hi-5 that requires the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order and is offered in every race, will now require the bettor to hold the only winning ticket in order to cash. If there are multiple winning tickets with the first five finishers, the entire pool will be paid out. (Based on information from Gulfstream, this story initially stated that the pool would be paid out only when there was a single winning ticket; the track subsequently corrected the information).

"We continue to try new wagers to interest all levels of bettors," said P.J. Campo, Gulfstream Park general manager and vice president of racing for The Stronach Group. "Some of the new wagers we've introduced have been successful and others have not. The one thing we don't want to do is become complacent in a highly competitive market. We want to continue to challenge ourselves to create innovative wagers and enrich our customers' experience. Like all our wagers, we will continue to monitor and evaluate interest in participation in the wager."

Gulfstream is also adding an Early 50-Cent Pick 5 (Races 1-5) to the wagering menu, which will also include the Late 50-Cent Pick 5 (last five races). The Pick 5 wagers require the bettor to buy a ticket with the winners of five races in a row.

The 20-Cent Rainbow 6 will once again be offered on the last six races each day. The multi-race wager that has produced payoffs as high a $6.6 million is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70% of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30% is carried over to the jackpot pool.

A pair of 50-cent Pick 4 wagers and multiple $1 Bet 3 opportunities will offered on every card, in addition to win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers.