Churchill Increases Oaks, Derby Pick 6 Pools
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 1:29:15 PM
Last Updated: 5/2/2013 2:17:27 PM

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Churchill Downs and TwinSpires.com announced an increase in the guaranteed Pick 6 pools on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card May 3 and the following day's card that features the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

TwinsSpires.com, CDI's advance deposit wagering company, is partnering with the track on the Pick 6 and the wagers will carry the company's name.

The Kentucky Oaks Day Pick 6 will carry a $250,000 guaranteed pool (up from $200,000 in 2012) and the Kentucky Derby Day Pick 6 will feature a $1 million guarantee (up from $500,000).

"The Pick 6 sequences on Oaks and Derby days are shaping up to offer tremendous wagering opportunities," said Churchill Downs Racetrack president Kevin Flanery. "We're delighted TwinSpires.com has stepped up to the plate to make the wagering menu even more attractive to bettors all over the world."

The Pick 6, which is a $2 minimum wager, will cover Races 6-11 on both days. Race 6 on Oaks Day is scheduled for 1:26 p.m. EDT, while the sixth on Derby Day has a post time of 1:19 p.m. EDT.

Along with the Pick 6 announcement, Churchill released the wagering formats for May 3 and 4 and detailed wagering results for the two days a year ago.

KENTUCKY OAKS AND DERBY DAY WAGERING FORMATS:

Minimum $2 Win, Place, Show (all races)
$1 Exactas (all races)
50-cent Trifectas (all races with five or more betting interests)
$1 Superfectas (all races with six or more betting interests)
$1 Super Hi-5 on Kentucky Oaks (Race 11) and Kentucky Derby (Race 11) races
Rolling $1 Doubles
Rolling 50-cent Pick 3s
50-cent Pick 4s on Races 2-5, 4-7 & 8-11 both days, plus an additional Pick 4 on Races 10-13 on Kentucky Derby Day
50-cent Pick 5 on Races 7-11
$2 TwinSpires.com Guaranteed Pick 6 on Races 6-11 ($250,000 on Oaks Day, $1 million on Derby Day)
Special $1 Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby Double
Special 50-cent Kentucky Oaks/Woodford Reserve Turf Classic/Kentucky Derby Pick 3
On-track parlay wagering available on up to six races on all Win, Place and/or Show pools
 

2012 DERBY DAY BETTING POOLS:
Kentucky Derby Win, Place and Show: $56.6 million ($46.1 million in 2011)
Kentucky Derby Exacta: $23.8 million ($20.5 million in 2011)
Kentucky Derby Trifecta: $28.8 million ($25.0 million in 2011)
Kentucky Derby Superfecta: $10.9 million ($9.9 million in 2011)
Kentucky Derby Super Hi-5: $342,000 ($272,000 in 2011)
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT)/Kentucky Derby Double: $1.1 million ($936,000 in 2011)
Pick 3 ending with Kentucky Derby: $1.4 million ($1.1 million in 2011)
Pick 4 ending with Kentucky Derby: $2.8 million ($2.3 million in 2011)
Pick 6 ending with Kentucky Derby: $1.8 million with $268,897 carryover ($847,000 in 2011)
Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby Double: $2.4 million ($2.2 million in 2011)
Kentucky Oaks/ Woodford Reserve Turf Classic/Kentucky Derby Pick 3: $643,000 ($537,000 in 2011)
Pick 4 on Races 2-5: $418,000 ($419,000 in 2011)
Pick 4 on Races 4-7: $489,000 ($415,000 in 2011)
Pick 4 on Races 10-13: $798,000 ($683,000 in 2011)

2012 OAKS DAY BETTING POOLS:
Kentucky Oaks Win, Place and Show: $3.7 million ($4.0 million in 2011)
Kentucky Oaks Exacta: $2.3 million ($2.3 million in 2011)
Kentucky Oaks Trifecta: $2.0 million ($2.0 million in 2011)
Kentucky Oaks Superfecta: $663,000 ($732,000 in 2011)
Double ending with Kentucky Oaks: $388,000 ($299,000 in 2011)
Pick 3 ending with Kentucky Oaks: $485,000 ($465,000 in 2011)
Pick 4 ending with Kentucky Oaks: $1.1 million ($920,000 in 2011)
Pick 6 ending with Kentucky Oaks: $419,000 ($158,000 in 2011)
Pick 4 on Races 2-5: $254,000 ($198,000 in 2011)
Pick 4 on Races 4-7: $290,000 ($235,000 in 2011



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