Lexington, KY - Despite having the largest Pick 4 pool of the 2014 season at over $11,200 on Sunday evening (Aug 31), fans were only able to come up with three of four winners in the wager, creating a $6,347 carryover into the Thursday night card (Sept 4) at The Red Mile.
The sequence began with a second choice, Noha (), who returned $7 for the win in an overnight event, followed by 4-5 favorite Tinder () who won his third consecutive by taking the $175,000 Sires Stakes Final for 3-year old colt trotters.
Even with the large amount of live tickets heading into the third leg after the formful beginning, it didn't take long to send everyone overboard with Always A Tiger sneaking up the inside for a nose victory on the off track at 65-1 ($132.80) for Driver Don Harmon.
With only the one longshot, there were zero live tickets heading into the fourth and final leg, and even the 3-2 favorite, Fudge (), could not aid anyone in making a big score after an easy victory.
The Red Mile, in conjunction with the USTA Strategic Wagering Program, is happy to announce the Pick 4 will have a $20,000 Guaranteed Pool for Thursday evening (Sept 4).
Race reviews can be found for the Thursday night card by clicking here. (http://www.theredmile.com/redmile/standardbred-picks/thursday-september-4-2014#.VAgbFMHn_IU)
The Pick 4 is a nightly wager covering Races 6 - 9, with a minimum of $1. The Pick 4 features a guaranteed pool of $5,000 every Sunday night.
Live racing continues at The Red Mile on Thursday and Sunday evenings with a first post of 7 p.m. Grand Circuit racing begins Thursday, September 25th.
by Gabe Prewitt, for the Red Mile