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Jackpot Hi-5 expected to exceed $1.1 million

05:22 AM 30 Mar 2019 NZDT
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MILTON, March 29, 2019 - The words 'Mandatory Payout' always spark the attention of horseplayers, which means all eyes will be on Saturday's tenth-race at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 has a carryover of $525,140.23, which will be distributed through a mandatory payout on Saturday's tenth-race. The total pool, including carryover and new money, is expected to exceed $1.1 million.

An overflow field of 12 pacers, who are non-winners of $11,000 last five starts or $22,500 last 10 starts, will compete in the Jackpot Hi-5 race. The purse has been bumped up to $30,000 and all starters will receive at least one per cent of the purse.

The most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout was conducted on December 22, 2018. Horseplayers wagered more than $619,026 of new money on the Hi-5, which had a carryover of $352,873.

Past mandatory payouts have topped more than $1 million in new money wagered and returned large payouts. A mandatory payout in December of 2016 saw more than $2 million in new money wagered, while in December of 2017 the payout was $49,437.10 for a $0.20 winning ticket.

The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order and features a $0.20 minimum wager with a 15 per cent takeout. The wager is offered nightly on the final-race of each card.

Outside of the Jackpot Hi-5, Saturday's feature race is the $34,000 Preferred Pace (Race 9).

Ben Baillargeon trainee Traceur Hanover (PP1) is the 5-2 favourite and seeking a little revenge on Maroma Beach (PP3), who snapped his two-race win streak last Saturday. Maroma Beach, who is trained by Richard Moreau, is searching for his third consecutive victory and joins Cinnabar Dragon (PP5) and Brodys Scrapper (PP8) as horses entering the contest off a win.

Post time for Saturday's card is 7:10 p.m. To download a free program, click here.

 

Mark McKelvie

Woodbine Entertainment,
Mohawk Park
Manager, Communications
C: 905-864-9110
 
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