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Jackpot Hi-5 paid out Saturday at Mohawk.

01:31 PM 31 Aug 2014 NZST
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Mohawk Raceway's Jackpot High 5 reached $2,673,879

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 30 - On Saturday evening's 12-race program at Mohawk, Woodbine Entertainment Group offered a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi 5.

Over the past few months, a carryover has been building since there has not been just one winning ticket on a Jackpot Hi-5 wager. When there is more than one winning ticket, 50% of the pool is carried over to the next card.

As of a result of the carryovers, $647,331 was carried over into Saturday's Canadian Pacing Derby/Metro Pace program.

Scheduled as the last dash of the evening, the Jackpot Hi 5 attracted an additional $2,026,548, giving the pool a total of $2,673,879.

The result was a payout of $6,736.80 on a $1 wager ($1,347.36 on a $.20 cent wager) after Resistance Futile found the wire first in 1:49.1 at odds of 8/5.

The top five finishers are as follows:

1. Resistance Futile
2. American Gi
3. Apprentice Hanover
4. Michaels Power
5. Cobble Beach

The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the first five finishers in exact order on the last race of the program.

The wager, which offered 20-cent minimum, also had a takeout of 15 per cent, a continent-equaling low.​

by Mark McKelvie, for WEG

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