Pompano Beach, FL - There were two live tickets heading into the final leg of the 50-cent Pick 5 on Wednesday (Jan 8) night worth over $9,600 each, but ironically enough fans did not have the betting favorite covered.
Zuerest ($4.80) took control of the field just past the opening quarter, and dug in to fend off his rivals down the lane, creating a carryover of $7,989 heading into the Saturday night card.
Track officials, in conjunction with the USTA Strategic Wagering Program, have instituted a $25,000 Guaranteed Pool for the 50-cent Pick 5 on the Saturday night card.
The 50-cent Pick 5 is a nightly wager covering races 1 - 5.
Live racing continues at Pompano Park every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening with a first post of 7:05 p.m. The Pick 4, held nightly on races 5-8, features a $5,000 Guaranteed Pool every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night.
by Gabe Prewitt, for Isle Pompano Park