Arlington Million

$200,000 Guaranteed 50-Cent Pick 4; $100,000 Guaranteed 50-Cent Pick 5 With 15% Takeout

| Churchill Downs Communications | 08/15/2012 #

fans of multi-race wagers, particularly those involving high-quality turf stakes races, will find plenty of opportunity to partake in such bets on Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 18 when the track will play host to three Grade I turf stakes, a newly created $400,000 marathon turf event and three overnight stakes races that will comprise the bulk of the 12-race card that starts at 12:15 p.m. Central time.

Arlington Park will offer a $200,000 guaranteed pool on the twinspires.com 50-cent Late Pick 4 wager covering races 9-12 that will include the 30th running of the Arlington Million, which will be the 11th race of the day and the Million's sister race, the $750,000 Beverly D. as the 10th race of the afternoon, a division of the $65,000 Hatoof Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf as the 9th race and seven-furlong Polytrack claiming race carded with 14 starters as the 12th race.

In addition, the track's popular 50-cent Pick 5 which carries a low 15% takeout rate, will be and all stakes/all-turf wager and cover races 7 through 11 - the Million, the Beverly D., the Hatoof, the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds and the inaugural edition of the $400,000 American St. Leger, and offer a guaranteed pool of $100,000.

The day's $1 Pick 6, which will cover races 6-11, will have at five turf races in the sequence.

All of Arlington's races on Million Day will offer standard win, place, show, exacta, trifecta and superfecta races subject to Illinois Racing Board rules. In addition, the 10-cent Win Pick 9 will cover the final nine races on the card (4-12) and there will be a brisnet.com 50-cent Pick 4 wager covering races 3-6.

On the 12th race, Arlington will offer a $1 JackPOT High 5 wager in a race that has been carded with 14 starters. The Jackpot High-5 is a twist on the Super High-5 in that the entire net pool will only be paid out when there is one and only one winning ticket sold that correctly selects the first five finishers in exact order. If there are multiple tickets sold that correctly select the first five finishers in exact order, then 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be distributed among those ticket holders and 50% of the daily pool will be carried over to the next day. Of course if nobody selects the first five finishers in exact order, the entire daily pool will be carried over to the next day. Earlier this season thanks in part to a 23-day jackpot carryover, one lucky patron cashed for more than $1.1 million.