$60,000 guaranteed pool at Balmoral Wednesday
March 27, 2012
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A one day Pick 5 carryover of $13,722 will once again bring the North American gambling spotlight to the ten race program at Balmoral Park on Wednesday. With the large carryover in play again, the USTA and Balmoral Park have created a $60,000 INSTANT GUARANTEED POOL on the Wednesday Pick 5. Post time for the second race, the Pick 5 opening leg is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central and 5:30 Pacific. The 50 cent Pick 5 wager is offered on races 2 through 6.
The 50 cent Pick 5 has become an incredibly popular wager. $710,471 has been wagered in 2012 for a nightly average pool of $19,735. The average 50 cent payout in 2012 is $5,529.00. Five weeks ago on February 22, three lucky fans each received a payout of $44,675.10 for their winning 50 cent wager. That amount was the largest Pick 5 payout in Balmoral Park history.
Balmoral will also offer a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool on races 7 through 10. The Pick 4 immediately follows the conclusion of the Pick 5 and has a one dollar minimum and a low takeout of 15 per cent. The Balmoral Pick 4 pools have averaged $41,631 in March with an average payout of $4,593.93 for a buck, one of the largest in thoroughbred or harness racing in North America.
Through March 25, the average wagered on 36 guaranteed pick 4 pools at Balmoral Park is $32,090 a night. Balmoral offers a Guaranteed Pick 4 wager every night with a low 15% takeout. The guarantees are $20,000 on Wednesdays and Saturdays in addition to the $25,000 guaranteed pool on Sundays. The 10 cent High 5 with an average pool of $20,601 and an average 10 cent payout of $1,339.64 is offered on the final race of the night.
Handicappers across North America can get a head start on their competition with free program pages for races 2 through 10 immediately courtesy of the USTA and Track Master on the handicapping section at http://www.ustrotting.com/. My complimentary Players Guide selections for Balmoral Park as well as racing and gambling news from around the world are available at www.oddsonracing.com. (Balmoral)