Balmoral increases Saturday Pick 4 guarantee
July 06, 2012
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Starting Saturday, July 7, Balmoral Park and the USTA Strategic Wagering Program will increase the guaranteed Pick-4 pools from $20,000 to $25,000 on Saturday nights. The Wednesday and Sunday guarantees remain $20,000 and $30,000, respectively.
Free program pages are available each racing night courtesy of Track Master at ustrotting.com. The Pick-4 wager has a low 15 percent takeout every night.
The Balmoral Pick 4 performed admirably during the month of June thanks to the USTA, Track Master and racing fans across the world. On Sunday, June 3, the Pick-4 pool surpassed $50,000 without the help of a carryover, a Balmoral first. Seventy-six guaranteed pools were offered this year on the one-mile oval through June 30. A total of $2,447,897 was wagered for a nightly average pool of $32,209. The average payout for 2012 is $2,819.81 for a buck, one of the highest in Thoroughbred or harness racing in North America.
The Pick 5 and High 5 wagers have brought added attention from old and new players to an excellent Balmoral Park wagering menu. Through June 30, the Pick-5 pool average is $18,961 and the average 50 cent payout is $3,298.82.The Pick 5 starts on the second race every night.
The High Five has continued to pick up steam as racing's best "get out” bet. The average High Five pool in 2012 is $20,392 and the average payout for a dime is a whopping $1,112.25. The 10 cent High Five is offered on the final race every night. Balmoral Park offers 10 cent superfecta and 50 cent trifecta wagering to help keep everyone in action on every program.
Speaking of the High Five, the Meadowlands will offer 10 cent High Five wagering with a $20,000 guaranteed pool on their final race starting Saturday, July 7. The Big M is also kicking up their Saturday Pick-4 guarantee from $75,000 to $100,000 starting July 7 and the power packed card features two strong eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace. Ten elimination survivors will come back on July 14 for the $600,000 final. First post on Meadowlands Pace Night has been moved up to 6:35 p.m. (EDT). (Balmoral Park)