Woodbine announces Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory
December 14, 2017
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Christmas will come a few days early for horseplayers, as Woodbine Racetrack has announced a mandatory payout on the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 for Saturday, Dec. 23.
The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover currently sits at $153,104.77 with six cards remaining ahead of Dec. 23. There will be no freezing of the pool ahead of the mandatory payout.
This will be the second consecutive year that Woodbine has offered a Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on the final card before Christmas.
A mandatory payout on Dec. 23, 2016, which had a carryover of $548,396, saw more than $2 million of new money wagered into the pool. Horseplayers that correctly selected the top-five finishers in order scored a holiday bonus of $4,842.70 for a $0.20 ticket.
The most recent mandatory payout offered on the Woodbine Standardbred product was on Oct. 14 at Mohawk. The carryover that evening was a record $978,779 and horseplayers wagered an additional $2.3 million on the Hi-5.
Winning horseplayers on Oct. 14 got back $2,446.33 for a $0.20 ticket.
The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order and features a 20-cent minimum wager with a 15 percent takeout. The wager is offered nightly on the final race of each card. (WEG)