05/06/2013 12:19PM

Churchill Downs: Super high five carryover of $303,033 awaits Thursday


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With no perfect tickets sold Saturday for the $1 super high five wager on the Kentucky Derby, a carryover of $303,033 awaits Churchill Downs horseplayers Thursday following a four-day break in live racing.

The super high five will be held on the last of nine Thursday races. Entries for both the Thursday and Friday cards at Churchill were to be drawn Tuesday.

All-sources handle on the Derby super high five was $374,159, with no tickets having the correct combination of 16-4-3-5-6. The obvious tough pick was Golden Soul, the runner-up at 34-1. There is no consolation provision for the super high five.

This is the 10th time in the last 12 years that a major carryover has resulted from Derby Day. Last year, the super high five also failed to be hit; the carryover was $276,914. The following Thursday (May 10, 2012), another $1,051,585 was bet, with each winning ticket worth $4,325 after the top five finishers ran at odds of 3-1, 6-1, 6-1, 8-1, and 5-1.

In eight of the 10 years from 2002-11, the pick six went unhit and yielded massive carryovers, with 2006 and 2007 being the exceptions in that span.

The pick six was won this year, with each winning $2 ticket worth $16,172. Handle was $1,170,941, exceeding the pool guarantee of $1 million.