05/01/2010 12:00AM

Fortune 6 pays $3,750 in Beulah finale


The Fortune 6 at Beulah Park, which attracted a pool of more than $1 million, paid $3,750.40 for each of the 262 winning 25-cent tickets on Saturday. With a mandatory payout on the last day of the meet, the Fortune 6 attracted $704,000 in bets on Saturday on top of a $445,000 carryover.

Normally, the Fortune 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single winner. But because the sale of the track to Penn National Gaming is pending, management decided to have a mandatory payout on closing day.

The Fortune 6 ended with the $50,000 Babst/Palacios Memorial, the eighth race, which was won by Royal Nemesis ($6.20). Royal Nemesis stalked the early pace of the six-furlong race on the outside of front-running Catlaunch, who was the favorite in the Fortune 6 pools. Royal Nemesis edged past Catlaunch and went on to win by three-quarters of a length under Weldon Cloninger. Catlaunch held on gamely for second under Ivan Gonzalez, finishing a head in front of late charging Perfectly Played in third. Trained by Bob Guciardo, Royal Nemesis ran the six furlongs in 1.10 over a sealed, muddy track.

Favorites ruled the roost early in the Fortune 6, with Princess Christine ($3.40) and Ramblin Sally ($4.20) winning the first two legs of the 25-cent wager, the third and fourth races. Head to Toe ($7.80) won the fifth race, The Mayor ($13.20) won the sixth, and Borchetta ($9.40) took the seventh race. The winning numbers were 1-7-3-3-11-11.