03/15/2004 1:00AM

Magna 5 pays out $18K


A shocking winner at Golden Gate Fields resulted in a payoff of $18,513.60 to 25 ticket-holders in Saturday's Magna 5 pick five bet.

Three of the five races were won by favorites, but Noble Masterpiece returned $121.60 when he won the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields, a claiming race on turf. The race was the fourth race in the five-race sequence.

The other winners were Robynthegold ($4.20) in the ninth race at Laurel, Dedication ($4.40) in the Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Fabulous Groom ($7.40) in the fifth race at Santa Anita, and Big Out ($5.80) in the 12th race at Gulfstream.

Saturday's handle was $593,389, the third highest in the seven-week history of the bet, but $21,657 less than last week's record $615,046.