07/04/2004 11:00PM

National Pick 4 pays $7,879

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A string of upsets produced a payoff of $7,879 for a $2 bet in Saturday's NTRA National Pick 4, which combined four major races run throughout the nation into one bet.

The winners were Peace Rules ($8.40) in the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, Quantum Merit ($13.40) in the Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap at Churchill Downs, Request for Parole ($11.40) in the United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park, and Ticker Tape ($26) in the American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

The winning combination was 3-7-2-7. The pool reached $992,784, far above the $400,000 guaranteed pool.