07/19/2001 11:00PM

NTRA launches mystery voucher promotion

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) initiated its first mystery voucher promotion of 2001 on Friday, mailing 1.23 million Mystery Mutuel Vouchers worth $4.3 million.

The grand prize is $1 million.

The vouchers are redeemable for cash on July 28 at participating racetracks and OTBs.

Mystery Mutuel Vouchers are coded tickets worth from $2 to $1 million. Last year, more than $3.7 million worth of vouchers were circulated, with a redemption rate of 7.7 percent. No one cashed the $1 million voucher.

The 23 participating sites are: Aqueduct, Arlington Park, Calder, Canterbury Park, Colonial Downs, Connecticut OTB, Del Mar, Emerald Downs, Fair Meadows, Fairplex, Hollywood Park, Hoosier Park, Keeneland, Laurel, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Pimlico, Prairie Meadows, Ruidoso Downs, Sam Houston, Santa Anita, Santa Rosa/Sonoma County Fair, and Saratoga.

A second Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion is slated for Nov. 23.