02/28/2004 1:00AM

Only two winners get biggest payout


The Magna 5 recorded its highest payout in its five-week history on Saturday when only two tickets contained all five winners, resulting in a payout of $205,703 for each ticket.

There were few winners because just one favorite scored during the sequence, several short-priced favorites lost, and a 33-1 shot knocked out most players.

Binya ($6.20) was the lone favorite to win in the sequence. She captured the final leg, Gulfstream's 11th race, The Very One Handicap.

Quillota ($69.20) scored the biggest upset of the day in the third leg, the fourth race at Golden Gate. He wore down Turnberry Condo in the final yards to prevail.

Bagitdon'tchargeit ($9.20) won the first leg, the ninth at Laurel.

In the second leg, the 10th at Gulfstream, Personal Touch ($16.20) came flying down the center of the track to post the upset.

Amiable Amy ($13.80) held off Memogram to win the fourth leg, the fifth at Santa Anita.

The pool was $527,444, which was above the guaranteed minimum of $500,000 but was significantly lower than last week's $608,823, the highest handle to date in the Magna 5. The winning tickets were purchased through a hub at Philadelphia Park and an OTB in Richmond, Va.