12/14/2005 1:00AM

Penn National


Longshot players were rewarded with some early Christmas presents at Penn National last Saturday night.

In race 4, a $4,000 claimer for nonwinners-of-three, extreme longshots Darnedest Thing ($59.80) and Golden Drive (23-1) ran one-two to trigger a $14,771.40 trifecta and an exacta that paid $544.60.

That wasn't even the biggest exacta on the nine-race program. Two races earlier, Rachel's Holiday ($29.20) and 38-1 bomb Chilean Affair combined for an exacta worth $661.60.

The pick three sequence for races 2-4, which were won by Rachel's Holiday, 5-2 favorite Devinedeputy, and Darnedest Thing, paid $1,694 for $1 to one lucky ticket-holder.

A $1 ticket on the pick three using Darnedest Thing, 5-2 favorite Gold Treasure in race 5, and sixth-race winner Tony N Jenny ($19.40) was worth $1,808.