05/09/2016 2:00PM

Pick six carryover to be divided

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With new rules having been approved in March by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, this is what’s happening with the $686,309 pick six carryover from Kentucky Derby Day:

◗ Half of it ($343,154) is being used in a mandatory-payout pick six with 20-cent increments (called the Single Six) when racing resumes Thursday at 5 p.m. Eastern with an eight-race card (races 3-8).

◗ The other half is being used to seed a new Single Six wager on Friday.

The Single Six is conducted in much the same way that Gulfstream Park runs its Rainbow 6. After a 15 percent takeout, Churchill will make an immediate payout of 90 percent of that day’s pool to bettors while retaining 10 percent for a building jackpot (the Gulfstream split is 70/30).

On a related note, Daily Racing Form will not be able to immediately offer Thursday past performances for Churchill in the paper because of a scheduling conflict. For this week only, Churchill opted to draw both its Thursday and Friday cards on Tuesday, and DRF prints the Thursday editions on Mondays.

◗ With 15 of the 26 stakes scheduled for the 38-day spring meet already in the books, the next graded stakes at Churchill will be the Grade 3 Louisville Handicap on May 21.

The feature for Saturday is the $65,000 Unbridled Sidney, an ungraded turf sprint in which the 3-year-old filly Acapulco figures as a heavy favorite for trainer Wesley Ward even though she opposes older fillies and mares. Saturday’s entries were to be drawn Wednesday.

◗ Through the meet’s first six days of racing, Mark Casse leads the trainer standings with an 8-for-21 mark, followed by Dale Romans (5 for 23). Casse’s earnings total of $612,159 is second only to Doug O’Neill, who, of course, won the Derby with Nyquist.

Julien Leparoux leads the jockey standings with 13 winners, followed by Corey Lanerie and Florent Geroux with eight apiece.

Gwhizz22 More than 1 year ago
Churchill is supposed to be the Granddaddy of American horse racing but they have to resort to under handed pool fixing to create wagering interest. The takeouts are too high, the fields too small, and Golden Gate gets more respect at the windows (jackpot p-6).
If I new a potential derby pick 6 carryover was going to stake a $.20 jackpot, i would not have played it.  Then they try to make it "right" by getting the Kentucky board to approve it; duh... Was there any chance that the board would not approve????????????
exiles12 More than 1 year ago
Is it legal to steal bettors money to seed a new wager,I think they should use their money to do that
THIEVES
John Stevelberg More than 1 year ago
CDI needs to create a new Executive Position - maybe call it - Director of Common Sense.  It wouldn't hurt TVG to do the same.
Franck Rice More than 1 year ago
Only bet Churchill on Oaks/Derby and the occasional Breeders Cup.  Thats all they seem to care about anyway.  I grew up in Louisville, worked in the Churchill parking lot in high school and college.  Sad to see what it has become
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
Why not do this on Sat when people don't work. 

Bill Tomasic More than 1 year ago
Church prevented TVG to televise the races on Derby.  They will not see any action from me.
Vince Piscitelli More than 1 year ago
Lol, who cares about stinky as TVG.
ihatemybookie More than 1 year ago
Do you really think CDI has ever made a decision in the best interest of the horseplayer in mind or do you think huge pick 6 carry overs gets them hard?
ihatemybookie More than 1 year ago
And don't forget they raised the takeout to above 25% last year to screw the horse player. Canterbury gets it and will get my action.

ihatemybookie More than 1 year ago
Churchill downs greed must be stopped. They are changing the pick 6 carryover money rules. They decided that money which they have their hands on will head to a jackpot pick 6 that does not benefit a horse player. The natural churn does and when you take this money and it of circulation it hurts everyone except for greedy pigs that own CDI.

Love for you to bring this to the publics attention. I do know they are your friends but the horseplayer is just as important to the game.

Walt Gekko More than 1 year ago
Actually, this is a smart business practice by Churchill no matter how much we howl.  Churchill I believe only does the $2 P6 during Derby week now.  By dividing up the carryover between Thursday and Friday, it gives people at shot at a mandatory payout on Thursday and then can seed the single-6 wager when it goes into normal mode on Friday.  
Gwhizz22 More than 1 year ago
Sounds like co-mingling of 2 separate pools! 
How can a $2.00 wager carryover be used to stake a $.20 jackpot wager?? The Derby pick 6 should have been a mandatory payout, and the jackpot pick 6 starting on Thursday. This is doesn't seem right, without the seed money, no one would play the jackpot pick 6, and they used money from the gigantic pools on Derby day - which  no other tracks have that resource. 
ihatemybookie More than 1 year ago
Do you really think CDI has ever made a decision in the best interest of the horseplayer in mind or do you think huge pick 6 carry overs gets them hard?
Gwhizz22 More than 1 year ago
So true..it's not the horseplayer anymore..