From Woodbine Entertainment
Harness Racing News (20)
07MARTORONTO, March 6 – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced a mandatory payout date of Saturday, March 11 for the current Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5.The Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 was suspended on Saturday, March 4th but will be offered again on the last race of the card Saturday, March 11th. There will be a mandatory payout of $578,231.58 with the potential of over $2M bet into it!*The current Jackpot Hi-5 carryover has been growing since January 7, which was the first card to offer Hi-5 wagering following a mandatory payout on December 23.*The most recent mandatory payout (December 23) had more than $2 million of new money wagered into the pool, which featured a carryover of $548,396, to create a total pool of $2.6 million.A winning $0.20 ticket on the December 23 Jackpot Hi-5 returned $4,842.70.The December 23 mandatory payout was not the first time the total pool exceeded $2 million.A mandatory payout on October 24, 2015 at Woodbine generated a total pool of more than $2.2 million, with $1.6 million of new money wagered into the Hi-5 that evening. The $0.20 payout was $12,746.60On August 30, 2014 at Mohawk, the Jackpot Hi-5 total pool was $2.5 million, while a mandatory payout on May 17, 2014 at Woodbine had a total pool of $2 million.The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order and features a $0.20 minimum wager with a 15 per cent takeout.More details regarding the mandatory payout on March 11 will be distributed this week. Post time Saturday is 7:30 p.m.
The Standardbred Hi 5 Jackpot Carryover at Woodbine is at $548,396.96! Mandatory Payout Friday Night.
From Woodbine Entertainment
TORONTO, December 12 – Christmas spirit is in the air and so are dollar signs heading into this weekend’s jam-packed Standardbred action at Woodbine Racetrack.
A deep 12-race card, featuring the Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout, will start the Christmas weekend Friday night at the Toronto oval, while a 12-race matinee card, featuring the Valedictory and Niagara Series, will wrap up the holiday weekend on Boxing Day (Monday). Email-Marquee-r1.jpg
Horseplayers with some last minute shopping to do may have lots of extra coin to spend on Christmas Eve following Friday’s Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout. A massive carryover of $548,396.96 is being brought into tonight’s Jackpot Hi-5 and a total pool of $2 million is a possibility.
TORONTO, November 15 – The 2016 Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) stakes season will come to a close Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack with nearly $1.8 million on the line in the Fall Four.
The Governor’s Cup, Valley Victory, Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid will see many of the finest two-year-olds in the sport attempting to finish off their rookie season in style.
The Governor's Cup
The richest event of the Fall Four is the $520,000 Governor’s Cup, which features a field of 11 pacing colts and geldings. Two of the fastest two-year-olds in harness racing history, Downbytheseaside and Huntsville, will go toe-to-toe in Saturday’s main event.
Huntsville is coming into the Governor’s Cup off a sensational 1:49.1 Breeders Crown victory on October 29.
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce its wagering format for the two-night Breeders Crown presented by Mullinax Ford on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.
Friday – Post Time 7:15 p.m.
$30,000 Guaranteed Pool 50¢ Pick Five (Races 1 – 5)
$75,000 Guaranteed Pool All-Breeders Crown 50¢ Pick Four (Races 6 – 9)
$25,000 Guaranteed Pool 50¢ Late Pick Four (Races 10 – 13)
10¢ superfectas offered on all races except Races 1, 6, and 10
Daily Double on first two and last two races
$1 Pick Three on all races that do not begin a Pick Four or Pick Five
10¢ Jackpot Super High Five on Races 5 and 13
Record Number of Entries for Breeders' Crown
The entries for the $6.2 million Breeders Crown events at The Meadowlands Racetrack saw an overflow 174 trotters and pacers in the entry box to qualify for the 12-race finals on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. This is the highest number of entries in the last five years.
There were 68 2-year-olds and 65 3-year-olds entered, forcing eliminations in all divisions for Saturday (Oct. 22). The record number of entries forced the 2-year-old filly trotters eliminations to be held Friday (Oct. 21). The Mare Pace elims, the only open event to split with 14 entries, will go as scheduled on Friday night.
All 2-year-old finals will go for $600,000, which is the richest purse offered for that age group in North America.
By Ray Cotolo, for the Red Mile
Marion Marauder Wins Trotting Triple Crown
LEXINGTON, Ky. — In a stretch drive reminiscent of the Hambletonian, Marion Marauder lunged at Southwind Frank towards the center of the track to narrowly win the 124th edition of the Kentucky Futurity in 1:52.3. In doing so, Marion Marauder became the ninth horse to complete the Trotting Triple Crown.
Marion Marauder was wide for the entirety of the mile, managing to get cover from Bar Hopping while Blenheim trotted to the lead in :28.1. Love Matters was flushed first-over heading to the half, carrying Southwind Frank and Bar Hopping on his back through a :56.2 half.