Churchill Downs and TwinSpires.com have teamed to make Stephen Foster Handicap night even more enticing for bettors by offering a one-night-only $100,000 guaranteed jackpot pool for the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot wager.
Saturday’s Single 6 sequence will cover Races 4-9, which begins at 7:26 p.m. (all times EDT) and culminates with the $100,000 Regret (Grade III) at 10:11 p.m.
If there’s only one winning wager that night, the lucky bettor will take home a $100,000 jackpot prize.
The Single 6 Jackpot challenges bettors to correctly pick the winners of six consecutive races, and is paid out only if there is a single winning wager with six winners placed at the required minimum bet value.
Bettors that have the highest number of winners in the daily six-race sequence equally share 70-percent of the net money wagered into the pool. The remaining 30-percent of the net pool carries to the Single 6 Jackpot if there are multiple winning wagers with six winners placed at the required minimum bet value, which is sold in affordable denominations of 20 cents.
Again, there can be only one winning wager for the jackpot to be paid. If a bettor hits the Single 6 Jackpot twice on one ticket – meaning he or she “scratched into the favorite” and used both horses in the race; or used two horses in a race and they finished in a dead-heat; or played the same 20-cent ticket twice for a total of 40 cents – he or she is not eligible for the jackpot aspect. There can only be a single winning wager placed at the required minimum bet value for the jackpot to be paid.
Because there is a unique carryover facet, there are no minor consolation payoffs. For example, if there are multiple winning wagers with six winners, there will be no consolation payoff for five winners.
The $100,000 jackpot is available only one night – Saturday, June 14.
In addition to the Single 6, Saturday’s wagering menu features three Pick 4 wagers (Races 1-4, 3-6 and 6-9) with the latter an all-graded stakes Pick 4 that concludes with the Regret. The Pick 5 will cover Races 5-9. Both the Pick 4 and Pick 5 are 50-cent minimum bets.