A special two-day $1 Pick 6 including stakes races from Churchill Downs and Ellis Park highlights Saturday’s Arlington Million Day wagering menu at Churchill Downs.
Billed as the “Bluegrass Pick 6,” the all-stakes, six-race sequence with a low 15% takeout and mandatory payout will showcase Saturday’s $500,000 Beverly D. (Grade I), $200,000 Lady Tak and $1 million Arlington Million (GI) from Churchill Downs and Sunday’s $125,000 Groupie Doll, $100,000 Audubon Oaks and $200,000 Ellis Park Derby from Ellis Park. (Note: entries for the Sunday’s card at Ellis Park will be drawn Thursday)
The unique two-day wager, hosted by Churchill Downs, begins with Race 5 on Saturday at approximately 3:01 p.m. (all times Eastern).
The betting menu for Saturday’s 11-race card also features three 50-cent Pick 5s with a low 15% takeout (Races 1-5; Races 4-8; and Races 7-11), three 50-cent Pick 4s (Races 2-5; Races 5-8; and Races 8-11) and the 20-cent Derby City 6 (Races 6-11), which will be paid to the most winners in Saturday’s six-race series.
Win, Place, Show, Exacta, 50-cent Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Daily Double and 50-cent Pick 3 wagers will be offered every race (on all races that qualify under Kentucky statutes for minimum field size) and the $1 Super Hi-5 will be offered in Saturday’s last race.
Thanks to cooperation from Ellis Park, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky horsemen, Churchill Downs Racetrack is hosting the Arlington Million and Beverly D. for the first time. They were previously run at Arlington Park until the racetrack closed in 2021.
Gates at Churchill Downs on Saturday will open at 11:30 a.m. and the first of 11 races will be 12:45 p.m. The final race is scheduled for 6:25 p.m.
All races will be televised live as part of NYRA and FOX Sports’ Saratoga Live programming on FS1 from 12:30-3 p.m., FS2 from 3-6 p.m. and FS1 from 6-7 p.m.
Tickets for general admission and first floor seating are $14. Reserved seating starts at $17 and reserved dining starts at $82. To purchase tickets, visit www.churchilldowns.com/tickets.