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Preakness Pick 3 Wager To Include Graded Races On May 16-17 Cards
BALTIMORE, 05-07-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it will be adding a Preakness Pick 3 wager next weekend, offering fans a chance to play the best stakes races at Pimlico Race Course.
The Preakness Pick 3 wager will include races over two days-the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) on Friday, May 16 and the $400,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) and $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 17.
“This is an attractive bet,” Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said. “It features three of our six graded races on Preakness weekend. We believe it will be appealing to players around the world.”
The wager has a 50-cent minimum with a takeout of 25.75%.
PIMLICO PICK4 GUARANTEES
• Friday, May 16 Races 9-12 $250,000 gross pool minimum
• Saturday, May 17 Races 5-8 $350,000 gross pool minimum
• Saturday, May 17 Races 9-12 $1.5 million gross pool minimum
Pimlico will continue with the Pimlico Special-Preakness Double, which combines Friday’s 12th race, the Pimlico Special, with Saturday’s race 12, the Preakness. This wager has a $1.00 minimum bet value with a takeout of 21%.
The Pimlico Jackpot Pick 5, currently with a $93,467 carryover, will be forced out on Preakness Day.
About Pimlico Race Course
Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.
Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.