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Bettors Pump Record $633,446 Into Pick 5 At Golden Gate Fields
Spurred by a carryover of $149,941, bettors pumped a record $633,446 into the Pick 5 pool Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
A 50-cent bet, the Pick 5 requires handicappers to pick the winners of the final five races on the card. A perfect Pick 5 ticket eluded punters last weekend, setting up Thursday’s attractive carryover.
After having three days to study past performance lines, handicappers figured to attack the Pick 5 with a vengeance and they didn’t disappoint. Fans that correctly selected the winners of races three through seven Thursday received a payoff of $1,102.85 for each winning 50-cent ticket, of which there were 630.
The winners in the Pick 5 sequence were Myeyesonyou ($7.20), Irene’s Cherub ($28.40), All About Adam ($8.40), Hollanita ($4.00), and Some Kind of Ride ($5.00).
Trainer Aggie Ordonez continued her winning ways Thursday when she took the seventh race Some Kind of Ride, a first-time starter who romped home by seven lengths in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden claiming dash. Ordonez has now won with seven of her last 11 starters.
Racing continues Friday at Golden Gate Fields. Post time is 12:45 p.m.
Golden Gate Fields 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 is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.