Peter Callahan’s Hitechnoweenie surged to the front at the head of the stretch en route to a 5 ¼-length victory over favored Pedestrian in the $50,936 feature
for fillies and mares on Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Ken McPeek
and ridden by Robby Albarado
, Hitechnoweenie completed the 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:45.02.
Hitechnoweenie is a
3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Harlan’s Holiday out of the Meadow
Monster mare Hi Tech Honeycomb. With a record of 6-2-0-1,
Hitechnoweenie increased her earnings to $73,122 with
Thursday’s $31,200 winner’s check.
Hitechnoweenie returned $14, $6 and $3.40. Pedestrian, ridden by Corey Lanerie
, returned $3.20 and $2.60 and finished a nose in front of Tap Twenty One
, who paid $2.80 to show under Alan
A single day
record total of $1,114,065 was bet into the Super Hi-5 on the day’s
final race in which bettors are required to pick the top five finishers
in order. A total of $303,033 was carried over from
Derby Day and another $811,032 was added to the pot Thursday. A late
scratch of the No. 1 horse, Star of Kitalpha
, resulted in $352,753 in refunds.
The winning combination of 3-9-2-8-5 returned $1,094.80 on a $1 ticket.
The previous record one day Super Hi-5 pool was $1,032,658 on May 6, 2009 that featured a carryover of $251,856.