the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs
Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), is launching an innovative
new wager, the Jackpot 5, on Saturday, August 17.
Jackpot 5 is an action packed $1 Pick 5 wager available only at
TwinSpires.com. The bet will feature races from multiple race tracks
and will typically be completed within 90 minutes.
The inaugural offering of the Jackpot 5 will feature a $25,000 seeded
carryover pool funded entirely by TwinSpires.com.
are two ways to win with each $1 Jackpot 5 wager. First, in order to
win the Jackpot pool, a player must have the only unique ticket with all
five winners in the Jackpot 5. Second,
there is a Show Pick 5 which pays out to all winning tickets with a
horse that finishes third or better in all five Jackpot 5 races.
are tremendously excited to introduce this innovative wagering
opportunity,” said Jeremy Clemons, TwinSpires.com Vice President of
Marketing. “We anticipate the wager will produce large
carryovers and the opportunity for a life-changing score. Additionally,
by jump-starting the pool with a $25,000 carryover we ensure the wager
is a tremendous value for players.”
first Jackpot 5 on Arlington Million Day will feature the Secretariat,
the Beverly D and the Arlington Million from Arlington Park, as well as
races from Louisiana Downs and Indiana Downs.
TwinSpires.com will be providing free Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances
and free expert analysis for the Jackpot 5. The free handicapping
information along with current carryover information and past results
will be available at www.twinspires.com/Jackpot5.
are thrilled the first TwinSpires.com Jackpot 5 will be on Arlington
Million Day,” said Tony Petrillo, General Manager of Arlington
International Racecourse. “We believe the innovation
of the Jackpot 5 will bring even more attention to one of the country’s
biggest international racing events and our most prestigious races in
the simulcast market.”
currently plans to offer the Jackpot 5 every Friday, Saturday and
Sunday with the first leg usually starting just after 4:00 pm EST. When
the carryover pool in the Jackpot 5
eclipses $500,000, the next Jackpot 5 will convert to a traditional Pick
5 wager and will feature a mandatory payout distributed to all winning