All-stakes Pick 5 leads Stephen Foster night wagering menu

Churchill Downs Barn Notes
June 10, 2019 10:27am

Entries will be taken and post positions will be drawn Wednesday for Churchill Downs' most lucrative race card outside of Kentucky Derby and Oaks days.

The $600,000 Stephen Foster (G2) for older horses hoping to qualify for the Breeders' Cup Classic is the richest of six graded stakes races on Saturday’s special 11-race night racing card that begins at 6 p.m. Purses on the evening total $1.93 million.

 Downs will make it a special night for bettors at Saturday’s “Downs After Dark” as the track offers an all-stakes Pick 5 as part of its special wagering menu.

The all-stakes Pick 5 on Races 5-9 starting at 7:57 p.m. It encompasses the Grade 3 Matt Winn (Race 5) for 3-year-olds; Grade 2 Wise Dan (Race 6) on the turf; Grade 2 Fleur de Lis (Race 7) for distaffers; the Stephen Foster (Race 8); and Regret (Race 9) for sophomore fillies.

There also will be an all-stakes Pick 4 on Races 6-9 starting at 8:30 p.m.

All told, there will be three Pick 5s (Races 1-5, Races 5-9 and Races 7-11) and three Pick 4s (Races 2-5, Races 6-9 and Races 8-11) on the night. Both the Pick 4 and Pick 5 are 50-cent minimum bets.

The 20-cent minimum Single 6 Jackpot will cover Races 4-9 and the $1 Super Hi 5 will be staged on the final race of the night.

NBCSN will televise three live races from 8:30-10 p.m. as part of its 2019 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series TV schedule. The on-site team will include Randy Moss, Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, Donna Brothers, Britney Eurton and Matt Bernier.


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