Final Day Of Spring Meet At Churchill Downs Features Carryover, Mandatory Payout In Derby City 6

Bettors have a lucrative $166,087 carryover in the Derby City 6 to chase Saturday for the 12-race closing day program at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

There is a mandatory payout in Saturday’s 20-cent all-stakes Derby City 6, which covers Races 7-12 starting at approximately 3:50 p.m. (all times Eastern) because the Stephen Foster afternoon program doubles as closing day of the 38-day Spring Meet.

The jackpot was $166,087 at the conclusion of Friday’s action.

All monies will be distributed Saturday to ticket holders with the most winners in the six-race series. Track officials estimate the force-out of Saturday’s total Derby City 6 pool should eclipse $1 million with new money.

The last time the jackpot was paid was 16 race days ago on Saturday, May 29 – Stephen Foster Preview Day – when Churchill Downs had a mandatory force-out of the jackpot with a $150,655 carryover. That day’s pool was $1,236,502 and the all-sources handle on the 11-race program eclipsed $14 million.

Takeout on the Derby City 6 is just 15% – one of the lowest multi-race wager takeout rates in American racing – and only costs 20 cents per combination.

Saturday’s closing day sequence features 61 entered horses for an average of 10.2 entries per race:

Race 7: $150,000 War Chant, 3-year-olds, one mile on turf, eight entries
Race 8: $150,000 Debutante (Listed), 2-year-old fillies, six furlongs, 10 entries
Race 9: $150,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III), 2-year-olds, six furlongs, 11 entries
Race 10: $300,000 Wise Dan (Grade II), 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf, 10 entries
Race 11: $600,000 Stephen Foster (Grade II), 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/8 miles, nine entries
Race 12: $150,000 Tepin, 3-year-old fillies, one mile on turf, 13 entries

In addition to the Derby City 6, there is a $14,384 Super Hi 5 carryover in the final race, the Tepin, which also must be paid out to the most winners.

The first of 12 races is 12:45 p.m. and the finale is scheduled for 6:27 p.m.

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