Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tioga Raises Guaranteed Pick Six Pool for 2011



Tioga Downs is proud to announce that for the 2011 race season, its "Pick Six Sundays" will return with an even larger guaranteed pool.

In coordination with owner and trainer Peter Kleinhans and the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association, Tioga Downs will now guarantee its Pick Six at $10,000.

The Pick Six at Tioga was guaranteed at $6,000 last year but was given a hike this year to draw more interest to the wager on Sundays.

The same takeout rate of 21% as in 2010 will apply to 2011.

If no one successfully hits the pick six, a consolation payout of 25% of the pool will be paid to ticket holders with the highest number of correct picks.

The first "Pick Six Sunday" is set to kickoff the 2011 race season on Sunday, May 8th with a post time of 1:30 PM.

"We are excited to raise the guaranteed pool up this year on the pick six and give something for our fans to look forward to," said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. "We would like to thank Peter Kleinhans and the STHHA for their support in helping us think of the bettor first and foremost."

Tioga Downs kicks off its sixth season of live racing on Saturday, May 7th (Kentucky Derby Day).

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