Remington Park bettors experienced two new records during the just-completed 2018 Thoroughbred Season with the largest payouts ever for the Primetime Pick 4 and the Pick 5.
On Oklahoma Classics Night on Oct. 19, Three Chords, at 19-1 odds, won the seventh race at Remington Park; that began a sequence that helped key the largest 50-cent Primetime Pick 4 payout in track history of $78,877.70. It beat the old highest payout record of $39,878, which was a $1 wager, on Oct. 17, 2014.
The rest of that sequence in the Pick 4 on Oklahoma Classics Night was Sydney Freeman (5-2) winning the Oklahoma Classics Distaff in the eighth race, Starling (66-1) taking the Oklahoma Classics Juvenile in the ninth, and She's Shiney (9-1) winning the Oklahoma Classics Lassie in the 10th. One lucky bettor had all four on a ticket, taking down the entire pool after takeout.
On Oct. 26 the Pick 5 sequence was Como Se Llama (3-2 odds) winning the first race, Quality Rocket (5-2) in the second, Norco (4-1) the third, Naivasha (26-1) the fourth and Alternative Slew (7-1) the fifth. That keyed a record payout of $16,747.35 in the Pick 5 and there was only one ticket that had all five winners on it. The previous high-water mark was $15,923.25 on Oct. 15, 2017. The Remington Park Pick 5 is a 50-cent minimum wager.
There also was one other payout in the exotics that nearly reached a track record in the 10-cent superfecta. On Nov. 16 when Slewa Red won the final race of the night at 44-1 odds, he started the dominos falling in causing a huge boxcar payout in the superfecta wager. It paid $18,384.84 for a 10-cent wager. The record payout is $20,251.67, on Oct. 13, 2013.
This year's meet was one that would see 130 payouts of exotic wagers that exceeded at least $1,000 each, almost two a day over the 67 days of racing. Remington Park was consistently listed on Equibase's daily wager payouts page for highest payouts.
Some of the top payouts of the season included the following:
· In the 20-cent Sooner 6ix, a unique ticket pick 6 wager that was begun for the first time in track history on Oct. 5, there were seven times over 41 days that one person had a unique ticket with six of six winners on it. There also was a gigantic payout on the final day ($20,269.38, two tickets) when two people had six of six correct in a mandatory payout situation. The largest payout in the wager this season was $47,147.60 on Nov. 3. That was the culmination of the longest period of days without paying it out to a unique ticket. That sum was paid out on the 13th day of carryovers. Other major five-figure payouts in the bet were $21,460.78; $20,269.38; $12,888.52; $10,512.88 and $10,102.
· Pick 5 – Bettors also experienced some massive wallet-busting payoffs. The top one this meet was $16,747.35. There were six others that paid in excess of $8,000 each – $8,839.20 on Aug. 30; $8,785.80 on Sept. 19; $8,725.95 on Sept. 29; $9,801.70 on Oct. 4; $8,820.40 on Oct. 10, and $8,794.20 on Nov. 30.
· Pick 4 – In the wager on the final four races of the card nightly, other than the record $78,877.70, there were 22 other times that the bet paid out between $1,020 and $12,963.75. The latter was the second-largest payout of the meet in the 50-cent wager on Aug. 30.
· Pick 3 – The largest Pick 3 payout of the meet came on Sept. 6 when a bettor was paid $6,481.80. There were 17 other times when the Pick 3 paid between $1,065.70 and $5,857.
The average payout on a Sooner 6ix wager this meet was $2,448.42 daily; $2,029 on the Pick 5; $2,725.15 on the Pick 4.
Remington Park racing is now on hiatus until the beginning of the 2019 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season on March 8.
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