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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (1/31/07)

Contact: Jim Miller
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Hawthorne Lowers Pick 6 Takeout, Adds Consolation

STICKNEY, IL – Management at Hawthorne Race Course announced that the rules on the takeout and consolation for the Pick 6 wager will be changed for the spring meet.

The Pick 6, a wager popular on each coast, gained popularity in the Midwest last fall with a pair of large carryovers during the Hawthorne meet. With additional horses on the backstretch for the upcoming spring meet, changes to both the takeout and consolation have been made to allow the pool to grow much more quickly. The takeout on the Pick 6 has been lowered from 25% to 16% and a consolation payout of 5 of 6 winners will be added when a perfect ticket is hit.

“By making these changes, we estimate that it will take much less time for the pool to grow to $100,000,” stated John Walsh, Hawthorne’s Director of Simulcasting. “Additionally, for those who play often, we wanted to rewarded our players when they hit on 5 of 6, even when a perfect ticket is hit.”

Walsh also added, “We have seen this wager gain popularity on the West Coast and recently it has gained steam out East as well. We saw the wager build this fall and would like to give it a chance to catch on even more. By lowering the takeout as we have, the ability of the pool to grow very quickly now exists.”

Hawthorne Race Course races live beginning on Friday, February 23 through Sunday, April 29. Hawthorne races every Thursday – Monday, excluding February 26, April 8 & 9. First post daily is 1:10 PM.

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