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Red Mile to offer $20,000 guaranteed Pick-4 Thursday
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - by Gabe Prewitt, for The Red Mile

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Lexington, KY --- Despite having the largest Pick-4 pool of the 2014 season at more than $11,200 on Sunday evening (Aug. 31), fans were only able to come up with three of four winners in the wager, creating a $6,347 carryover into the Thursday night card (Sept. 4) at The Red Mile.

The sequence began with a second choice, Noha (Brad Hanners), who returned $7.00 for the win in an overnight event, followed by 4-5 favorite Tinder (Tyler Smith), who won his third consecutive by taking the $175,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old colt trotters.

Even with the large amount of live tickets heading into the third leg after the formful beginning, it didn’t take long to send everyone overboard with Always A Tiger sneaking up the inside for a nose victory on the off track at 65-1 ($132.80) for driver Don Harmon.

With only the one longshot, there were zero live tickets heading into the fourth and final leg, and even the 3-2 favorite, Fudge (Dave Palone), could not aid anyone in making a big score after an easy victory.

The Red Mile, in conjunction with the USTA Strategic Wagering Program, is happy to announce the Pick-4 will have a $20,000 guaranteed pool for Thursday evening (Sept. 4).

Race reviews can be found for the Thursday night card by clicking here.

The Pick-4 is a nightly wager covering races six–nine, with a minimum of $1. The Pick-4 features a guaranteed pool of $5,000 every Sunday night.

Live racing continues at The Red Mile on Thursday and Sunday evenings with a first post of 7 p.m. Grand Circuit racing begins Thursday (Sept. 25).

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