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Racing resumes Saturday at Churchill Downs with a 12-race program that begins at 1 p.m. ET and will include multiple large carryovers in multi-race wagers.
There is a massive $317,738 carryover in the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot to chase on Races 7-12 after Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards had a double disqualification in Friday’s finale. If the result stood with Presidential Tweet crossing the wire first, the full jackpot would have been paid. Instead, both President Tweet and runner-up New Colossus were disqualified for interference in deep stretch, and third-place finisher Laser Loop was promoted to first, which triggered the massive full carryover.
Now THIS is going to raise a real stink, and deservedly so.
The #ChurchillDowns stewards just posted a (very questionable) DOUBLE DQ in the Friday finale, giving the win to No. 9 Laser Loop … and instead of the Single 6 jackpot being emptied by one winner, it’s saved … (1/2) https://t.co/l4JCvdYbyb
— Marty McGee (@DRFMcGee) November 23, 2018
If the jackpot is not hit by a single winning combination on Saturday, there will be an enormous mandatory payout on Sunday’s 12-race finale.
Also, there is a $49,200 carryover in Saturday’s late Pick 5 on Races 8-12 because Friday’s middle Pick 5 was not hit.
Saturday’s card is led by the 92nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, a 2019 Kentucky Derby prep. Billed as “Stars of Tomorrow II,” each of the 12 races is exclusively for 2-year-olds that may have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next spring’s Derby and Kentucky Oaks.