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  /  Backstretch Buzz   /  MANDATORY DISTRIBUTION OF THE CARRYOVER JACKPOT IN THE PHILLY BIG 5 WAGER ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH DURING PARX MADNESS

MANDATORY DISTRIBUTION OF THE CARRYOVER JACKPOT IN THE PHILLY BIG 5 WAGER ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH DURING PARX MADNESS



Bensalem, PA – On Wednesday, March 9thParx Racing will have a mandatory distribution in the Philly Big 5 carryover jackpot. This will coincide with the third and final day of “Parx Madness”, three straight days of racing featuring seven added stakes races, eight starter handicaps and enhanced purses.

The jackpot wager is a Pick 5 format and is always held on the last five races of the day. The Philly Big 5 on Wednesday, March 9th will begin in Race 7 and has overnight entry field sizes of 12, 10,10,13,13.

The current carryover jackpot is $443,195.70 going into the next week of live racing which begins on Monday, March 7th with an eleven-race card. Post time is 12:55 p.m. ET.

The Philly Big 5 will also be offered as a wager on Monday and Tuesday next week but will not carry a mandatory distribution designation.

Contact: Chris Griffin

                Parx Racing

                267-223-3290

Philly Big 5

HOW IT WORKS

  • Pick-5 Format
  • $.50 bet
  • 15% takeout
  • Single ticket, with all 5 correct, required to take net pool plus jackpot
  • If no single ticket with all 5 correct, 70% paid to multiple pick-5 tickets (or tickets with most correct) and 30% will carry over to jackpot pool
  • Scratches get post time favorite
  • Surface change from turf to dirt will have no effect on Philly Big 5 wager