by Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs
Batavia, NY — As a result of no one selecting a winning combination in the early Pick-5 at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Oct. 19), there will be a $7,000 guaranteed early Pick-5 pool when racing resumes at 6 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 20) at the oldest lighted harness track in America.
Saturday’s guarantee is part of the USTA’s Strategic Wagering Program which offers free program pages for those five races under the “Handicapping” tab at www.ustrotting.com. You can access the program pages directly by clicking here.
The Pick-5 is a 50-cent base wager that begins in race one and runs through race five. There is no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners, the entire pool (minus takeout) will be carried over once again.