by Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs
Batavia, NY — As a result of no winning ticket once again on Wednesday (Oct. 17), Batavia Downs will offer a $2,000 guaranteed early Pick-5 pool when racing resumes on Friday (Oct. 19) at the oldest lighted harness track in America.
Friday’s guaranteed pool 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 go directly to that page to access the programs 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.
Please note that post time for the first race Friday is at a special very early time of 4:45 p.m.