TORONTO, December 14, 2017 – Christmas will come a few days early for horseplayers, as Woodbine Racetrack has announced a mandatory payout on the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 for Saturday, December 23.
The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover currently sits at $153,104.77 with six-cards remaining ahead of December 23. There will be no freezing of the pool ahead of the mandatory payout.
This will be the second consecutive year that Woodbine has offered a Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on the final card before Christmas.
A mandatory payout on December 23, 2016, which had a carryover of $548,396, saw more than $2 million of new money wagered into the pool. Horseplayers that correctly selected the top-five finishers in order scored a Holiday bonus of $4,842.70 for a $0.20 ticket.
The most recent mandatory payout offered on Woodbine Standardbred product was on October 14 at Mohawk. The carryover that evening was a record $978,779 and horseplayers wagered an additional $2.3 million on the Hi-5.
Winning horseplayers on October 14 got back $2,446.33 for a $0.20 ticket.
The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order and features a $0.20 minimum wager with a 15 per cent takeout. The wager is offered nightly on the final-race of each card.
Live racing continues at Woodbine Racetrack every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Post time is 7:30 p.m.
For more information leading up to the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout, follow @WoodbineSB on Twitter.