Charles Town adds pool money for Charles Town Classic bettors

Daily Staff Report –

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — In addition to six stakes worth nearly $2 million, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will also offer a guaranteed $100,000 all stakes Pick 4 covering races 9 through 12 on its April 19 Charles Town Classic card.

The wager covers the final four stakes races on the Charles Town Classic card and requires bettors to select the winner of those four consecutive races. By virtue of guaranteeing the Pick 4, Charles Town will supplement the difference if less than $100,000 is wagered. Charles Town had guaranteed the pool at $50,000 the previous two years, but the new amount represents the first ever six-figure guarantee in West Virginia racing.

Bettors who played the same Pick 4 on the 2013 Charles Town Classic card, and identified winners Down Town Allen ($3.00), Fearsome ($6.60) and eventual Eclipse Award finalists Dance to Bristol ($4.60) and Game on Dude ($2.60) were rewarded to the tune of $89.60 for each winning $2 wager, despite a $2 win parlay on the four paying just $29.60.

The first race on Charles Town Classic day is slated for 5 p.m., with the $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4 commencing in Race 9 and ending with the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic, which is scheduled to go postward at 10:30 p.m.

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