VINTON, La. – Delta Downs’ richest race day of the year will take place on Saturday when the track hosts the 14TH running of the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) for 2-year-olds competing at 1-1/16 miles. There is a special early post time on Jackpot Day of 1:45 p.m. Central Time.
As part of the special 11-race Jackpot Day program worth total purse money of more than $2.3 million, Delta Downs is offering a guaranteed $200,000 Jackpot Day Pick 4 wager the features the nation’s lowest take out rate of just 12%. The Jackpot Day Pick 4 will take place on races 4 – 7 and is a .50-cent minimum wager. Complete past performances for the Pick 4 can be found at www.deltadownsjackpot.com.
The Jackpot Day Pick 4 sequence of races is listed below along with scheduled post times.
Race 4 $250,000 Delta Mile Post Time 3:13 PM CT
Race 5 $75,000 Sam’s Town Post Time 3:43 PM CT
Race 6 $400,000 Delta Downs Princess (Gr. III) Post Time 4:15 PM CT
Race 7 $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) Post Time 4:45 PM CT
The Jackpot Day Pick 4 begins with the $250,000 Delta Mile for 3-year-olds and up featuring the 2013 winner of the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot, Rise Up. The second leg will be the $75,000 Sam’s Town for 3-year-olds and upward competing at seven furlongs. The third leg is the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess (Gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies, going one mile and the final leg will be the featured $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) for 2-year-olds traveling 1 1/16 miles.
The 5-2 morning line favorite for the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot is Gunnevera, who will break from post position six for trainer Antonio Sano. Nationally renowned jockey Javier Castellano will get the mount. Gunnevera won the Saratoga Special (Gr. II) in August before finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Futurity (Gr. I) at Keeneland in his last start.
During the first 13 editions of the Jackpot Day Pick 4 there have been some monster payoffs. In 2006, when Birdbirdistheword won, it produced a staggering return of $22,225.80 for a $2 winning ticket, the largest in Jackpot history.
Live television coverage of the entire Delta Downs Jackpot Day program, including the Pick 4, can be seen on TVG nationally. The $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot race will also be featured live as ‘The Race of the Week’ on Sirius XM Radio Saturday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. CST. Fans can find the race on Sirius XM channel 93 The Rush between 3-5 p.m. CT.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.