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Bet the Derby: TwinSpires.com offers a guaranteed $500,000 Kentucky Derby Day Pick 6

| Brisnet Editorial | 05/05/2012 #
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Churchill Downs and TwinSpires.com have partnered to offer a $500,000 guarantee on the Pick 6 pool on Kentucky Derby Day via a wager named the “TwinSpires.com $500,000 Guaranteed Derby Day Pick 6.” 

The Pick 6 sequence on Derby Day is “shaping up to offer tremendous wagering opportunities,” said Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery. “We’re delighted TwinSpires.com has stepped up to the plate to make the wagering menu even more attractive to bettors all over the world.”

The Pick 6, which is a $2 minimum wager, will cover races 6-11 on Derby Day, Saturday May 5, 2012. Race 6 is scheduled for 1:19 p.m. ET. In a Pick 6 wager, players pick the winners of six sequential races for a chance to share in the winnings pool. To participate or learn more, go to www.twinspires.com.

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