The 2012 Kentucky Derby brought a huge payday to the Pick 6 play at Churchill Downs, thanks not only to the win of I'll Have Another in the Kentucky Derby (the 11th race of the day at Churchill), but a collection of upset wins. A $2 Pick 6 play that hit all six winners of today's races correctly will pay out $675,148.00 to any bettor lucky enough to hit it.
A Pick 6 play picks the winner of six races -- bets can start as cheap as $2, but bettors may pick as many horses as they'd like to win each race at a higher cost. I'll Have Another went off with 15-1 odds, far from the favorites Bodemeister (4-1) and Union Rags (5-1). Combined with the win of Little Mike, a a 12/1 winner in the G1-Woodford Turf Classic, the Pick 6 payout surged.
I'll Have Another's relatively long odds also made all the other 2012 Kentucky Derby payouts lucrative.
For more on the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2012 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come will have analysis of I'll Have Another's Triple Crown chances, and has A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.
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