(Churchill Downs / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

Bettors have a lucrative $224,263 carryover in the Derby City 6 to chase Sunday at Churchill Downs for the Fall Meet’s 12-race closing day program.

There is a mandatory payout in Sunday’s 20-cent Derby City 6, which covers Races 7-12 starting at approximately 3:57 p.m. (all times Eastern). The jackpot was not hit through the first 20 days of the Fall Meet and stood at $224,263 at the conclusion of Saturday’s action.

All monies will be distributed Sunday to ticket holders with the most winners in the six-race series. Track officials estimate the force-out of Sunday’s total Derby City 6 pool to eclipse $1 million with new money.

Takeout on the Derby City 6 is just 15% – one of the lowest multi-race wager takeout rates in American racing – and only costs 20 cents per combination.

Sunday’s closing day sequence features 68 entered horses for an average of 11.3 horses per race:

  • Race 7 (3:57 p.m.): $120,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs (16 entries, 12 to run)
  • Race 8 (4:27 p.m.): $66,000 claiming ($50,000 tag) non-winners of two for fillies and mares at six furlongs (14 entries, 12 to run)
  • Race 9 (4:57 p.m.): $120,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles (13 entries, 12 to run)
  • Race 10 (5:27 p.m.): $134,000 allowance for non-winners of three for 3-year-olds and up at one mile (11 entries)
  • Race 11 (5:56 p.m.): $141,000 allowance/optional claiming ($80,000 tag) for non-winners of three for 3-year-olds and up at seven furlongs (nine entries)
  • Race 12 (6:24 p.m.): $127,000 allowance for non-winners of one other than for fillies and mares at one mile (15 entries, 12 to run)

Past performances are available at www.Brisnet.com or www.ChurchillDowns.com/Handicapping. Fans can wager on the Derby City 6 on track at Churchill Downs; www.TwinSpires.com, the track’s official online wagering platform; other online wagering outlets; and select satellite betting centers throughout North America.

Churchill Downs’ admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m. The first of 12 races is 1 p.m. and the finale is scheduled for 6:24 p.m.

All 12 races on closing day at Churchill Downs are scheduled to be televised on Fox Sports 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fox Sports 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. as part of the “America’s Day at the Races” coverage.