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Mandatory Payout of Record Pick 6 Carryover Of $370,287 Highlights Monmouth Park’s Closing Day On Sunday

September 08, 2018

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Closing day at Monmouth Park on Sunday will feature a mandatory payout of a $370,287 Jersey Shore Pick 6 carryover, with the potential for the pool to reach $1 million by the time handicappers finish taking aim at the jackpot on the 13-race card.

The Pick 6 will cover races eight through 13 on the final card of the 52-day meeting. First race post time is 12:50 p.m.

The Jersey Shore Pick 6, a 20-cent base wager, reached its record total because it did not produce the required single winning ticket to collect the entire pool during the first 51 race days. All of the money will be paid out Sunday regardless of the number of winning tickets.

Weather permitting, handicappers face a challenging sequence in the Pick 6, with three races scheduled for the grass and five different distances being contested.

Saturday’s Pick 6 sequence, heavily dominated by short-priced horses, paid $86.32 for 20 cents.

It started with Yes Mz Adah ($2.80) in the 7th race and was followed by Bostaleto ($6.40) in the 8th race, King of Spades ($3.60) in the 9th race, She’s So Fine ($10.60) in the 10th race, Emoticon ($2.40) in the 11th race and Visionary Ruler ($4.40) in the 12th race.

In addition, closing day is also Fan Appreciation Day and marks the first full Sunday of pro football action, with wagering on those game and all sports available in the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill.

For Fan Appreciation Day there will be free Grandstand admission and general parking and half-price Clubhouse admission.

The track will also honor its leading trainer, jockey and owner with winner’s circle presentations.

Jorge Navarro was a runaway winner of an unprecedented sixth straight training title with 83 winners for the meet entering Sunday. He also became the first trainer to double as the top owner since J. Willard Thompson in 2001, with JN Racing Stable boasting a meet-leading 21 winners heading into the last day of live racing.

Jockey Jose Ferrer captured his first Monmouth Park riding title, doing so almost a year to the day of a horrific career-threatening spill at Delaware Park. The 54-year-old journeyman enters Sunday with 91 winners for the meet.