3-year-olds, 1 3/16 miles
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md.
Sat., May 19 ”¡ 3:04 p.m. PDT NBC-TV
|Point GivenÂ Â||5-2|
|AP ValentineÂ Â||10-1|
|Dollar BillÂ Â||10-1|
|Richly BlendedÂ Â||20-1|
|Percy HopeÂ Â||20-1|
|Mr. JohnÂ Â||30-1|
|Bay EagleÂ Â||30-1|
Tote equipment rings up winners for Churchill Downs, OTB parlors
The sun shone brightly on racing’s Old Kentucky Home for this year’s Kentucky Derby, even as officials feared that a glitch would knock out the totalizator machines that issue the tickets and record the wagers.
It had happened a year earlier at Pimlico because of an on-track power failure, and more recently, a glitch incapacitated the operations at the Fair Grounds.
But when Churchill’s card was completed, and $127 million in total wagers were recorded for the two-day weekend that involved both the Derby and its sister feature, the Kentucky Oaks, management heaved a sigh of relief.
For the eighth straight year, equipment provided by Anchor Gaming’s (SLOT) subsidiary, United Tote, established a two-day record of handling wagers from around the world. More than 700 racetracks, off-track betting sites, and simulcast facilities offered the Oaks-Derby race cards through 56 wagering systems directly linked to United Tote’s system at Churchill Downs.