GT's Early Line

May 15, 2001 10:00 AM

3-year-olds, 1 3/16 miles
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md.
Sat., May 19 ”¡ 3:04 p.m. PDT NBC-TV

Monarchos   9-5
Congaree   5-2
Point Given   5-2
AP Valentine   10-1
Dollar Bill   10-1
Richly Blended   20-1
Percy Hope   20-1
Marciano   15-1
Mr. John   30-1
Griffinite   30-1
Bay Eagle   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.