Saratoga $245,278 Double Pick 6 Carryover Players' Pool

The TwinSpires Players' Pool will go after the $245,278 Double Pick 6 Carryover at Belmont Park on Wednesday, July 24.

The Players' Pool will use its expert wagering strategies to work for you by offering a $50,000 (cap) pool.  The pool will utilize those funds to select the group tickets that the contributing members share proportionately. TwinSpires Players can jump into the pool for as little as $10. Don't get shut out!

The Players' Pool is designated to be educational and fun and in no way guarantees a winning wager.

Saratoga $245,278 Double Pick 6 Carryover Players' Pool Wrap Up

The players pool wagered $50,020 on the pick 6 on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course, hitting a perfect six-for-six on one ticket worth $60,903 plus five-of-six on another 24 tickets worth $388.50 each for a gross return of $70,227 and $55,002 after automatic federal withholding of 25% applied to the $60,903 payout. Players Pool contributors received $10.99 for each $10 wagered.

The perfect ticket involved leaning on fewer horses in races 5, 9, and 10 than the main ticket while using four additional horses in race 6. It was one of those additional horses who provided the biggest fireworks in the sequence, as Seal Cove won and paid $23.20. That ticket also included 20 consolation payouts while the main ticket cashed four consolations.

The Players Pool employed a multiple ticket strategy for this Pick 6 as a way to lean on its strongest opinions: Mainly 1, 4, 6, 8 in race five and 4, 6 in the featured ninth race. Even for a $50,000 pool, it’s impossible to use every horse the team thinks has a chance of winning, but leaning on our top picks in those two races allowed us to use Seal Cove prominently at better than 10-to-1. For more information on wagering strategy and promotions, visit our blog.

Saratoga $245,278 Double Pick 6 Carryover Players' Pool Panel

Ed DeRosa
- Ed is the Director of Marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services ( and a lifelong Thoroughbred racing enthusiast and astute handicapper. Ed joined Churchill Downs Inc. following nine years as a writer and editor with Thoroughbred Times. Ed will serve as “Captain” of the Players’ Pool for all major events including Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and any other major multi-day carryover pools.

Michael Beychok - Michael is a lifelong horse racing enthusiast who reached the pinnacle of the sport as a horseplayer when winning the 2011 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas after qualifying on His prizes included $1-million and an Eclipse Award. He is a horse owner and breeder who works in the direct mail business.

James Scully - James Scully is editor of The Handicapper's Edge & The Bloodstock Journal on A lifelong University of Kentucky fan, James attended his first Kentucky Derby in 1981 (Plesant Colony) and hit this year's Derby superfecta for $28,542 .

Players' Pool History

The TwinSpires Players' Pool has been an ongoing, unique offering of since 2009, but it's rich history dates back as early as 2004 with AmericaTab.

The Pool has had several scores over the years including hitting the 2007 Kentucky Derby Pick 6 twice for over $460,000, taking down two New York carryovers in 2010 for over $400,000 each as well as capturing over $300,000 on the Thursday following the 2011 Kentucky Derby which featured a massive Pick 6 carryover.

The pool is an exciting, easy way to learn more about online wagering, betting exotic wagers and playing the horses.  The Players' Pool is designated to be educational and fun and in now way guarantees a winning wager.