Saratoga $273,760 Double Pick 6 Carryover Players' Pool

The TwinSpires Players' Pool will go after the $273,760 Double Pick 6 Carryover at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, August 29.

The Players' Pool will use it's expert wagering strategies to work for you by offerring a $50,000 (cap) pool. The pool will utilize those funds to select the group tickets that 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 $273,760 Players' Pool Wrap Up

There were two winners of the Saratoga Pick 6 on Thursday worth $424,936 each, and the TwinSpires Players Pool had neither of those tickets.

We leaned heavily on singles in races 9 (Roses For Romney) and 11 (Brandys Secret) and neither won.

One horse we didn't lean on was Kingston Bay in race 7 (leg 2), who paid $4.10 to win. The panel felt strongly that if Brandy's Secret didn't win then any of them could, and that came to fruition when Hunters Forward upset the final leg. Liking Kingston Bay more may have allowed us to connect the dots.

Congrats to the two winners out there. Here's hoping we're next.

Saratoga $273,760 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.