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TAB turbo-charges thoroughbreds with half-a-million

July 23, 2013
TAB turbo-charges thoroughbreds with half-a-million

The TAB celebrates the final Saturday of the 2012/13 thoroughbred racing season this weekend by offering punters a shot at winning big with its first-ever terminating $500,000 Turbo Pick6.

Taking in two feature gallops meetings – Taumarunui Gold Cup Day at Te Rapa and Ryder Stakes Day at Awapuni – on Saturday, July 27, the Turbo Pick6 is “terminating”, meaning that the entire $500,000 must be won.

“Half-a-million bucks has to go,” says Michael Dore, the TAB’s Head of Race Betting. “Because it’s terminating we’re paying this $500,000 out, so punters will want to make sure they’ve got their tickets to be part of it.”

Saturday’s Turbo Pick6 takes in the final three races from each meeting, including both features – the $80,000 Derek Stephens Memorial Taumarunui Gold Cup (2100m) and the $50,000 Ryder Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds.

Dore says the turbo-charged Pick6 means punters have extra time to get their bets on.

“Because it’s the last three races of each meeting there’s an extra 90 minutes of primetime on Saturday to have a bet. The thing with the Turbo is that the Pick6 will operate very rapidly – every 15 minutes a leg will be run – so it’ll be a really exciting way to see out the last Saturday of the gallops season.”


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