Legit Winners Could Win
By Earl
The Arlington Park race track, and its parent company, Churchill Downs, Inc., have had a petition filed against them in the United States District Court by the Breeders’ Cup organization to “distribute winnings to 78 remaining ticket holders who correctly selected five of six horses in the Ultra Pick Six wager on the Breeders’ Cup program,” in October.

Each of the 78 winners have already been paid a total of $4,606.20, but that payout has been regarded as an “initial” payment by the Breeders’ Cup people. If the petition succeeds in court, each of the 78 winning ticket holders would receive an additional $39,331, plus interest.

The pool lost $3,067,821.60 to Derrick Davis, who had presented a fraudulent winning ticket after working the sham with Autotote employees Chris Harn and Glen DaSilva. The three fraudsters have pleaded guilty in criminal court and await sentencing.

“The rightful owners have been waiting nearly three months to receive what is theirs,” said Breeders’ Cup President D. G. Van Clief Jr. and Arlington Park President Steve Sexton in a joint statement.

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