“This is not a joke,” said Fair Grounds Vice President & General Manager Eric Halstrom. “We ended up in a situation where we had to offer 18 races on Friday and figured we might as well have some fun with it.”
Friday’s 18-race extravaganza was necessitated by the cancellation of last Thursday’s racing at Fair Grounds. The races lost that afternoon had to be made up by the end of the meet, which concludes with a banner Louisiana Derby Day card on Sunday.
Takeout for the Pick 18 will be 25 percent. Only outlets that use the AmTote totalisator system will be able to offer the Pick 18 to its customers. Fans are encouraged to check with their preferred wagering outlet to confirm whether the bet will be offered.