Baltimore, Laurel Players Score Five-Figure Prizes on Racetrax Ponies

Betting strategies vary for two players who won more than $15,000 each on $20 wagers

Two Racetrax fans, one in Baltimore and one in Laurel, had extra reason to cheer as the computer-animated horses rounded the track on Jan. 14. That’s the day when they won prizes of $15,616.50 and $26,371 respectively on the Maryland Lottery game.

The winner from Laurel placed a Superfecta bet on four middle-odds horses – 9, 6, 4 and 7 – to finish in order over a span of 20 races. As luck would have it, the computer-generated equines finished exactly that way in one of the races, which brought a payday of $26,371.

The 49-year-old placed his bet on Jan. 13 at 7-Eleven #26800 at 12009 Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel, so the convenience store picks up a bonus from the Lottery of $263.71.

The second winner placed a Trifecta Wheel wager on Jan. 12 for high-odds horses 12, 10 and 11 in a detailed configuration. Her $20 bet for 20 races paid off to the tune of $15,616.50. The 56-year-old’s Lottery retailer, Cherry Hill Liquors at 632 Cherry Hill Road in Baltimore, also earns a bonus of $156.16 from the Lottery.

Retailer bonuses are equal to 1 percent of the prize for selling a winning Racetrax ticket worth $10,000 or more.

Racetrax games run approximately every 5 minutes from 5:15 a.m. until 1:55 a.m. Each game features a dozen thoroughbreds on a track and bet types that are the same as offerings at an actual racetrack.