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TAKEN FOR A RIDE
L. Jon Wertheim
November 11, 2002
How investigators think two men turned the Breeders' Cup Pick Six into easy pickin's
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November 11, 2002

Taken For A Ride

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How investigators think two men turned the Breeders' Cup Pick Six into easy pickin's

2:14 P.M.
Derrick Davis calls in his bets, picking just one horse in each of the first four races and combining those picks with every horse in the last two.

2:37 P.M.
Betting on Pick Six closes as the first race goes to the post. In that race Domedriver beats heavy favorite Rock of Gibraltar.

4:25 P.M.
Vindication wins the fourth race of the Pick Six. Chris Harn, who now knows the results of the first four races, taps into an Autotote computer and changes Davis's bets to match those results.

5:01 P.M.
Fifth race starts. Before post time, offtrack betting sites send details of their Pick Six wagers to the Arlington Park track computer.

5:41 P.M.
Sixth race starts. Volponi wins the Classic, the final race of the Pick Six.

5:44 P.M.
The Pick Six payout of $428,392 is posted, indicating that there are six winning tickets. All of them are held by Davis.

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