Hollywood pays wrong superfecta

Updated: July 17, 2011, 12:00 AM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form



INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The winning superfecta in the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park on Saturday was incorrectly posted on the toteboard, and the wrong numbers were paid out to bettors for approximately two minutes before racing officials caught the mistake, according to track stewards.

Initially, the toteboard showed a winning combination of 5-4-8-7 for Irish Gypsy, Ultra Blend, Tanda and Washington Bridge. But after a review from stewards and placing judges, the mistake was caught. Mildly Offensive was the actual fourth-place finisher. The correct winning combination was 5-4-8-6.

Mildly Offensive finished a nose in front of Washington Bridge for fourth place.

"The minute we noticed it we called mutuels and had them stop and recalculate and had them put up the correct number," said steward Kim Sawyer.

It was not immediately known how many bettors collected winnings on the incorrect combination, which was displayed as a payoff of $847.80 for $1. Most superfecta tickets are sold in 10-cent increments, which would have been worth $84.78 on the incorrect combination.

The $1 payoff on the correct combination was $611.30, or $61.13 for 10 cents.