July – People’s Pick 6 Gathers Momentum!

SP readers get behind the bid to win the big one

The response to the Sporting Post Durban July People’s Pick Six Perm has already exceeded all expectations.

Last week we announced the Sporting Post readers bid to win a share of the R15 million July day Pick 6 action and the response has been inspiring, to say the least.

Co-ordinator extraordinaire and punting professor emeritus William Milkovitch has been inundated with contributions, suggestions, selections and informed input – just as we had hoped he’d be.

He provided an update on the timetable:

“Good afternoon Sporting Post Bloggers,

Going forward, I’ll send out a group e-mail early Thursday evening updating all participants about pool size, stake money not yet received & number of participants.

On Friday morning, just after 9am, I’ll send out a 2nd group e-mail showing the polling results of all your selections & the proposed perm.

I’m sure many of you have realized that it is possible that we might land up with a pooled result of  Field x Field x Field x Field x Field x Field.

If that scenario comes to fruition, there is no need to be concerned as we’ll have a 6 hour window to exchange ideas via e-mail.

We might even consider a very low % perm to cover each and everyone’s selection and then a thinner second ‘wise guys’ perm to attain a 100 % ticket.

Obviously if that happens, the majority of the kitty will be spent on the 100 % perm.

Remember if 4 big bombs arrives it will be a +R 5 000 000 payout irrespective of a pool of R 14 000 000 or R 20 000 000.

So, our 2% ticket of a R 6 254 000 guessed payout, split into your pro rata share, is still better than a slap in the face or walking home from Greyville in tears.

It follows, that for example, your 1% equity of the All Inclusive perm will result in a (R 125 080 @ 1%)  = R1 250.80 pay packet. At worst, you can still buy your spouse/boy-girlfriend a few Woolworths vouchers.

In addition to the proposed perm, I’ll also show the full structure of everybody’s estimated equity in our PEOPLES PERM (via private e-mail)

It is important for you to ask these sort of question via my e-mail only, otherwise we’ll unduly burden The Editor with technical stuff not related to racing news.

Now, back to today, I’m confident that we’ll have at least 50+ participants with a kitty in excess of R 40 000.

Laters and thank you All.”

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