01/27/2011 6:13PM

Santa Anita: Dead-heat in 3rd


Sporting Art (7-2) and Hey Elvis (3-2) finished in a dead-heat for first in Thursday's third race, a $50,000 claimer over a mile on turf.

Through much of the stretch run, Sporting Art (ridden by Joe Talamo) appeared to have a slight lead on Hey Elvis (Rafael Bejarano), but at the wire, they were even. Sporting Art paid $3.80 to win, while Hey Elvis returned $2.80. They were timed in 1:33.91, and finished a length in front of Celtic New Year in the field of six.

The third race was the first leg of a pick six that had a pool of $138,761.

Waltzing With Blue, who finished fifth, was claimed for $50,000 by Mike Mitchell. Waltzing With Blue has won 4 of 20 starts and has been claimed three times in the last year.