11/19/2005 12:00AM

125 hit for $32K in Churchill pick 6


A total of 125 winning $2 tickets, each worth $32,865.20, were sold Saturday on the pick six at Churchill Downs, where a single-day track record of $4,004,157 was poured into a burgeoning jackpot that had not been won the nine previous racing days.

The carryover of $1,694,336 into the Saturday card was a track record.

There were no major surprises in the six-race sequence, with the highest mutuel coming on Sundrop, a 7-1 shot who won the Cardinal Handicap, the second-to-last race of the pick six. Two of the winners were favored.

Starting with the fifth race, the winning horses were Aly's Commander ($9.60), For Always ($9), Admiral's Arch ($14.60), Road Show ($7), Sundrop ($17.20), and Arch Assault ($3.80). The winning numbers were 1-5-1-1-9-2. Road Show and Arch Assault were the winning favorites.

Ten of the perfect tickets were sold ontrack. Each $2 ticket with five of six winners returned $228.80.

The single-day pick six handle easily surpassed the former Churchill record of $2,035,975, set May 6, 2004. The North American record for a one-day pick six handle was set on March 3, 2004, when nearly $5.9 million was bet at Santa Anita following a three-day carryover.

The carryover of nearly $1.7 million was close to the North American record of more than $1.8 million, set in 1991 at Santa Anita. The record for the largest winning pick six ticket, more than $3 million, was set at the 1999 Breeders' Cup at Gulfstream Park.