07/31/2013 9:09PM

Del Mar pick six hit for $352,891 by three bettors

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DEL MAR, Calif. - Wednesday’s pick six at Del Mar paid $352,891 to three ticketholders after a 36-1 shot won the sixth race and a strong favorite held on to win by a half-length after holding a four-length lead on the turn in the eighth and final race.

Interest was high in Wednesday’s pick six. There was a carryover of $261,359 from Sunday. Bettors added $1,492,488 on Wednesday.

Track officials said that two winning tickets were purchased through the TVG account-wagering system and one was purchased at Del Mar.

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The winners of the pick six races were Spring Up ($5.20), Almost Better ($16.20), Hotradamus ($12.80), Passing Game ($74.20), California Chrome ($14.40), and Athina Lee ($4.40).

Spring Up and Athina Lee were favored.

Passing Game, racing as a gelding for the first time, was the second-longest shot in the sixth race, an optional claimer for California-breds.

Athina Lee was the only horse covered in the pick six in the final race, a maiden claimer which drew a field of 12. Athina Lee led by four lengths at one point, but was fully extended to hold off 7-1 Flaxen Maiden and provide three ticketholders with a memorable day.