12/31/2016 8:04PM

Disqualification gives single ticket holder pick six hit


ARCADIA, Calif. - The pick six was hit by a single ticketholder for $313,208 at Santa Anita on Saturday, a result decided after a disqualification in the ninth race.

Jill Madden, a 5-1 shot, finished first in the ninth race for maiden claimers, but was disqualified and placed second behind favored Lucky Dolly. The stewards conducted an inquiry and decided in a majority decision that Jill Madden lugged in through the stretch and cost Lucky Dolly a better placing. The two fillies were separated by a neck at the wire.

Had Jill Madden kept the win there would have been carryovers in the main pick six pool and the single ticket jackpot pool. As a result of the disqualification, the entire pool was paid out Saturday. The day began with a carryover of $212,103 in the single ticket pool.

Saturday’s card was the first time the single ticket portion of the pool was paid since the meeting began Monday.

Track officials said the winning pick six ticket was purchased for $108 through the TVG account wagering system.

The winners of Saturday’s pick six races were Goodyearforroses ($7.60), Warren’s Super Cat ($40.60), Sheer Flattery ($7.60), Dead Easy ($28.40), Decked Out ($11) and Lucky Dolly ($8.40). Lucky Dolly was the only winning favorite.

With the addition of the single ticket provision this winter, 70 percent of the net pool is dedicated to tickets with six winners, or into a carryover; 15 percent is paid to consolation tickets; and 15 percent is paid to a single ticketholder, or into a carryover pool until there is a single winning ticket, or a mandatory payout day.