07/02/2007 11:00PM

Record Hollywood pool split 13 ways


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - On a day when betting pools reached record levels, the Hollywood Park pick six returned $576,040 to each of 13 ticket-holders on Monday.

Pick six interest was at an all-time high nationwide following a record four-day carryover of $3,274,505 from Thursday through Sunday. Bettors added a record $7,596,347 to the pool on Monday, creating an overall pool of $10,870,852, a North American record.

According to Hollywood Park officials, two tickets were purchased ontrack by the same person and two tickets were purchased at Los Alamitos by separate ticket-holders. The location of the other nine tickets was not immediately known.

The winners of Monday's pick-six races were Skipaslew ($4.20), Pressthepace ($11.20), Outlaw Jones ($13.80), Lt. Lorraine ($6.80), Desire to Excel ($13.20), and Extreme Notice ($39.80). Skipaslew and Lt. Lorraine were the only winning favorites.

Consolation tickets with 5 of 6 winners were worth $2,240. The pool distributed to bettors was lower than the $10.8 million overall pool, allowing for the reduction of takeout.

Going into the last race, there could have been a carryover of $7,488,839 if 73-1 Uncle Bucky had pulled an upset. He was third early, but finished last in a field of 14. Had the 25-1 outsider Warren's Ruler won the race, there would have been one winning ticket. Warren's Ruler finished sixth after racing as close as third in the stretch.

Monday's total pick-six pool surpassed the previous North American record of $7,303,848 set at Santa Anita in March 2004, following a three-day carryover of more than $1.4 million. Bettors added $5,889,112 to the pool that day.

The Breeders' Cup had a record single-day pick-six pool of $6,494,193 at the 1998 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs, a day when the pool was guaranteed to reach $5 million.

Monday's pick-six carryover led to substantially higher business figures at Hollywood Park. The ontrack attendance - 5,511 - and ontrack handle - $1,849,818 - were nearly double what could have been expected on an otherwise sleepy Monday. The all-sources handle, including venues throughout the nation as well as Internet and telephone betting, reached $18,407,581, one of the highest of the spring-summer meeting.