03/31/2013 7:46PM

Santa Anita: $88,000 pick six carryover to greet bettors Thursday


ARCADIA, Calif. - The new racing week at Santa Anita will begin on Thursday with a pick six carryover of $88,542. The carryover was confirmed after Boller Bomb ($32) and Warren’s Goldie ($13.40) won the sixth and seventh races on Sunday.

Thursday’s pick six covers the third through eighth race on a program that begins at 1 p.m. Pacific. The Thursday program is the first day of a four-race racing week that includes Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby program.

Thursday’s pick six attracted fields of 7, 6, 8, 8, 8 and 10. The final race, a maiden claimer over five furlongs for 3-year-olds, drew 12 entrants, but will be limited to 10 runners.

The top race on Thursday is the seventh race, an optional claimer on the hillside turf course which drew a field of eight.

Vincent Silos More than 1 year ago
why could Florida get full fields while California could barely get 8 runners? Is it too late to attract the younger generation? I myself am reluctant to go to the tracks and spend about $20 on parking, entrance, program. The younger generation say they could go to a casino and put that $20 on the slots. Pretty soon, we would be relegated to second class status behind the back east tracks. I weep for California racing. Training costs are high, new owners need incentives to get into the business, the racetracks should think about how to reel in new owners. Larger fields = more interest in betting. Golden gate should merge with Southern California to have bigger fields. The Golden Gate Assoc should be given a slot in So Cal for this to work.
AZ Wildcat More than 1 year ago
Wait until the government pulls the rug out from under the slot fueled race tracks, and they will. Watch Woodbine, New York is next.
Vincent Silos More than 1 year ago
Does Woodbine have the benefit of a Casino? Maybe California should do same considering that schools supposedly benefit from gambling
Quite A Dude More than 1 year ago
Why? Because there are not enough owners willing to, guaranteed, lose thousands and thousands of dollars to run a horse in California.. When a vet bill averages a thousand a month to train a HEALTHY horse you know there is something seriously wrong with California Racing.......
Vincent Silos More than 1 year ago
Late 70's, Trainer Golden Gate/Bay Meadows $60/day, included was Training, food and groom. Vet was extra. SoCal was $100/day. 12K claiming purse was about 8k. Grandstand was packed on a good day. I wonder what they are today. Oy vey, gone are the good old days.