02/22/2013 6:03PM

Santa Anita pick six hit with unusual ticket


ARCADIA, Calif. - A winning pick six ticket worth $125,783 at Santa Anita on Thursday was purchased for $3,960 and used all of the runners in the last two races, according to documents provided by the California Horse Racing Board.

The ticket was one of four winning tickets on a day when interest was heightened by a carryover of $113,777 from the Monday, Feb. 18 program.

Bettors added $719,486 on Thursday.

The $3,960 winning ticket used a format of 1x3x3x2xALLxALL, the racing board stated. There were 10 starters in the fifth leg, the seventh race, and 11 runners in the eighth race.

Using all of the runners in the seventh race was a pivotal decision for the winning ticketholder after Collation ($60) pulled an upset as the ninth betting choice. The final race was won by favored Banged His Eye ($5).

The ticket keyed Kilat ($8) in the third race, used three selections to find Lets Get Frisky ($43.40) in the fourth, had three selections to find favored Bright Thought ($5) in the fifth and had two picks to win the sixth race with Scary Ride ($12.80).

With two longshot winners in the sequence, some bettors expressed surprise that all of the 11 runners in the last leg were covered in the pick six.

A racing board spokesman indicated that the buyer of the $3,960 ticket purchased three other pick six tickets. The total cost of those tickets exceeded $9,000.

The ticket was purchased through Woodbine’s account wagering system, which processes account wagers for much of Canada, according to the racing board.

The $3,960 winning ticket was the last of four placed through the same account in an eight-minute sequence between 1:50 p.m. and 1:58 p.m., or six minutes before the off time of the start of the pick six, the racing board said.