03/15/2014 8:24PM

Santa Anita pick six pays $77,394 to 10 winners


ARCADIA, Calif. -- Fueled by a two-day carryover of $226,505, another $1 million was bet into the pick six on Saturday at Santa Anita, and 10 tickets correctly had the tricky sequence and were rewarded with a payoff of $77,394.20.

There were 373 tickets with five of six correct, each worth $630.

Longshots and mid-priced horses dominated the first five legs, including Let Faith Arise in the featured Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes. The only favorite to prevail came in the finale, when Whine for Wine got up late to win, returning $3.80.

Richard Cadena More than 1 year ago
Walter, Agree with your comment, but maybe for additional reasons. The real journalists and/or historians will most likely point to the closing of Hollywood Park Race Track as a turning point in horse racing. A few East Coast Luddites, including some at the DRF, lacked the larger vision to see that though they were getting rid of a synthetic track in reality Hollywood Park’s closing was a major failure for horse racing on a national level. Santa Anita may have thought they would benefit from Hollywood Park's demise; after all, they had already converted back to dirt racing. Instead, horse racing on the West Coast has not gotten any better and seems to be contracting. And the injuries to horses keep on coming. What happened at Hollywood Park could be a bellwether for the other tracks, including on the East Coast. No love lost between the East and West Coast. For every inch forward, horse racing takes 10 steps backwards. One less major race track means hundreds or thousands fewer race goers.
Walter More than 1 year ago
You are correct. The closing of Hol is a major loss. Think of how hot it will be in June at SA. People forget that that Inglewood has much cooler temps than Arcadia in the summer. It won't be good for the horses or humans involved.
Walter More than 1 year ago
A 2 day carryover of 226k going into a Saturday, and only 1million gets added in? That is extremely weak. Maybe just another sign that CA racing is nearing the end. There was a time I would've felt sorry to see it go. But it's not the same anymore. RIP CA racing.
Hail No More than 1 year ago
The one day was 77g's, I think, so the total after 2 days doe's seem light.