08/01/2012 5:42PM

Saratoga pick six pays $470K to two tickets


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - There were two winning tickets sold on Wednesday's pick six at Saratoga, each returning $470,645.

According to New York Racing Association officials, one of the tickets was sold at Nassau County (N.Y.) Off-Track Betting and the other was purchased at Venezuela OTB through the Maryland hub.

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The day began with a two-day carryover of $239,114 after the wager went unhit Sunday and Monday. On Wednesday, a total of $1,231,951 was bet into the pool.

The winning sequence of 3-5-11-6-1-8 began with the only favorite, Corail ($3.90). The next three winners were all double-digit prices, including Unbridled Command ($15), Giant Sleep ($19.40), and Beautiful But Blue ($15).

Saginaw ($7.30) won the John Morrissey Stakes as the second choice, setting up the finale in which three horses were uncovered.

There were 12 live tickets to Dan and Sheila, who came into the stretch with a clear lead, but he was outfinished by Sinorice ($28) at the wire, giving trainer Nick Zito his first win of the meet.