Racegoers now have one million additional reasons to visit Santa Anita Park on opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, as The Great Race Place will guarantee a $1 million payout to any single ticket winner in the popular 20 cent Pick Six Jackpot, which will be comprised of the final six races on the card.
With a special early first post time of 11:30 a.m. in place to accommodate a blockbuster 10-race program, the opening day Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot will cover races five through 10.
Santa Anita will present a total of five stakes on opening day, with a pair of Grade I, $300,000 races for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, the Malibu and La Brea Stakes (for fillies), leading the way.
Supporting stakes include the Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio and the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf). The fifth opening day stakes is the $75,000 Lady of Shamrock, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.
Approximate post time for opening day's fifth race, leg one in the Pick Six, is at 1:30 p.m. PT.
Entries for opening day will be taken Friday, Dec. 21. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
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