With a massive mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in Friday's 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, with first post time for a nine-race card set at 12:30 p.m.
Even though Thursday's Rainbow Six sequence endured a total of 14 program scratches, mainly as a result of heavy rains, $199,909 in “new” money was bet today, creating a total live money Rainbow Six pool of $1,699,756.
There were 117 consolation tickets today with six winners, each worth $910.30. (Through 21 racing days, the average daily payout on Santa Anita's 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot has been $7,560.60.
With no rain forecast for Friday, Rainbow Six field size stands at better than eight horses per race. Friday's Rainbow Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time 2 p.m. PT.
Although rain is predicted for Saturday's 10-race card, all 10 races will be run on the main track, including the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, which has been carded as race six and the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, which goes as the ninth race.
Should there be no Single Ticket winner on Friday, track officials project Saturday's mandatory payout Jackpot pool could reach $15 million.
For additional information, including entries for both Friday and Saturday, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
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