With more than $1.2 million on the line, there were three “live” tickets eligible to hit Santa Anita's highly coveted 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot going into the final race on Sunday. Of those three, all using three different longshots, 37-1 outsider Magnum Maduro came the closest, finishing third, beaten 5 ¾ lengths.
Thus, the stage is set for a Rainbow Six Jackpot carryover of $992,979 into Friday, day one of a special three-day closing week at Santa Anita. With mandatory payouts the order of the day on closing day, Nov. 4, there's a good possibility fans will be greeted to a multi-million dollar Jackpot as the Autumn Meet draws to a close in seven days.
With a Rainbow Six Jackpot carryover of $912,155 coming into Sunday, $353,029 in “new money” was wagered, creating a total pool of $1,265,184.
Although there were no Single Ticket winners on Sunday, there were six tickets with six Rainbow winners, resulting in a hefty payout of $31,979 each.
Introduced on opening day, Sept. 28, the 20 cent Rainbow Six, which enables players to cover 10-times as many horses as compared to the original two dollar minimum Pick Six, has rewarded players with consistently generous payoffs through 19 racing days.
The following is a sampling of 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six payoffs at the current Autumn Meet:
Sept. 28, (6) each worth $7,336.25;
Sept. 29, (12) each worth $11,189;
Sept. 30, (14) each worth $8,469.20;
Oct. 4, (33) each worth $2,180.75;
Oct. 5, (40) each worth $1,571.85;
Oct. 6, (2) each worth $71,169.10;
Oct. 7, (20) each worth $6,104.70;
Oct. 8, (5) each worth $31,227.30;
Oct. 12, (13) each worth $6,957.50;
Oct. 14, (31) each worth $4,624.30;
Oct. 18, (6) each worth $7,336.25;
Oct. 19, (11) each worth $8,360.20;
Oct. 20, (62) each worth $2,326.90;
Oct. 21, (14) each worth $10,604.40;
Oct. 26 (6) each worth $14,036
Oct. 28 (6) tickets, each worth $31,979.
With day one of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 2, Santa Anita's admission gates will open early at 9 a.m. and first post time for a 10-race card locally is at 12 noon.
Approximate post time for Friday's fifth race, leg one in the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six, is at 2 p.m. PT. Average field size for Friday's Rainbow Six stands at 9.5 horses per race. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
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