Record Hollywood Pick Six Payout Tops $1.5M
Updated: Saturday, June 3, 2006 7:43 PM
Posted: Saturday, June 3, 2006 12:34 PM
The Pick Six paid a Hollywood Park record $1,540,401 Friday night to one winning ticket following a two-day carryover.
There were three live tickets entering the night's eighth and final race. Investingold, the 7-1 third choice in the field of 12 and one of three horses covered, scored a front-running victory, denying players another shot at the huge payoff. The Pick Six pool totaled $1,826,675.
The previous highest Pick Six payoff was $1,312,808 on May 19, 2004. There were two winning tickets as the pool was a Hollywood Park-record $4,161,483.
Most Pick Six players were aiming for five winners following a victory by longshot Getnhotnhere ($82.40) in Friday night's first leg. The other winners were Unusually Chic ($11.80), Bullet Train ($5.40), Unbeatable East ($21.60), Santa Fe ($21.40), and Investingold ($17).
In the featured seventh race, Irish-bred Sante Fe rallied in the stretch under jockey Michael Baze to win the $51,000 allowance test by a nose over Miracle Maker.
Sante Fe, trained by Matt Chew, won for the first time in three North American starts, paying $21.40, $7.80, and $3. Miracle Maker returned $4.80 and $2.80, while the show payoff on even-money favorite Mr. Wolverine was $2.40.
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