(Edited Press Release)
One winning ticket in Santa Anita’s Feb. 18 Pick Six produced an all-time record track payoff of $3,120,256.
The three-day carryover coming into Monday’s Pick Six of $1,269,223, coupled with the additional $3,337,881 that was bet during the President's Day card, resulted in a total pool of $4,607,104.
The lone winning ticket was purchased through a parimutuel hub based in New Jersey.
The Pick Six, a $2 minimum wager in which players are required to pick the winners of the final six races on the card, was first offered at Santa Anita during the Oak Tree meeting in 1980. The carryover component to the wager was instituted at Santa Anita in 1983.
Monday’s Pick Six was offered on races five through 10. Paparazzi Charm, a 33-1 shot who had been idle since June 1, 2007, took the last race under longshot specialist Saul Arias and paid $69.60 to win. Trained by Roger Stein and owned by Ross McLeod, Paparazzi Charm won by 1 ¼ lengths.
Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Wednesday, with first post time at 1 p.m.