It's not the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but handicappers will have the opportunity for plenty of action May 5 when Churchill Downs continues its spring meet with a pick six carryover of $268,246.
A two-day pick six carryover of $364,152 at Churchill Downs resulted in a $1,220,772 pick six pool for Wednesday's pick six and 92 winning tickets worth $10,894.40 each.
A day after Texas Ranger Rafael Palmeiro homered for the second straight game, Palmeiro snapped a six-race losing streak Wednesday, winning the $55,000 feature race at Hollywood Park by two lengths over Mysterious Cat. Palmeiro's victory followed a series of longshot winners on Wednesday's Hollywood Park card, resulting in a pick six carryover of $102,812 heading into Thursday's program.
A victory by longshot Ladylore in the Melair Stakes, the first leg of Sunday's pick six at Hollywood Park, paved the way for a pick six carryover of $683,636 heading into Wednesday's card. Track officials estimate the pot for Wednesday's pick six wager could approach $3 million.
With Santa Anita switching to twilight racing on Friday and a two-day pick six carryover of $462,042 heading into the card, handicappers will have a couple of extra hours to contemplate their wagers.
Victories Wednesday by longshots Continental Miss and Continental Stitch helped create a pick six carryover of $114,773 heading into Thursday's card at Santa Anita.
No favorites won during Hollywood Park's nine-race card Sunday setting up a pick six carryover for Wednesday's program.
Three longshot winners on Monday at Del Mar helped create a carryover of $134,179 for Wednesday's pick six at the Southern California track. A field of five is entered in Wednesday's feature, the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds.
A rash of longshot winners at Del Mar Saturday created a pick six carryover of $219,478 heading into Sunday's card at the seaside track. The carryover marks the third straight Saturday the pick six has not been hit at a Southern California track.
No perfect tickets for Saturday's pick six at Hollywood Park generated a carryover of $180,091 for Sunday's pick six at the Southern California track. A $170,673 carryover heading into the July 8 Hollywood Park card resulted in a $227,613.40 payout for each $2 bet on the winning combination from a pool of $916,646.
A pick six carryover of $170,673 was generated at Hollywood Park Saturday, following a string of double-digit winners in the races that comprise the wager. A carryover of $691,095 heading into Wednesday's Hollywood Park card resulted in a total pool of $3,586,980.
With a record one-day pick six carryover of $691,095 at Hollywood Park, this Fourth of July could become the financial independence day for some lucky horseplayer. The track estimates Wednesday's pick six pool could approach $3 million.
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