Record $1.3 Million Paid in Hollywood Pick Six

(from Hollywood Park)
Two perfect tickets in Wednesday's Pick Six at Hollywood Park were each worth a record payout of $1,312,808.60. The previous Hollywood Park Pick Six record payout was $928,127.40, paid to one winner on July 21, 2002.

A carryover of $708,235 from Sunday plus the $3,453,248 bet into the Pick Six on Wednesday created a Hollywood Park record Pick Six pool of $4,161,483, breaking the previous record of $3,869,771 set on July 18, 1998.

Both winning tickets were purchased out-of-state, one at a wagering site in Ohio and the other at Calder Race Course in Florida.

Jockey Jon Court had his hand in the proceedings in the seventh race, when 11-1 shot Sigint wore down Tronare in a stretch duel to win the day's $58,000 allowance feature under his heavy urging.

Sigint closed from far off the pace entering the stretch to get up at the wire and win by a neck. Sent off as the longest shot on the board in field of seven, Sigint covered the 1 1/16 miles on the Lakeside Turf Course in 1:41.15 and returned $25.20, $9.40 and $6.20.

Tronare took the lead entering the stretch but could not hold off the winner, and paid $4.40 and $3.20 under Alex Solis. Wixoe Express paid $3.20 to show.

Royal Place, sent off as the 3-2 favorite, finished fourth.

Winners in the Pick Six were, in order, starting with the third race: Stop The Talking ($15.80), Western Blondy ($13), Dawn's Angel ($13.60), Jewel of the Year ($5), Sigint ($25.20) and Chickster ($20) in the nightcap. Jewel of the Year was the only favorite to win.