From the Santa Anita Media Team:

With an 11-race card highlighted by six graded stakes, including three Grade I events, Santa Anita’s traditional Winter/Spring Meet opening day this Sunday, Dec. 26, will offer players a treasure trove of betting opportunities including the popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.  Santa Anita’s comprehensive betting menu will include a special Opening Day Mid-Pick 4, a 50 cent bet offered on races 5, 6, 7 & 8, as well as a wide variety of other wagers, including a North American-low takeout of 15.43 percent on all $2 Win, Place and Show wagers.

 

In addition to the Opening Day Mid-Pick 4, Santa Anita will again offer the 50 cent Early Pick 5, which features a low 14 percent takeout, as well as the 50 cent Late Pick 5.

 

With the Jackpot provision in place, the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six requires a perfect single ticket in order to key a potentially life changing payoff.  Providing there is no single ticket winner, consolation tickets with the highest number of winners receive a payoff on 70 percent of the net pool.  The remaining 30 percent is carried over to a Jackpot pool, which will continue to accrue until there is a single ticket winner or there is a designated mandatory payoff day.

 

The $1 Stronach Five will again be offered each Friday and will consist of a fast paced series of five races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.  The Stronach Five offers players a low takeout of 12 percent.

 

Santa Anita will also continue to offer the $5 Golden Hour Double, and the $1 Golden Hour Pick 4.  Both wagers embrace late races at both Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields.

 

On most race days, there will be an Early and Late 50 cent Pick Four.  On opening day, and all other days on which 11 races are carded, there will also be a 50 cent Mid-Pick Four.  With 11 races on opening day, this Saturday, the Early Pick 4 will start with Race 2, the Mid-Four with Race 5 and the Late Pick Four will start with Race 8.

 

Players will also once again be offered one dollar exactas, two dollar rolling Daily Doubles, 50 cent rolling Pick 3s, as well as 10 cent Superfectas on all races with a minimum of six runners.

 

Additionally, the One Dollar Super High 5 is again available in all races with seven or more declared starters.  The wager is available on all races that have seven or more declared starters.  There is a 100 percent payout on all tickets selecting five winners, no consolation and a 100 percent carryover to the next race (including to the next day, if applicable).

 

Santa Anita Park estimates paying out over $18 million on Opening Day, based on historical pari-mutuel handle numbers.

 

Players that use the wagering app 1/ST BET or Xpressbet will get a bonus $10,000 in *splits:

 

*  For instance, a “split” on a $5,000 prize pool will be evenly distributed among all players making winning bets.  If four winning players are to share the split, each would receive $1,250.

–A $2,000 split on the Early Pick 5

–A $3,000 split on the Late Pick 5

–a $5,000 split on the Late Pick 4

Santa Anita offers the most information for players including:

–Free Video workouts at xbtv.com

–Free Analysis from Jeff Seigel

–Free Analysis from other handicappers

–Free trip notes from the Trip Note Pros.  Players can sign up at santaanita.com/tripnotepros

 

Special early first post time on opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, is at 11 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.