From the Santa Anita Media Team:
With no Single Ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot on Saturday, there is a carryover of $330,680 into closing day and track officials expect Sunday’s total Rainbow Six pool, with a mandatory payout, will reach the $3 million mark.
Additionally, Santa Anita will guarantee a $500,000 pool in Sunday’s 50 cent Late Pick Five and there will be mandatory payouts in all exotic wagers.
With first post time for an 11-race card on Sunday at 1 p.m., assigned post time for race six, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 3:36 p.m. PT. With a total of 101 horses entered to run in the Rainbow Six sequence, average field size stands at 10 runners per race.
A total of three stakes will highlight the closing day card and two of them, the Grade III, $125,000 San Juan Capistrano, carded as race seven and the Grade III, $100,000 American, carded as the 11th and final race, are included in the Rainbow Six. The $100,000 Possibly Perfect has been carded as the fifth race.
The San Juan Capistrano, Santa Anita’s traditional closing day feature, has attracted a field of eight 3-year-olds and up and will be contested at a mile and three quarters over the one of a kind Camino Real Hillside Turf Course.
The 83rd running of the American, perhaps the best betting race of the day, attracted a field of 10 at one mile on turf. It’s inaugural running in 1938 at Hollywood Park was won by Bing Crosby’s Ligaroti, who would go on later that summer to finish second by nose to Seabiscuit in a roughly run match race at Del Mar.
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