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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $93,717 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL SANTA ANITA POOL COULD REACH $750,000
ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 19, 2009)—With an average field size of 9.5 horses per race and upsets on both turf and ProRide synthetic, no one correctly tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s popular Pick Six wager, resulting in a carryover into Friday of $93,717, and the possibility of a total Pick Six pool in excess of $750,000. Thursday’s carryover is the 25th from 61 days of racing dating back to Dec. 26.
The Pick Six got off to a quiet start in race three, as 3-1 second choice Life Goes On prevailed and paid $8.00 to win. Ridden by Tyler Baze and trained by Bob Baffert, Life Goes On is a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Vindication who is owned by Fog City Stable and Hill ’n Dale Equine Holdings.
Thursday’s results took a sharp turn from the chalk in race four, which was contested at one mile on turf. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Truthy, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Grand Slam, paid $38.00 to win. Trained by John Sadler, Truthy is owned by Michael Talla.
Race five went to Bagels N Bones with Tyler Baze up. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Chapel Royal paid $8.80 to win. Conditioned by Mike Mitchell, she is owned by Capen or Ustin or Ustin and partners.
Thursday’s sixth race went to Unusual Smoke and Martin Garcia. A 4-year-old California-bred colt by Unusual Heat, Unusual Smoke paid $14.20, and is owned by Santa Ines Stable.
The seventh race went to odds-on favorite Sugar Mint, who paid $3.40 to win and completed one mile on grass in 1:34.46. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Sugar Mint is a 4-year-old Irish-bred filly by High Chaparral. She is owned by William de Burgh.
Thursday’s eighth, for older maidens in for a $25,000 claiming tag, went to Gold Stock under Clinton Potts. The 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Lord Carson proved best in a field of 13, prevailing by 1 ¼ lengths and returning $12.60 to win. Gold Stock is owned and trained by Paula Capestro.
Friday’s Pick Six will cover races three through eight. First post time Friday is