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SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES RETURN OF ROLLING TWO DOLLAR DAILY DOUBLES WITH THE BEGINNING OF ITS SPRING MEETING ON APRIL 25
POPULAR WAGER WILL CONTINUE TO FEATURE LOW 18 PERCENT TAKEOUT
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)—Santa Anita Park announced on Friday that in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), the track’s popular two dollar rolling Daily Doubles, featuring a low takeout of 18 percent, will be offered with the beginning of the upcoming Spring Meet on Friday, April 25.
“We are very happy to be able to announce the return of the rolling Doubles in partnership with the TOC,” said Santa Anita President Tom Ludt. “This is a popular wager with many of our best customers. That said, we are continually analyzing and assessing what best suits our betting menu and the desires of our fans and we’re hopeful this decision is a winner on both counts.”
First instituted by Santa Anita on Dec. 26, 1961, the Daily Double requires bettors to select the winners of two races in succession, with a separate pari-mutuel pool for each two-race sequence.
Beginning April 25, the rolling Daily Doubles will be offered on the first race through the next-to-last race on each day’s program.
In addition to the rolling Doubles, Santa Anita’s wagering menu will remain intact, with the track again offering its popular “Players’ Pick 5,” which is comprised of the first five races on each day’s card featuring a 50 cent minimum investment and 14 percent takeout.
--Two dollar win, place and show wagering at Santa Anita continues to offer fans the lowest takeout (15.43 percent) of any major track in the country.
--The two dollar Pick Six, first offered at Santa Anita in 1980, remains one of the most popular exotic wagers in the country and will again be offered on the final six races each day.
--Santa Anita, in conjunction with the TOC, will continue to guarantee $150,000 in the Pick Six pools each weekend.
--Santa Anita will continue to offer one dollar exactas, trifectas and superfectas on each race and will offer rolling one dollar Pick Three wagers, beginning with the first race, throughout each day’s card.
For additional wagering menu information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.