Purchased for just $80.00 at Northville Downs in Northville, Michigan, there was one winning ticket in today’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, and it resulted in a potentially life-changing payout of $549,864 today at Santa Anita.
With a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover coming into Sunday of $368,281, there was $279,915 in “new money” bet into today’s popular two dollar minimum wager, resulting in a total Pick Six pool of $648,196.
In addition to the Jackpot payout of $549,864, there were 60 consolation tickets with five winners, each worth $534.00.
With Corey Nakatani off all of his mounts today, Jamie Theriot picked up Irish-bred Pantsonfire for trainer Richard Baltas in the ninth and final race, a one mile turf affair for maiden special weight fillies and mares three and up.
Off as the 2-1 favorite in a field of 11, Theriot took hold of his mount in the run to the Club House turn, began to patiently weave his way through traffic around the far turn and was full of run through the stretch drive, winning by 1 ¾ lengths over second choice No Cats Allowed with Tyler Baze.
In what was her seventh career start, Pantsonfire, who is owned by Starry Night Racing, Jeremy Peskoff, Mark Silverstein and Jeff Ward’s Next Wave Racing, paid $6.80 to win and banked $30,000.
Sunday’s Pick Six, which began with race four, was won by 7-2 shot Van Cortlandt ($9.80); the fifth race, the $70,000 Speakeasy, went to Beautiful Shot, who upset 1-5 favorite Mourinho and paid $10.00; the sixth went to 9-5 favorite Skelton Pass ($5.60); the seventh was won by Fast Pass, who at 13-1, paid $29.00 and race eight was taken by 9-5 favorite Roman Tizzy, who paid $5.60.
Racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time at 1 p.m.
Source: Santa Anita Park