Here are the ARCI Model Rules that Santa Anita Park is using to govern its new Pick 6.

Each day that there is no unique ticket, 70% will be paid out as the minor share to ticketholders which correctly selected the most first place finishers in the Pick(n) contests and 30% will be carried over to the major share (i.e. unique share). On a day that the jackpot is hit, that person gets 100% of the day’s pool and any carryover amount.

The California Horse Racing Board has approved the following as the definition of “unique”:

1) The total amount wagered on one and only one winning combination selecting the first-place finisher in each of the Pick (n) contests, based up on the official order of finish, is equal to the minimum allowable wager, 2) there is more than one combination selecting the first-place finisher in each of the Pick (n) equal to the minimum allowable wager and all such winning combinations are on one ticket that has a unique serial number assigned by the tote company that issued the ticket and the multiple winning combinations is solely a result of a wagering interest being scratched and replaced with the post time favorite; 3) there is more than one combination selecting the first-place finisher in each of the Pick (n) equal to the minimum allowable wager and all such winning combinations are on one ticket that has a unique serial number assigned by the tote company that issued the ticket and the multiple winning combinations is solely a result of a dead heat; 4) there is more than one combination selecting the first-place finisher in each of the Pick (n) equal to the minimum allowable wager and all such winning combinations are on one ticket that has a unique serial number assigned by the tote company that issued the ticket and the multiple winning combinations is solely a result of there is a surface change after the Pick 6 pool has closed and as a result the race is a “Win All”; or 5) there is more than one combination selecting the first-place finisher in each of the Pick (n) equal to the minimum allowable wager and all such winning combinations are on one ticket that has a unique serial number assigned by the tote company that issued the ticket and the multiple winning combinations is solely a result of some combination of (2), (3), and (4) above.

Please note, if a customer uses the alternate runner option and selects a horse as their alternate that is also part of their main selection and as a result has two (2) winning combinations, that ticket is not considered unique. This is true even if the alternate is the post time favorite.

Late Surface Change

Pursuant to ARCI 004-105(G)(6)-(7), on any day in which there is a surface change after the Pick 6 pool closes, “the net pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those whose selection finished first in the greatest number of Pick (n) contests for that performance. Such distribution shall include the portion ordinarily retained for the Pick (n) carryover but not the carryover from previous performances.”

The California Horse Racing Board approved LATC’s request that on any day in which there is a surface change after the Pick 6 pool has closed, with respect to the race(s) with a changed surface, the changed leg(s), i.e. the race(s) that had the surface change, are declared a “Win All,” not a “no contest.”

The California Horse Racing Board approved LATC’s request that on any day in which there is a surface change after the Pick 6 pool has closed, the following payout distribution method be used: the payout distribution method as provided for in ARCI 004-105(G)(2)(g) if there is a unique ticket and if there is not a unique ticket, the entire day’s net pool be paid to ticketholders which correctly selected the most first place finishers in the Pick(n) contests. In other words, on any day in which there is a surface change after the Pick 6 pool has closed, the payout will be treated the same way it is on all other days during the license period if there is a unique winning ticket. If there is no unique winning ticket, the day’s major share (unique share) will be added to day’s minor share. On days in which there is a surface change after the Pick 6 pool has closed, the unique jackpot carryover can be paid out, however, it cannot grow.