ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will offer a whopping $1 million guaranteed pool in its Late Pick Four on Opening Day, Saturday, Dec. 26, and will follow with other lucrative guarantees throughout its upcoming Winter and Spring Meets.
In addition to the $1 million guarantee on Opening Day, the track has announced it will guarantee $500,000 in the Late Pick Four each weekend and will also guarantee $300,000 in the weekday (Late) Pick Four. Additionally, Santa Anita will guarantee $150,000 pools in the Pick Six each weekend, as The Great Race Place continues to provide players with North America’s largest winter/spring pools on a daily basis.
“Big pari-mutuel betting pools are what our customers want,” said Joe Morris, SVP, West Coast Operations, for the Stronach Group. “Our intention is to put on a world-class show, and by offering these aggressive guarantees, this helps to ensure that Santa Anita will continue to provide fans everywhere with solid and consistent wagering opportunities.”
Special first post time on opening day, Dec. 26, will be at 12 noon, with four graded stakes, the Grade I Malibu, Grade I La Brea, Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile (turf), and the Grade III Daytona headlining a blockbuster card. Santa Anita’s 63-day Winter Meet will conclude April 10 and be succeeded by its Spring Meet, which will begin May 5 and run into mid-July.