POPULAR 50 CENT PICK 5, ROLLING DOUBLES & LOW 15.43 PERCENT WIN, PLACE & SHOW TAKEOUT ALL PART OF COMPREHENSIVE PARI-MUTUEL OFFERING FOR 25-DAY MEET
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that leading online wagering provider XpressBet will guarantee $100,000 in each day’s $2 Late Double, dubbed “The XpressBet Daily Double,” beginning with the opening of its 25-day Autumn Meet on Sept. 26. In addition to the first-ever pool guarantee in the popular “Late Double,” which requires players to select the winners of the final two races on each day’s card, Santa Anita’s overall wagering menu will continue to feature the popular 50 cent “Players’ Pick 5,” along with the nation’s lowest win, place and show takeout of only 15.43 percent throughout each race day.
“For many years, the Daily Double was an extremely popular wager here in California,” said Tom Ludt, President, Santa Anita Park. “With a guaranteed pool of $100,000 to shoot at, we think our customers will readily embrace the XpressBet Daily Double and we’re confident this will generate significant interest in our late races. This daily guaranteed pool gives our wagering menu added depth and helps to provide everyone with a number of attractive betting options.”
Santa Anita’s 2014 Wagering Menu will offer the following:
–A Two Dollar Late Daily Double, sponsored by XpressBet, with a guaranteed pool of $100,000.
–Two Dollar Rolling Daily Doubles, which feature a 20 percent takeout will be offered throughout each day’s card.
–Popular 50 cent Players’ Pick 5. Comprised of races one through five, the Pick Five features a low takeout of 14 percent.
–Two Dollar Win, Place & Show wagering, with features the lowest takeout (15.43 percent) of any major track in the nation.
–One Dollar Trifectas will be offered on each race, with a minimum of four runners required.
–Ten cent Superfectas will be offered on all races with a minimum of six horses scheduled to start.
–One Dollar Exactas will again be offered on each race.
–The 50 cent Early Pick Four will begin each day with race two and the 50 cent Late Pick Four covers the last four races.
–One Dollar rolling Pick Threes will be offered beginning with the first race.
–The One Dollar Super High Five, which requires bettors to tab the first five finishers in each day’s final race (minimum of eight runners) will again be offered. If no one selects the top five runners in the exact order of finish, 100 percent of the net pool carries over to the next day.
First post time each day is at 1 p.m., with the following exceptions: Saturday, Sept. 27, when first post time will be at 12:30 p.m., Breeders’ Cup Day One, Friday, Oct. 31, 11:25 a.m., Breeders’ Cup Day Two, Nov. 1, 10:15 a.m., and closing day, Nov. 2, 12 noon.