SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT OF $891,568 HIT AT SANTA ANITA; TICKET PURCHASED AT THE HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO FOR $1,920

 

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 10, 2017)–With nearly a million dollars on the line, Fly to Mars, a 3-year-old California-bred gelding owned by his breeder, Gary Barber, surged to the front turning for home in Saturday’s 11th and final race at Santa Anita, enabling one lucky ticket holder to take down the track’s massive Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six pool of $891,568.

Purchased for $1,920 at the Hollywood Park Casino, the ticket was structured with the following number of horses used in each race, beginning with Saturday’s sixth:  3 x 4 x 4 x 5 x 2 x 2.

Ridden by apprentice Evin Roman and trained by Peter Miller, Fly to Mars, idle since his debut here on June 19, 2016, overhauled heavily favored Lucky With You inside the sixteenth pole to win by a half-length. Off at 4-1 in a field of 11 California-bred or sired maidens in for a $50,000 claiming tag, Fly to Mars paid $10.00 to win.