PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $145,478 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $1 MILLION AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2009)—A Pick Six carryover of $145,478 awaits fans on Sunday, as no one correctly tabbed six winners in the popular exotic wager at Santa Anita on Saturday, the 17th such occurrence though 38 days of racing. There was but one ticket with five winners, returning $62,348. It is expected the total Pick Six pool on Sunday could reach $1 million.

Saturday’s Pick Six, contested on races five through 10, got off to a rollicking start as G’s Heavenly Union under Victor Espinoza, got up to win in the final strides and paid $24.80 to win. Conditioned by Tim Yakteen, the 3-year-old daughter of Dixie Union is owned by Mariani and Zuraitis. She would prove to be the first of six double-digit winners in the six-race sequence.

Irish Express displayed considerable heart in taking race six under Brice Blanc and paid $21.00 to win. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Siberian Summer, she is owned and trained by Steve Knapp.

Longshots continued to reign supreme in the seventh race, as Sweet August Moon connected under Joe Talamo, paying $19.60. The 4-year-old filly by Malibu Moon is trained by Brian Koriner and is owned by Legacy Ranch and MacPherson.

Elegant Cad took the eighth race, giving Joe Talamo his second win in a row, and paid $12.40 to win. The 3-year-old Canadian-bred colt by Chapel Royal is owned by Gilman Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill.

The Gr. I Santa Maria Handicap, carded as race nine, went to Santa Teresita, providing Talamo with a natural hat trick. Returning $28.80 to win, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Lemon Drop Kid is owned by Southern Equine Stable and is conditioned by Eric Guillot.

Saturday’s 10th race went to Baroda Court under Joel Rosario, his third win of the day. Baroda Court paid $15.00 to win and is trained by Eoin Harty, who is also a co-owner along with Boud and Boud. A first-time starter, Baroda Court is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Broken Vow.

Sunday’s Pick Six will encompass races four through nine. First post time is 12:30 p.m. --30--