SANTA ANITA TO OFFER 50 CENT PLAYERS PICK 5, POPULAR WAGER FEATURES LOW TAKEOUT OF 14 %, $400,000 GUARANTEED LATE PIC 4 OFFERED OCT. 1

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will offer fans California’s newest and most popular exotic wager, the 50-cent, Players’ Pick Five, which features a fan-friendly low takeout of 14 percent when its 2011 Autumn Meet begins on Friday, Sept. 30. Santa Anita will also offer a $400,000 guaranteed late Pick Four on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Oct. 1.

The Players’ Pick Five requires players to select five winners in five consecutive races and will be offered on the first five races each racing day.

“This has proven to be an incredibly popular wager since it was introduced approximately five months ago,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “The 50-cent minimum is very appealing to people because it allows them to cover several horses in each race for a modest investment.

“The 14 percent takeout rate is something many of our best customers requested earlier this year and it’s certainly proven to be successful with this bet. There will be no consolation component to this wager, so our objective is to generate big pools and big payouts.”

The late Pick Four will be offered on the final four races each day and requires players to select the winner of each race in that sequence.

Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet will consist of 24 racing days, and will conclude Nov. 6. For more information on the 2011 Autumn Meet, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanita.com or to call (626) 574-6417.

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