SANTA ANITA’S 20 PERCENT ON-TRACK PICK SIX BONUS OFF TO GREAT START, PRODUCES THREE WINNERS SUNDAY WHO BAG A TOTAL OF $8,776.20, UP 20 PERCENT OVER MUTUEL

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2013)—Santa Anita’s all-new 20 percent on-track Pick Six bonus rewarded three lucky fans attending The Great Race Place on Sunday, as they will bag a total of $8,776.20—20 percent more than the Pick Six mutuel payout of $7,313.20, which will go to nine other winning tickets purchased off-track.

In order to be eligible for the 20 percent on-track bonus, fans must sign up as Thoroughbreds Club members and swipe their membership cards before making Pick Six wagers. Fans can become Thoroughbreds members free of charge, by visiting Santa Anita’s Thoroughbreds Center on the main floor of the Grandstand.

“This is an important initiative for our on-track fans,” said Santa Anita President and General Manager George Haines in a statement on Jan. 3. “The Pick Six is the most popular, high profile wager offered in California and this 20 percent on-track bonus will go a long way towards enhancing that tradition.

‘We want to encourage everyone, if they haven’t already done so, to be sure to join our Thoroughbreds Club in order to be eligible for the bonus.”

During the month of January, Santa Anita will offer a retroactive Pick Six bonus to those who have not yet signed up as Thoroughbreds members, in order to facilitate implementation of the new program.

For those who have not yet become Thoroughbreds members during the month of January only, players can bring their winning Pick Six tickets to any information window where they must fill out required documentation in order to become eligible for the 20 percent bonus.

The Pick Six is a two dollar minimum wager and consists of the last six races on each day’s race program at Santa Anita.

Live racing will resume with an eight-race card on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time at 1 p.m.

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