AVERAGE FIELD SIZE OF 9.3 HORSES ON RACES FIVE THROUGH 10, FIRST POST TIME AT 12 NOON
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2022)–With the possibility of a $4 million total pool, Santa Anita will offer players a mandatory payout in Saturday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, which will be comprised of races five through 10. With a Rainbow Six carryover from Sunday into Friday of $391,923, the carryover into Saturday should be approximately $450,000, providing there is no Single Ticket winner on Friday.
Saturday is also California Cup Day at Santa Anita and a total of 56 horses have been entered to run in the Rainbow Six sequence, races five through 10, making average field size 9.3 runners per race.
With a 10-race card on tap, there will be special early first post time of 12 noon and approximate post time for race five, is at 2:05 p.m. PT.
Race five is a maiden $50,000 claimer for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds at six furlongs. With a purse of $39,000, the race attracted a field of eight.
Four out of the five Cal Cup Day races are included in Saturday’s Rainbow Six, beginning with the $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City Bank, which has been carded as race six. A field of eight older horses will go a mile and one eighth on turf.
Race seven, a $69,000 first condition allowance for older California-bred or sired horses at six furlongs, has also drawn a field of eight.
Race eight, the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, has attracted a full field of 12, with one horse on the Also Eligible list.
Race nine, the $150,000 Don Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint, will showcase a field of eight older horses at six furlongs.
Saturday’s 10th race, the $200,000 Leigh Ann Howard Cal Cup Oaks, has a field of 12 sophomore fillies at one mile on turf.
Admission gates will open early Saturday at 10 a.m. and Santa Anita’s spacious Infield Area will be open via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place on the track’s northern perimeter.
For additional information, including complete Cal Cup Day entries, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.