ONE PICK SIX TICKET WORTH $364,602
Pomona, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2008) - With a two-day $2 pick six carryover pool of $138,013 up for grabs at Fairplex Park on Thursday, patrons pushed another $415,313 through the betting windows in an attempt to tab all the winners in the exotic wager.
When the dust had cleared, there was one winning ticket isolating all the winners and it was worth $364,602.
Consolation tickets tabbing five winners were each worth $1,674.20
Jockey Luis Contreras guided Gotham Glory to victory in the finale at $49.20, the biggest win payoff of the day. For Contreras it was his first victory of the season.
However, no one was able to select all the winners in the $1 win pick nine. The carryover pool for Friday is $27,580.
The pick six winners were Trainspotting ($6.40), Peace Prospect ($2.80), Summer Survivor ($17.40), Keon ($9.80), Steady Demand ($16.20) and Gotham Glory ($49.20).
* The extremely quick Overly Tempting has been installed as the 9-5 favorite for Friday's $65,000 Pio Pico Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs for the 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares.
Trainer Bruce Headley will refit Overly Tempting with blinkers that have been absent for her last three races. He also will give David Flores, Fairplex Park's all-time stakes winning jockey with 62 victories, a leg up on the 5-year-old daughter of In Excess who drew the rail.
Kalookan Dancer, another mare who also possesses plenty of early heat, is back to defend her title in the Pio Pico. She won the race in 2007 after breaking in the air at the start, giving her rivals a five length head start.
Also expected to start are Aunt Pink, Hadl's Hey Day, Asian Eyes, Kalookan Year, Martita's Rose and Royal Kleven, a winner of 10 career races and $434,033 in earnings.
* After winning only one race on Wednesday, jockey Martin Pedroza got back in the groove on Thursday, riding four consecutive winners in races three through six.
The four bagger gives Pedroza 24 triumphs in six days.
His closest pursuer is Alonso Quinonez who has eight winners.
* First post for Friday's 10-race program, originally announced as noon, has been moved one hour foward to 1 p.m.