Pomona, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2009) – With 11 of the 15 days of the Fairplex Park meet in the record books, the $1 win pick nine hasn’t been tabbed yet.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s 11-race program the best any one could do was tab seven of the nine winners. There were two winning tickets for a payoff of $2,048.10.
That means on Friday the $1 win pick nine carryover pool stands at $73,304.
If no one hits it on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, there will be a mandatory payout on Monday, Sept. 28, closing day.
Several years ago no one hit the $1 win pick nine and on closing day the pool swelled to more than $700,000. No one hit it that afternoon either, so the pool was divided among those tickets correctly selecting the most winners.
Jockey Martin Pedroza rode three more winners on Thursday, giving him 34 through the first 11 days, 20 more than second place Alonso Quinonez who has 14.
Apprentice Christian Santiago Reyes had a pair of winners on Thursday’s card, moving him into third place with 12, followed by Martin Garcia at 11 and Agapito Delgadillo with 10.
Pedroza’s best season at Fairplex came in 2004 when he rode 51 winners in 17 days for a three-a-day average. His purse earnings that season were slightly more than $1 million.
A field of 10 was entered for Friday’s inaugural running of the $50,000 Palomares Stakes, a 1 1/16 mile race for 3-year-old fillies, but Dash Dot Dash was declared Thursday morning reducing the race to nine horses.
Set to start are the Sal Gonzalez trained entry of Sky Marni and Malusita, Princess Tapit, Summers Peace, Broken Silence, Pretty Katherine, Jehan, Sweet Golden Carol and Kaweah Princess.