Tuesday, July 3, 2007
13 hit record pick six for $576,000
By Steve Andersen
Daily Racing Form
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Monday's pick six at Hollywood Park, which attracted more money than any pick six in North American history, paid $576,040 to 13 ticketholders. Bettors added $7,596,347 to the pool on Monday following a record four-day carryover of $3,274,505.
The total pool of $10,870,752.48 broke the North American record for a pick six pool of $7,303,848, set on March 3, 2004, at Santa Anita.
The winners of Monday's pick six races were Skipaslew ($4.20), Pressthepace ($11.20), Outlaw Jones ($13.80), Lt. Lorraine ($6.80), Desire to Excel ($13.20) and Extreme Notice ($39.80).
Skipaslew and Lt. Lorraine were the only winning favorites.
Going into the last race, there would have been a carryover of $7,488,839 if 73-1 Uncle Bucky had pulled an upset. He finished last in a field of 14, and was eased. Had the 25-1 outsider Warren's Ruler won the race, there would have been one winning ticket. Warren's Ruler finished sixth.
Prior to Monday, the pick six had not been hit since June 27.
"I asked him a little bit, he passed [Fairbanks] and he waited on horses," Velasquez said.
Corinthian was the biggest disappointment of the race. He raced three wide down the backstretch but offered no response when Kent Desormeaux asked him at the quarter pole.
"He didn't just slow down, his head came up in the air and said 'Not today. I'm just not up to it,'" Desormeaux said. "I banged on him a couple of times, but it was like spanking on dead wood."