Early First Post Time At 12 Noon For 12-Race Card, 60 Horses Entered In Rainbow Six, Mandatory Payout
Santa Anita Press Release
ARCADIA, Calif.—There will be a mandatory payout in Santa Anita’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, with the likelihood of a $3 million-plus pool on Runhappy Santa Anita Derby Day this Saturday. With 60 horses entered and eligible to run in the Rainbow Six sequence which covers races seven through 12, players can look forward to average field size of 10 runners per race.
Entries for Saturday were taken Wednesday morning and track officials project Saturday’s total Jackpot pool will easily exceed $3 million.
The 86th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, to be contested at a mile and one eighth, has produced the winners of 20 Kentucky Derbies, dating back to longshot Gallahadion in 1940.
In addition to the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, five other stakes, the Grade II, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, the Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham, the Grade III, $200,000 Monrovia, the $150,000 Echo Eddie and the $150,000 Evening Jewel will serve to highlight an incredible day of racing.
First post time for a 12-race card on Derby Day is set for 12 noon. With the Rainbow Six comprised of the final six races on the program, leg one will be Saturday’s seventh race, the Echo Eddie, which has an approximate post time of 3:15 p.m. PT.
The Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, which will be broadcast live on NBC, will be carded as Saturday’s sixth race, with Derby post time set for 2:45 p.m.
Admission gates will open on Derby Day at 10 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.