Santa Anita Announces Wagering Menu 

December 20, 2022

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~ For Upcoming Classic Meet Which Opens Monday, Dec. 26
~ $1 Million Guaranteed Single Ticket Payout Offered In Opening Day 20 Cent Rainbow Pick Six

Early First Post Time For 11-Race Card On Opening Day Set For 11 A.M.

Mike Willman/Santa Anita Press Box

ARCADIA, Calif—With big fields and huge wagering pools expected for Santa Anita’s Classic Meet opening day, Monday, Dec. 26, fans will be treated to a comprehensive betting menu that will include a $1 million guaranteed payout in the track’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six providing there is a lucky Single Ticket winner.

With 11 races on tap, including six graded stakes, the opening day Rainbow Six will be comprised of races six through 11.  Early first post time on opening day is at 11 a.m. and assigned post time for race six is at 1:30 p.m. PT.

In addition to an Early and Late 50 cent Pick 4, the opening day menu will also include a special 50 cent Mid-Pick 4, which will cover races 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Santa Anita will again offer a North American-low takeout of 15.43 percent on all $2 Win, Place and Show wagers.

Santa Anita’s popular Early 50 cent Pick 5, which features a low 14 percent takeout is also included in the Classic Meet betting menu as is a 50 cent Late Pick 5.

On opening day, Santa Anita’s 50 cent Early Pick 4 will start with Race 2, the Mid-Four with Race 5 and the 50 cent Late Pick 4 will start with Race 8.

With a Jackpot provision in place, the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six requires a perfect single ticket on any given race day in order to key the Jackpot payoff.  Again, on opening day, Santa Anita will guarantee a $1 million payoff to any such Single Ticket winner.

Santa Anita will also continue to offer its $5 Golden Hour Double and the $1 Golden Hour Pick 4.  Both include late races from both Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields and offer fans a low 15 percent takeout.

Players will also once again be offered $1 Exactas, $2 Rolling Daily Doubles, 50 cent Rolling Pick Pick 3s, as well as 10 cent Superfectas on all races with a minimum of six runners

The $1 Super High 5 is also available in all races with seven or more declared starters.  The wager is available on all races that have seven or more declared starters.  There is a 100 percent payout on all tickets selecting five winners, no consolation, and a 100 percent carryover to the next race (including to the next day, if applicable)

Although estimates vary, with clear skies and good weather predicted for Dec. 26, Santa Anita’s opening day pari-mutuel handle could exceed $20 million.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 7, Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park will also be offering an all-new $1 Coast to Coast Pick 5 featuring a low 15 percent takeout.  This wager will also be offered every Saturday and Sunday beginning in January and on all Saturdays and Sundays throughout the upcoming Classic Meet.

Entries for Santa Anita’s Classic Meet opening day will be drawn this Wednesday, Dec. 21.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.

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