Many Share In Pick Six Profits At Golden Gate Fields

Many Share In Pick Six Profits At Golden Gate Fields

     A perfect Pick Six ticket, which had eluded handicappers for five consecutive racing programs at Golden Gate Fields, was not hard to find Friday at the East Bay racetrack.

     With short-priced horses dominating the races, there were 113 tickets that correctly had all of the winners in the Pick Six sequence (races three through eight) and each returned $1,050.80.  Some 1,257 tickets had five of the six winners and the consolation tickets were worth $23.60 each.

     The winning horses in the Pick Six sequence were: Life Is a Rock (who paid $6.00 as the 2-1 second choice in the betting), Defying Logic ($4.80 as the 7-5 favorite), Black Denim ($4.60 as the 6-5 second choice), High Caliber ($3.40 as the 3-5 favorite), Unusual Jewel ($7.60 as the 5-2 second choice) and Last Sting ($5.00 as the 3-2 favorite).

      Spurred by a carryover of $49,138, punters bet $130,292 into the Pick Six Friday.

      Jockey Juan Hernandez won half of the races in the Pick Six.  Hernandez recorded a riding triple with victories aboard Life Is a Rock, High Caliber, and Last Sting.

     Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

     Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator.  The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness.  The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation.  The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service.  The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.