Santa Anita Expands Wagering Menu for 2018 Winter Meet

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In addition to a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool on opening day, Tuesday, Dec. 26, fans will also find a new fan-friendly Santa Anita betting menu that will include an additional 50 cent Pick 5 and rolling one dollar Super High Five wagers. Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot will remain in place as will the popular 50 cent Early Pick 5, which offers a low 14 percent takeout on the first five races each day.

Santa Anita will also continue to offer the nation’s lowest major track takeout of 15.43 percent on win, place and show wagers. The track will also continue to offer one dollar exactas, two dollar rolling Daily Doubles, one dollar rolling Pick 3s, an early and late 50 cent Pick 4, as well as 10 cent Superfectas.

Santa Anita’s 2017-18 Winter Meet Wagering Menu will offer the following:

–Two separate 50 cent Pick 5s, to be offered on the first and last five races each day.

–Rolling one dollar Super High 5s. This wager requires bettors to correctly select the first five finishers in each race (minimum of eight runners). If no one selects the top five finishers in exact order, 100 percent of the net pool carries over to the next race featuring the Super High 5.

–$500,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 each weekend

–$300,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 each weekday

–$100,000 guaranteed two dollar Pick Six each weekend

–Two dollar Win, Place & Show wagering on each race, featuring the lowest takeout (15.43 percent) of any major racetrack in the nation.

–50 cent Trifectas on each race (minimum of four runners required).

–10 cent Superfectas will be offered on all races (minimum of six horses scheduled to start).

–One dollar Exactas on each race.

–The two dollar Pick Six, with a Single Ticket Jackpot, will be offered on the final six races each day.

–The 50 cent Early Pick 4 will cover races two, three, four and five, each day. The Late Pick 4 will cover the final four races on each card.

–Rolling two dollar Daily Doubles, which feature a 20 percent takeout.

–One dollar rolling Pick 3s will be offered beginning with the first race each day.

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