Friday, January 9, 2009

Massive 2-Day Carryover Today at Santa Anita

I.B. Stormin schools in the paddock at Santa Anita Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.

Here's a pretty filly I watched schooling Thursday morning for trainer Anthony Saavedra. I.B. Stormin is entered in the 4th race at Santa Anita today, a maiden claimer for 3-year-old fillies at 6 furlongs -- the second leg of today's Pick Six.

Santa Anita has a two-day carryover of $423,985, and the pick six pool is expected to well exceed $2 million today. The pick six begins with race 3 on the 8-race card. Garrett Gomez, the nation's leading jockey in purse earnings for the past three years, rides three in the pick six races.

A better-than-average crowd is expected on track today, as Santa Anita presents the second of its "Free Fridays." General admission is free, and there will be $1 hot dogs, beers, soft drinks and popcorn.


Sally said...

It wasn't the usual gogo day for Gomez, alas, ouch. And can you believe I left before the 8th race when Sally Says So was running? Feeling discouraged, I didn't even bet. She came in place $20.40 and show $11.20. And note my name is Sally!

Brett said...

Should be an entertaining Saturday with $1.2 million already in the pick six pool. I will definitely have $72 or so dollars in that pot. And I like the sequence despite the fact we get some weak claiming races.

But there is the introduction of the new Waiving Claimer race.

Mary Forney's Blog said...

Oh, Sally! I've been there. Would have been nice to have $2 across anyway. :)

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