Santa Anita: Mandatory Payout In Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Features Cal Cup Races, Large Fields

With the possibility of a $4 million total pool, Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., will offer players a mandatory payout in Saturday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot, which will be comprised of races five through 10.  With a Rainbow 6 carryover from Sunday into Friday of $391,923, the anticipated jackpot carryover into Saturday should be approximately $450,000, providing there is no single ticket winner on Friday.

Saturday is also California Cup Day at Santa Anita and a total of 56 horses have been entered to run in the Rainbow 6 sequence, races five through 10, making average field size 9.3 runners per race.

With a 10-race card on tap, there will be special early first post time of 12 noon and approximate post time for race five, is at 2:05 p.m. PT/5:05 p.m. ET.

Race five is a maiden $50,000 claimer for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds at six furlongs.  With a purse of $39,000, the race attracted a field of eight.

Four out of the five Cal Cup Day races are included in Saturday’s Rainbow 6, beginning with the $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City Bank, which has been carded as race six.  A field of eight older horses will go a mile and one eighth on turf.

Race seven, a $69,000 first condition allowance for older California-bred or sired horses at six furlongs, has also drawn a field of eight.

Race eight, the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, has attracted a full field of 12, with one horse on the also eligible list.

Race nine, the $150,000 Don Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint, will showcase a field of eight older horses at six furlongs.

Saturday’s 10th race, the $200,000 Leigh Ann Howard Cal Cup Oaks, has a field of 12 sophomore fillies at one mile on turf.

Admission gates will open early Saturday at 10 a.m. and Santa Anita’s spacious Infield Area will be open via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place on the track’s northern perimeter.

For additional information, including complete Cal Cup Day entries, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.

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