Folks, we're just days away from opening weekend at Santa Anita Park.
With all the Breeder's Cup Win and You're In qualifiers coming up (and there are seven this Friday to Sunday) that means tremendous betting opportunities all around!
Santa Anita made an early announcement of its Autumn Meet wagering menu below:
Golden Hour Wagers
There will be the $1 Golden Hour Pick Four, which features a low 15 percent take out, and the $5 Golden Hour Double, which is offered this Friday through Sunday, and then again on Oct. 22, 23 & 24, and Oct. 29, 30, & 31.
The Golden Hour wagers are popular wagers that combine races at Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields. They're so fun to bet. The time between races is significantly reduced, giving you action one race immediately after the other.
Rainbow Pick Six
The 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot wager will also be offered. As usual, it consists of the last six races on each day's program. Also available is the low 14% takeout 50 Cent Early & Late Pick Five.
The $1 Stronach Five
The $1 Stronach Five is an interesting wager. You've got a fast-paced series of five races, and you've got to pick winners from four different tracks: Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, and Laurel Park. This wager is available only Fridays and is offered at a one dollar minimum wager with a 12% take out.
Here's the complete wagering menu:
20 cent Rainbow Pick Six, offered on the final six races each day.
The Stronach Five, a $1 minimum wager with a 12% percent take out, offered each Friday.
Low 14% Takeout 50 Cent Early & Late Pick Fives.
$1 Golden Hour Pick Four, with a 15% takeout.
$5 Golden Hour Late Double, with a 15% takeout.
$2 Win, Place & Show wagering on each race, featuring the lowest takeout (15.43 percent) of any major racetrack in North America
50 cent Trifectas on each race with a
minimum of four scheduled starters
10 cent Superfectas on all races with a minimum of six scheduled starters
$1 Exactas on each race
50 cent Early Pick 4, which will be comprised of races two through five
50 cent Late Pick 4, comprised of the final four races each day
50 cent Mid Pick 4, available only when there are 11 or more races carded. In the event of an 11-race program, wager begins with Race 5
Rolling $2 Daily Doubles
50 cent Rolling Pick 3's, beginning with the first race each day
$1 Super Hi 5, available on all races with seven or more declared starters, requires players to pick the first five finishers in exact order. If there are no perfect tickets with five winners, no consolation, 100 percent of the net pool is carried over to the next Super Hi 5 race.
Opening Weekend Program & Oktoberfest Info
For those planning to attend opening weekend, Santa Anita reminds us there will be $3 dollar beers and $5 cocktails offered on all Fridays.
Friday, Oct. 1st.
Santa Anita recognizes Friday October 1st as John Shear Day, and invites fans to join in honoring Santa Anita's beloved Paddock Captain, who retired following six decades of service at age 100 this past June. They'll present a special plaque that acknowledges John's horsemanship, humility, and heroism, and will be dedicated in the East Paddock Gardens prior to the races.
Look out for $5 Margaritas at Sirona's Bar and the Horseshoe Bar on the Grandstand Mezzanine each Friday. Free General Admission and Parking each Friday, plus there's an $80 Win/Place Feeder Tournament for Xpressbet Members.
Saturday, Oct. 2nd.
Oktoberfest at Santa Anita — Walk ups are welcome!
There will be Santa Anita Hat giveaways, sponsored by Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel.
It's $5 Infield Admission, which includes Parking & Programs each weekend through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place. Santa Anita has prepared an Infield Family Fun Zone, as well as the Infield Biergarten for every Saturday & Sunday.
Sunday, Oct. 3rd.
Oktoberfest continues! Same $5 Infield Admission and perks as above, with the featured attractions of the Infield Family Fun Zone and Infield Biergarten.
Source: Santa Anita Press Release