The three nights of racing at Los Alamitos Race Course on March 31 thru April 2 resulted in a track record of $856,247 in money wagered over the six Pick Four sequences offered during the weekend highlighted by the Grade 3 La Primera Del Ano Derby on Saturday and Grade 3 El Primero Del Ano Derby on Sunday. The previous record total of $823,470 was set during the La Primera Del Ano Derby and El Primero Del Ano Derby weekend last year on April 1-3.
The record figure featured $482,021 bet in the Early Pick Fours for an average of $160,673 per night, which is the second highest average for a single week, plus $374,226 bet in the Late Pick Fours for a new all-time record average of $124,740. The former record average in the Late Pick Four of $116,421 was set earlier this year on March 10-12, which included the single night record pool for the Late Pick Four of $160,312 on Sunday, March 12, 2016.
In addition to the big Pick Four pools, there was one other huge number that highlighted this weekend’s racing program: a season-high Pick Six payout of $41,076 for a ticket with six out of six. The winning numbers were #5-1-2-6-3-3 and the horse combination of Rayshas Pink Sky ($13.20),Terrello ($16.20), Still Friends ($6.60), Blue Noblesse ($9.60),El Remalcable ($3.60) and Stelfast ($17.20). The Pick Six on Sunday had the added spice of a carryover of $10,301.
Los Alamitos offers two Pick Fours each racing night. The early Pick Fours consist of races one through four. The late Pick Fours consist of the final four races on the card. To view Free Handicapping Tips and Pick Four selections, just visit losalamitos.com and click on the handicapping link.
Los Alamitos Highest All-Time Pools in the early Pick Four
1. Sunday, February 26, 2017 $197,178
2. Sunday, April 10, 2016 $192,292
3. Sunday, January 8, 2017 $190,650
4. Sunday, August 14, 2016 $188,569
5. Sunday, March 12, 2017 $186,935
Los Alamitos Highest All-Time Pools In the late Pick Four
1. Sunday, March 12, 2017 $160,312
2. Sunday, April 2, 2017 $147,640
3. Sunday, February 19, 2017 $145,487
4. Sunday, May 3, 2015 $141,711
5. Sunday, January 8, 2017 $139,137