LARC NEWS Posted: 12/31/2020 7:16:55 PM

LOS ALAMITOS TO OFFER NEW $10,000 PICK 6 PROMO

ON SELECTED SUNDAY NIGHTS IN JANUARY

             The traditional nighttime $2 Los Alamitos Race Course Pick Six has always been a great bet. The wager has seen a steady growth in popularity over the past four months at Los Alamitos. It will now also feature an exciting new promotion for horseplayers during the month of January after the track announced that it will add $10,000 of company money into its Pick Six pool on Sunday nights whenever there is not a carryover going into that evening’s program.

            The first Sunday eligible for the Pick 6 promotion at Los Alamitos will be January 3, which is also the night of the Grade 1, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap for Quarter Horse mares. A total of $10,000 will be added to the $2 Pick 6 at Los Alamitos on Sunday, January 3 if there is not a carryover already going into that evening’s program. Los Alamitos Race Course will continue to offer the promotion every Sunday during the month of January.

            As a traditional $2 Pick Six, the wager features a 70/30 percent split each night. That means there are no jackpot provisions, and that on a nightly basis whenever there are tickets that have correctly selected six out of six winners, those winning tickets each equally share 70 percent of the total pool.  

            “Los Alamitos has some of the best and most loyal fans in racing and we wanted to do something to thank them for their continued support of our nightly program,” said Orlando Gutierrez, the Los Alamitos director of marketing. “We wanted to build some added excitement for our horseplayers on nights when we already have some of our best stakes races of the week.”

            In addition to the Charger Bar Handicap on January 3, the month of January will also feature the Barbra B Handicap on Sunday, January 10 and the trials to the Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Sunday, January 24.

            “We’ve seen the new money wagered into the Pick 6 pools on carryover nights grow in recent months,” Gutierrez added. “For example, our November 15 program featured a Pick Six carryover of $4,615. Horseplayers added $52,374 of new money into the pool. Similarly, on December 12 we had a carryover going in of $6,340 and the new money wagered into it that night was $50,643. With this Pick Six promotion on Sundays in January, we are making sure that some type of money – either the existing carryover or the $10,000 promotional money – will be there for horseplayers to go after. It’s going to be a lot of fun for horseplayers to go after and win.”

            The recently concluded LA County Fair Meet at Los Alamitos Race Course also featured a traditional $2 Pick Six. On Friday, December 18, the program featured a multi-day carryover of $423,178 leading to $1.809,485 of new money. By the end of an exciting racing day, six tickets able to isolate the half-dozen winners in the sequence and each were rewarded with a Los Alamitos daytime record payoff of $228,816.40.

            “We are looking forward to getting some feedback from our horseplayers on this promotion and hopefully we do it several times in January and we will see it’s popularity continue to grow nationally,” Gutierrez added.

            The first night eligible for the $10,000 Pick 6 Promotion at Los Alamitos is Sunday, January 3, 2021. In the event no one has 6 out of 6 in tonight's Pick 6, the total pool will be distributed as usual with a 70/30 split. Seventy percent of the $10,000 promotional money would be part of Friday's carryover. For more info, please contact larace@losalamitos.com. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @losalracing or visit us online at LosAlamitos.com.

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