INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 21, 2013)—The single winning ticket in Friday’s Pick Six at Betfair Hollywood Park that returned $323,801.60 was purchased for $180 through TwinSpires.com.
The winning horses in the Pick Six, which began in the third race, were Julio’s Gold ($8.20), Candiz ($21.40), Scorcher ($7), Rock Off ($14.60), Oscillator ($7.80) and World Famous Sam T ($82).
The final Saturday of the last Autumn meet – the next-to-last racing day at Hollywood Park – offers one more $150,000-guaranteed Pick Six, a popular promotion which began during the 2012 Autumn season.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 20, 2013)—There will be a Super High 5 carryover of $24,432.87 when racing resumes Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The Super High 5, which requires a bettor to correctly select the first five finishers, is offered daily in the final race. Betfair Hollywood Park has an 11-race program Saturday.
Post time for the next-to-last day in Betfair Hollywood Park history is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 20, 2013)—Oscillator earned her first victory on turf Friday, rallying from well off the pace to overtake J and S Express in the final yards to win the $49,250 feature at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Racing without blinkers for the first time, the 4-year-old Decarchy filly out of the In Excess mare Excessive Susan completed the six furlongs in her fourth career start on grass in 1:09.74.
Trained by Jorge Periban for owner Stephen Campbell, Oscillator, the 5-2 second choice in the field of 10 California bred or sired fillies and mares, paid $7.80, $4.20 and $2.80.
Racing fans across the country are filling up the bandwagon following Shared Belief’s dazzling victory in the Grade I CashCall Futurity Dec. 14.
But it’s not only racing enthusiasts that are following the Candy Ride gelding. Horsemen who have raced against him are also heaping praise on the 2-year-old trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer.
“I thought he was the best 2-year-old in the country before the Futurity,” said trainer John Sadler, whose two horses finished a distant second (Candy Boy) and tenth (Kobe’s Back).
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 19, 2013)— Aotearoa will cut back in distance and return to a synthetic surface in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Named for the winner of the 1988 Hollywood Futurity, the King Glorious is for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California and will be run at seven furlongs over Cushion Track on the final day of racing at the legendary facility.
Part of the Golden State Series, the King Glorious is the 10th of 11 races on the final day of the last Autumn meet. Post time is 12:30 p.m. and track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 18, 2013)—Swiss Lake Yodeler can help Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer set an Autumn meet record with a victory in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A Golden State Series race, the Soviet Problem is for 2-year-old fillies bred or sired in California at seven furlongs over Cushion Track. It is the 10th of 11 races on the next-to-last day of racing in Hollywood Park history.
The final Saturday of the meet also brings the last $150,000-guaranteed Pick Six, a popular promotion which began during the 2012 Autumn season.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 15, 2013)—Favored Teddy’s Promise was successful in her final start over her favorite surface, winning the $100,250 Playa del Rey Stakes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The 3-5 choice against five opponents after Twitter Pie and Sky High Gal were scratched, the 5-year-old Salt Lake mare led for all but the first few strides en route to her sixth victory – in her 12th appearance – over Cushion Track.
Owned and bred in California by Ted and Judy Nichols and trained by Ron Ellis, Teddy’s Promise, who was ridden by Victor Espinoza, completed the six furlongs in 1:09.66 while winning by 1 ¼ lengths.
VICTOR ESPINOZA, TEDDY’S PROMISE, Winner: “Today she was ready to go and did everything right. When she feels like running, she runs. She’s really honest and an old pro. It’s amazing how (Ellis) takes his time with her and gets her ready for a race.”
MARTIN GARCIA, JUDY IN DISGUISE, Second: “She ran a really good race. I thought she ran well shortening up to six furlongs. I love riding for (Callaghan). He always has his horses ready.”
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