INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 21, 2013)-The next-to-last day of racing in Betfair Hollywood Park history produced some pari-mutuel fireworks.
The $2 daily double in races 5-6 Saturday paid $3,728, making it the largest in Autumn meet history and third biggest in track history.
The two winners in the double were Luz Atticus, who returned $64.60 in winning the fifth race by a neck under apprentice jockey Gonzalo Nicolas, and Tribal Yodeler, who paid $88.80 in breaking her maiden by 1 ¼ lengths in the sixth under Irving Orozco, another apprentice.
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.
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.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 15, 2013)—There will be a Pick Six carryover of $79,599 when racing resumes Friday – the start of the final three days in track history – at Betfair Hollywood Park .
The sequence will begin in the third race. Approximate post time is 1:30 p.m.
Post time at Betfair Hollywood Park is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
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