Solo Ticket Pays Nearly Half-Million Dollars At San Diego's Del Mar Racetrack

August 8, 2018

There’s a horseplayer somewhere in America who is thinking things are about 1,000% better this evening. That very good/very lucky investor played a $432 ticket this afternoon and ended up winning nearly a half-million dollars!

On Wednesday, August 8, an unnamed attendee at Del Mar Racetrack in northern San Diego played a Pick Six, and after the final event in the six-race sequence was run later in the day and longshot Pacific Song scampered home on top, that player held the only winning ticket for the bet and was eligible to collect a prize of $432,286. The ticket was sold through Twin Spires, which is the betting platform operated by Churchill Downs. It was the fourth time this season that a solo ticket holder had hit the Del Mar Pick Six for a major score. Today is Day #16 of the planned 36-day summer season at the historic horse racing track.

The betting sequence went as follows: Race 3 -- #4 Hartel ($5.60); Race 4 -- #7 Snaked ($7.00); Race 5 -- #4 Marjorie E ($9.00); Race 6 --#7 Lakerball ($7.60); Race 7 -- #3 Divisor ($12.80), and Race 8 -- #9 Pacific Song ($40.60). The Pick Six pool had started the day with a $91,748 carryover that in turn drew $463,052 of "fresh" money. The total Pick Six pool was $554,800. Thursday’s pool will start with a $134,015 carryover.

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