Del Mar Opens with Big Guaranteed Wagers

Saturday will play host to the big race of the weekend, the $300,000 Eddie Read S. (G1). A well-matched field is likely for this turf test at nine furlongs. Group 3 winning French import Sofast could make his U. S. debut in this one for Gary Mandella, who has taken over the training on the son of Rock of Gibraltar. The four-year-old colt has faced off with some fine performers in his career and would be an intriguing player if he opts for this event.

Group 3 winner Vagabond Shoes, Turf Classic (G1) third Middie, multiple stakes winner Lucky Primo, 2012 French One Thousand Guineas (Fr-G1) hero Lucayan, Grade 1 victor Jeranimo and Grade 2 winner All Squared Away, are all likely to run in this feature.

The top draw on Sunday is the $150,000 San Clemente H. (G2). Senorita S. (G3) queen Charlie Em, Hollywood Oaks (G2) runner-up Iotapa, Simon Callaghan’s Judy in Disguise, the Bob Baffert-trained Ondine and sharp Arlington allowance heroine Wishing Gate, are all probable for this affair.

Del Mar Summer 2013 Wagering

One of the most popular selections at the track – the Pick Six – will be presented once more with guaranteed pools on all racing days. The bet, which requires that fans pick the winners of the last six races on the day’s card and often results in large payoffs, will have a guaranteed pool of $125,000 on weekdays and $250,000 on weekends.

As it also has for the past two years, the track additionally will offer guaranteed pools on its Pick Four bet, requiring the selection of the winners for the day’s final four events. The guaranteed pool for this .50¢-minimum wager is $250,000 on weekdays and $500,000 on weekends. 

A bet that was instituted in 2011 – the .50¢ Player’s Pick Five – continues on the betting menu again this season. The wager requires picking the winners of the day’s first five races and will be available at a minimum price of .50¢. It carries the additional advantage of having a takeout of only 14%.

The full array of Del Mar bets is as follows: $2 win, place and show; $1 Exacta; $2 Quinella; $1 Trifecta; $2 rolling Double; $1 rolling Pick Three; $1 Superfecta (.10¢ minimum); $1 Place Pick All; $1 Super High Five; $2 Pick Six; .50¢ Player’s Pick Five, and .50¢ Pick Four.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 2013 Summer Meet

Del Mar Racing Dates: July 17 through September 4

Del Mar Racing Schedule – Del Mar will conduct a 37-day meeting, racing on a Wednesday through Sunday basis up until Wednesday, September 4. There will be one additional day added to the seven-week schedule – a holiday program on Labor Day Monday, September 2.

Del Mar Post Times: First post on most days will be at 2pm PT with the exception of Fridays when cards start at 4pm PT.

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