ARCADIA, Calif.—A regular at Hollywood Park until its closing in December 2013, Los Angeles resident Rosa Canton is now a familiar face at Santa Anita and glad of it as she turned a Mystery Mutuel mailer into a $10,000 payday Sunday at The Great Race Place
“I’ve turned in my Mystery Mutuel ticket every time I get one in the mail, but it’s only paid two dollars every time I bring it to the track,” said Rosa, 85, and a Santa Anita XB Rewards member. “I’ve been coming to the races every week for over 45 years. I used to go Hollywood Park every week when it was open, but now I come to Santa Anita every week to play the horses.
“And today, I’m so excited. I won $10,000!”
All Santa Anita XB Rewards members receive direct mailers throughout live race meets at Santa Anita and Mystery Mutuel Vouchers reward players tickets ranging from $2, $3, $5, $10, $20, $100 and in some lucky cases, with a $10,000 winner
Mystery Mutuel vouchers are mailed to XB Rewards members on a monthly basis.
For more information on Santa Anita’s XB Rewards program, please visit santaanita.com.
FINISH LINES: Horseplayer Tim Downs will be host Tom Quigley’s seminar guest Saturday, while bloodstock agent and private clocker Gary Young will do honors Sunday, each day at 11:50 a.m. . . . There were 119 recorded workouts this morning including a five-furlong drill in 1:00.80 by last year’s Pacific Classic winner Tripoli for John Sadler . . .Through nine racing days, Ramon Vazquez holds a five-length advantage over Umberto Rispoli (16-11) in the jockeys’ race, while Peter Miller is atop the trainer’s division with nine wins, one-up on Doug O’Neill.Santa Anita
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