For the first time ever, the average pool in the late Pick Four averaged over $100,000 per night during Kindergarten Futurity weekend of May 17, 18 and 19. The average late Pick Four pool during the week was $102,133, eclipsing the previous record average of $98,828 set on February 18-20, 2011.
The weekend figures featured the $115,968 wagered in Sunday's late Pick Four. The late Pick Four sequence of races included the running of the $281,100 Kindergarten Futurity as the evening's ninth race. This was the fourth highest late Pick Four pool ever at Los Alamitos. The weekend also featured Saturday's late Pick Four pool of $104,083 and Sunday's late Pick Four pool of $86,349.
Other highlights of the wagering weekend included:
* The early Pick Four average of $136,417 from May 17-19 was the 10th highest total for a single weekend.
* The 3rd highest combined total wagered in the early and late Pick Fours of $268,123 was set on Kindergarten night, Sunday, May 19 ($152,155 in the early Pick Four and $115,968 in the late Pick Four).
Record pools for a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night have all been set at Los Alamitos this year, while the all-time record pool of $160,073 was set on Sunday, February 10. The 2013 season has featured five of the track's 10 highest pools in the early Pick Four and three of the four highest late Pick Four pools. The record pool for the late pick four of $121,842 was set on Sunday, February 24.
Los Alamitos offers two Pick Fours each racing night. The early Pick Fours consist of races one through four. The late Pick Fours consist of the final four races on the card. The late Pick Fours have been outstanding and the average pools have now reached as high as $100,000 per night. To view Free Handicapping Tips and Pick Four selections, just visit www.losalamitos.com and click on the handicapping link.
Los Alamitos Highest All-Time Pools In the early Pick Four
1. Sunday, February 10, 2013 $160,073
2. Saturday, May 4, 2013 $158,777
3. Sunday, February 12, 2012 $155,780
4. Sunday, February 17, 2013 $155,571
5. Sunday, March 4, 2013 $155,545
6. Saturday, May 19, 2012 $154,940
7. Sunday, May 20, 2012 $154,465
8. Sunday, May 22, 2011 $154,352
9. Sunday, May 6, 2012 $153,439
10. Sunday, May 19, 2013 $152,155
Los Alamitos Highest All-Time Pools In the Late Pick Four
1. Sunday, February 24, 2013 $121,842
2. Saturday, December 11, 2010 $121,773
3. Sunday, February 17, 2013 $116,670
4. Sunday, May 19, 2013 $115,968
5. Saturday, December 15, 2012 $115,398