$2 MILLION GUARANTEED SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M., RAINBOW SIX STARTS WITH RACE SIXFRIDAY’S LIVE MONEY POOL REACHES $1.4 MILLION, SIX CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH WORTH $19,448.60ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019)–With a mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Feb. 2, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in tomorrow’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot. Special early first post time for an 11-race card is at 11:30 a.m. Admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m.With the Grade I, $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational highlighting a tremendous card from Gulfstream Park, Early Bird Wagering will be offered in Santa Anita’s Top ‘O the Stretch area, beginning Saturday at 8 a.m.Santa Anita’s live racing will be headlined by a total of four stakes restricted to California-bred or sired horses, with the 11th and final race, the $200,000 Unusual Heat Classic, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on turf, serving as the marque attraction.With $218,436 in “new” money wagered into Friday’s Rainbow Six, today’s live money pool reached $1,453,831 and produced six consolation winning tickets, each worth $19,448.60.Leg one in Saturday’s Rainbow Six is race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:06 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Internal affairs detectives are investigating claims by former tennis professional James Blake that he was thrown to the ground and then handcuffed while mistakenly being arrested on Wednesday at a Manhattan hotel, police said.Blake, 35, who is biracial, told the Daily News of New York he wasn’t sure if he was arrested because of his race but said the officer who put him in handcuffs inappropriately used force.”To me it’s as simple as unnecessary police force, no matter what my race is,” he told the newspaper. “In my mind there’s probably a race factor involved, but no matter what, there’s no reason for anybody to do that to anybody.”The agent who represented Blake when he was a professional tennis player, Carlos Fleming, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.Stephen Davis, the New York Police Department’s top spokesman, said a cooperating witness misidentified Blake to detectives investigating fraudulently purchased cellphones as one of two people he recognized as being involved with the scheme.”Once Blake was properly identified and found to have no connection to the investigation, he was released from police custody immediately,” Davis said in a statement. “In regards to the alleged improper use of force, the police commissioner directed the internal affairs bureau to investigate.”Officers arrested a suspect in the cellphone scam at the Grand Hyatt New York during a controlled buy earlier Wednesday, police said. It was after that buy that a deliveryman with the cellphone company pointed out Blake and another man in the hotel lobby as having purchased cellphones the day before, they said.advertisementThe second man was taken into custody, police said. A security guard at the hotel, himself a former member of the NYPD, recognized Blake, prompting the arresting officers to confirm his true identity.Blake’s last tournament as a professional was the 2013 US Open, where he lost in the first round of singles and doubles. He was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world and reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals, including at the US Open in 2005 and 2006.Blake was born in Yonkers and went to high school in Connecticut, then attended Harvard before turning pro in 1999.