Anonymous bettor walks away with $206K at Ferndale races

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The Humboldt County Fair is becoming known for its huge jackpot payouts.

On Saturday, an anonymous bettor walked away with $206,883 after predicting all six race winners in the final six races of the day, and that’s not even the biggest jackpot payout in recent times.

Two years ago, the last time the races were held in Ferndale, a Loleta resident won $292,300 in a jackpot payout.

Saturday’s big winner was the only bettor to correctly pick the six winners, walking away with Gold Rush Pick-Six pot.

“Those two payoffs are the largest in the history of the Northern California summer fair circuit,” said Humboldt mutual manager Doug Gooby.

Despite the Gold Rush Pick-Six jackpot being hit on the second day of racing, bettors can still chase a $203,403 bonanza that is up for grabs in the Gold Strike Super High Five.  

This is the exotic wager where the bettor with the only ticket having the first five finishers (in exact order) in the day’s last race takes home the jackpot.

Racing will resume Friday with post time for the first race set for 3:07 p.m.

There are three days of racing still remaining with the final day of action set for Sunday.

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