by New York Racing Association Press Release
May 24, 2019
ELMONT, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a special two-day Pick 6 wager, with a $0.20 base minimum, featuring stakes races slated for Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 concluding with the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes.
Now in its fifth year as a 3-day event, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will take place at beautiful Belmont Park from Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8, and will include 18 stakes races over the three days including an unprecedented 8 Grade 1 races on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8.
Full advance wagering for the Belmont Stakes Day card will be available on Friday, June 7.
The innovative two-day Belmont Stakes Festival Pick 6 wager, featuring a low 15% take out and mandatory payout, kicks off on Friday and continues on Saturday, concluding with the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the 'Test of the Champion' for 3-year-olds.
A number of rich, multi-race wagers will be available on the wagering menu for Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8:
Guaranteed Wagers - Friday, June 7th
$500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 begins on Race 8
Guaranteed Wagers - Saturday, June 8th
$500,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 begins on Race 1
$500,000 Guaranteed Pick 6 begins on Race 6
$1.5 million Guaranteed Pick 4 begins on Race 8
Two-day Daily Double Guaranteed Wagers (June 7-8)
$100,000 Guaranteed New York Stakes - Runhappy Metropolitan
$300,000 Guaranteed Belmont Gold Cup - Belmont Stakes