by New York Racing Association Press Release
June 2, 2019
ELMONT, N.Y. - A special two-day Pick 6 wager, with a $0.20 base minimum and featuring six graded stakes races, culminating with the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will be offered by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) this Friday, June 7.
The Belmont Stakes Festival Pick 6, with a low 15 percent takeout and mandatory payout, begins with the Grade 2, $250,000 True North and the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational on Friday and continues Saturday with the Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, the Grade 1, $1 million Manhattan and concludes with the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes, the "Test of the Champion."
Now in its fifth year as a three-day event, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will take place at beautiful Belmont Park from Thursday, June 6 through Saturday and will include 18 stakes races including an unprecedented eight 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.
A number of rich, multi-race wagers will be available on the wagering menu for both Friday and Saturday.
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