by New York Racing Association Press Release
June 11, 2020
ELMONT, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again partner with Churchill Downs to host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 13. The wager will include action from both Belmont Park and Churchill, with live coverage of all the races in the sequence available with America's Day at the Races on FS1 and MSG+.
Belmont will kick off the sequence with Race 7 at 4:32 p.m. Eastern when a full field of filly and mare maidens compete on the Widener turf course going one mile.
Action will alternate between the two tracks, with Churchill hosting the second leg with Race 8 at 4:46 p.m. Another full field will compete on the turf, with fillies and mares 3-years-old and up comprising the 5 ½-furlong allowance sprint. Race 8 at Belmont, set for 5:04 p.m., will see New York-bred fillies and mares run at six furlongs on Big Sandy.
Churchill will then host the final two legs, with another allowance sprint in Race 10 at 5:50 p.m. that offers a full field of 12 going 6 ½ furlongs in the main track.
The concluding race will be the Cross Country Pick 5's lone stakes; the Grade 3, $100,000 Louisville at 1 ½ miles on the turf headlined by Grade 1-winning $1.8 million earner Arklow, carded for 6:22 p.m.
The minimum bet for the multi-track, multi-race wager is 50 cents. Wagering on the Cross Country Pick 5 is also available on ADW platforms and at simulcast facilities across the country. Every week will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool.
The Cross Country Pick 5 will continue each Saturday throughout the year.
Cross Country Pick 5 - Saturday, June 13:
Leg 1 - Belmont, Race 7 (4:32 p.m.)
Leg 2 - Churchill, Race 8 (4:46 p.m.)
Leg 3 - Belmont, Race 8: (5:04 p.m.)
Leg 4 - Churchill, Race 10 (5:50 p.m.)
Leg 5 - Churchill, Race 11: Grade 3 Louisville (6:22 p.m.)