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Monday, October 30, 2017

It’s Offical: Aqueduct Opens Friday with a Pick Six Carryover

BULLETIN Exclusive: Mark Berner has just confirmed that the NYRA has received permission from the New York State Gaming Commission to open it's Aqueduct meeting on Friday with a Pick 6 carryover that was in place on Belmont's closing day day this past Sunday.

Sunday's program was cancelled when dangerous winds and rain was expected to inundate Long Island, which would have created a dangerous situation for jockeys and horses racing that afternoon.

Aqueduct opens its Fall/Early Winter race meet on NOV 3.


To All Interested Parties:

By law, the Pick 6 carryover pool, which was lost due to Sunday's weather related cancellation of the final day of racing at the 2017 Belmont Fall meet, gets carried over to opening day of the Belmont 2018 spring-summer meet, according to HRI's 'Inside New York' columnist Mark Berner.

However, NYRA is seeking permission from the New York State Gaming Commission to offer it on opening day of the Aqueduct this Friday.

If they do get permission, wouldn't Sunday have been a better choice what with, you know, bettors being focused on Breeders' Cup?

Just sayin'

Written by John Pricci


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