ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. has announced a new and upgraded NYRA Rewards rebate schedule with new awards levels and increased rebates. The monthly point categories have been rearranged and the payout percentages have been increased for each type of wager.

“The new NYRA Rewards rebate schedule will result in all of our members receiving higher rebates,” said NYRA Director of Marketing Neema Ghazi. “The new schedule makes it easier for our members to qualify for higher rebates because we have reorganized our monthly point categories. In addition, the percent payouts for every type of wager have been increased.”

NYRA Rewards member monthly point totals are now associated with corresponding member levels, ranging from Bronze and Silver up to the highest tier, Diamond. Each tier is associated with a different cash back percentage, almost all of which have been increased from the previous reward schedule. For example, a member who had earned $75 cash back for compiling 5,000 points during a one-month period would now earn $87.50 cash back under the new schedule. (Please see the second page of this release for a comparison between the old and new rebate schedules*).

The enhanced rebate program begins this month and will be reflected with the June Reward deposit, which is based on a customer's May wagering activity.

In addition to the new rebate schedule, NYRA Rewards offers express funding, mobile wagering, and internet wagering with no minimum balance and no wagering fees. More information on the NYRA Rewards program is available at NYRA.com.

The 64-day Belmont Park Spring/Summer Meet runs April 29 through July 26, with live racing Wednesday through Sunday. On most days, gates open at 11:00 a.m. and first post is at 1:00 p.m. The 141st Running of the Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 6. There is no live racing on Mondays or Tuesdays, with the exception of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Belmont Park will also be dark on Wednesday, May 27 and Sunday, June 7. Visit NYRA.com for more information.

*Please Note: Charts demonstrating the differences between rebate schedules are pasted into the body of this email (below). If you cannot view the charts, refer to the second page of the attached release. *