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BELMONT FESTIVAL WAGERS

Edited NYRA Staff Release – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a selection of special wagers to be offered during the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

The half dozen two-day wagers are highlighted by the return of the popular two-day Pick 6, which will open on Friday, June 10 and concludes with the 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 11.

Headlined by the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 11, the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 9 and will include 17 stakes races in total with eight Grade 1 races to be contested on Belmont Stakes Day.

Day 1 of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on Thursday, June 9 is a twilight racing program with a first post of 3:05 p.m. Eastern. First post on Friday, June 4 is 12:50 p.m. First post on Belmont Stakes Day is 11:20 a.m.

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will offer a total of six two-day special wagers including:

Two-day Pick 6

Returning to the wagering menu is the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival two-day Pick 6, which features a low 15 percent takeout and $0.20 base wager. The two-day Pick 6 opens on Friday and continues Saturday, ending with a mandatory force out in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.

The sequence begins on Friday in Race 9 at 5:17 p.m. with the Grade 2, $300,000 True North and the Grade 1, $750,000 New York in Race 10. Saturday’s four-race sequence will include Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun in Race 6, the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur in Race 8, the Grade 1, $750,000 Resorts World Casino Manhattan in Race 10 and concludes with the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.

Two-day Pick 4

The two-day Pick 4 opens Friday with the Grade 1 New York in Race 10 at 5:50 p.m. and includes the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental in Race 11. The wager concludes Saturday with the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino Manhattan and the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.. The base wager is $2 with a 24 percent takeout.

The New York/Met Mile Double

The New York Double opens with the Grade 1, $750,000 New York on Friday and concludes with the Grade 1, $1 million Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.

Belmont Gold Cup/Belmont Stakes Double

The Belmont Gold Cup/Belmont Stakes Double opens with the Belmont Gold Cup in Race 8 at 4:42 p.m. on Friday and concludes with the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.

Two-day Filly and Mare Double

The Filly and Mare Double opens with the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental on Friday and concludes with the Grade 1, $500,000 Ogden Phipps on Saturday. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.

Two-day Sprint Double

The two-day Sprint Double opens with the Grade 2, $300,000 True North in Race 9 at 5:17 p.m. on Friday and concludes with the Grade 1 Jaipur on Saturday. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.

New on the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival wagering menu are:

Triple Play ($3 Pick 3)

The special all-turf Triple Play ($3 Pick 3) will be offered on Belmont Stakes Day and opens with the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Just a Game in Race 4 at 1:08 p.m. followed by the Grade 1 Jaipur, and concluding with the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino Manhattan. The base wager is $3 with a 19 percent takeout.

Met Mile/Belmont Stakes Double

The Met Mile/Belmont Stakes Double on Saturday opens with the Grade 1, $1 million Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap in Race 9 at 4:43 p.m. and concludes with the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.

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The traditional $1 Pick 6, with carryover provision, will also be offered on each day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The Pick 6 on Saturday, June 11 will conclude with the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.

Belmont Stakes Day will feature an early, middle, and late Pick 5, with the middle Pick 5 offering a mandatory payout and concluding with the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.

For additional information and details on hospitality offerings, ticket packages and pricing, visit BelmontStakes.com.

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