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SPECIAL BELMONT WAGERS


Edited NYRA Release
– The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a selection of special wagers to be offered during the 2021 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 4 and conclude with the 153rd running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 5.
Headlined by the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 5, the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 3 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 3 is a twilight racing program with a first post of 3:05 p.m. First post on Friday, June 4 is 12:50 p.m. First post on Belmont Stakes Day is 11:35 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 on Saturday, ending with the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.
The sequence begins on Friday with the Grade 3, $300,000 True North, the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup and the Grade 2, $750,000 New York. Saturday’s three-race sequence will include the Grade 1, $400,000 Jackpocket Jaipur, the Grade 1, $1 million Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap and the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets.
Two-day Pick 4
The two-day Pick 4 opens with the Belmont Gold Cup and the New York on Friday followed by the Grade 1, $750,000 Resorts World Casino Manhattan and Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday. The base wager is $2 with a 24 percent takeout.
The New York Double
The New York Double opens with the New York on Friday and concludes with the 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 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, $300,000 Bed O’Roses on Friday and concludes with the Grade 1, $500,000 Acorn on Saturday. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.
Two-day Belmont Sprint Double
The two-day Belmont Sprint Double opens with the True North on Friday and concludes with the Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Nassau County Industrial Development Agency on Saturday. The base wager is $1 with an 18.5 percent takeout.***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 5 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.

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