Monday, June 1, 2009

$1 Million Guaranteed Pick 4, Pick 6 on Belmont Stakes Day

Story by: Jenny Kellner

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will offer both a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes Pick 6 and a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes Pick 4 on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6.

The $1 million Pick 6, in which the player must correctly select the winners of six straight races, begins with race No. 6 on the 13-race card and concludes with the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes. The wager also includes the Grade 2, $250,000 True North Handicap for sprinters, the Grade 1, $400,000 Just A Game for fillies and mares at a mile on the turf, the Grade 1, $300,000 Acorn for three-year-old fillies, the Grade 2, $250,000 Woody Stephens for three-year-olds, and the Grade 1, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan.

The $1 million Pick 4, in which the player must correctly select the winners of four straight races, begins with the eighth race and includes race 10, the Woodford Reserve Manhattan, and the 1½-mile Belmont Stakes.

Post time for the Belmont Stakes, to be televised by ABC-TV from 5-7 p.m., is approximately 6:27 p.m.

On Friday, June 5, NYRA will again offer the Brooklyn/Belmont Double, linking two marathon races, the Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap on Friday and Saturday's Belmont Stakes, both 12-furlong events. Wagering for the Brooklyn/Belmont Double closes at post time for the Brooklyn Handicap, scheduled for 5:49 p.m.

First race post time for Belmont Stakes Day is 11:35 a.m., with gates opening at 8:30 a.m. First race post time on Friday, June 5, is 1 p.m.

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